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Collagen, Ageing, Skin and Body Health

The Truth About Collagen Supplementation

Read more on why Collagen is imortant for Ageing, Skin and Body Health: Collagen is one of the most important and a vital ingredient for the health of our entire body and interestingly it is the most abundant protein in the body; collagen accounts for more mass than all the other proteins put together. Not only do we need the best skin care products to work from the outside in we also need to supplement our skins with collagen to achieve the best possible results with our skin care regimes.

It has a number of specific uses:

Collagen acts as a kind of intracellular “glue” that gives support, shape and bulk to blood vessels, bones, and organs such as the heart, kidneys and liver.

Collagen is also required to restore blood vessels, bruises, and broken bones.

It promotes lean muscle mass, skin beauty, hair thickness and volume, increased energy and helps with joint discomfort.

Very simply put collagen is the key component of the basic structures of the human body and the connective tissue, composing of 30% of the total body proteins and 75% of the protein that makes up the skin.

Unfortunately as we age, our bodies tend to produce less collagen at a declining rate of about 1.5% per year from the age of 25 onwards. As a result, bones lose density, joints become more rigid, hair volume decreases, skin elasticity lessens and muscles weaken. The number and activity of skin cells (fibroblasts that produce collagen, decreases resulting in visible ageing changes.

It is Reversible:

Even though our collagen starts decreasing at a fairly young age there is hope with the technological breakthrough of hydrolysed collagen. Hydrolyzed collagen is the leading form of collagen and is produced through the process of enzymatic hydrolysis of collagen protein.

The process of hydrolysis involves breaking down the molecular bonds between individual collagen strands using combinations of enzymes dissolved in water. This is an important step as it reduces the size of the collagen molecule that allows easy absorption and implementation within our bodies.

Clinical studies have shown that the percentage of bioavailability is more than 90% and oral administration of hydrolysed collagen is absorbed within the first 12 hours from the intake.

Hydrolyzed collagen contains 20 amino acids, which together represent around 50% of the total amino acid content. Hydrolyzed Collagen’s peptides contain three times higher amount of proline, glycine and hydroxyproline amino acids. These amino acids are essential for the synthesis of new collagen and they strengthen the stability of collagen’s structure in cartilages, joints and skin.

What That Means For You and Me:

By starting to supplement our bodies at an early age with hydrolysed collagen we will allow the regeneration of our skins, hair, skeleton, muscles, and organs promoting health and reducing the signs of ageing. Specifically a daily intake of hydrolysed collagen has shown the following clinical benefits:

Anti-Oxidant:

Powerful anti-oxidant activity, activates energy production in the body and contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Muscles and Bones:

Promotes much easier sports and recreational activity, contributes to decrease joint rigidity and mobility pain while contributing to increase the cartilage mass reducing the risk of joint & cartilage injury and supports recovery time after physical activity. Hydrolysed collagen has also been shown to assists in the improvement of Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis easing pain and improving bone density.

Overall Body and Organ Benefits:

Promotes a normal function of the cardiovascular & nervous system and contributes to normal psychological function & mental performance.

It assists in the normal metabolism of fat and protein in the body, while supporting active nutrition and it maintains a healthy digestive tract and improved health and maintanance for strong teeth and gums.

Hair improves in volume and thickness and an overall health and shine is restored. Clinical studies have shown enhanced hair strength and appearance from 5% to 45%.

Anti-Ageing Properties:

Hydrolysed collagen contributes to the maintenance of normal skin tonicity, maintenance of skin elasticity & hydration improving skin’s dryness and may even help to fight against the visible signs of skin ageing.

Hydrolysed collagen should be seen as liquid gold for our bodies not only to help promote health and overall function of our bodies but also to help improve how we look and feel.

Where can I get it?

Collagen Pro-Active is found exclusively at participating doctors and can now be ordered on line with free delivery to your work or home with Skin Miles. Skin Miles is the brainchild of Dr Alek Nikolic and his main aim is to deliver the highest quality skin care products to your door: SkinMiles

Kind regards

Samantha Nikolic

 

  • Delia ,

    wonderful article, you made it so easy to understand how important collagen is for us, thank you

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