THE POWER OF COLLAGEN
Collagen protein has been a hot topic lately, promoted by TV experts and lifestyle bloggers for its myriad benefits.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It is found in our muscles, bones, skin and tendons. It is the main structural protein component of the body that acts like the glue and the main building block for cells, tissues, and organs. It plays a vital role in the formation and maintenance of our bones, tendons, ligaments, hair, nails and skin.
Our bodies naturally produce collagen but as we age, that production slows down. By age 27, it is believed that collagen production begins to decrease by 1.5% per year, meaning that by the age of 45, we are actually producing 27% less collagen and by the time we reach the age of 60, collagen production is down by half. The reason is that as we age it becomes more difficult to convert the protein we obtain from chicken, fish and other foods into the collagen that benefits our skin, muscles and joints.
As a result, our stored-up collagen becomes depleted. This leads to the all-too-familiar common signs of aging: saggy and wrinkled skin, stiff bones and joints, and more brittle nails and hair. It is therefore time to feed the superstructure of your body with powdered collagen.
The most effectively absorbed collagen comes from fish, which is up to 1.5% more efficiently absorbed into the body than that from animal sources such as beef and pork. Fish collagen helps to maintain the strength and flexibility of skin, nails, hair, gums, blood vessels, tendons, muscles, ligaments, joints, and bones.
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Collagen production is boosted, and your skin is left clear, smooth and glowing, protecting the skin from daily and long-term sun damage and aging.
The benefits of peptides in this fabulous matte formulation cream are the stimulation of collagen 1, collagen 111, and elastin fibroblasts.