regularly described as the building blocks of the skin. It therefore
has a key role to play in creating and maintaining healthy skin all
over the body. It has, however, been scientifically shown that it
diminishes at a rate of approximately 1.5% per annum from the age of
25 years onwards.
It is, therefore,
not surprising that the skinís collagen is being replenished through
subcutaneous injections. Procedures of this nature seem to be very
much on the increase and undoubtedly bring short-term benefits.
The drawbacks are
that they only target a small area, they are quite expensive and
they need repeating on a regular basis.
orally not only works all over the body but it is very cost
effective and can bring a host of benefits not only to the skin but
also to other very important parts of the body.
Collagen is the
most abundant structural protein found in cartilage, muscle,
tendons, ligaments and bones. Collagen functions as a
chondroprotective agent, which means that it protects cartilage and
synovial fluid against deterioration and is the raw material for
cartilage synthesis and repair. It can also reduce oxidative damage
to joints and therefore stimulate significant reductions in joint
pain, tenderness and swelling.
contains 15% glucosamine sulphate and 15% chondroitin sulphate.
Collagen is non-toxic and has no known side effects unlike regularly
prescribed immuno-suppressant pharmaceuticals and non-steroid anti-inflammatories
(NSAIDs) e.g. Ibuprofen.
therefore improve the quality of life of many suffering from aches
and pains, disorders such as arthritis and lupus.
Collagen has also
been shown to be an anti-coagulant Ė it can prevent blood clotting
so can assist in the maintenance of a healthy heart. Diabetics
should give it serious consideration.
collagen encourages the rapid absorption of the essential amino
acids, glysine, proline and hydroxyproline that can preserve and
replenish lean muscle mass and improve the management of the bodyís
fat. It therefore has a positive role to play in weight management
and bodybuilding. Because it also stimulates the bodyís own collagen
production it can positively address the problem of cellulite.
Collagen is for
healthy hair, nails and skin. It is a powerful long-term anti-ageing
protein. It plumps up the skin, reduces lines and wrinkles, improves
the skinís elasticity and suppleness, produces a firmer more even
toned skin and helps to achieve a glowing, radiant complexion.
It is important
that people taking collagen internally drink plenty of water - 1-2
litres per day - or other fluids but preferably water.
As collagen is the
building block of the skin it can be reasoned that it can, as part
of a healing regime, work to beneficially affect obstinate skin
problems such as intractable leg ulcers, burns and wound healing.
Collagen can be
equally effective in helping animals as it can humans. It has
therefore huge potential in improving the quality of life and
appearance of hosts of two legged and four legged beings.
It is recommended
that anyone with a medical condition should consult their physician
or therapist before taking collagen as a food supplement. We do not
accept any responsibility for use of collagen except as suggested.
Collagen does not claim to treat, cure or heal.
Packaging: 90 x 400mg capsules per
bottle ( 1 months supply )