Thursday, 23 May 2013

WHAT IS COLLAGEN?

What is collagen?
Collagen is a simple protein made up of amino acids. Amino acids are built from carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. In fact collagen makes up
approximately 30% of the protein within the body. As a structure Collagen is intensely strong and is a vital protein that is found all over the

body: In tendons and ligaments. It plays an important role in the protection function of the skin in that it helps limit the
absorption and spreading of pathogenic substances, environmental toxins, microorganisms and cancerous cells.

Why do we need collagen?
Collagen is the main protein of connective tissue and is responsible for: skin firmness, skin moisturisation, skin suppleness, constant
renewal of skin cells. Research proves explicitly that the skin ageing
process occurs in connective tissue, whose main ingredient is collagen.
Collagen is vital for skin elasticity, which is essential for the flexibility of the skin without stretching. It allows our skin to constantly expand
and contract without looking like a well worn, well loved old cardigan than has stretched beyond recognition. Skin loses its elasticity and
ability to expand because of the decreasing ability to retain water. When elasticity is compromised, when we put on excessive weight, or we are pregnant, the elastin fibres are really under pressure and the result can mean stretch marks.

Like Love and marriage, Laurel and Hardy, and Yin and Yang, both collagen and elastin fibres support and need each other. Because of this
dependency upon each other, it is important to build both not just one, for real and best results.It is therefore important, that, to facilitate increased Collagen production within the skin, we need to ensure that we have increased elastin fibres, water and energy.
The synthesis of collagen requires a high level of atmospheric oxygen.
The collagen in these types of products are going to do nothing more
than moisturize the skin. Collagen cannot be absorbed by the skin.
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