Are you noticing fine lines around your eyes or mouth? You’re not alone! Collagen, the magical plumping agent our body makes abundantly in our youth, starts to slow in production around the age of 30. While collagen loss is a normal part of the aging process, we can control other factors at play. Exposure to the sun’s UV rays, environmental pollution, smoking, and food quality all play a role in the health and youthful look of our skin. Stress is another factor, as elevated cortisol (a stress hormone) levels over a long period of time can wear down our energy, and our appearance.
Be proactive – keep up the collagen!
While many women reach for creams and serums to keep wrinkles at bay, others may think deeper. Collagen, the most abundant structural protein in our body, provides structure and flexibility to our skin, cartilage, tendons, bones, muscles, and many other tissues throughout the body. It’s the substance that holds our body together, providing strength and structure for all our connective tissues.
Did you know? The word “collagen” comes from the Greek word “kolla,” which means glue, and the suffix “gen,” which means producing.
Beauty is more than skin deep
Found in the dermis, or middle layer of skin, collagen is what makes our complexion firm, plump, and youthful. Since it makes up 75% of our skin, it’s pretty important stuff. As we age, we begin to break down more collagen than we make, contributing to wrinkles and sagging skin. And since collagen helps hold moisture, dwindling levels also lead skin to appear dry and dehydrated.
In the dermis, collagen is intimately associated with another closely related structural protein: elastin. Elastin fibres provide resilience and “snap back” to skin and other tissues. Elastin is produced by the same cells that make collagen.
Antiaging from the inside out
Total Body Collagen™ is a supplement that contains highly digestible hydrolyzed collagen, blended with hyaluronic acid, L-tryptophan, L-glutamine, vitamin C, and biotin for healthy skin, muscles, and connective tissue. These nutrients work together to support the healthy production of collagen fibres for strong, supple, and resilient tissues.
Hydrolyzed collagen is collagen that has been broken down into small, usable chain peptides and amino acids that your body can absorb and use. Hydrolyzed collagen promotes collagen and elastin production for healthier looking skin.
Total Body Collagen features Verisol® Bioactive Collagen Peptides, a non-GMO hydrolyzed collagen, which comes from pasture-raised and grass-fed cattle. Studies have shown that 2.5–5 g of Verisol per day can assist in reducing eye wrinkle volume after four weeks in addition to improving skin elasticity and skin moisture. (1,2)
What can Total Body Collagen do for you?
- Nourish healthy hair, skin, and nails
- Improve skin elasticity and hydration
- Reduce fine lines and eye wrinkles within four weeks
- Maintain strong bones, cartilage, teeth, and gums
- Reduce joint pain associated with osteoarthritis
- Support lean muscle growth and recovery after a workout
Total Body Collagen is ISURA®-certified to be free of contaminants, including heavy metals and GMOs, providing both a clean and safe hydrolyzed collagen supplement. It comes in tablet form and in two great-tasting flavoured powders and an unflavoured powder to promote healthy skin, connective tissues, and joints.
There are many lifestyle habits and nutritional steps you can take to keep your skin looking its best. Collagen supplements support this effort from the inside out to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, another factor for helping you look good and feel great!
Total Body Collagen is available at Optimum Health Vitamins
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