Since 1975 the FDA has required all consumer products like collagen in a glass or similar drink mixes to include a complete product listing.
Collagen is a protein substance found in connective tissue, cartilage, and bone. The dermis, which forms up to 85 percent of the thickness of skin, consists mainly of interlaced collagen fibers.
Elastin, responsible for making the skin supple and flexible, consists of springlike fibers that run between the collagen fibers. When you're young, collagen and elastin fibers form a tight-knit network.
As you age, those fibers tend to deteriorate. The dermis loses its support and begins to bunch and fold underneath the epidermis.
Unfortunately the epidermis retains its original size, so the folds manifest as wrinkles.
Collagen, as well as elastin molecules, are too large to penetrate the stratum corneum and soak down into the dermal layers.
While collagen and elastin infused creams are great at binding moisture to the stratum corneum, especially in climates with low humidity, they can't replenish deteriorating collagen fibers.
Collagen and elastin face creams make the skin look and feel satiny or plumped up. Unfortunately, the results are temporary since the creams only remain on the upper service of the skin.
Which brings me to the benefits of drinking collagen in a glass, versus slathering collagen, on my skin.
Although controversial in some circles, drinking collagen in a glass has been proven to be effective for some people. I was impressed with what I discovered.
Why? Collagen accounts for 25 to 30% of the total protein in the human body. Even more importantly, it comprises approximately 75% of our skin.
Collagen is what gives the dermis (the thick inner layer of our skin) its firm structure.
As we age, the production of collagen in our bodies diminishes resulting in the loss of firmness and elasticity, and the appearance of wrinkles.
The Bioactive Collagen Peptides used in the Collagen Beauty Booster product consist of isolated collagen peptides.
These peptides provide maximum benefits for skin improvement. The peptides were developed through a refined production process. When consumed, these peptides support the production of collagen in your body.
I've been experimenting with a range of various collagen drink mixes with some noteworthy results.
The reason I liked this product was because of the impressive clinical results which have been documented by the company.
I definitely liked how easy the product is to take. It tastes good which is important to me. Some of the other products I've tried didn't taste very good and that made it hard for me to drink.
The suggested usage is to mix 2 scoops a day with water, tea or aloe juice. You can also mix it with yogurt into a protein drink shake.
Formulated with Verisol collagen*, The Collagen Beauty Booster Product has been tested to show definite support of skin elasticity. It's also been proven to assist in the reduction of fine wrinkles.
Formulated for women and men, the product contains Vitamins A (as beta-carotene), C and E. It's been proven to help prevent harmful free radical cell damage which ages skin.
The Bioactive Collagen Peptides can also help to reduce signs of cellulite.
Additionally, the product supports strong nails and healthy hair with selenium, zinc and biotin.
Results will vary depending upon different people, their skin age and type.
Bioactive Collagen Peptides is a registered trademark of GELITA AG. The product was clinically tested on subjects. Skin roughness was measured by Visiosan at interevals of 0, 7 and 42 days.
*Verisol is a registered trademark of GELITA AG. Statements included with information about The Collagen Beauty Booster productc have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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