Collagen for healthy skin, hair, and nails

 

Herbalife SKIN with CollagenI was just notified this week of a new product release by the Herbalife corporation. (I have been an independent Herbalife distributor for about 27 years.) This is a product that I am really excited to try! It contains Bioactive Collagen Petides (Verisol collagen, which is a registered trademark of GELITA AG) which has been tested to show support of skin elasticity and the reduction of fine wrinkles, as well as containing Vitamins A, C, and E to fight harmful free radicals.

Pubmed abstract on Verisol collagen

Collagen is the most abundant protein found in our bodies. It forms connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments and gives skin its texture and resilience for a more youthful appearance. Elastin is a protein that also is found in connective tissues and it provides suppleness to skin and cartilage as well as helping to provide flexibility to your arteries. Collagen and elastin are most commonly known for their role in the aging process.  Decreased production of these two proteins results in visible effects in the form of facial wrinkles and a loss of skin firmness. We may be able to slow the aging process of our skin by supplying our bodies with plenty of the foods that contain the raw materials needed to keep collagen and elastin production levels up and by supplementing with Bioactive Collagen Peptides.

 

If your bones were made from nothing but minerals, they would be strong yet brittle and susceptible to fractures. During bone formation, small crystals of calcium and phosphate bind to a core of collagen. The collagen adds resilience that allows bones to absorb normal wear and tear without breaking. The outer layer of your skin contains two proteins, collagen and elastin, although collagen fibers make up about 70 percent of the skin, according to Columbia University. The combination of collagen and elastin creates strong, firm and elastic skin. Collagen’s structure begins to change as you age, which ultimately causes wrinkles.   ~ Healthy Eating

 

collagen and skin aging

 

What Minerals Aid in Collagen Production

Combine ingredients rich in copper, manganese and zinc to support healthy collagen production. Mix pecans, cashews and almonds for a mineral-packed snack, or make almond-crusted meat by using crushed almonds as a coating for baked chicken or turkey breast. Make sure to include vegetables and fruits in your meals for healthy collagen — produce contains vitamin C, which also aids in collagen production. A spinach and red pepper salad topped with steamed oysters and roasted cashews makes for a hearty lunch that also keeps your collagen production healthy.  Sylvie Tremblay, M.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology

 

This video explains more about Collagen Peptides and their role in skin renewal. At the end the presenter does promote his own personal product. I am not promoting that product–I just wanted to show more detailed information via a video.

 

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