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Collagen – The Secret To Good Looking Skin

I’ve been involved in the health industry for close to 20 years and I have to admit that I’d ignored collagen entirely. I knew what it was and it’s functions but had missed the key point that our ability to make collagen decreases with age. I began to notice elderly people’s skin and hands in particular; the older a person the more likely their skin is going to look thin and transparent. People with low levels of collagen tend to bruise more easily. One of the primary functions of collagen is to act as a shock absorber under the skin. If you can see the underlying structures under the skin it suggests that collagen levels may be low. I’ve been asked too many times to remember ‘what supplements should I be taking’? My answer is very simple – only supplement the diet where you are missing something.

Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the efficacy of collagen supplements in the treatment of degenerative joint disease. Other benefits linked with collagen supplementation include firmer skin, a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, faster recovery from injury, stronger nails and healthier hair. For best results take the recommended amount of collagen with water before bedtime for optimal absorption during sl

1. Collagen is a vitally important type of protein. It is fibrous in nature, connecting and supporting other bodily tissues, skin, bone, tendons, muscles and cartilage. It also supports the internal organs and is present in eyes and teeth. In fact Collagen makes up some 50% of the whole body protein content.

2. Collagen can be thought of as the glue that holds the body together. Without it, the body would quite literally fall apart, however from the age of 25 the human body loses collagen at a rate of 1.5% annually.

3. Collagen Hydrolysate (i.e. Collagen protein that has been enzymatically or chemically processed to make it more digestible) has been scientifically proven that after oral consumption it passes through the intestine to safely accumulate significantly in bone joints and cartilage

4. Clinical research in Germany, UK and the USA into Collagen Hydrolysate has shown taking a daily supplement of Collagen can significantly help sufferers of arthritis and ease joint pain

5. Athletes susceptible to joint impact injuries have been successfully treated in the USA with larger doses of 10g of Collagen Hydrolysate a day, over a period of 3 months.

6. Following treatment with Collagen Hydrolysate study results have been able to specifically determine that subjects have experienced reduced joint pain at rest, reduced joint pain when walking and standing, reduced joint pain when carrying objects and reduced joint pain when lifting.

7. Japanese clinical researchers used Collagen Hydrolysate and monitored the hydration status of female skin and noted improvements of water absorption capacity. Hence, using Collagen helps smooth the appearance of skin, soften fine lines and wrinkles.

8. Increased Collagen intake may also improve your eyes, strengthen nails and improve the condition of your hair.

9. Top quality Collagen is available relatively inexpensively (from RRP of less than £0.60 per day) as non-invasive capsules and powders to be taken daily with a drink.

10. In monitored clinical trials of over 2,000 patients given Collagen Hydrolysate no undesirable side effects were reportedSome 25% of the population is suffering with soft tissue and joint problems at any single time. The soft tissue present between bones, specifically to enable joint function and absorb impact, is easily damaged and the repair process requires the increased bio-synthesis of collagen.

The key issue here is that demand simply outstrips supply. A person carrying an injury has an urgent increased demand and should that person be older than their mid-20′s, the human body loses collagen faster than it produces it.

After oral consumption, monitoring has shown an accumulation of hydrolysates in the joint tissue. This stimulates chondrocytes to produce a natural bio-synthesis of collagen in the affected joint tissue. In a recent study these positive effects have even been clinically recorded by showing a thickening of cartilage tissue on MRI scans.

Some ailments where ‘Xenca Revitalise Collagen’ may assist, include;

  • General; aches, limps, post-operations, pains, soreness, stiffness, sprains and twists
  • Ageing; degeneration, dental, eyesight, infirm and unstable, pressure sores, sore feet, ulcers
  • Chronic; nerve point pain, old and ongoing injury, osteoarthritis, ‘pins & needles’, tendonitis
  • Injury; burns, cartilage, ligament, muscle tears, scarring and stitches, tendons, wounds
  • Specialist; some collagen deficiencies, cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, skin ailments and grafts

The benefits of supplementing with collagen are huge. Better skin condition, less bruising, less pain in joints, better bone density, better hair, better toe and fingernails.

Paul A Barton