Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Advertorial : Beyond Collagen

While some signs of aging skin are inevitable, there’s a lot you can do to look your best at any age. Taking good care of yourself is the most important step in your anti-aging skin care program.

Lifestyle Choices Contribute To Aging Skin

Here are 7 habits (1) that contribute to aging skin, making you look older than your years:

  1. Cigarette smoke
  2. Sun exposure
  3. Lack of exercise
  4. Exposure to cold weather/temperature
  5. Alcohol use
  6. Stress:
  7. Lack of sleep

Collagen and Your Skin

Collagen is a protein present in all the body’s organs and tissues. It is also an essential element in skin.

Collagen provides the matrix that sustains the body’s structure. Its main function is to sustain tendons, skin and cartilage. It provides integrity, firmness and elasticity to their structures.

Maximizing collagen levels in your body may help

Improve skin smoothness

Prevent the formation of deep-wrinkles

Retain skin moisture level

Maximize skin suppleness

It would seem logical for consumption of foods high in collagen to be potentially helpful in collagen support. Studies indicate that the body's natural collagen production increases when fish collagen supplement is added to your diet. Fish Collagen is reputed to be better absorbed that collagen from porcine or bovine sources

Thus, fortified fish collagen supplement may help boost your body's natural collagen production.

You may consider Dermaglow Collagen with its high concentration of fish collagen, and fortified with L-glutamine and calcium d-pantothenate. It is usually taken once daily before food. Dermaglow is currently available at our pharmacies at a very SPECIAL introductory price.

Vitamin C and Collagen

Vitamin C does a lot of good things for the body. It prevents diseases like scurvy, can lower the risk of certain forms of heart disease, and it’s beneficial to people with anemia and iron deficiency. But perhaps one of its most important functions is its role in the production of collagen.

Collagen is a protein that works like glue to bind cells together. It’s the most abundant of fibers in our connective tissue, which gives our bodies form and support. Collagen is found in the connective tissue of our skin, teeth, bones, organs, and cartilage. Collagen keeps our skin firm and resilient, protecting it from wrinkling.

The role of vitamin C in the production of collagen is to interact with amino acids within collagen cells. It adds hydrogen and oxygen to those amino acids, so that they may do their part in collagen production. If you don’t get the proper amount of vitamin C, collagen production will slow. A decline in collagen production will not only make skin more susceptible to wrinkles, but it might also make it more susceptible to bruising.

Source: A Moment of Science, produced at Indiana University, Bloomington, in cooperation with IU’s scientific community, and scientists around the world.

Foods That Promote Collagen

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(1) Sharon O'Brien. Aging Skin: 7 HabitsThat Make Skin Age Faster. Guide

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