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collagen and skin

Collagen plays an important role in keeping our skin's firmness and tightness. In this article, we will unveil all secret about the collagen and how to use it to keep our youth.

Collagen type 1 and type 3: essential elements for our body

Collagen is composed of protein chains and is presented in our body in different forms. Collagens type 1 and 3 are distinguished by their molecular morphologies and their functional characteristics. According to medical studies, these two types of collagen both play an important role in our skin.

Type 1 collagen is one of the essential elements that make up the cells of the dermis. In fibrillar form, it abundantly exists in all parts of our body: including organs, skin, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Its alone accounts for 90% of all collagen proteins in the human body. Because of its molecular structure, type 1 collagen plays a role in maintaining cell connections and ensures the proper functioning of organic junctions, inter alia, interstitial cell membrane metabolism.

Type 3 collagen, in turn, provides elasticity and firmness. It is presented especially in the skin and muscles. Unlike type 1 collagen, its molecular morphology is crosslinked. Scientific studies have shown that type 3 collagen is also presented in the heart and venous system.


Loss of collagen: a natural phenomenon happening from the age of 30

By the age of 30, our body's metabolism slows down, and in fact, collagen production too. Nevertheless, the need for collagen is constant, especially since collagen accounts for more than a third of all our constituent proteins. A dietary supplement of collagen is therefore recommended by medical authorities and health facilities, it is still necessary that it is sufficiently dosed (10g minimum) and bioavailable to ensure its effectiveness and assimilation.

According to a dermato-endocrinological study carried out jointly by many institutions, the loss of type 1 collagen becomes very significant with the increase in age, especially from age 40. This creates a disproportion between collagen type 3 and type 1. This phenomenon is reflected in the appearance of wrinkles, but also by the decrease of the elasticity of the skin. Finding a dietary supplement that fills this collagen deficiency is, therefore, a priority to slow down ageing.

Source: Center of Dermato-venereology of Vilnius University; Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos; Lithuania Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, Allergology and Immunology; Germany Dessau Medical Center; 

The marine collagen cure: regeneration of type 1 and 3 collagens

Several scientific studies have given amazing results and have proven the effectiveness of marine collagen.

To prevent the premature ageing of our skin, two methods recognized academically are recommended:

1. The antioxidant method

Vitamins, polyphenols or flavonoids are present in most cosmetic or pharmaceutical anti-ageing products. These elements act against the oxidation of our cells and consequently slow down the phenomenon of metabolism. Despite this, in the case of topical applications, their effect remains superficial.

2. The cellular regulatory method including collagen peptides treatment.

Marine collagen peptides, in turn, effectively help activate fibroblasts, the cells that are responsible for the production of type 1 and type 3 collagens. Taking hydrolysed collagen orally is a very effective method of maintaining the beauty and the youthfulness of our skin, but we must select its marine collagen peptide. Only properly hydrolysed and micro-granulated collagen peptides will allow rapid and efficient absorption of these molecular proteins. Bioavailability is therefore very important (rate of absorption and activation of fibroblasts).

Collagen Vital Power guarantees optimal bioavailability and dosage. Its effectiveness is supported by numerous scientific studies (see the science section)

The visible effects of a collagen cure on the skin

After one month of marine collagen treatment, you will see:

- An obvious increase in the elasticity of your skin;

- An improvement of the density and firmness of your skin;

- A new youthful face;

- A clear and visible reduction of expression lines and wrinkles;

- New confidence found thanks to the beauty of your skin.