Addressing the Signs of Ageing
Collagen makes up 75% of the protein of our largest organ, our skin, making collagen the most abundant protein in our bodies. Collagen ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin. Skin tissue is composed of various molecules, some of which are amino acids, and these amino acids are essential for maintaining an even skin structure and healthy skin. The dermis, which provides the foundation for the skin, is closely involved in the skin’s elasticity and flexibility. Collagen is the main component of the dermis. Maintaining the amount of collagen is the key to beautiful skin. Glycine, proline, alanine and hydroxyproline are the main constituents of collagen; replenishing these constituent amino acids is needed to maintain the amount of collagen at healthy levels.
Skin changes are among the most visible signs of ageing. There has been a considerable increase in understanding how the skin ages, along with significant progress toward reducing the visible signs of ageing. Our skin is the largest indicator of our age, with ageing symptoms usually appearing in fine lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity such as sagging skin. Skin changes are often related to environmental factors with sun damage being the biggest culprit. However factors such as your genetic makeup, nutrition, and exposure to toxins also largely accelerate the ageing process. With ageing, the outer skin layer, the epidermis, thins, even though the number of cell layers remains unchanged. Changes in the connective tissue reduce the skin’s strength and elasticity.
Addressing your skincare regime is a lifelong process, and one that women all over the world are highly invested in. As a society we have not embraced ageing, even though it is one of the most natural and beautiful journeys that we all embark on. Ageing is not an illness; it is as natural as puberty or menopause. So addressing the signs of ageing and “preventing” if you will… should also be done “naturally”.
We live in a world of Instagram filters, nips, tucks and many invasive treatments. However, the best remedy, and more often the one that compliments our bodies the most are always the simplest. Good nutrition and adequate fluids are extremely helpful and can dramatically improve the youthful, healthy appearance of skin. This includes minimising toxins (think alcohol, cigarettes and the many chemicals our skin is exposed to through lotions).
While topical creams and cosmetic products can affect skin condition from outside, nutritional supplements taken orally can have an impact from within the skin. Taking Vida Glow Marine Collagen assists your skin and slows the ageing process “naturally” and in a “non-invasive” manner by:
* Promoting younger looking skin;
* Improving skin moisture level;
* Improving skin smoothness by reducing the number of micro-relief furrows;
* Improving the signs of deep wrinkles
* Improving skin suppleness
Collagen peptides are a natural bioactive ingredient that improves epidermis moisture content and prevents skin ageing. Vida Glow marine collagen has high bioavailability, with more than 90% of collagen peptides being absorbed within the first 12 hours.
Once absorbed, the peptides are attracted to cells that synthesize collagen in the human body, fibroblasts, and are the most common cells of connective tissues in the skin. Vida Glow marine collagen assists in production and reorganisation of new collagen fibres by stimulating the fibroblasts cells. Furthermore, some studies show that collagen peptides increase the density and diameter of collagen fibrils in the dermis and may improve the strength of skin.
Decorin is a component of connective tissue and binds to collagen fibrils. As skin ages, there is a lack of functional decorin, which results in disrupted collagen fibres and in a reduction in the strength of the skin. Some clinical studies have shown that the oral intake of 6g to 9g per day of collagen peptides may have a positive effect in increasing skin suppleness with the moisture content of skin increasing significantly. This implies that ingestion of collagen improves the function of the outermost part of the skin, the epidermis.
Taken daily, beginning with a 12-week course, clinical studies verify that regular intake of collagen improves the basic skin condition and structure. Studies have shown that taking collagen peptides showed a significant improvement in skin elasticity and skin moisture, with some studies showing that skin hydration can increase by up to 91%.
Please check out our “The Science” and “Benefits” pages on our website to find out more on how Vida Glow marine collagen can work with you to give you the radiant, smooth and healthy complexion well into your forties, fifties and sixties.
Replace your body’s natural collagen levels with Vida Glow.