Collagen For Skin, Hair and Nails
Skin, Hair and Nails
Collagen forms a key component of the skin, hair and nails. Collagen makes up 75% of skin (type I collagen) – the largest organ in the body which is significantly affected by the aging process and menopause.
It appears that women lose collagen at a faster rate than men during ageing, a process that is accelerated following menopause.
A variety of symptoms are increased in post-menopausal women associated with a reduction in oestrogen including; epidermal thinning, declining dermal collagen content, dryness, decreased elasticity, bruising and impaired healing.
A recent study reported a reduction in patchy discolorations, fine lines and wrinkles around the eye following collagen supplementation.
The role of collagen in maintaining healthy nails and hair has long been known, with a vast array of topical (creams, gels etc.) products available on the high street.
There is a growing recognition for the role of collagen supplementation in promoting hair and nail health.
proto-col collagen is a unique formulation of both Type I and Type III collagen, due to its triple helix DNA the body recognises the collagen as similar to the existing collagen already present in the skin.
Taking collagen orally can help rebuild the existing collagen stores in the body as well as stimulate the body’s own production. Although tiny amounts of collagen are available in foods that we can buy from the supermarket, the levels of collagen required to maintain or rebuild collagen levels in the body can only be gained from taking a high grade of collagen such as proto-col.