Collagen is the protein that makes your bones, nails, teeth and hair strong.
Collagen is also the main structural component of skin. Starting in our early
20s, however, collagen production declines by about one percent a year. Women
in menopause are especially susceptible to collagen decline. Women lose as
much as 30 percent of their skin collagen in the years following menopause.
The effects of slowed collagen production are visibly obvious when skin loses
its structure, sags and wrinkles. A second yet equally important component of
skin is called elastin. Elastin fibers form a matrix with collagen; together
they allow the skin to flex and move. Sourced from European waters to meet the
highest standards of purity, Active Collagen is a marine ingredient composed
of collagen and elastin polypeptides present in the same ratio that is
naturally found in skin. Active Collagen can also increase the moisture level
of dry skin and fight aging related to free radical damage. Active Collagen
polypeptides have a low molecular weight, making it water-soluble and easily
absorbed by the body. In a study of 43 women between the ages of 40 and 55
with crow’s feet wrinkles, consumption of Active Collagen was found to
decrease lines and wrinkles as well as to increase skin moisture as opposed to
the placebo group. After 28 days, Active Collagen caused a significant
decrease of 19 percent of the number of deep wrinkles in 71 percent of the
subjects Finally, Active Collagen caused a moisturizing effect on the skin. No
side effects were reported. These statements have not been evaluated by the
Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat,
cure, or prevent any disease.
- Improved the moisture content of the skin