Maintain healthy skin this summer

Get the facts: Collagen starts to naturally decrease from the age of 20 by 1.5% each year.

By the time we’re 40, our collagen levels drop by 30%. Collagen is our own ingredient to keep our bodies firm, elastic and supple. Our bodies produce collagen to support our skins from premature ageing, strong nail growth and hair quality. It is also essential for tissue repair, joint health and cell regeneration. However, once our bodies begin to lose collagen, we begin to age and our skin begins to mature.

“Collagen is the major structural component of skin, comprising about 80% of dry weight of skin”

How the sun can affect collagen production

Although it is true that moderate amounts of sunlight can have positive effects on your health, such as stimulating vitamin D, excessive sunlight can damage the body, large amounts of sun exposure can damage the body. It mostly affects blood vessels and collagen production with some finding an increase in the development of spider veins. Collagen is found in both the skin, blood vessels, bones, cartilage and other organs and tissues. It can slow down the rate of skin cell renewal, causing a build-up of dead and dull skin cells. A lack of collagen in the deeper layers can result in premature ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines.

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Photoageing

The way in which UVA radiation affects collagen production is called photoageing. Photoageing can affect the appearance of lines, winkles and ageing spots. It has been reported that sun exposure is responsible for 80% of the visible signs of ageing on the face and neck.

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The signs of collagen loss

While collagen occurs in many parts of the body, it is our faces that adapt the most. Signs of collagen loss in our skin include:

  • Increase in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging skin and poor skin elasticity
  • Dry skin that lacks vitality
  • Joint pain
  • Body aches
  • Cellulite
  • Slow recovery form skin damage, including acne
Protect your skin from ageing

A great way of knowing when you need instant external protection is when your shadow is shorter than the height of your body. However, collagen supplementation is an effective way of protecting the body internally from ageing. The key benefit of ingesting collagen from capsules or drink supplements come from the body sensing an abundance of collagen in the system and believing that collagen is being lost. The brain reacts by triggering the production of more collagen and the net result is that extra collagen is available to support skin and tissue renewal. The results from clinical studies on VERISOL® are used and proven within the formulation in our ingestible beauty capsules and drinks.

Proto-col Collagen Shot delivers 5000mg per 50ml serving, double the amount taken during the study. Below are the reported and approved results following a 4 week course of 2.5g per day.

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