A. What is Collagen?
Collagen is the fibrous structural protein that makes up the white fibres (collagen fibres) of skin, tendons, bones, cartilage and all other connective tissues. It is the natural protein that constitutes most of the body’s structural support, it is the fibrous connective tissue that holds our body together.
When the body’s essential supply of collagen is reduced, the body is affected. Weakness, fatigue, ache, pain and an overall lack of performance are frequent symptoms of the problem – symptoms are more felt as we get older.
Collagen makes up the body’s joints, muscles, hair, skin, tendons and ligaments. It provides the structure to our body and forms the molecular cables that strengthen the tendons. Anytime the body needs to build new cells, collagen plays the central role.
In other words, COLLAGEN is both the material and the glue that holds our body together.
B. How does Collagen aid in body repair and re building?
Collagen acts a catalyst (reactor) in protein synthesis.
Many elements can harm and also reduce our body’s collagen production. Smoking, drinking alcohol on a regular basis, coffee, intensive stress and excessive physical training are some of the responsible elements. Also, infections, pollution and bad climactic conditions, medication and drugs impoverish our organism.
We need enough source of collagen to perform the repair and re building of broken tissues.
C. Why is Collagen necessary for youth and health?
Collagen & Aging
The body’s production of collagen slows with aging. With aging, connective tissues and muscle tissues break down due to increased collagen deficiency and damage.
Outside the body, it show’s on the skin when it starts to wrinkle and loses its youthful glow. Soon, skin loses elasticity and moisture.
Collagen & Sleep
Research proved that a large part of the essential metabolic work in the repair of the body takes place when we sleep. The ability to convert collagen into bio-digestible elements takes place while we sleep.
Collagen & Skin
When the production of collagen is slowing down, the skin retails less water, gets thinner and begins to wrinkle. The lack of collagen in the skin appears by thinning down. The skin then presents a bigger risk of developing wrinkles, stretch marks and infections. Its color and pigmentation change, and we can see brown spots appear.
- Collagen composes 75% of the dermis
- It represents 90% of the cutaneous volume
- Collagen is not supplied by food. It is made by fibroblasts
- Collagen is the structure, the molecule that weaves our skin together
- 60% of our body consists of connective tissue and collagen represents 80% of all the connective tissues
- Collagen is the protein that holds our skin.
Why Meiji Amino Collagen?
Meiji Amino Collagen regular powder contains each spoonful - 5000mg fish collagen, 50mg Vitamin C & 450mg Arginine amino acid.
Fish derived collagen is 1.5 times more absorbable than animal derived collagen.
The benchmark amount we need per day is 5000mg collagen
Collagen alone is not enough, that is why we need Vitamin C and Arginine
Arginine is a type of amino acid essential for maintaining healthy skin
Vitamin C supports collagen formation
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