The Science of Increasing Collagen
Don’t eat It – generate It!
What happens when you “eat” Collagen? By now, you’ve probably seen the ads for collagen in the form of powders and pills. The story is that if you ingest collagen, usually from cows and pigs, you’ll increase your own collagen. But the scientific fact is Collagen is a protein. When you ingest collagen, your body breaks it down and simply uses it as food – just like it would if you ate chicken, fish, steak or any other protein.
Inside your body, all proteins, like collagen, get broken down into amino acids. You have no control over how your body uses those amino acids. Your body cannot distinguish between the amino acids that came from last night’s meal or from this morning’s dose of collagen powder you may have tried. The key to adding collagen is to activate the cells in your body that generate collagen.
So How Do I Get My Collagen Back?
The cells in your body that generate collagen are called fibroblasts. Unfortunately, starting at age 18, these fibroblasts start working slower and less efficiently. By age 30, the signs of aging can become visible.
To combat this problem, you need to activate enzymes that “turn on” your body’s fibroblasts. Collagen pills and powders have zero effect on these enzymes. That’s why BioSil is clinically proven to decrease wrinkles by 30%, increase skin elasticity by 89%, strengthen and thicken hair by 13% and dramatically harden nails. What’s more, it is clinically proven safe.
The difference between smooth skin and wrinkled skin is the amount of collagen. Wrinkled skin contains fewer collagen fibres. That creates “gaps” between the fibres causing the skin to literally “cave in” – leaving behind a wrinkle. We need to literally plump the skin from the inside, out. The greater quantity of collagen pushes the skin up and out, “plumping’’ the skin, creating smooth, soft skin.
Giving your skin “Bounce Back”
The amount of collagen (quantity) plays a vital part in skin elasticity. Equally important is the ‘‘pattern’’ the collagen fibres form (quality). With aged skin, the collagen pattern tends to be more ‘‘one-directional’’ (anisotropic). This ‘‘single’’ direction pattern is what causes skin rigidity, loss of elasticity, and ultimately skin creasing. In young skin, the pattern of collagen is ‘‘multi-directional’’ (isotropic). This ‘‘every-which-way’’ linking is precisely what helps to prevent skin wrinkling and creasing. BioSil not only increases the quantity of collagen, but helps it form into a tight “spring-like” mesh. That’s why in the clinical trial, skin elasticity increased by an astounding 89.0%.
Increase the diameter of each hair shaft
Keratin is the protein that makes up 97.0% of hair. Ensuring an abundant flow of growth rich nutrients that optimize the keratinization process in your hair is essential. In clinical trials, BioSil thickened hair by 12.8%.
Increase the hair shaft’s Tensile Strength
How strong your hair is depends not only on the quantity of keratin, but also how strong the “bonds” are between the individual keratin proteins themselves. BioSil strengthened hair by a full 13.1% because it encourages our bodies to produce more keratin proteins.
Keratin, your body’s natural nail fortifier
As with your hair, your nails are made up of keratin. The problem is keratin production declines starting at age 21. However, there is a solution. Creating a blood flow that optimizes the production of keratin. The subjects in the BioSil clinical trial reported that their nails became strong and chip resistant!
DID YOU KNOW most collagen powders contain ground animal parts? BioSil is completely free of animal parts and suitable for vegetarians/vegans. BioSil is also non-GMO and gluten free.
Remember, when it comes to increasing your collagen,
Don’t Eat It – Generate It with BioSil!
*Barel, et al. (2005) Arch Dermatol Res, 297:147-153. Results may vary.
**Wickett, et al. (2007) Arch Dermatol Res, 299:499-505.