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What happens when you “eat” collagen?

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 protein.

You see, 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 bones that generate collagen.

So How Do I Get My Collagen Back?
The cells in your body that generate collagen are called fibroblasts. But starting at age 18, these fibroblasts start working slower and less efficiently. By the age of 30, the signs of aging can become visible.

BioSil’s® ch-OSA® activates enzymes that “turn on” your body’s fibroblasts. The reality is, the 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, BioSil is clinically proven safe.

“Plumping” Your Skin from the Inside Out
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.

Fortunately, BioSil has the ability to increase your collagen formation. This greater quantity of collagen pushes the skin up and out, “plumping’’ out the skin, creating smooth, soft skin. That’s why BioSil is clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by a full 30.0%* – in just 20 weeks.

Giving Your Skin “Bounce Back”
The amount of collagen (quantity) plays a vital part in skin elasticity. But 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, BioSil increased skin elasticity by an astounding 89.0%*.

Increases the Diameter of Each Hair Shaft
Keratin is the protein that makes up 97.0% of hair. BioSil ensures an abundant flow of growth rich nutrients that optimize the keratinization process in your hair. That’s why in clinical trials, BioSil thickened hair by 12.8%**.

Increases 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. That’s the reason why BioSil strengthened hair a full 13.1%**.

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. But there is a solution. BioSil creates a blood flow that optimizes the production of keratin. That’s why BioSil is clinically proven increase your nail’s hardness†. 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.

*Barel, et al. (2005) Arch Dermatol Res, 297:147-153. Results may vary.
**Wickett, et al. (2007) Arch Dermatol Res, 299:499-505.Product-Slot1_EN

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