Collagen provides firmness, elasticity and structure
A+ Collagen & Hyaluron contains hydrolyzed type I collagen from fish skin. Type I is the most common form in the body. Collagen is an important component in, among other things, skin, hair, nails, bone tissue and cartilage [ 4 ] . Taking food supplements with collagen has been shown in studies to be able to improve the skin's elasticity and moisture content [ 2 , 7 ] .
What is collagen?
Collagen is a complex structural protein that makes up about 25–35% of all protein in the body. Collagen can be described as a body-specific fiber protein as it is built up of peptides. The peptides in turn are made up of long chains of amino acids, mainly proline, glycine, alanine and arginine [ 5 , 6 ] . The fibrous protein collagen is needed, among other things, in the body's connective tissue and joints. It is sometimes likened to glue or glue – it holds everything together. Collagen provides firmness, elasticity and structure in body tissues such as skin, cartilage and bones. As much as 70% of your skin and a third of all the protein in your body is made up of collagen.
Hyaluronic acid for reduced wrinkles and higher skin elasticity
Hyaluronic acid [ 8 ] is a substance found naturally in the skin and which plays a certain role in cell growth of the skin. However, its main function is that it has so-called viscoelastic properties, which means that it can attract and retain water. Hyaluronic acid can bind water up to a thousand times its own volume. Intake of food supplements with hyaluronic has been shown in studies to be able to reduce wrinkles and give a higher skin elasticity [ 1 ] .
Combination of silicon, vitamin C, biotin and riboflavin
In addition to collagen, A+ Collagen & Hyaluron also contains hyaluronic acid, silicon from bamboo extract, vitamin C as well as Biotin and Riboflavin.
Bamboo extract contains plenty of silicon. Collagen is dependent on silicon, amino acids and vitamin C. All healthy elastic body tissue is also rich in silicon. When the collagen in the skin is damaged, which happens constantly due to oxidative stress on and in the skin, silicon is needed to help rebuild and regenerate this tissue. In a scientific study, oral intake of choline stabilized silica was found to have a positive effect on tensile strength including elasticity and breaking load and resulted in thicker hair [ 9 ] .
Vitamin C is a normal and important part of the skin and has several good health effects. One of the most important effects is that it contributes to normal collagen formation, and vitamin C is therefore perfect to take in combination with the hydrolyzed collagen found in A+ Collagen & Hyaluron.
Biotin (vitamin B7) and riboflavin (vitamin B2) both contribute to maintaining normal skin [ 3 ] .
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