What is collagen
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and represents about 30% of our total body proteins. As collagen is a natural protein in the body this means it acts as a ‘building-block’ and helps build the natural structures within the body such as bones, muscles and skin. Collagen is naturally produced within the body and helps keep us strong and healthy and helps gives the body the necessary support it needs. However, with age the natural collagen levels can be known to drop which is when our body start to show signs of ageing such as sagging skin, stiff joints and thinning hair.
Benefits of collagen
- Helps strengthen hair skin & nails
- Promotes strong and healthy joints & bones
- Encouraging better cartilage regeneration and growth
- Helps strengthen, tighten and improve the skin
- Helps slow down the signs of ageing
What can cause a lack of collagen in the body?
There are several factors that can deplete the levels of collagen found in the body. These are some risk factors that can cause the body to need an extra supply of collagen and where taking proto-col Pure Collagen could help:
Smoking: Tobacco contains chemicals that damage the body and affect collagen level. Many of the chemicals found in tobacco smoke damage both collagen and elastin in the skin. Nicotine also narrows the blood vessels in the outer layers of the skin and this may in particular cause problems with thinning hair, skin and cracked nails.
Sugar: A diet that is rich in sugar increases the level of glycation, a process where sugar in the bloodstream attaches to proteins to form new molecules. These molecules can damage adjacent proteins and can make collagen dry, brittle and weak.
Sunlight: The ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight can damage collagen fibres and therefore damage the skin. UV damage can cause sun spots, premature ageing and a degeneration of the skins tissues.
Aging: Collagen levels decreased naturally with age and unfortunately there is no way to prevent this from occurring. By adding additional collagen to the body it is possible to increase the levels of collagen and thereby keep the skin, bones, muscles and joints healthy.
How can I benefit from taking proto-Col Collagen?
As we get older, the amount of collagen that our bodies produce decrease and we begin to feel the various effects of aging. Proto-Col collagen can help this as it contains type 1 and type 2 collagen which consists of 18 different amino acids. By supplementing and boosting the amount of collagen in the body, Proto-Col Collagen can help reduce the signs of ageing. Proto-Col Collagen can help repair and regenerate ligaments, strengthen your legs and help repair or reconstruct the cartilage. It can also help stabilise the immune system and neutralise the production of abnormal molecular structures, which are known to cause joint problems. As well as improving joints and bones it can also help strengthen and tighten skin as well as improve hair and nails.
How to take proto-col Pure Collagen
We recommended to take proto-col Pure Collagen just before you sleep due to most of the body's repair and regeneration processes occurring during the first phase of sleep. Take 3 tablets on an empty stomach, at least one and a half hours after eating dinner. It is not recommended to consume more than 9 capsules per day.
Proto-col Pure Collagen contains hydrolysed collagen, gelatin, glycerine and stearic acid. Each capsule contains 400mg of collagen hydrolyzate. It does not contain any milk products.
Is proto-col Pure Collagen safe to take?
Yes, proto-col Pure Collagen is made from natural ingredients and so therefore should have no negative side effects. We do always recommend though to check the ingredients list to make sure you don’t have any personal allergies. This product is not suitable or vegetarians.