The True Science Behind Collagen
Submitted by NeoCell
Collagen is a protein, but it's no ordinary protein. Collagen defines the structural integrity of our bodies and contributes greatly to the vitality that is typically associated with youth. As the body ages, collagen supplies and the ability to regenerate them decrease. This compromises our structural integrity, leading to overall degradation of cell form and function.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and can be found in bones, skin, organs, muscles, eyes, nails, teeth, and hair. Best known for their ability to help connective tissue stay vibrant and flexible, collagen proteins serve two main functions in the body—structure and regeneration.
The Roles of Collagen in the Body
Collagen is a necessary component of skin, hair, joints, and bones. Seventy percent of the skin is made of collagen Type 1 and 3, one hundred percent of tendons are made of collagen Type 1 and 3, and over one third of healthy bone is composed of collagen.
Collagen proteins are also responsible for regenerating and forming new tissue. Worker cells in the body produce a collagen fiber matrix to form the structure of tissues. Over time, the collagen fibers naturally break down into disorganized collagen fragments known as peptides, which float loosely in the extracellular fluid.
True Science: Collagen Depletion
Although abundant in our youth, the body's natural collagen production typically slows at a rate of 1.5% per year after the age of 25. As collagen production slows, collagen fibers in the body become brittle and begin to break down, resulting in many of the telltale signs of aging such as wrinkles, tendon injuries, and joint pain.
To compensate for lost collagen fibers as we age, worker cells have molecular receptors that detect the presence of loose peptides. Once the loose collagen peptides build up to a certain concentration in the extracellular fluid, the molecular receptors "turn on" the worker cells and new collagen fibers are produced.
However, this regeneration cycle of collagen fibers slows down as we age, resulting in fewer replacement collagen fibers and a weakened collagen matrix in the body's tissues. This degrading matrix of collagen fibers results in many signs of aging, such as wrinkling skin, thinning hair, and less stable connective tissue. But, there is a solution.
By supplementing with NeoCell products, additional collagen peptides are introduced into the extracellular fluid. The molecular receptors of the worker cells are "turned on" more frequently, thus continuing the regeneration cycle at a healthy rate and rebuilding the collagen matrix more quickly.*
True Science: Natural Law of Regeneration
All natural systems exist in a fluid equilibrium of continuous replenishment, renewal, and decay that is regulated by equal and opposing forces. Imbalance in these forces leads either to adaptation or system decline and eventually failure. Sophisticated natural systems, biological or ecological, maintain a feedback loop that detects and responds to significant changes that would otherwise alter the harmony of the system, thus sustaining vitality and enabling adaptation. NeoCell Collagen is formulated to work with your body's natural regenerative cycles.
Dosage is meaningless if absorption is minimal. At 400,000 daltons molecular weight, collagen is one of the biggest molecules in your body. Because of its size, it takes a long time to break down under conventional digestion, significantly reducing absorption. BioActive NeoCell Collagen TM is standardized to a very low molecular weight and enzymatically hydrolyzed for high absorption and bioactivity.
NeoCell Collagen is Bioactive, Effective, and Safe
NeoCell adheres to the highest standards to ensure absolute safety and the utmost purity for every product it sells—every batch is tested by certified third-party labs. Each NeoCell product is designed specifically to support the collagen systems in our bodies such as those that maintain vibrant youth, radiant beauty, and total body wellness!
†Based on 2014 NeoCell Collagen study.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.