Collagen plays an important role in keeping our skin's firmness and tightness. In this article, we will unveil all secret about the collagen and how to use it to keep one’s youth.
Collagen type 1 and type 3: essential elements for our body
Collagen is composed of protein chains, present in our body under different forms. There are more than 20 different types of collagen molecules. Type 1 and 3 are distinguished by their molecular morphologies and their functional characteristics. According to medical studies, these two types of collagen both play an important role in the skin.
Type 1 collagen is one of the essential elements that make up the dermis. Its fibrillar form abundantly exists in all parts of our body: organs, skin, tendons, ligaments, and bones. It alone accounts for 90% of all collagen proteins in the human body . Because of its molecular structure, type 1 collagen plays a role in maintaining cell connections and ensures the proper functioning of organic junctions, inter alia, interstitial cell membrane metabolism.
Type 3 collagen in turn, provides elasticity and firmness. It is presented especially in the skin and muscles. Unlike type 1 collagen, its molecular morphology is crosslinked. Scientific studies have shown that type 3 collagen is also present in the heart and venous system.
Loss of collagen: a natural phenomenon happening from the age of 30
By the age of 30, our body's metabolism slows down, and in fact, collagen production too. Nevertheless, the need for collagen is constant, especially since collagen accounts for more than a third of all our constituent proteins. A dietary supplement of collagen is therefore recommended by medical authorities, but it is still necessary it be sufficiently dosed (10g minimum) and bioavailable to ensure its effectiveness and assimilation.
According to a dermato-endocrinological study carried out jointly by several institutions, the loss of type 1 collagen becomes very significant with age increase and especially from the age of 40. This creates an unbalance between collagen type 3 and type 1. This phenomenon is reflected in the appearance of wrinkles, but also by the decrease of the skin’s elasticity. Finding a dietary supplement that fills this collagen deficiency is, therefore, a priority to slow down signs of ageing.
Source: Center of Dermato-venereology of Vilnius University; Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos; Lithuania Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, Allergology and Immunology; Germany Dessau Medical Center.
The marine collagen cure: regeneration of type 1 and 3 collagens
Several scientific studies have given amazing results and have proven the effectiveness of marine collagen.
To prevent the premature ageing of our skin, two methods recognized academically are recommended:
1. The antioxidant method
Vitamins, polyphenols or flavonoids are present in most cosmetic or pharmaceutical anti-ageing products. These elements act against the oxidation of our cells and consequently slow down the phenomenon of ageing metabolism. Despite this, in the case of topical applications, their effect remains superficial.
2. The cellular regulation method including collagen peptides treatment
Marine collagen peptides, in turn, effectively help activate fibroblasts, the cells that are responsible for the production of type 1 and type 3 collagens. Taking hydrolyzed collagen orally is a very effective method of maintaining the beauty and the youthfulness of our skin, but we must select its marine collagen peptide. Only properly hydrolyzed and micro-granulated collagen peptides will allow rapid and efficient absorption of these molecular proteins. Bioavailability is therefore very important (rate of absorption and activation of fibroblasts).
Collagen Vital guarantees optimal bioavailability and dosage. Its effectiveness is supported by numerous scientific studies
The visible effects of a month course collagen peptides on the skin
After one month of marine collagen treatment, you will see
- An obvious increase in the elasticity of your skin
- An improvement of the density and firmness of your skin
- A new youthful face
- A clear and visible reduction of expression lines and wrinkles
- New confidence found thanks to the beauty of your skin