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Age Defying Natural Collagen - The Non-Surgical Option

Age Defying Natural Collagen - The Non-Surgical Option

Tuesday, April 11th 2006

A report in January 2006, shows the effectiveness of BioCell Collagen II with hyaluronic acid (HA) in inhibiting hyaluronidase. This enzyme which HA, can contribute to signs of aging of the skin. HA is found in varying levels in the skin. Variations in levels account for natural skin alterations associated with aging, such as decreased turgidity, less support of microvessels, wrinkling, and altered elasticity. By inhibiting hyaluronidase, levels of HA in the skin can increase, reducing wrinkling while enhancing natural collagen production.

Alex Schauss, Ph.D., Director of Natural and Medicinal Products Research at AIBMR Life Sciences explained that aging causes variations in natural hyaluronic acid (HA) concentrations in the skin. He points out that collagen is also known to be an important component in reducing wrinkles. HA has been shown to promote fibroblast proliferation. Since fibroblasts are an important source of collagen, inhibition of hyaluronidase may enhance HA levels and increase collagen production. "This finding provides evidence that BioCell Collagen II's naturally occurring combination of collagen and hyaluronic acid may promote skin health via enhancement of skin elasticity possibly resulting in a reduction in wrinkles," said Dr. Schauss.

BioCell Collagen II is a natural type II collagen dietary ingredient that provides a naturally existing matrix of bioavailable hyaluronic acid (10%), chondroitin sulfate (20%), and collagen type II (60%). With a patented process, BioCell Collagen II was developed as an ingredient that could be easily absorbed by the body. The unique ingredient contains a generous amount of hyaluronic acid, gaining increasing interest as an important joint and skin nourishing element that allows skin to retain moisture and promote healing and skin tissue rejuvenation.

"This research further supports scientific findings supporting BioCell Collagen II with HA as an effective ingredient essential to maintaining skin health and keeping skin younger looking longer," said Asma Ishaq. "The finding from his bioassay strengthens BioCell Collagen II's position as a leading ingredient in the quest to boost skin health and prevent aging."

Nature's Way Hydraplenish plus MSM contains BioCell Collagen II.

Reproduced unabridged from the April - June 2006 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.

Footnote from Ideal Health:

The following products are all useful for collagen formation :

Ageless Beauty
Collagen & Keratin Capsules
Doctor's Best Collagen Types 1 & 3
Doctor's Best Hyaluronic Acid with Chondroitin sulfate
Hydraplenish Hyaluronic Acid
Imaglow Plus
Neocell Collagen Type 2 Joint Complex + Hyaluronic acid
Ester C 1000mg + Bioflavonoids
Super Collagen+C
Skin, Nails and Hair
Trilogy Rosehip Oil, 100% Pure Organic
Qsilica Gel
QSilica Colloidal Silica Capsules
Waihi Bush Organic Flax Seed Oil 500ml

Related health information can be found here:

Bowel Cleanse
Efamarine for healthy skin, hair and nails
MSM - bioavailable sulphur for arthritis and pain relief
Skin Health
Stretch Marks
Vitamin C is essential for fighting infections, wound healing and coping with stress
Water, the elixir of life

Related articles can be found here:

Benefits of MSM for Injuries and Skin
New Zealanders Need Zinc
Silica - Anti Aging Mineral
Trilogy Rosehip Oil - Why It's Just So Good For The Skin

If you need help or advice, you are welcome to email our naturopathic team with your health question.

Disclaimer: The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered. The information is not intended to be comprehensive or to provide medical advice to you. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.


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