What is Collagen and How Does it Work in the Body?
Collagen, a valuable protein or connective tissue protein, is present in various tissues such as skin, bones, and cartilage. There are different types of collagen molecules: some the body can produce itself, while most need to be obtained through diet. As age advances, collagen structures in the deeper layers of the skin are damaged and broken down. The body's natural production of collagen and its ability to retain water also decrease, leading to a decline in skin firmness. This natural aging process can be intensified and accelerated by various factors, including unbalanced nutrition, smoking, inadequate UV protection, stress, lack of sleep, and vitamin C deficiency.
Which Foods Contain Collagen?
Collagen is found in animal-based foods, especially in fibrous meat parts. Pork, salmon, and chicken skin, bones (e.g., in broth), fish and seafood, as well as eggs, are particularly rich in collagen. Unfortunately, plant-based collagen does not exist in this form. For those avoiding fish and meat, a balanced and diverse diet still provides building blocks for collagen formation. This includes sufficient protein building blocks (amino acids) from dairy products, eggs, legumes, whole grains, along with an adequate amount of vitamin C. This essential component for collagen balance is also present in our Phytochem capsules.
The collagen in our capsules is derived from bovine collagen and serves as a natural source of protein. The daily dose of 1000 mg of collagen is achieved by taking 2 capsules with a meal each day.
What is Hyaluronic Acid and How Does it Work?
Hyaluronic acid is an essential component of the human body and serves more functions than just maintaining youthful skin. These polysaccharides are needed not only for the skin but also for joint fluid, bones, intervertebral discs, and the vitreous humor of the eyes. In cosmetics, hyaluronic acid is often used as a moisturizing substance because it replenishes the skin's water reservoirs, naturally reducing wrinkles. One gram of hyaluronic acid can store an impressive 6 liters of water.
Our capsules contain 150 mg of hyaluronic acid per daily dose and are additionally enriched with pomegranate powder. This powder is rich in polyphenols, which, through their antioxidant effect, contribute to bringing radiance to your skin. Treat your body to this additional dose of hyaluronic acid for an even more intense effect.
|Content per capsule:
|daily dose 2 capsules
*NRV% = % Nutrient reference value
|take 2 capsules daily with lots of liquid during a meal
|Collagene (Bovine), Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Hyaluronic acid, Horsetail extract, Acerola extract, MSM, Zinc gisglycinate, D-Biotin