Collagen is high in silicon, the remarkable mineral which has the ability to form lengthy complex molecules by binding with other elements. When it allies itself with magnesium and calcium, it creates firm bones, beautiful hair and nails and help keeps your body free of cellulite. Fibroblasts need optimal quantities of silicon as well as Vitamin C, the bioflavonoids, copper from dark green vegetables and shellfish and zinc to make good quality new collagen.
Research going back more than 30 years, shows that supporting the body with optimal quantities of these elements helps prevent collagen breakdown and stabilises the skin’s structure on which youthful and beautiful skin depend. Elemental support can also undo much of the damage already done from neglect or poor nutrition.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. In beautiful, healthy skin collagen lies in flat, crisscrossed helical bundles. So long as they stay smooth and ordered your skin stays young-looking and firm.
Sugar – the wrinkle monster focuses on the way those excess glucose damages proteins. It attacks skin cells and collagen fibres producing advanced glycosylation end products (AGE’s). AGE’s cause collagen proteins to cross-link, which creates wrinkles, sags and bags on your face.
Courtesy: Leslie Kenton