Beauty with a Purpose
The levels of collagen in a human body start decreasing from as early as the age of 18 to 23.
Every year, the body loses about 1.5% of collagen, and this is in turn seen on the skin, the nails, the hair, the bones and joints, the digestive system, etc. collagen supplements are therefore very important because they slow down the complex ageing process. The skin is prone to deterioration which is caused by various factors including dermatological disorders, environmental conditions such as wind, air conditioning, and heating), and the complex ageing process that can be accelerated by exposure to the sun and other lifestyle choices such as smoking, alcohol, lack of sleep, chronic sun exposure and stress.
By supplementing this through intake of Glow from Within® collagen peptides in diet, this can change the health, strength and integrity of skin, hair, and nails. Having collagen peptides as part of your daily diet improves your quality of life and helps you put your best foot forward without compromising your health.
Fitness Building Blocks
For years, collagen was dismissed as a protein source because it lacks the amino acid tryptophan and it was therefore considered to be nutritionally incomplete. However, collagen accounts for about 30% of the human body’s protein content, and it is present and prevalent in everything from connective tissue and blood vessels, to the skin, intestinal walls, and the cornea. This meant that despite previous ideas around collagen, our bodies required it for our physiological needs. Thus, clinical studies were necessary to go deeper into the value of collagen supplementation.
In contrast to conventional protein such as whey, collagen achieves physiological effects in a way that is somewhat different from how other proteins and nutrients function. Whereas omega-3 fatty acids go from a fish oil supplement through the digestive tract and into the bloodstream then to the target tissues like neural cells, collagen, in its usual supplementary form, gets into the system as a short peptide fragment instead of a full-length protein. The cellular receptors that detect the complete protein intercept these shorter fragments and get the message that the body’s collagen is being broken down. The body the ramps up production and makes more. It is a brilliant way to optimise collagen production in our body.
SUPERIOR SCIENCE, BIOLOGICAL WISDOM
BODYGOLD Natural Bodysculpt & Toner® consists of bioactive collagen peptides. This means the amino acid chain is broken down into smaller particles and the peptides become targeted and clinically proven to have a specific mode of activity and locus of activity in the body.
Bodygold’s specific peptides target the muscle matrix and have been clinically proven to increase lean muscle mass and decrease fat mass if administered daily for a duration of a minimum of 12 weeks and in combination with some form of exercise/training (whatever suits the lifestyle of the consumer).