* Collagen and Skin Wrinkles

May 29, 2007

Skin forms the largest organ of the body, accounting for about 16 per cent of a person’s weight. It performs many vital roles as both a barrier and a regulating influence between the outside world and the controlled environment within our bodies.

Most people interested in maintaining youthful skin and reducing wrinkles have heard about collagen. It’s something “they put in expensive creams or inject into wrinkles.” Well, there is much more to collagen than that. Collagen is a protein (a biological polymer consisting of amino acids) that serves as a key structural component of connective tissue such as skin, bones, ligaments, etc. Dermis, the inner layer of the
skin, contains large amounts of collagen whose fibers form a supporting mesh responsible for skin’s mechanical characteristics such as strength, texture and resilience. As any material, collagen it slowly breaks down over time. Skin cells called fibroblasts are capable of producing collagen. When needed, fibroblasts replace broken collagen fibers with new ones. Unfortunately, as we age the skin’s ability to replace damaged collagen diminishes and more gaps and irregularities develop in the collagen mesh. This process eventually leads to wrinkles. Thus, one important target of wrinkle prevention and elimination regimen is to reduce collagen breakdown and increase its supply. Many factors contributing to accelerated collagen
breakdown can be fully or partially neutralized. They include sun damage, free radicals, some age-related hormonal changes, and smoking.

To reduce rather than just cover wrinkles, new collagen must become a part of the skin’s inner layer, the dermis. Unfortunately, C ollagen molecules are
too large to penetrate into the dermis when applied to the surface of
the skin. Thus, when simply applied onto the skin, collagen remains locked outside without affecting the skin structure, at best just temporarily covering wrinkles.

Stimulating your skin to produce more collagen

Aging of the skin shifts the balance between
collagen production and breakdown leading to wrinkles, facial
sag and rough skin texture. Stimulating skin cells to produce
collagen can partly reverse this process. The benefit of
stimulating your own collagen production is that
collagen is deposited in an orderly, structured manner and that there is no risk of allergy, immune reaction or injection-induced infection.

Vitamin C :
Vitamin C
(ascorbic acid) is essential for efficient synthesis of
collagen. Many of the symptoms of scurvy (vitamin C deficiency
disease) such as bleeding gums, skin hemorrhages and poor wound healing
a due to impaired collagen synthesis. On the other hand,
supplying extra vitamin C can accelerate collagen synthesis
especially when other key ingredients are also in abundance.
Vitamin C is useful for rebuilding your skin’s collagen and
reducing wrinkles. Potentially, vitamin C can benefit skin in
two important ways. Firstly, vitamin C is essential for the synthesis of
collagen , a key structural protein of the skin. Adding vitamin
C to a culture of skin cells (fibroblasts
) dramatically increases the synthesis of collagen.
Secondly, vitamin C is an antioxidant and can help reduce skin damage caused by free radicals.
So, when vitamin C is properly delivered to skin cells, there is a good chance to reduce wrinkles and improve skin texture.

Amino acids : Like any other proteins, collagen consists of amino acids (a type of small organic molecules). Altogether there are 20 different kinds of amino acids in human cells.
However, collagen is unusually rich in a few particular amino acids. Supplying these key amino acids in abundancehelps stimulate molecules diminishes with age. The good news is that these activators of collagen synthesis can be
supplied by topical application.

Pure Camu™– is a dried powder produced from the Camu Camu- the rainforest fruit which has a highest concentration of
natural vitamin C on the planet. Vitamin C content in Camu Camu is enhanced by a full profile of naturally occurring minerals
and amino acids. All this would be delivered to your cells in natural way.
Aquazon™– Excellent source of naturally occurring amino acids.
Camu C Serum™– is the anti-aging
treatment, which stimulates collagen production.
Natural Skin Care from the Rainforest– the full line of products which deliver
natural benifits to your skin.

Acupuncture stimulation: Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese healing
practice involving the insertion of minute stainless steel needles into
various body areas. The practice holds that the body’s vital energy
(known as Chi, pronounced “chee”) circulates through channels,
“meridians” that have branches connected to bodily organs and functions.
A person’s health is influenced by the flow of Qi in the body, in
combination with the universal forces of Yin and Yang. When meridians
become obstructed, deficient, excessive, or simply unbalanced, Yin and
Yang are thrown out of balance, causing pain or illness. Acupuncture
restores this balance.
Cosmetic acupuncture- is new in America, but
it’s been around for thousands of years. Earliest times are since the
Sung Dynasty, where the empress and the emperor’s concubines were using
facial rejuvenation acupuncture to beautify themselves. The process
works by stimulating nodes and pathway vessels. Blood flow is
increased, stress is reduced, muscles are stimulated and the body
produces more collagen.

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or email to irina@AmazomHerbalClub.com

Disclaimer: All the information is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or any other medical professional.

-Irina, NC

*These
statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent
disease.

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3 Responses to “* Collagen and Skin Wrinkles”

  1. Wenty Says:

    Irina,

    This is wonderful info about collagen and skin. You are doing such a great job!

    It was good to see you in MD with the Amazon John event!

    Please take care,

    Wenty


  2. Did anyone else hear about using preparation H on your wrinkles? Apparently it works

  3. How to Get Six Pack Fast Says:

    The style of writing is very familiar . Have you written guest posts for other bloggers?


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