PHARMACY TSAKALOU SP. ANASTASIA
pharmacist's point of view
About one quarter of all of the protein in your body is collagen. Collagen is a major structural protein, forming molecular cables that strengthen the tendons and vast, resilient sheets that support the skin and internal organs. Bones and teeth are made by adding mineral crystals to collagen. Collagen provides structure to our bodies, protecting and supporting the softer tissues and connecting them with the skeleton. But, in spite of its critical function in the body, collagen is a relatively simple protein.
Collagen Supplementation May Be An Effective Method To Support Weight Loss, Strong Bone and Connective Tissue and Improvements In Skin, Hair and Nails Appearance.
Hyaluronic acid belongs to a class of polysaccharide compounds known as glycosaminoglycans(GAGs) and is found in almost every cell within the body .Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a hydrophyllic (water- lovin) molecule capable of holding up to a thousand time its own weight in water . It is often referred to as nature’s moisture. HA hydrages and nourishes collagen that is vital for joint stability and skin firmness.
As the human body ages, levels of HA dramatically decline. This may account for the loss of hydration that contributes to many conditions of ageing that affect skin and joints. Research has confirmed benefits of both topical and oral use of HA for maintenance of the skin’s layers and structure. HA is one of the components that forms the skin’s Natural Moisturising Factor and significantly enhances the elasticity of skin tissue.