How does Collagen help with anti-ageing? Collagen contains a mixture of amino acids like proline and glycine, which are found in all connective tissue within the body. Collagen triple helix protein structure of GLY-PRO-X is essential for regenerating collagen internally. Collagen molecules assemble into fibrils that are stabilized by covalent aldol cross-links. This helps with skin tension, arthritis, joint pain to keep you mobile now and into the future. Anti-ageing and increased mobility occurs when the collagen molecule synthesises effectively in the body to regenerate collagen.
Anti-aging from within is achieved from the collagen triple helix protein structure of GLY-PRO-X, where short segments at either end of the collagen triple helix chains are of particular importance in the formation of collagen fibrils. These segments contain the unusual amino acid hydroxylysine. Covalent aldol cross-links bond adjacent collagen molecules. These cross-links stabilise the side-by-side packing of collagen molecules and generate a strong fibril.
Beautiful skin is achieved by increasing skin tension. Collagen fibrils have enormous tensile strength; such that collagen can be stretched without being broken and without wrinkling. These fibrils, roughly 50 nm in diameter and several micrometres long, are packed side-by-side in parallel bundles, called collagen fibres, in tendons, where they connect muscles with bones and must withstand enormous forces. Collagen fibrils are also used as the reinforcing rods in construction of bone.
Collagen Beauty positively influences skin surfaces over the body and repairs skin-aging, improving skin appearance of the entire body. Collagen is best taken as a drink rather than capsule form to maximise the dose. NesProteins recommends 12 grams per day or more depending on body weight and amount of physical exercise. There are no side effects from taking more than 12 grams daily.
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