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Beauty from within


Age affects the skin, just like all structures of our body. The ability to naturally replenish collagen in the body is diminished with age. As a consequence, we have a reduction in the density of the collagen and elastin fibres, as well as the loss of hyaluronic acid as we age. Some of the most common effects of ageing are wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines [1].
In addition, the skin is affected by external chemical and physical factors, like solar radiation.  Nutrition is also often mentioned because of its influence on skin conditions [2]. Type I collagen is the most abundant in the skin and, together with elastin, forms fibres that guarantee structure, elasticity and firmness [3].
  • Improvement in skin conditions, contributing to positive effects on appearance, elasticity and hydration [4].
  • It acts as an anti-aging agent aiding in the reduction of wrinkles and facial expression lines [5].
  • It stimulates the proliferation of fibroblasts, contributing to the synthesis of new collagen fibres [6].
Collagen helps to promote healthy, radiant skin by nourishing our body with the nutritional building blocks required to improve skin structure. Collagen is one of the most important structural substances in our bodies, accounting for 25 to 30% of its total protein – 75% of our skin is collagen. It is the key component for supple and radiant healthy skin. As we age, our body loses its ability to make collagen, causing it to break down. Loss of collagen leads to a collapsing dermal layer and this contributes to wrinkles and loss of elasticity. The environment also affects our skin and UVA/UVB exposure induces skin damage and loss of collagen. Everyone can benefit from taking collagen and maintaining the integrity of the extracellular matrix is essential for a youthful skin appearance.  

Collagen benefits on skin, hair and nail health.  As a bioactive ingredient, collagen improves skin properties to achieve optimal skin conditions. Nutraviva's NesProteins Collagen Hydrolysate helps to slow down the ageing process by nourishing the skin, hair and nails building blocks. In particular, marine collagen contains much larger amounts of the amino acids, glycine, proline and hydroxyproline than many other proteins. These amino acids are necessary for promoting healthy tissue growth by the cells themselves. Hydrolysed collagen is highly digestible and is characterised by an improved bioavailability for optimal beauty results. There have been many comprehensive clinical studies highlighting numerous positive effects of ingesting collagen. 

Our NesProteins Marine Collagen brings together the benefits of “beauty from within” , with our philosophy of 'nutrition for life'. 

[1] Sibilla S, Godfrey M, Brewer S, Budh-Raja A, Genovese L. An overview of the beneficial effects of hydrolysed collagen as a nutraceutical on skin properties: scientific background and clinical studies. The Open Nutraceuticals Journal 8; 2015. p. 29-42.
[2] Boelsma E, Vijver LPLV, Goldbohm RA, Klöpping-Ketelaars IAA, Hendriks HFJ, Roza L. Human skin condition and its associations with nutrient concentrations in serum and diet. Am J Clin Nutr 77; 2003. p. 348–55.
[3] Liu D, Nikoo M, Boran G, Zhou P, Regenstein JM. Collagen and Gelatin. Annu. Rev. Food Sci. Technol. 6; 2015. p. 527–57.
[4] Choi SY, Ko EJ, Lee YH, Kim BG, Shin HJ, Seo DB, Lee SJ, Kim BJ, Kim MN. Effects of collagen tripeptide supplement on skin properties: A prospective, randomized, controlled study. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy 16:3; 2014. p. 132-7.
[5] Proksch E, Schunck M, Zague V, Segger D, Degwert J, Oesser S. Oral Intake of Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides Reduces Skin Wrinkles and Increases Dermal Matrix Synthesis. Skin Pharmacol Physiol 27; 2014. p. 113–119.
[6] Matsuda N, Koyama Y, Hosaka Y, Ueda H, Watanabe T, Araya T, Irie S. Takehana K.Effects of the ingestion of Collagen Peptide on Collagen Fibrils and Glycosaminoglycans in the Dermis. Journal Nutr Vitaminol 15; 2006. p. 52- 211.


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