Collagen – Myths and Misconceptions – Book
Introduction: Don’t Eat it – Generate it!
Collagen is one of those buzzwords that is often heard but not fully understood. We scan through beauty magazines and see “anti-wrinkle” creams, and many cosmetic companies have us believe that just rubbing creams and serums on our skin will increase its collagen content.
According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Americans are spending in excess of $11 billion dollars on face-lifts, Botox injections and other cosmetic procedures every year. Unfortunately, these options don’t actually help your body generate the collagen it needs to support genuine health and beauty, either.
Collagen is best known as a beauty protein for preventing wrinkles, but what about the rest of the body? Collagen is involved in so much more! My goal in writing this book is to show you how critical collagen is for the entire human body – everything from our bones to our blood vessels require this essential element.
Luckily, you CAN prevent the degradation of collagen through a healthy lifestyle and diet, and support your body to generate it with key nutrients.
Many years ago I met Richard Passwater Jr. at a large national health food trade show. Now there’s a man who knows his collagen research! He opened my eyes to not only the importance of collagen in the human body, but also helped me understand which nutrients were essential for generating collagen.
BioSil™’s clinically proven, patented ch-OSA complex is just one of these nutrients that supports your body to generate its own collagen.
There exists a full spectrum of collagen supplements out there on the market. Collagen products are not necessarily ineffective, but most of the time your body breaks the collagen product down and uses it as food. Collagen formation is quite complex, and involves specialized enzymes and certain nutrients such as lysine, vitamin C and proline. BioSil™ actually turns on your collagen producing cells and manufactures your own collagen, using your own DNA.
The bioavailability of collagen products in the body varies as well. A comparative study conducted by The Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (1998) showed that the ch-OSA in BioSil™ has superior absorption by the body to horsetail and silica gel.
Having been in clinical practice for almost ten years, I’m seeing vast improvements in my patients from the inside out by supporting the complex pathways of collagen production, and assisting my patients with lifestyle and diet changes to generate their own collagen. My hope is that this book inspires you to do the same.