Collagen-Plus with lysine, lycopene and vitamin C
30 tablets 1090 mg
Collagen tablet with lysine, lycopene, and vitamin C. Collagen helps joining tissues and bones together, and helps joints to move fluidly especially when moving or carrying heavy weight. Collagen also helps keep the skin moist and smooth, by working with another protein called elastin.
Lysine is an essential amino acid that is essential for human structure, blood circulation, immune system and reproductive functions. Lycopene is a carotenoid pigment from tomato. It is an antioxidant that has been studied to reduce the risk of many kinds of cancer especially prostate cancer.
Vitamin C is an important part of collagen synthesis. It is an important part of the synthesis of bones and blood vessels.
What does collagen do?
Collagen helps to give strength to various structures of the body and also protects structures like the skin by preventing absorption and spreading of pathogenic substances, environmental toxins, micro - organisms and cancerous cells. Collagen protein is the cement that holds everything together.
Collagen is also present in all the smooth muscle tissues, blood vessels digestive tract, heart, gallbladder, kidneys and bladder holding the cells and tissues together. Collagen is even the major component of the hair and nails.
Aging and collagen
With age, collagen production slows and the cells structures weaken. The skin gets thinner and is easier to damage, hair gets lifeless, skin sags and wrinkles, tendons and ligaments become less elastic, joints get stiff etc.
Structure of collagen
Collagen microscopically occurs in elongated fibrils. It is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as tendon, ligament and skin, and is also abundant in cornea, bone, blood vessels, cartilage, intervertebral disc and the digestive tract.
In muscle tissue, collagen serves as a major component of endomysium. 1 to 2% of the muscles are formed of collagen and around 6% of the total weight of muscles is formed of collagen. Gelatin used in food is collagen that has been irreversibly hydrolyzed.
1 capsule, 2 times daily, after meal.
Hydrolyzed Marine Fish Collagen 800 mg
L-Lysine 200 mg
Lycopene from Tomato 60 mg
Vitamin C 30 mg