Collagen comes from the Greek word “kolla” which literally means glue and it’s the substance that in many ways keeps us glued together. It is the most abundant protein in the body and forms our strong but pliable connective tissues, notably, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, joints and skin.
Collagen is the main structural component of the skin. Throughout our life, the epidermis is affected by different environmental factors; such as aging, ultraviolet radiation, hormones, and nutrition. During the natural aging process, the skin loses firmness, resulting in wrinkles and loss of elasticity.
Collagen has a unique amino acid profile including four amino acids – proline, glycine, glutamine and alanine – that although are not essential, are conditionally essential to many important functions in our body.
VERISOL® Collagen, from the Gelita brand, with its refreshing Pina Colada flavor, may help improve the elasticity of the skin, significantly increasing its hydration. VERISOL® Collagen Bioactive Peptides stimulate skin cells to produce more collagen, reducing cellulite from the inside out. It also contains antioxidant Vitamin C, which contributes to the protection of cells against oxidative damage, and Biotin, which contributes to the care of nails and hair.
Collagen is also recommended for those who spend a lot of time in the sun, and for people who do not consume enough protein in their diet, which could accelerate the loss of firmness in the skin and bring problems at the level of the joints. In turn, Collagen can be used to promote the healing of post-surgical wounds, favoring the reduction of scars.