Type 2 Collagen
|Type II collagen is a protein that’s found in articular and hyaline cartilage. It has been found to relieve joint pain as well as improve skin quality. It’s unique in that it has shown to dramatically increase hyalauronic acid levels in the body. Hyalauronic acid is a regulatory molecule influencing cell movement and blood vessel formation. It also serves as a free radical scavenger and antioxidant, and may be particularly important to protect the skin from the aging effects of excessive sunlight exposure. Regular use of Collagen Type II can be expected to provide a significant dose of HA to supplement the age-declining tissue levels typical of most people.
Dr. Nelson Novick is a practicing M.D., and associate clinical professor of dermatology at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, as well as a dermatology clinic chief at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. In a recent article, â€śTips for at-home anti-aging skin care,” he commented on the usefulness of type II collagen for promoting youthful skin. â€śI recommend daily oral supplementation Type II Collagen, a unique combination of collagen II, hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfate to nourish the skin from the inside out where topical applications cannot reach,â€ť he said. â€śThis dietary supplement provides the only natural and bioavailable source of these three elements needed to maintain skin moisture and elasticity. This complex concentrated matrix of elements, formerly only available to plastic surgeons as injectable drugs, not only halts the appearance of skin aging, but also potentially reverses the aging process altogether. This supplement is not a short-term solution, such as the use of injectable collagen; rather it is a necessary part of any regimen intended for life-long skin tissue health.â€ť
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