Dual Action Performance for Skin
Skin-Support is our exclusive skin nutrition formula that works to promote smooth, youthful looking skin, aiding with issues such as the appearance of spots, dryness, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles. It is comprised of two key ingredients. One is a special form of marine collagen and elastin polypeptides called COLLACTIVE™ which has collagen and elastin in the same ratios found in the dermis. The other gradient is a very special form of New Zealand grape seed extract.
Users of Skin-Support can expect:
- Smoother, youthful skin
- Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduced appearance of cellulite
- Reduced appearance of stretch marks
- Faster growing thicker, stronger hair
- Healthier, stronger nails
COLLACTIVE™ Marine Collagen and Elastin Polypeptides
Did you know?
From the age of 25, your body depletes collagen at approximately 1.5% each year. By the time you reach 45, you will have lost 30% of your body’s collagen.
COLLACTIVE is a clinically-proven, highly purified, non GMO form of collagen and elastin polypeptides that exist in the same ratio as found in the human dermis – a combination of predominantly type 1 collagen (85 to 90%) and type 3 collagen.
These two main constituents of the extracellular matrix work together to reduce wrinkles. In addition to anti-wrinkle benefits, it also stimulates the lifting and toning of skin and increases skin moisture retention.
- Human clinical trials on COLLACTIVE revealed a significant reduction in depth (19%) of wrinkles in 71% of participants
- Low molecular weight makes it water-soluble and highly bioavailable
- Wild harvested extract of fish from the far north Atlantic is a pure, sustainable by-product of the fishing industry, using only the skin, not the scales.
- Natural ingredients are gluten free
- Collagen peptides have been shown to have the ability to increase hyaluronic acid production in the dermis and improve skin barrier function.
- Collagen peptides also help induce the synthesis of collagen on the mRNA and protein level as well as the production of stronger collagen fibrils.1
Grape Seed Extract
Antioxidants help to fight free radical damage in the dermis and grape seed extract is one of nature’s best anti-aging antioxidants. Grape seed extract is especially beneficial because they are such a good source of oligomeric procyanidins (OPCs). OPCs are a type of flavonoid that binds with free oxygen radicals in the human system. They have been shown to have 50 times more antioxidant power than even the well-known abilities of vitamin E.2
The grape seed extract used in Skin-Support is made from the seeds of grapes harvested in New Zealand. These grapes have been shown in laboratory analysis to be higher in antioxidant potency than grapes from other parts of the world. This is due to their adapting to the higher radiation from the sun due to the ozone hole over the southern part of New Zealand. Added to this the extract is achieved by using a water extraction system that unlike other extraction methods keep all the natural active properties of the grape seed intact.
How do wrinkles form?
As we get older, the matrix of collagen and elastin in the dermis is damaged by free radicals. As a result of this the matrix shrinks which results in the skin folding…thus creating wrinkles. To avoid this happening you must support the collagen and elastin matrix by ‘topping up’ these components, PLUS providing potent antioxidants to reduce the damage from free radicals. This is why we have added a potent antioxidant in the form of grape seed extract in addition to the collagen and elastin complex.
What are elastin polypeptides?
Elastin is one of the most important proteins found in connective tissues and is an important part of the collagen and elastin matrix that makes up the dermis. It has a unique molecular structure and contains many hydrophobic amino acids such as glycine, alanine, proline, and valine. Unlike collagen, elastin plays a role of a flexible component in tissues and help to give the dermis suppleness
How does collagen help hair health?
Supplementing with a quality collagen product not only supports youthful skin, but it also promotes healthier, thicker hair. Collagen is particularly essential for those experiencing hair loss as it helps to strengthen the hair, preventing breakage and reducing brittleness of the hair.
Not all collagen supplements are the same!
A large percentage of collagen products on the market is simple collagen derived from pigs and cows, sometimes sourced from questionable areas. This collagen gives no direct benefits as the molecular size is too great for the body to effectively assimilate.3 In addition they are not hydrolyzed which is essential if they are to provide any benefits. Always ensure that your collagen is hydrolyzed and, also is of fish origin which is more effective than the bovine or porcine options.
Even among fish collagen, there are variances. It is desirable that the collagen is extracted from the skin NOT the scales as extracts from the scales require the use of chemicals to break them down. Most low price fish collagen is extracted from the scales of fish skin.
Enhance results even further with the following skin protocols
Option 1: Skin-Support + Omega 3 Premium + Kiwi-Klenz
Option 2: Skin-Support + Omega 3 Premium + Kiwi-Klenz + Zupafood for SKIN/ELITE
Option 3: Skin-Support + Omega 3 Premium + Kiwi-Klenz + Zupafood for SKIN/ELITE + Total Balance
- J Cosmet Dermatol, 14: 291–301. doi:10.1111/jocd.12174/
- Balch. P., Prescription for Dietary Wellness: Using Foods to Heal, p42
- J App. Pharm Sci, Volume 5(3) 123-127, March 2015
These statements and reviews have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.