Is It Better than Regular Collagen?
Today, literally hundreds of collagen products scream for you attention. Each one making a claim that theirs is different. And that this difference makes them better. Take collagen hydrolysate, for example. It’s advertised for everything from arthritis to better skin. The “difference” they advertise is “better absorption.”
Before we get into that, you should know just what collagen hydrolysate is. That is, a collagen protein taken from the by-products of animals. Specifically, bones, skin and connective tissue. They pulverize (make powder) these parts. All collagen products are made the same way, so what’s the difference?
Hydrolyzation. Simply put, breaking the molecules into a smaller-than-normal size. This is supposed to help “absorption” since the collagen protein is naturally very large and not very absorbable. Sounds reasonable. Right?
But here’s the dirty little secret about collagen. While the hydrolysis process may change the form and digestibility of the collagen, it will not prevent the body from breaking it down and simply using it as food.
You see collagen, in any form, is still a protein. And when you ingest a protein your body breaks it down into amino acids and uses it as a food source. Your body doesn’t care why you swallowed it. It just knows what to do with it once you have. Another way to say it is… it cannot create more collagen where you need it: your skin, hair and nails.
So is it possible to get more collagen to those areas? From the outside of your body, no. But you can increase collagen from WITHIN your body, every day. And most importantly, from where it’s already being produced – in the cells that naturally produce collagen: your fibroblasts. The only problem is, the fibroblast activity slows down with age. The only question is, can you stimulate these fibroblasts into making more collagen? The answer is yes.
That’s what a product known as BioSil® does. This product contains a patented ingredient ch-OSA® which triggers collagen production. It’s been clinically proven to increase skin elasticity 89.0%, reduce fine lines and wrinkles 30%, strengthen hair by 13.1%, and thicken hair by 12.8%. These are real clinical results that have been reviewed by peer scientists and published in medical journals such as “The Archives of Dermatological Research,” Skin Research and Technology,” and “The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.”