Anti-aging treatments

Anti-aging treatments that prevent the collapse of collagen are key in making skin not just look younger but also making it more resilient.

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DIY face masks

Honey has impressive antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to help control breakouts. Egg whites are high in collagen and vitamin A, making them the ideal weapon against zits and red patches.

Collagen benefits

Collagen is vital for strengthening blood vessels and giving skin its elasticity and strength. The degradation of collagen causes wrinkles and other skin issues. Collagen is one of the most popular supplements because of its skin healing properties.

Tilapia collagen

Collagen extracted from the fish’s skin can be applied to wounds to accelerate healing. A recent study extracted collagen from tilapia skin, made a collagen nanofiber based construct out of it. It promoting healing of skin damage in rats when applied to the wound. More research is necessary before it goes on to humans.

Corneal Collagen Cross-linking (CCL)

Corneal collagen cross-linking (CCL) is a proposed treatment for keratoconus and post-LASIK corneal ectasia, also known as keratectasia.
A normal cornea has crosslinks between its collagen fibers that keep it strong and able to maintain its natural shape. The cornea naturally creates new collagen crosslinks in response to damage from smoking, diabetes mellitus, and aging.
Corneal collagen cross-linking involves saturating the cornea with an opthalmic riboflavin (vitamin B2) solution followed by UVA irradiation. This photo-oxidative damage induces new collagen crosslinks to stabilize/stiffen the cornea.

Weight Loss with collagen

Energy bars include hydrolyzed collagen as it helps reduce hunger. Snacking collagen based dietary products such as energy bar between meals will help you reduce fat. There is not much evidence how much it effects the weight loss but doctors believe hydrolyzed collagen protein supports body’s function efficiently and provide enough energy to help you throughout the day.

Collagen Peptide and Gelatin

Collagen peptide is a hydrolyzed collagen derivative, a protein made of fibers found in the extracellular of animal cells and tissues, which after hydrolysis, become soluble in water by losing its gelling ability.

Collagen Peptide is extracted from these sources: bovine, porcine, marine, chicken and other farm animals. Its applications can be found in the Bone and Joint Health, Pet Food, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmeceuticals, Nutraceuticals, Food and Beverages, Regenerative Medicines, Wound Healing industries.

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Collagen Gelatin is a translucent, colorless food material, produced from collagen. Gelatin is obtained through acid or base hydrolysis of animal tissues and other by-products. The sources of Gelatin are: bovine, porcine, marine, chicken, dog, cat, horse, donkey and its applications can be found in the industries: Bone and Joint Health, Pet Food, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmeceuticals, Nutraceuticals, Food and Beverages, Photography, Ballistics, India Ink.

What is Collagen

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Collagen, while popularly known for its cosmetic uses, is the most abundant protein in the human body.

Collagen grows at the molecular level and helps form a diverse set of structures in the body, ranging from bone, tendon, blood vessels, skin, heart and even corneas.

As the main structural protein in connective tissues, it is found in tendons, ligaments and skin. It is also abundant in corneas, cartilage, bones, blood vessels and teeth.

Last updated: October 25, 2014