How Does Collagen Promote Skin Elasticity and Reduce Wrinkles?

How Does Collagen Promote Skin Elasticity and Reduce Wrinkles?

What is Collagen?

Collagen is a protein that serves as one of the main building blocks for your bones, skin, hair, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It’s essentially the substance that holds the body together. Collagen forms a scaffold to provide strength and structure, playing a vital role in maintaining skin elasticity and firmness.
Aging has a detrimental effect on connective tissue in the skin, leading to declines in elastin and collagen fibers and thus resulting in fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, aging reduces the production of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycan (such as hyaluronic acid) in the skin, as well as cartilage. As a result, skin tissue weakens, losing its integrity, and the skin becomes dry, unable to retain enough moisture. Although multiple intrinsic processes can affect the aging process, factors such as exposure to sun, liquid intake, lifestyle, and pollution can exacerbate the aging process. Moreover, skin wrinkling also progresses as dermal thickness is reduced over time due to decreased collagen.

The Efficacy of Collagen in Reducing Wrinkles

A study conducted by Sanz et al. in 2015 found that women who used collagen product had better results than those in the control group. About three-quarters of the treated women showed anti-wrinkling effects and significant increases in skin density and elasticity after just seven days of treatment. Similarly, Matthias et al. conducted a retrospective study on 480 patients with wrinkles, lax skin, scarring, and stretch marks in Germany and South Africa.
These patients used topical collagen after preparing their skin with vitamins and creams for a month. The results showed a 60% to 80% improvement in skin condition. A histological examination revealed a substantial increase in collagen and elastin deposition, with a 40% thickening of the epidermis, mainly in the stratum spinosum, one year after treatment. Campos et al. evaluated the effects of both topical and oral collagen on 60 healthy women. Their findings indicated that women who used a topical collagen product had a significant increase in skin hydration and elasticity within one month.
Another group with oral supplementation showed more noticeable improvements in skin density and pore size reduction after three months without adverse effects. This study confirmed that patients receiving collagen treatment had a notable reduction in the total wrinkle surface, number of wrinkles, and average wrinkle length and depth compared to those using a placebo.
In 2010, Byrne et al. reported the anti-wrinkle activity of collagen. Their research suggested that supplementation significantly improved photo-damaged skin within one month compared to a placebo group. These studies revealed noteworthy reductions in the number of wrinkles and total wrinkle surface, alongside an increase in mean depth and length of wrinkles by the end of one month, ranging from 10% to 28%.
Slowing the aging process by use of collagen supplements has become a driving force in the field of dermatology and cosmetics. The evidence from the reviewed studies suggested that both collagen supplements improve skin moisture, elasticity, and hydration when orally administered. Additionally, collagen reduces the wrinkling and roughness of the skin, and existing studies have not found any side effects of its oral supplements.
source : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8824545/

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What is MSM?

MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane or Dimethyl Sulfone) is an organic sulphur compound found in all living organisms. It is the purest and most bio-available form of sulphur, one of the essential minerals crucial to life and the regeneration of cells. MSM has traditionally been taken as a food supplement to increase joint health for flexibility and mobility, as well as for strong hair and nails, beautiful skin, and other health conditions from leaky gut syndrome to mild arthritis, osteoporosis, and psoriasis. 

Why do we need to supplement with MSM?

Natural MSM is largely destroyed when our food is processed and can be lost entirely when foods and ingredients are stored for a long period of time. MSM bonds with moisture, so any food which undergoes any sort of dehydration will lack its natural MSM.

For these reasons, and because MSM is so critical for almost every athletic function in active bodies, it is important to consistently supplement with a quality MSM nutritional supplement 

What is the science of MSM?

Sulphur is integral to the production of collagen and elastin, and MSM is a source of organic Sulphur. Collagen is the principal structural protein holding the skin together and is largely responsible for the skin’s mechanical properties.  Approximately half of the body's sulphur content is found in the skin, muscles, cartilage and bones.

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How can MSM benefit your skin, hair and nails?

  • Protecting collagen against collagen degrading enzymes
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen and elastin production
  • Boosting the natural production of Glutathione, one of the body's key anti-oxidants ... as an anti-oxidant, MSM will boost the immune system and reduce pigmentation and cellular damage
  • Acting as an anti-inflammatory agent by reducing the production of cytokines (compounds that cause inflammation)
  • Maintaining skin cell membrane flexibility and permeability, promoting an efficient exchange of nutrients and waste products to help keep skin clear
  • Helping to maintaining the body's pH balance

How can MSM help with joint health and support? 

MSM has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can be used as a natural alternative to help reduce pain from mild arthritis and osteoarthritis related symptoms.

How does MISMO MSM help with exercise recovery?

Our muscles, skin, bones, organs, and connective tissue all rely on sulphur and without it our bodies can not function properly.  MSM is an important nutritional supplement for anyone living an active lifestyle, as it delivers the sulphur and methyl nutrients which are key to the structure of healthy cells in muscle and connective tissue.

MSM is valued by bodybuilders, strength, and power athletes because it supports healthy and flexible cell structures and can help reduce the inflammation of muscle tissue and can offset muscle soreness and joint pain caused by inflammation.

Where is MSM found and how is it manufactured?

MSM is found in the fluid and tissue of all living organisms. It is present in a variety of foods including raw vegetables, eggs, milk and fish, but is lost through cooking and food processing. One of the richest natural supplies is pine trees and cabbage.

Although MSM is abundant in nature, even the richest natural sources only provide MSM in the level of several parts per million. Commercial extraction of MSM from trees is not possible so a process is undertaken which parallels the natural oxidation that occurs in the marine atmosphere and produces MSM that is a chemical compound identical to that found in nature.

Click here for a detailed explanation of how MSM is manufactured.

What is the difference between Distilled Ultra-Pure MSM and Pure-Crystalline MSM?

With the distilled product, the MSM solution is heated up to a point where the MSM is released as a vapour and the pure crystals are formed and harvested as the vapour cools on the inside surface of a distillation column.  The heating-up of the MSM solution and the subsequent cooling and harvesting process requires a lot more energy, and hence the reason why the price is a bit higher.

With the crystalline product, the MSM solution is "spun" at super-high speed in a centrifuge and the MSM crystals are formed on the walls of the centrifuge.  And although the MSM solution is highly-pure before the crystallisation process begins (having undergone a reverse-osmosis filtration process), there is a remote possibility that if there are any trace impurities in the solution they can become encapsulated in the crystalline structure.


How pure is MISMO MSM?

Every batch of our MSM is rigourously tested by an independent laboratory to ensure the highest possible quality with no additives or anti-caking agents. MSM is gluten free and vegan / vegetarian. Packaged in Australia from imported ingredients.

    How much MISMO MSM should I be taking?

    An average dose is between 2 to 6 grams daily. Most people take a teaspoon (approx. 4 grams) daily. If more relief is needed, increase the dose slowly. Can be taken in water or juice after breakfast, although there are no rules as to when you should take MSM.

    It is recommended to take MSM in the morning, as it can give a boost of energy. Side effects when starting out with MSM can be nausea and/or headaches. This is not uncommon and is linked to the detoxifying benefits of MSM. We recommend lowering your dose if experiencing these symptoms and gradually increasing with time.

    WARNINGS: If taking strong blood thinners, do not take MSM without your doctor's approval. Not to be taken by children without a health professional's advice.  MSM can also interfere with the accuracy of the blood test for liver enzymes by sometimes producing false positive results. It is recommended you cease taking MSM at least 4 days before these blood tests. You can resume after the test.

    Is MISMO MSM listed with the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration)?

    Yes, click here to view the TGA listing for MISMO MSM

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