What is Collagen and Why Do We Need It?

 

Collagen is essentially the glue that holds us together, put very basically. More formally, the definition of Collagen is a hard, insoluble and fibrous protein that makes up one-third of the protein in the human body. Collagen is the principal protein of the skin, tendons, cartilage, bone, and connective tissue and is an essential part of the framework of the design of our various body tissues. *

Here are a few facts about Collagen:

¢ Protein makes up around 20% of the body's mass, and collagen makes up around 30% of the protein in the human body.
¢ There are at least 16 types of collagen, but 80-90% of the collagen in the body consists of types I, II, and III.
¢ Type I collagen fibrils are stronger than steel (gram for gram).
¢ Collagen is most commonly found within the body in the skin, bones and connective tissues.
¢ The word "collagen" is derived from the Greek "kolla," meaning glue.
¢ Collagen gives the skin its strength and structure, and also plays a role in the replacement of dead skin cells.
¢ Collagen production declines with age (as part of intrinsic aging), and is reduced by exposure to ultraviolet light and other environmental factors (extrinsic aging).*

 

Why do we need Collagen? Up there with water, collagen is vital for our bodies and is imperative as the structural substance. Without collagen our ligaments, tendons, bones and skeletal muscles wouldn't hold together. It is also one of the primary components of our hair, skin and nails. Knowing how important collagen is to our bodies, it makes sense to also be aware of what we can do to help protect against any collagen damage.

By avoiding the sun, sugar and smoking we are one step closer to preserving our collagen supplies and by incorporating nutrients that support collagen formation like, Proline found in egg whites, meat cheese, soy and cabbage, Anthocyanidins found in blackberries, blueberries, cherries and raspberries, Vitamin C oranges, strawberries, capsicum and broccoli, Copper shellfish, nuts, red meat and Vitamin A found in animal-derived and plant based foods as beta-carotene we are giving our collagen the best possible chance at being preserved.

 

*Source - http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/262881.php

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MISMO MSM - 440g / Ultra-Pure Distilled - Pain Relief
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MISMO MSM

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THE BEAUTY, HEALING AND RESTORATIVE MINERAL

MSM is known to be highly effective in joint health, muscle recovery, sports nutrition, immune support, and healthy ageing. 

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 

How does MSM work at the cellular level?

Collagen is the principal structural protein holding the skin together and is largely responsible for the skin’s mechanical properties.  Sulphur is integral to the production of collagen and elastin, and MSM is a source of organic Sulphur. 

Approximately half of the body's sulphur content is found in the skin, muscles, cartilage and bones.

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 chemically identical to that found in nature.

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

How pure is MISMO MSM?

Every batch of our MSM is rigourously tested by an independent laboratory to ensure the highest quality, minimum 99.99% pure MSM.

    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.

    A word of caution ... some people find if they take MSM late in the day, after 4 or 5pm, they do not sleep as well, as it energises them. This is not a general occurrence but worth mentioning.

    WARNINGS: If taking Warfarin or 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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