Is Collagen All Your Skin Needs?

Everybody talks about how important collagen is these days.  You hear about it in commercials, from your friends, and in magazines.

But how much do you really know about this collagen stuff?

What’s the best way to give your skin more collagen?  And is collagen really all you need for your skin to look its best?

I wrote this article to help you understand the world of collagen a little better.

What Is Collagen?

For starters, what exactly is collagen?  Collagen is defined as the main structural protein found in skin and other connective tissues. 

So, collagen gives your skin structure, but is that really all your skin needs?  Let’s think of this for a moment in terms of building a house. 

If collagen is like the bricks you need to build the house, what else do you need? 

You need the cement to hold the bricks together, and water to mix with the cement to use it.  This is the same basic concept when it comes to your skin. 

Why Is Collagen Not Enough?

It’s not enough just to have the structural collagen which builds up your skin. 

You also need something called hyaluronic acid (HA) and things like chondroitin sulfate, keratin sulfate, and other glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) to hold that collagen together.

Therefore, taking collagen supplements by themselves is not the optimal solution for your skin.  As you can see from the house analogy, they are only part of the skin structure. 

You also need plenty of other components to keep your skin looking its best.   These other components are notoriously difficult to get back in your body. 

This is because molecularly, these other components are usually too heavy for your body to absorb. 

Think about a fishing net.  Now think about trying to fit a beach ball through the tiny openings of this fishing net. 

This is similar to what happens when you try to ingest the other components your skin needs to look its best. This doesn’t stop supplement manufacturers from selling these other components, though. 

There are plenty of products out there claiming to be good for your skin, products like hyaluronic acid supplements which have little to no effect because of this “beach ball that’s too big for the fishing net” concept.

You may have even heard people trying hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate or other similar supplements and telling you they got no results whatsoever. 

Now you know why.

So, what is to be done about all this?  Well, luckily, there is one company that was able to figure it out.

After 20 years of research and development, 37 independent double-blind placebo-controlled clinical studies and 7 US and international patents, this company developed a molecule of everything that your skin needs in a form your body can actually recognize and absorb.  

This breakthrough is so significant that it has already been awarded multiple industry awards and has been turning heads worldwide as well as in the medical community.  

A wide range of doctors, nutritionists, and skin care professionals have started taking notice of this astounding new development and have been recommending it to their clients with great success.