Collagen is the most plentiful protein in the body; it makes up 70% of the dry weight of human skin and is a highly flexible structure. Vitamin C is essential for the formation of collagen and sulfur active bonds (disulfide bonds) which hold collagen fibers together (Pugliese, 2009; Rock, 2011). Aging is a natural progression of deterioration and the most visible effect of skin aging occurs when there is a decline in both collagen and glycosaminoglycans, as well as from changes in their chemical structure and 3-dimentional organization (Fisher, 2010). Visibly, skin becomes thinner losing its structural strength and elasticity. The dermis contains the structural elements of the skin, the connective tissue. Collagen is one protein that is a type of connective tissue that gives the skin its strength. Elastin fibers are another type, which lend to elasticity. Where the dermis and epidermis meet is where connective tissue delivers nutrients from blood vessels to the epidermis. The stronger the connective tissue, the more nutrients reach the skin, giving it a youthful appearance. Structural deterioration that occurs within skin’s connective tissue is due to progressive cross-linking of protein within collagen fibers. Known as the “cross linking theory” the increased cross-linking defragments its natural chemical structure and causes “stiffening” or “folding” (wrinkles) within in the tissue (Fisher, 2009) OPTIMSM
INGREDIENTS: 99.9% (methylsulfonylmethane). Distilled for optimum purity. Gel base is compromised of: Purified water, Witch Hazel Distillate, Optiphen, Aloe Vera, Vegetable Glycerine, Carbomer 940, Tea. Manufactured with CIT, (Compressed Infusion Technology) Patent Pending.
MSM supplement is naturally-occurring, organic sulfur that helps to reduce inflammation, provide relief from pain and allergies, and promotes healthy cells, skin, hair, and nails. (920mg of MSM in each capsule.)
MSM (providing 314 mg elemental sulfur)920 mg
Vegetable capsule, and magnesium stearate.
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