NUTRITION WHY’S #7: PROTEIN AND SKIN. The two most important proteins in the skin are collagen and elastin. Collagen is 30% of all proteins in the body and provides firmness to the skin.

NUTRITION WHY'S: PROTEIN AND SKIN. The two most important proteins in the skin are collagen and elastin. Collagen is 30% of all proteins in the body and provides firmness to the skin. Elastin is the protein that provides the skin with the ability to bounce back when it is stretched. The elastin protein is shaped like a spring while collagen is made up of strong crossed fibers which act as a filler below the skin surface supporting the structure of the skin. By age 30, you stop making collagen and the amount of collagen in the skin goes down 1 to 2 % per year contributing to the wrinkling of the skin as you age. Collagen hydrolysate is made up of small groups of a few amino acids called peptides formed when collagen is broken down by enzymes. These peptides are rich in the amino acids called proline, hydroxyproline,and glycine making up 50% of the amino acids in collagen. A supplement of peptides called collagen hydrolysate is made from collagen by controlling this process in the laboratory. It has been demonstrated in several studies that a supplement of collagen hydrolysate and antioxidants can stimulate the production of collagen and reduce wrinkling. While collagen protein is poorly absorbed collagen hydrolysate is absorbed and delivers these amino acids to the skin cells. It is especially important to get enough protein when you are losing weight to keep your skin from wrinkling. Start your day with a Protein-Rich Shake, exercise,and facial massage as you put on makeup or shave. You need the right amount of protein everyday along with Balanced Nutrition and Healthy Active Lifestyle to keep your skin looking young!!#drdavidheber #protein #collagen #face #wrinkles to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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