As we age, our collagen breaks down slowly and we can start to notice fine lines and wrinkles. Part of this process has to do with an inability of collagen to maintain its integrity and the skin loses moisture. In order to strengthen collagen and elastin, both proteins, it is important to keep the muscles of the face active. When we work out the facial muscles, blood flow increases to the face. If the blood carries along the building blocks for collagen and elastin, there is a greater chance for the cells to continue to produce collagen and elastin efficiently, therefore slowing down the aging process. Also, facial exercises or facial yoga, helps to develop the facial muscles to prevent sagging of the skin and “bulks up” the muscles of the face to maintain their youthful appearance. If you think of lifting weights for your biceps, the muscle builds the more you work it and feed it protein. The same is true for the muscles of the face.
The important building blocks for collagen include sulfur, which helps maintain the bonds in keratin, proteins, like l-lysine, an amino acid necessary for collagen formation and silica, a mineral necessary for the restoration of collagen, which helps anchor glycosaminoglycans (GAG’s) in the cells. GAG’s are needed to draw water into the cells to plump up the skin. We know that dehydrated skin looks older and more wrinkled, but this is avoided when you give the building blocks and the above mentioned nutrients to the skin, internally, from the inside out.
This is why I created the VitaTree Hair, Skin and Nails formula, with the above important nutrients to slow down the aging process and help build collagen and elastin. The formula is made with whole food nutrients, without any added fillers or synthetic nutrients to help the growth of healthy hair, skin and nails.
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