Applied Nutrition Liquid Collagen Drink Mix, 4000 mg., 20 Tubes
. Product Overview Collagen may be the most important element of human skin. This complex protein makes up nearly 80% of skin and provides structure, elasticity, and protection, while helping to retain moisture within the deep dermal layers.*1 During the aging process, collagen naturally diminishes over time. Factors such as sunlight, free radical exposure, poor nutrition and reduced internal production of collagen… all contribute to collagen degradation. Inevitably, the rate of breakdown will always outpace the rate of new production, and as a result the skin will become drier, thinner, and less resilient over time. Loss of collagen is believed to be the primary cause of fine lines and wrinkles that occur in naturally-aged skin.2 ,3 This truly unique and innovative product is specially designed to supply a full 4,000 mg of Collagen along with the Antioxidant Blend, a broad spectrum of ingredients with antioxidant activity and nutrients such as Biotin and Silica. Rather than having to get your collagen from hard-to-swallow tablets or capsules, simply mix one concentrated Liquid-Tube of this delicious Strawberry and Kiwi flavored drink mix into 16 ounces of water and enjoy. This form of delivery is quick and easy to use for people on the go. Each serving of this product supplies a full 4,000 mg of Hydrolyzed Collagen to help replenish the body’s supply.* Collagen is perhaps the most important structural molecule in the body.* In your skin it helps to provide firmness and strength.* As we age, production of collagen starts to diminish, about 1% each year, starting in our 20’s.4 Each serving of this product supplies 2,000 mcg of Biotin. Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin essential for normal cellular functions. It is also known as a beauty nutrient.* It is a cofactor of several enzymes that are important for skin cells.* Each serving of this product supplies 6,000 mcg of Silica, derived from Horsetail. Horsetail is a nutrient-dense botanical and natural source of silica, a mineral useful for structural support of hair and nails.*5 This product also supplies antioxidant activity from super fruits (blueberry, pomegranate) and green tea extract to help protect skin from the damaging effects of free radicals.* Enlarge Image DIRECTIONS: (Adult) Shake well then twist tab on top of Liquid-Tube until it breaks off. Pour concentrated liquid into 16oz. of water and shake or stir. Do not consume liquid directly from the Liquid-Tube. Drink one (1) Liquid-Tube per day. Other Ingredients: Purified water, ascorbic acid, folic acid, citric acid, natural flavors, sucralose, blueberry extract and carrot extract. Contains 3% fruit juice. Usage Warnings: Do not use if Liquid-Tube has been opened. Check with your doctor before using this product if you are using medication or have any medical conditions. Do not use if you may become pregnant, are pregnant or nursing. Do not exceed recommended daily intake. Not intended for use by persons under 18. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Store in a cool, dry place. 1 Oikarinen, A. Aging of the skin connective tissue: how to measure the biochemical and mechanical properties of aging dermis. Photodermatol. Photoimmunol. Photomed. 10, 47–52 (1994). 2 Chung, et al. Modulation of Skin Collagen Metabolism in Aged and Photo-Aged Human Skin In Vivo. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 2001; 117: 1218–1224. 3 Bauman, et al. CosmoDerm/CosmoPlast (Human Bioengineered Collagen) for the Aging Face. Facial Plast Surg 2004; 20(2): 125-128. 4 Shuster, S., Black, M. M. & McVITIE, E. The influence of age and sex on skin thickness, skin collagen and density. Br. J. Dermatol. 93, 639–643 (1975). 5 Krutmann, J. & Humbert, P. Nutrition for Healthy Skin: Strategies for Clinical and Cosmetic Practice. p. 157 (Springer Science & Business Media, 2010).