It depends – Collagen is required for the support of the skin, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone. In addition, collagen production declines with age which leads to increase in wrinkles. So, Collagen is very important, but does that mean a supplement will help?
It is not that simple because any protein you eat – including collagen – is broken down into individual amino acids. In addition, your body can manufacture certain amino acids but must be supplied with key essential amino acids.
In order to boost collagen levels the cells that make collagen must be working optimally. This requires more than just amino acids. There are several key micronutrients required for collagen synthesis including vitamin C, B Vitamins, zinc, magnesium, and copper. This is why taking a high-quality multi-vitamin and mineral formula is a good insurance policy.
Beyond these nutrients collagen synthesis requires silica which can increase levels of Hydroxyproline – which is a key amino acid required for the production of collagen and elastin which is another connective tissue compound that decreases with age.
Clinical Studies with BioSil® - a patented form of highly bioavailable silica - have shown impressive results including:
Glowing Skin – reduced fine lines and wrinkles by replenishing and protecting collagen in the body. Activated the production of elastin as well as collagen resulting in tighter, more elastic skin.
Thicker Hair – nourishes hair roots for healthier, stronger and noticeably thicker hair.
Stronger Nails – longer, smoother nails with less peeling, breaking, and splitting.
Stronger Bones and Healthier Joints – help improve bone density, joint flexibility, and reduced joint discomfort.
To learn more about the research on bioSil® click here: https://www.biosilusa.com/us-en/clinical-trials/