Vitamin C, zinc, copper, manganese and silica are integral collagen and keratin cofactors, promoting skin elasticity. Optimal levels of these nutrients, as well as folate, have been associated with healthy hair, skin and nails. PureWay-C®, a rapidly absorbed enhanced retention vitamin C, supports skin resiliency and helps counter the effects of oxidative stress along with sustained release CoQ10 complex. Niacinamide and zinc promote immune function and healthy inflammatory balance in the skin. The proanthocyanidins in grape seed extract help to stabilize collagen and elastin by moderating the proteolytic enzymes collagenase and elastase.
Clinical studies indicate that biotin may help reinforce the keratin structure of the nails, promoting strength and thickness. PABA supports the appearance of healthy hair, through its effects on melanin metabolism. BioCell Collagen® is a patented, hydrolyzed and denatured low molecular weight collagen, providing a naturally occurring matrix of hyaluronic acid (HA), chondroitin sulfate and amino acids including lysine, proline and hydroxyproline. These structural components support the elasticity and firmness of skin. Furthermore, HA attracts water, promoting hydration and moisture retention within the dermal matrix.
Case reports have revealed that BioCell Collagen® helped moderate the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes in the skin. Each serving typically contains 300mg hydrolyzed collagen, 100mg chondroitin sulfate and 50mg hyaluronic acid.
|Serving Size: 2 capsules |
Servings Per Container: 30
|Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin C (as PureWay-C®)||250 mg|
|Folate (as Metafolin®, L-5-MTHF)||400 mcg|
|Zinc (citrate)||30 mg|
|Copper (glycinate)||1 mg|
|Manganese (citrate)||2 mg|
|Silica (from Bambusa vulgaris (bamboo) extract (stem))||30 mg|
|PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid)||150 mg|
|Hydrolyzed type II collagen complex (chicken sternal cartilage) |
Providing (typical): hydrolyzed type II collagen 60%
|500 mg |
|Grape (Vitis vinifera) seed extract (standardized to contain 92% polyphenols)||140 mg|
|coenzyme Q10 (as CoQ10 and as 33% from MicroActive® CoQ10-cyclodextrin complex)||60 mg|
|Ascorbyl palmitate (fat-soluble vitamin C)||20 mg|
|Other Ingredients: maltodextrin, rice bran wax, citrus bioflavonoids, potato starch|
Metafolin® is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. BioCell Collagen is a registered trademark of BioCell Technology LLC, Anaheim, California, USA. U.S. Patents 6,025,327; 6,323,319; 6,780,841 and other U.S. and foreign patents pending.
Dosage and Use:
- 2 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals.
Caution: Rare side effects of PABA and chondroitin found in hydrolyzed type II collagen include nausea, heartburn, diarrhea and constipation, drowsiness, skin reactions, or headache. Rare cases of liver toxicity from high doses of PABA (12-48 grams per day) have also been reported. Consult your physician for more information. CoQ10 and grape seed extract may be contra-indicated with blood thinning medications. PABA may decrease the metabolism of cortisone medications. PABA would be contra-indicated with dapsone and sulfonamide antibiotics. Consult your physician for more information.
Biotin may interfere with certain blood tests. Wait at least 8 hours between biotin consumption and blood testing. Inform your health professional about all biotin-containing supplements you are taking. If you are pregnant or lactating, have any health condition or are taking any medication, consult your health professional before use.
- If pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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