Valens Collagen powder contains Naticol®, 100% pure hydrolized fish collagen, which has been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles and support skin firmness and hydration. Naticol® is obtained by a patented hydrolysis process, which ensures collagen is broken down into smaller particles (peptides). These are more easily absorbed and used by the body wherever needed.
Role of collagen in the skin
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and an important building block of human skin, muscles, joint cartilage and connective tissues. It is produced naturally by our body and it takes part in the vital functions of almost every tissue system and organ of our body. Collagen is the key compound of our skin, where it contributes to its firmness and smoothness. Both intrinsic and extrinsic factors cause changes in collagen network and formation, mostly due to declining endogenous production and generation of reactive oxygen species, that damage skin cells and cause oxidative stress. Aging of the skin therefore occurs, as the epidermis thins, cell renewal slows and collagen is lost or damaged, leading to less moisture, less elasticity and firmness.