Why Collagen & Biotin are essential for keeping your Skin, Hair & Nails healthy
Updated: May 5
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body, found in bones, muscles, skin, and tendons made up of amino acids, which in turn are made up of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Collagen contains amino acids like glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine and makes up about 30% of the proteins within the body.
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Ligaments are another type of connective tissue that connects two bones and consequently holds the joints together. Tendons are similar but different types of tissue that connect muscles to bones. All these ligaments, tendons, tissues, bones and skeletal muscles themselves are made up with proteins. One of the most prominent proteins is called collagen. It works as cement that holds everything together.
Collagen is found exclusively in animals, especially in the meat and connective tissues of mammals in nature. It's a part of connective tissue that helps in the elasticity, firmness, and constant renewal of skin cells.
There are at least 16 different types of collagen, but 80 to 90 percent of them are of types 1, 2, and 3 (Lodish, 1970). These different types have different structures and functions. Collagen is also present in all smooth muscle tissue, blood vessels, the digestive tract, heart, gallbladder, kidneys, and bladder that hold cells and tissues together.
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With age, the body produces less collagen (Varani et al., 2006). The structural integrity of the skin is reduced. Wrinkles form and the cartilage of the joints weakens. By the age of 60, a significant decline in collagen production is normal.
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Uses of Collagen -
Medical and cosmetic
Guided tissue regeneration
Treatment of osteoarthritis
Benefits of taking collagen -
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Can Improve Skin Health
Helps Relieve Joint Pain
Prevent bone loss
Boost Muscle Mass
Promotes Heart health
Hair and nails Care
Collagen is found within the connective tissues of animals. From relieving joint pain to improving skin health, consuming collagen can have a variety of health benefits.
To produce collagen our body needs a healthy diet that can help the body to produce collagen.
Proline : found in egg whites, dairy, cabbage, mushrooms, meat, soy and cheese
Glycine: found in pork skin, chicken skin, and gelatin, and a variety of other protein-rich foods
Vitamin C: found in citrus fruits and bell peppers
Zinc: found in beef, lamb, pork, shellfish, chickpeas, lentils, beans, milk, cheese, and various
Nuts and seeds Copper: found in organ meats, cocoa powder, cashews, sesame seeds, and lentils
Vitamin A: Occurring in animal-derived foods and in plant foods as beta-carotene. (Brennan, 2020)
What damages collagen?
Some factors can deplete the levels of collagen within the body. Avoiding them could keep the skin healthy for longer.
High Sugar Consumption
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As we age, our existing collagen breaks down, and it becomes harder for our body to produce more. As a result, many people turn towards collagen supplements. These supplements are usually powders, although capsule and liquid supplements are also available. The skin becomes thinner and easier to be damaged, the hair becomes lifeless, the skin becomes saggy and wrinkled, the tendons and ligaments become less elastic, the joints become stiff, etc.
Biotin is one of the B complex vitamins also known as Vitamin H that help the body convert food into energy. Biotin helps to keep our skin, hair, eyes, liver, and nervous system healthy. (WebMD, 2020) Biotin is also an important nutrient during pregnancy, as it is important for fetal development. (Perry et al., 2014)
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Most people get the biotin they need from eating a healthy diet, but there are many claims that getting more biotin can help regulate our blood sugar, promote healthy hair, skin, and nails, and help pregnant women stay healthy. It may help to have a healthy child.
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Usage:- Biotin is used for biotin deficiency. It is commonly used for brittle nails, hair loss, and other conditions. Biotin is LIKELY SAFE for most people both for internal and external use and it is well tolerated when used at recommended dosages.
Natural sources of Biotin
Biotin can also be found in a number of foods, including:
Organ meats (liver, kidney)
Nuts, like almonds, peanuts, pecans, and walnuts
Soybeans and other legumes
Whole grains and cereals
Find the Right Biotin & Collagen Option for You
We at Zeon Lifesciences aim for
“Good Health for All”
Zeon is serving with 30+ years of experience in the industry, we are working meticulously to bring the knowledge of nature with innovation and advanced technology in the form of unique combinations to our consumers. Our in-house formulae and manufactured products are for all age groups in various SKUs (Powders, Diskette, Chewable Tablets). Our specially designed derma products are enriched with the goodness of collagen and biotin for healthy hair, nail and skin. Whereas we are delivering the value of collagen in various joint supplements which supports and maintains joint health
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