BioSil® protects the collagen in your skin
BioSil®'s patented ch-OSA® complex lowers cortisol and homocysteine levels using choline (ch). Choline is a vitamin-B-like nutrient that the body naturally produces to convert homocysteine back into methionine. Methionine, in turn, is an amino acid that is used to generate new proteins, including collagen, elastin and keratin. Emerging research suggests that the choline in BioSil® helps moderate cortisol levels, as well.†
By decreasing the levels of collagen-destroying hormones and amino acids, BioSil® not only protects existing collagen, but activates the growth of new, healthy collagen and elastin.†
Visible results in 3-5 months
A number of clinical trials have proven BioSil®'s benefits for skin, especially the face. It's proven to significantly improve wrinkles and fine lines, as well as skin elasticity, in twenty weeks. And people who take BioSil® report glowing, luminous skin even earlier.†
Healthy skin is a beautiful skin
Healthy skin is a critical protective barrier: it produces Vitamin D, modulates our temperature, and helps shield us from pathogens, such as bacteria or viruses. Collagen makes up 75% of our skin, by weight, but it decreases by 1% every year.†
By age 30, the average person has 90% of the collagen she had at age 20. Menopause accelerates the problem: women lose an average of 30% of their skin collagen in the first five years after menopause.
What are "anti-collagens"?
Hormones and amino acids that actively destroy collagen and suppress the production of new collagen can be termed "anti-collagens." For instance, two of the leading causes of collagen loss are elevated homocysteine and cortisol levels, which caused by modern lifestyle problems like chronic stress and nutritional deficits.† Homocysteine is best known as a risk factor for stroke and heart attack, as well as poor bone density. This is because high homocysteine levels damage the collagen in blood vessels and bones, not just skin. Homocysteine builds up in the body when a vitamin deficiency—choline, folic acid, B6, B12—prevents conversion into the essential amino acid methionine. Low estrogen levels are also a factor, which is why homocysteine spikes before and after menopause. Homocysteine not only directly damages existing collagen, it also suppresses new collagen production in every part of the body. Cortisol, on the other hand, is the hormone released when your adrenal glands detect stress. Its function is to help us survive in an emergency, but modern life has our bodies producing far too much, in most cases. Like homocysteine, cortisol destroys existing collagen and elastin, and also suppresses production by interfering with necessary enzymes. For a prime example of how stress can affect the collagen in our skin and hair, just take a look at photos of presidents and world leaders before they took office, and after they left it.