Skin Fusion is a multi -award winning scientific blend of 10,000mg marine collagen, hyaluronic acid (150mg), MSM, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It is clinically evidenced to improve skin hydration, improve elasticity and to boost the skin’s own collagen production.
Skin Fusion contains skin specific amino acids proline, glycine and hydroxyproline. These are the three most important amino acids for the Triple Helix of Collagen. These amino acids send signals to the skin’s collagen producing cells (called fibroblasts) to powerfully jump start them back into production mode. Like flicking a light switch back on, your skin responds to these amino acids with new collagen production (a process called neo-collagenesis). This of it as taking your skin back into youthful mode!
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and plays a pivotal role in the structure and integrity of the skin keeping it tight and strong. Your body can make collagen but it’s a complex process and you need to produce a lot of it on a daily basis. In our youth any damage to collagen is quickly repaired and levels always remain high. But as we start to age our levels of collagen start to deplete and production slows down significantly.
As we get older, our collagen levels deplete and our natural ability to produce new collagen declines. This starts to happen from the age of 25. By the age of 40 it is estimated that most people will have lost about 20% of their collagen. During the first 5 years of menopause a further 30% is lost (collagen production plummets with oestrogen decline). Collagen decline results in wrinkles, thinning bones, weak joints, thinning hair, brittle nails, leaky gut and can negatively impact almost every aspect of human health. Any little boosts that you can give your body will help considerably when it comes to collagen.
How do supplements work:
Collagen supplements work by stimulating the body’s own collagen synthesis by activating dermal fibroblasts. This triggers an increase in the body’s natural collagen levels through the process of neo-collagenesis (NEW collagen formation). A good collagen supplement will contain high levels of the skin specific amino acids Proline, Glycine and Hydroxyproline. These three amino acids are the building blocks of the Triple Helix of Collagen. If you don’t have good levels of these three amino acids in your body then your skin will never be strong and radiant. Proline, Glycine and Hydroxyproline are the most important amino acids for skin health and are found abundantly in all ZENii collagen supplements. Hydroxyproline is also clinically evidenced to stimulate an increase in dermal production of hyaluronic acid which helps the skin maintain its intracellular moisture.
The ideal dose from clinical trials is 8-10g (8000- 10,000mg) of hydrolysed collagen per day. At this dose oral collagen has been clinically proven to reduce the rate at which our own collagen breaks down, improve the skin’s innate collagen production and improve skin hydration and healing.
In March 2021 a Systematic Review of 19 different Randomised Controlled Trials* (the gold standard in medical evidence) was published in the International Journal of Dermatology and showed clear and consistent positive skin health benefits for daily hydrolysed collagens. This groundbreaking evidence has silenced any non believers and has led to a huge jump in collagen supplementation amongst the general population. Athletes are also taking collagen for its tissue repair benefits and HC is also being used for the treatment of arthritis and osteoporosis.
In clinical trials daily hydrolysed marine collagen supplementation (10,000mg) was found to:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve skin hydration
- Improve skin elasticity
- Stimulate new collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production
- Improve skin luminosity
- Reduce inflammation
It’s important to look for hydrolysed collagen as it’s a process that plays a key part in how effective your supplement is. Hydrolysis is a process whereby collagen is broken down into small peptide chains that make it more bioavailable – ie easier for your body to absorb and use. Hydrolysed collagen is thought to be the only kind of collagen that can impact the skin positively and it’s what the clinical trials and data support.
We test all batches for heavy metals and certify them free from mercury, cadmium and hormones. All our supplements are made to pharmaceutical standards and are manufactured under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) codes.
We use non GMO’s raw ingredients and we test and certify every batch heavy metal and toxin free. We only use marine collagen from freshwater sources.
Do we not get enough of the ‘collagen’ amino acids in our diet?
The simple answer is no. Collagen is hard to come by in the modern western diet because it has typically been removed from today’s diet. Very few people still consume bone broth or eat organ meats like our ancestors once did. That’s why a supplement can be really helpful because, as we know, collagen production declines from as early as our mid 20’s. Taking a daily supplement with high in glycine, proline and hydroxyproline will deliver the basic amino acid building blocks for the tissues to continue to produce collagen PLUS they will signal for NEW collagen production.
If you are vegan or vegetarian then try our ProLuminous supplement – it has been designed to support the collagen that you have through powerful action of collagen protecting antioxidants.
International Journal of Dermatology March 2021 Roseane B De Miranda et al “Effects on Hydrolysed collagen supplementation on skin ageing: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis’
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology ‘Collagen supplementation for skin health: A mechanistic systematic review’ Meisam Barati et Al 2020 Nov:19(11): 2820-2829
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 14 291-301 Asserin J, Lati E, Shioya T, Prawitt J. ‘The effect of oral collagen peptide supplementation on skin moisture and the dermal collagen network’
Skin Pharmacol Physiol ‘Oral supplementation of specific collagen peptides has beneficial effects on human skin physiology; a double blind, placebo controlled study’ E Proksch et Al 2014: 27(1): 47-55
Nutrients 2018 Jun 26:10(7):826 ‘Oral Intake of Low Molecular Weight Collagen Peptide Improves Hydration, Elasticity and Wrinkling in Human Skin: A Randomised Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study’ Do-Un Kim et Al
Journal of Dermatological Treatment Wich Sangsuwan et Al ‘Four weeks daily intake of oral collagen hydroxylate results in improved skin elasticity, especially in sun exposure areas: a randomised double blind, placebo controlled trial’ Feb 2020
Current Medical Opinion and Research Volume 24 2008 Issue 5 ’24 week study on the use of collagen hydroxylate as a dietary supplement in athletes with activity related joint pain’ Kristine L Clark et Al