Our Beauty Secret Inside the New Advanced Athletic Beauty Collagen Ultra: VERISOL®
By Tatiana Marinho - Body Science Athlete and Head of Nutrition
Practising Nutritionist | B.P.H. Nutrition | Master of Nutrition & Dietetics | Master of Public Health.
The new Advanced Athletic Beauty Collagen Ultra is called ‘advanced’ for a reason. We have added three highly bioactive and specific peptides that target skin, nails, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Which really brings the innovative idea of athletic beauty together. The specific peptides VERISOL have been developed by GELITA® to target skin, hair and nail structures and improve beauty from the inside out.
Firstly, let’s understand what the differences are between Collagen Protein and Bioactive Collagen Peptides…
Collagen is a protein formed by three polypeptide chains. These chains are wrapped around each other and form a big molecule. The problem is, when you consume this big molecule, your body needs to break it down in order to absorb it. That is why, many collagen products in the market have been shown to be ineffective. GELITA® has manipulated these molecules to create bioavailable peptides that are easy absorbed and used by the body. The manipulation processes will separate these big molecules and create specific peptides that are formulated to target specific tissues, such as skin or tendons.
Now, let’s talk Bioactive Collagen Peptides VERISOL®
Your skin health can be affected by endogenous and environmental factors including aging processes, hormones, nutrition, sunlight exposure and sweat. VERISOL® can stimulate skin metabolism and reverse the loss of collagen peptides from the skin tissue matrix from the inside. The specific peptides of VERISOL® have been shown to be recognised by the cells in the dermal layer of the skin and stimulate collagen metabolism to counter-balance the collagen degradation in the dermis.
Through clinical trials, VERISOL® has been shown to:
- Improve skin surface structure
- Reduce wrinkles
- Increase skin firmness
- Reduce cellulite
- Faster nail growth
- Less chipping of fingernails
But why add a beauty specific collagen peptide into a sports supplement?
It has been found that we lose important amino acids through our sweat. These amino acids are responsible for forming collagen peptides in the body. Exercise will also increase exposure to sunlight, wind and environmental factors that are known to decrease skin health. Another important aspect is that exercise is known to increase the formation of free radicals in the body, which are also known to increase the signs of aging.
Since the skin is the biggest organ in the body and serves as our first protection from external hazards, our body will prioritise the repair of this tissue. It has been found that this process ends up affecting how well your body will repair your tendons and ligaments since they ‘fight’ for the same collagen peptides.
The bottom line is, exercise is crucial to improve overall health and wellbeing, but it also increases skin damage processes. Your body will then prioritise your skin health over tendons and ligaments which can also increase your risk of injuries. Therefore, looking after your skin isn’t just about looking good after all. It is also about performing better and improving the health of all tissues in your body.