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What is VERISOL® B Collagen?

Collagen has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, and for good reason! This powerful protein is abundant throughout our body, it's an integral structural component of our skin, bones, muscles, eyes and connective tissues.

It's especially popular in skincare because collagen makes up approximately 70% of our skin and, as we age, our body's collagen production begins to decrease. Research has found that after the age of 20 we produce about 1% less collagen in the skin each year! As a result, the skin becomes thinner and more fragile and we can start to notice signs of aging.

When it comes to maintaining supple skin and a youthful appearance, collagen is key. But there are many forms of collagen, and they are not all created equal.

What is VERISOL® B?

VERISOL® B is a clinically-proven, patented form of bioactive collagen peptides sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine. Collagen peptides, also called hydrolyzed collagen, are derived from collagen proteins and optimized for bioavailability.

Collagen proteins alone consist of long chains of amino acids and are therefore quite large and difficult to digest and absorb efficiently. For example, the collagen present in food is about 3,000 pieces of aminos acids. That's why we use hydrolyzed, or broken-down, collagen peptides consisting of three main polypeptides: glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline sequence. These smaller amino chains are essentially a HOV lane into the bloodstream without requiring extra digestion as other larger collagen sources do and therefore easier for your body to efficiently utilize them.

There are 16 types of collagen, but the vast majority of them can be categorized into 3 types:

  1. Type 1 Collagen: this is the most abundant collagen in the human body. Type 1 collagen deficiency is correlated with decreased skin elasticity, increased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and depleted nail strength and hair health.
  2. Type 2 Collagen: this is an integral building block for cartilage. It is key for the health of bones and joints.
  3. Type 3 Collagen: this type is most prominent within our intestines, blood vessels and muscles. When paired with Type 1 collagen, it can be utilized to support gut health, skin elasticity and optimal hydration.

VERISOL® B consists of both Type 1 and Type 3 collagen peptides which makes it uniquely targeted for beauty applications.

What Are The Benefits of VERISOL® B?

VERISOL® B works through two main mechanisms: first by stimulating skin cell metabolism (fibroblasts) and secondly by providing a supply of the typical collagen amino acids as valuable building blocks to combat collagen depletion at the cellular level. While VERISOL® B was specifically formulated for skin and beauty benefits – supporting skin elasticity, hydration, and smoothness – it also supports bone and joint health.

Let's look at some of the evidence behind the skin and beauty benefits of VERISOL® B.

May Promote Higher Skin Elasticity

A randomized controlled trial of 69 women aged 35 to 55 years found that oral intake of VERISOL® can lead to up to 15% higher skin elasticity. This effect was measured just 4 weeks after treatment began. Higher skin elasticity levels were still measured 4 weeks after the last intake of the product.

May Reduce Wrinkles

A randomized controlled trial of more than 100 women aged 45 to 65 years shows that daily oral consumption of 2500 mg of VERISOL® may significantly reduce wrinkles and lead to a higher skin procollagen concentration, the precursor to collagen.

May Promote Fingernail Growth

A clinical trial of 25 participants found a 42% decrease of cracked and/or chipped nails after 6 months of daily oral VERISOL® consumption. Positive results were found as early as 2 months after beginning the bioactive collagen peptide protocol.

Compared to the control group, VERISOL® also showed positive effects on nail growth speed, with a statistically significant improvement in nail growth after 3 months of treatment.

May Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite

While the exact cause isn't known, cellulite forms when fibrous bands connecting your skin to the underlying muscle tighten irregularly. This tightening pulls down on your skin, and the normal layer of fat beneath the skin pushes upward resulting in a puckering appearance of the skin.

Genetics, sex, age, the amount of fat on your body and your skin's thickness all determine how much cellulite you have and how visible it is. As you age, your skin loses elasticity which can make the appearance of cellulite more evident. Weight gain can also make the appearance of cellulite more prominent.

VERISOL® may help improve the appearance of cellulite by having beneficial effects on the dermal matrix. VERISOL® directly stimulates the extracellular matrix formation in skin and may help restore the normal structure of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue. A randomized controlled trial with 105 women aged 25 to 50 years shows a decreased cellulite score, measured 3 and 6 months after daily VERISOL® supplementation.

VERISOL® supplementation may also reduced the waviness of the skin. According to the study, daily oral supplementation with 2500 mg VERISOL® reduced the appearance of cellulite in women with a BMI of less than 25.

May Promote Thicker Hair

A randomized, placebo-controlled study of 44 women aged between 39 and 75 years found that daily supplementation with 2,500 mg VERISOL® led to a statistically significant increase in hair thickness.

Hair is primarily made up of the protein keratin. A main component of keratin is proline, which is one of the three nonessential amino acids found in collagen (proline, glycine, and hydroxyproline). Therefore, consuming proline-rich collagen like VERISOL® B provides your body with one of the building blocks it needs to grow healthy hair.

Collagen can also act as an antioxidant and help fight damage to hair follicles caused by free radicals.

Lastly, consuming collagen helps support the elasticity and strength of your dermis, the middle layer of your skin that contains the root of each individual hair. With age, your body becomes less efficient at producing collagen and replenishing cells in the dermis, which may be one of the reasons why hair gets thinner over time.

Meet Skin Defense Plus

Your secret weapon for radiant skin from within, Blueshift Nutrition's Skin Defense Plus was intentionally formulated with the clinically-studied 2500 mg dose of VERISOL® B collagen peptides for increased skin firmness & elasticity. But that's just the beginning. This uncompromising formulation delivers multiple powerful skincare products in one delicious daily drink.

In addition to clinically-proven VERISOL® B, this everyday beauty essential provides Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and smooth wrinkles from within, Vitamin C & DMAE to promote even skin tone, plus age-defying antioxidants like Turmeric, Vitamin E, and Grape Seed Extract. Skin Defense Plus also has Biotin and Silica – known for their hair and nail benefits.

If you're looking for an enjoyable way to get real results, you definitely want to give this heavy hitter a try.

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