What has been their secret?
Collagen is how they have done it for over 20
This is how they slow their looks of age, they stay in
tip top shape well into their later years.
Just What Does Collagen do for us?
· Helps support normal joint function, Fights
· Supports cartilage, tendons, muscles, bones,
teeth and joint health.*
· Enhances HGH levels in all that use our
· Helps reduce the appearance & causes of
· Preserves lean body mass for people trying to
lose weight & build mass.*
· Promotes better sleeping.*
· Provides Protein energy, which is utilized and
not stored as fat.*
· The Highest Bio-Availability of any Collagen
on the market.*
· Supports Rapid Muscle Repair and Muscle Growth
Enhancement crucial for Body Builders and anyone trying to lose weight.*
· Overall toning for Body Builders and Weight
· Helps with rejuvenation and promotes a greater
sense of wellness.*
· Provides increased stamina, which in turn
turns up your metabolism naturally for weight loss and building muscle.*
· Helps lessen snack cravings.*
· Immediate improvements in skin, hair and nail
texture and appearance*
Studies have shown collagen helps slow the
* The Only Collagen Product on the Market to
Use Only Collagen, no Other Major Additives, With a Whopping 8 Grams Of Protein
Rich Collagen Per Serving, the most of any on the market today, and Also Has
ALL 20 Amino Acids Critical For Natural Weight Loss, Building Muscle Mass and
LifeSource's Collagen is the natural way to help get
your HGH levels on the rise, instead of on the decline which all person have
over 20. HGH is critical for all ages over 20 and both genders. HGH Slows aging
and builds back your muscle tone. This is the secret ingredient for Body
Collagen is an enzymatically hydrolyzed, high
energy, concentrated collagen that contains 8 grams of protein per serving and
all 20 Amino Acids necessary for sparing the lean body cell mass and building
The body has the extraordinary capacity to
auto-rejuvenate (rebuild) itself when fed properly.*
Collagen assists in the maintenance of the
functions of healthy joints. The cartilage, discs, meniscus, ligaments and
tendons are all constructed of collagen. Great for arthritis.*
Collagen is Indispensable in the nutrition of
the structure of the eyes.*
Collagen accelerates recovery after
exercising, preserving the tone and muscular mass critical for building
muscles. This is why collagen has been a tightly held secret by Body Builders
around the world for years for that competitive edge. Watch now what happens
with our US Body Builders.*
Revitalizes the skin, nails, and hair, and
aids the fortification of the heart, veins, blood vessels and arteries. Greatly
helps with aging problems of the skin.*
Expedites weight loss, reduces restless sleep,
helps with overall well-being.*
What separates LifeSource Vitamins Collagen
from ALL others?
(NPU) Net Protein Utilization is how. Net
Protein Utilization is a term that describes the biological value and
digestibility of the protein in question. In other words, how much of the
protein is truly available to the body to be digested, absorbed and utilized.
Our Collagen has the highest Bio-Availability of all products available
Not only do we have 8 grams of (NPU) protein,
more than twice our nearest competitor, we guarantee results. That's right, we
Guarantee results! All you have to do is take our collagen 3 hours after your
dinner meal with a 6 - 8 ounce glass of water, then go to bed as normal, that
is it. Note, the more water you can drink throughout the day the better your
results. With 20 Amino Acids, unlike any other brands, we have a highest
concentration of the 4 needed amino's to ensure the High Net Protein
Utilization, which again, no one else has in their product. They are
L-Arginine, Glycine, L-Proline and L-Hydroxyproline. What is all the talk of
NPU or High Net Protein Utilization? Unless your Collagen has this NPU, it is
basically useless. You will see results, but they will take so long, be
terribly costly, and the nutrients going into your body will be unregulated.
When a dietary substance has high NPU it means simply that the body can more
efficiently utilize the protein and nutrients. We guarantee our Collagen to
produce results! Also, by having the high NPU, it becomes much easier for your
body to maintain a healthy positive nitrogen balance. The high concentration of
NPU is made possible again by the 4 amino’s found only in LifeSource's
Collagen is the most abundant protein form in
our bodies. Our product uses hydrolyzed collagen, from the United States, with
the most protein of any company in the world! And ours also has all natural
amino acids. Amino acids are used by our bodies to help provide energy, to help
maintain muscle/lean mass, and to help build body tissue. Collagen is the main
component of our skin, nails, bones, cartilage, and connective tissue and is
found in all of the body organs.
Amino acids help maintain lean muscle mass and
allow the body to more readily & efficiently consume fat for energy. This
contributes to weight loss from fat reduction. LifeSource's Collagen also helps
reduce lethargy and the desire to eat by giving a boost to your energy levels
throughout the day.*
As we age, the production of collagen drops
off tremendously, and it is this reduction that is a contributor to an `older'
appearance and reduced mobility. Cartilage is the cushion and shock absorber
between joints. Healthy cartilage increases mobility and flexibility. After
only a couple of weeks of taking our Collagen, many of our customers report a
healthier look to their hair, skin, nails, with better mobility for arthritis
sufferers as well.*
Lower levels of Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
production is thought to be one of main reasons for the reduction of muscle
mass and the increase of body fat. Studies have indicated increased levels of
HGH reverses many aspects of the aging process and improve overall health. To
counter the decreased level of HGH production, consider the following. We've
included an amino acid complex in our Collagen that is intended to increase the
natural production of the HGH. The body's natural HGH production is at its
highest output during the first hours of deep sleep. Not consuming large
quantities of food before bedtime improves the quality of sleep, allowing more
deep sleep time, and therefore increasing the production of HGH. Reducing the
intake of carbohydrates 3 hours before bedtime increases the natural production
of HGH and reduces the level of insulin production. This reduced level of insulin
production allows the body to tap the fat reserves for fuel during sleep, which
facilitates/allows weight loss to happen.*
Collagen offers a sensible way to lose weight
and/or maintain a desirable weight without significantly altering the normal
diet. This is the most natural, healthy weight management product available
today at any price. Take it mixed with water before going to bed, three hours
after your dinner. Collagen produces results at a very affordable price. The
active ingredients in Collagen will work while you are sleeping.*
The Quality of LifeSource's Collagen
The way the collagen in our LifeSource
Collagen is processed is also different than other weight-loss products.
Hydrolyzed or hydrolysis are terms that refer to the process of breaking down
of food into material that can be used and absorbed by the body. Two types of
hydrolyzation are used when preparing collagen for human consumption: enzymatic
(using natural enzymes) and acid.
Most companies with collagen-based products
use acid hydrolysis when preparing collagen, since it is much less expensive.
But acid hydrolysis does not adequately break down collagen, requiring even
further effort by the body to digest it in order for it to be utilized. This
totally defeats the purpose of Collagen. If your body has to work so hard
digesting, you will certainly not get the desired results.
In contrast, LifeSource Vitamins Collagen
contains naturally hydrolyzed with enzymes. This allows the body to absorb all
the collagen protein in a matter of minutes. (This is why Collagen can also be
used during the day to aid energy levels.) Also, unlike other products,
Collagen will work even if food has been consumed prior to three-hour
recommended fasting period before bedtime.
Another benefit of enzymatically hydrolyzed
collagen is the lack of side effects when compared to acid-hydrolyzed collagen.
Many nighttime weight-loss products, for example, add Aloe Vera possibly to
counteract the most notable side effect of acid-hydrolyzed collagen. Since Aloe
Vera is an intestinal soothing agent, it helps to nullify the gas and gripping
produced by the acid in the lower-quality collagen products. If a product
contains Aloe Vera, you can be reasonably certain it is acid hydrolyzed.
LifeSource's Collagen does not contain Aloe
Vera because it is enzymatically hydrolyzed and is unnecessary. That leaves
more room for the actual beneficial ingredient-collagen.
What is Collagen?
What is Hydrolyzed Collagen (Type 1 and Type
III)? It is an incredible multi-function liquid that helps rejuvenate and
maintain tendons, ligaments, skin, hair, nails, bones, teeth, energy, blood
vessels, and arteries. It is probably most widely known for weight/fat loss!
Collagen is the primary connective tissue protein in your body. The word
Collagen is derived from kolla, the Greek word for glue. As we age, every year
we lose 1% of our collagen content, collagen we need to keep us looking young
as well as keeping us healthy and strong. Collagen is the most abundant protein
found in our body. Additionally, more then 90% of the collagen found in our
body consist of Collagen Type I and III, which is why it is necessary that we
supply our bodies with the proper protein source from LifeSource Vitamins.
LifeSource's hydrolyzed collagen is the best product on the market with 8 grams
of protein and 20 amino acids.
LifeSource Vitamins Collagen Protein Source
Protein is essential for life, as it provides
raw material for your body's processes to grow and develop efficiently. One of
protein's main functions is that it produces energy, which in turn is needed
for the manufacturing of hormones, antibodies, enzymes and tissues. Protein
represents the largest daily nutrient needed by the body and recent
investigations have defined protein and calorie requirements during illness are
far different than normal case studies with regards to preserving body cell
mass and metabolism, in general optimum health. Therefore, in these studies
they used higher than normal collagen, i.e. LifeSource's Collagen, 8 grams per
serving to see the results therapeutically speaking. The results we found were
amazing with obesity problems, cancer patients, & arthritis sufferers.
Below we will explain some of the info on these studies and other studies done
worldwide. Protein is a unique nutrient that performs important and diverse
functions. During growth, amino acids, which are the basic building blocks of
our bodies protein, must be present in adequate quality and quantity to provide
for new tissue growth and formation. This is why body builders from overseas
have kept this training secret a secret for so long. Protein also decreases in
the normal body. Protein turnover daily, (i.e. breakdown) is 4% per day and
results in a net loss of approximately 30 grams of amino acids in this process.
This loss must be replaced by diet for re-synthesis to match or keep up with
the breakdown process. Collagen protein also includes red blood cells and
albumin, which serves to regulate body processes as well as being an essential
component of thousands of enzymes and hormones that also regulate the fluid and
electrolyte balance in the body.*
Also, when taken in the amounts contained in
our Collagen formula, nitrogen balance is helped greatly. Nitrogen balance
indicates the rate of protein synthesis in the body equals the protein decline.
Inactive nitrogen components are not stored in the body. More than 90% of the
nitrogen excreted from the body is found in the urine, the remainder in the
feces and on skin. Excreted urinary nitrogen is chiefly in the form of urea
(about 70%), while ammonia, uric acid, creatinine, amino acids and some
peptides make up the rest. The major variable in nitrogen loss is urea. Urea
can be measured by the standard means for measuring the urea in blood (BUN) and
expressing this value as grams urea nitrogen per 24 hours.*
How does Collagen work as a
Weight Loss Product?
Hydrolyzed Collagen can be used as a healthy
long-term remedy for permanent weight/fat loss and energy product as opposed to
using a short-term weight loss stimulant that may cause or promote the weight
to be gained back. There is no nervousness feeling or jumpy feeling taking
How does it exactly work? Repairing tissues,
such as your skin and joints requires energy. Most of our cell repair happens
in the first stage of our sleep, which is the first couple of hours of sleep.
Taking our Collagen as an evening supplement initiates this repair more
rapidly. The energy needed to repair tissues is supplemented by hydrolyzed
collagen and in turn burns fat in this process. It is important to know when
you lose fat you lose inches and size not necessarily pounds on the scale. When
our LifeSource Collagen is taken properly over 4 to 16 weeks' people have
noticed their clothes fitting more comfortable, their bodies appearing more
lean and shapely and their energy level increasing substantially. With more
energy put into the equation we naturally become more active, which in turns
increases our metabolism, and burns fat!*
Collagen, "the essential structural
protein" is most abundant and important in all the body. Collagen helps to
regulate and to feed all the cells and tissues in the body. It is indispensable
to construction, union, maintenance and repair. Collagen offering support,
strength, and elasticity to every single cell in our body.*
Free radicals, stress, diseases, age, food
intake, pesticides and the secondary effects of many medicines contribute to
the deterioration of the collagen. They manifest themselves in the lack of
muscular vitality, premature wrinkles, loss of elasticity of the skin, and loss
of strength in the nails and hair. When collagen is lacking and deterioration
is more severe, bones and joints are greatly affected, producing discomfort,
rigidity, inflammation, and enhanced pain.*
· The most important
building block in the entire animal world is collagen, and is the tie that
binds the animal kingdom together. Life is a string of complex molecules called
· Nature's most abundant protein polymer is
· More than a 1/3 of the body's protein is
· Collagen makes up 75% of our skin.
The more science & LifeSource's own team
of physicians learn about the body, the more integral we see collagen to be.
This is why we have made it available to the public.
The science of medicine is a continuing
journey into an ever-smaller territory. From the body as a whole, to its
separate systems and parts we are analyzing every cellular composition. Only a
generation ago, medical science studied the human body by examining cells and
how they were seen to work. As our microscopes and methods kept getting
stronger, new techniques and devices appeared. And now, here at LifeSource
Vitamins, we gain our latest insights by going deep below the cellular level. Down
to the molecules: the bricks and mortar of every living thing in the universe. From
plants to humans and everything in between.
We used to think creatures were collections of
cells, many different from each other, but most bound together cheek by jowl
like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle. Now we know that life outside the cell performs
essential functions. And the term 'connective tissue' has taken on an even
broader meaning. Just as connective tissue binds various parts of the body
together, muscle to bone, vertebrae to vertebrae... collagens are essential for
tying cell to cell. To hang together, cells need a scaffold, or a matrix. Like
the mesh in a screen, cells fill the holes in the mesh. The mesh itself is
primarily collagen -- the tie that binds.
Life is a string of complex molecules:
polymers. And Nature's most abundant protein polymer is collagen. More than a
third of the body's protein is collagen and it can account for even higher
percentage in particular parts of the body. Collagen makes up 75% of our skin.
The more science learns about the body, the more significant we see collagen to
At this stage of our knowledge, we've found 13
kinds of vertebrate collagens, plus some smaller molecules looking like
collagen spare parts, Members of the same family, we suspect. Each type has
evolved to serve a distinct purpose. Collagen varies depending on the
anatomical region. From muscle to bone to cartilage to blood vessels to nerves
to various parts of the skin, which itself is the largest organ in the body,
they are all slightly different but need the same collagen to operate
The differences among these collagen siblings
come at the ends of each collagen molecule. It's as though nature created
specified arms able to share their fingertips with the tips of different
molecules in other appropriate cells, and this is how they connect. But all
collagen middles are the same. Three strands of repeating amino acids coil
themselves, left-handed, into the unique collagen triple helix. Then these
coils weave themselves right-handed into a cable, like small steel wires
braided into the cables of a suspension bridge. In fact, collagen has a greater
tensile strength than steel. Presumably, this complex structure was devised by
nature to be invulnerable to the circulating enzymes and other materials in the
body. Nature accomplished this purpose superbly which is why no other enzyme
(of the many thousands in the body) but a "collagenase" or collagen
can break it into its component parts.
When the body needs to build any new cellular
structure as in the healing process, for example, collagen and/or collagen
fragments play a central role. Although the role of collagen as scaffolding has
been known for some time, we now know at LifeSource Vitamins that collagen
controls cell shape and differentiation, migration, and the synthesis of a
number of proteins. This is why broken bones regenerate and wounds heal. Why
blood vessels grow to feed healing areas. The collagen mesh provides the
blueprint, the road map and the way.
Collagen? It provides support inch by inch to
the entire body, internally and externally, this is how important this is for
us to use this supplement!
· The body has the extraordinary capacity to
auto-rejuvenate itself. Clinical studies around the world have demonstrated the
safety and effectiveness of taking LifeSource's Concentrated Liquid Collagen.*
· Aid to maintain the functions of healthy
joints. The cartilage, discs, meniscus, ligaments and tendons are constructed
· Indispensable in the nutrition of the
structure of the eyes.*
· It accelerates the recovery after exercising,
preserving the tone and the muscular mass. This is why this has been a secret
of body builders around the world for years.*
· Revitalizes the skin, nails, and hair, and
aids the fortification of the heart, veins, blood vessels and arteries.*
· Expedites weight loss, reduces restless sleep,
helps with overall well being.*
LifeSource Vitamins Collagen; Is a Great Night Time Weight-loss Formula!
We have been asked why we are just now
bringing out to the public this Collagen formula. The reasons are that even
though it has been used in hospitals and doctors' offices around the world, it
was very costly to produce. With the new craze of Collagen and the wonderful
benefits it provides, we felt it was our obligation to get out our patented
formula that is so trusted by hospitals and doctors around the world. *
LIFESOURCE VITAMINS COLLAGEN has 8 GRAMS OF
PROTEIN of Enzymatically Hydrolyzed collagen protein per serving! It is the
only collagen product in the world to have 8 grams of Collagen Protein and all
20 Amino Acids.
Furthermore, not only does LifeSource Vitamins
Collagen contain only collagen; it also contains the specific patented collagen
that has been clinically studied for use in weight-loss by hospitals and
Doctors around the world for over 20 years now. Three published clinical
studies now support its use for weight-loss and (and other therapeutic
applications including wound healing and prevention of wasting syndrome among
persons being treated for cancer and hospital patients).
Indeed, to the best of our knowledge, all of
the studies published in accredited medical journals having to do with this
aspect of collagen and nutrition have been done on the ingredient in Collagen.
Collagen and Weight Loss
The most popular commercial use has been for
weight loss. Contrary to what some companies promote, collagen itself does not
burn fat; however, it places the body's metabolism in an optimal state to do
so. When taken at bedtime, it is extremely effective during the first phase of
sleep in which the body is in a natural state of repair, building and healing muscle
tissue. Collagen's specific amino acids help to preserve and build lean muscle.
Since muscle helps to regulate and increase the metabolism, fat can then be
burned as energy to help support this bodily repair process.
In April 2001, Dr. Joel B. Lao conducted a
study on the effects of a liquid hydrolyzed collagen supplement on overweight
people. Fifty overweight people were observed over a 90-day period. One bottle
of a liquid hydrolyzed collagen supplement was provided every month for three
months. They were asked to take one tablespoon at night on an empty stomach,
after not eating for at least three hours. There were no diet or exercise
instructions given, but the subjects were asked to eat sensibly. After 90 days,
there was an average weight loss of 10 pounds, an average of 7 inches lost, and
an average decrease in body fat percentage of 2.4%. ("A Clinical
Observation on the Effects of a Liquid Hydrolyzed Collagen Supplement on
Overweight Individuals", April 2001, Dr. Joel B. Lao, Doctor of Internal
Truth in Health Claims
Claims such as collagen-based products are
directly touted for weight-loss should be corrected for the most part. Contrary
to what some promote, collagen itself does not burn fat; however, it places the
body's metabolism in an optimal state to do so. As we age, our bodies tend to
lose their muscle tissue and gain more fat. This is why we are not as toned and
firm when we are older, even though we may weigh the same as when we were
younger. This also affects our metabolism, since muscle helps regulates the
metabolism and the burning of calories, and, thus, fat. Less muscle tissue
means a slower metabolism. Greater muscle tissue results in a better or faster
metabolism that is able to burn calories and fat. Collagen's specific high-nitrogen
amino acids help to preserve and build lean muscle, promoting the body's own
burning of fat as energy. Collagen sets the stage for burning of calories.
This is also why it is indeed smart to take
collagen at bedtime. During the first stage of sleep the body is in a natural
state of repair, building and healing itself, which involves the breaking down
of muscle tissue. Using collagen protein at bedtime helps to preserve and
prevent the breaking down of the body's muscle. Thus, the increased muscle mass
supports fat being burned as energy to support this repair process.
The Doctors' Prescription:
Weight-loss is one of those areas of health
where about 58-million Americans need help. Nothing works for everyone. There
are no miracles. But nutritional supplements, when combined with smart dietary
choices and exercise, can help.
WHY USE COLLAGEN?
Collagen helps you maintain healthy looking
skin. People of any age can benefit from taking Collagen. By supporting your
collagen with LifeSource's Collagen, you are taking steps to ensure that you
will maintain your soft supple skin, pliable veins and arteries, strong bones
and nails, as well as weight control, and flexible joints that help provide a
wide range of movements. Collagen is an amazing overall dietary supplement, and
as always, guaranteed by LifeSource Vitamins.
The Only Collagen
Product on the Market to Use Only Collagen, no Other Major Additives, With a
Whopping 8 Grams Of Protein per serving.
Vitamins product exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s
Code of Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices
in the USA, with ALL USA Ingredients!
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Servings per Container: 30
Tablespoon (15 ml) contains 8 grams of Enzyme Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen
* Percent Daily Values are based
on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Ingredients: Collagen (papaya and pineapple are used
to enzymatically hydrolyze) concentrated, Purified Water, Glycerine, Stevia,
Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, and Natural Orange Flavor.
Suggested usage: 1 Tablespoon at
bedtime followed by 6-8 ounces of water, 2 to 3 hours after your last meal.
Also can be taken before breakfast after your exercise routine or as otherwise
indicated by your health care professional.
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*Disclaimer: None of the above statements have been evaluated by the FDA. These
products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As
always, consult your physician before taking any and all supplements.
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