What has been their secret?
Collagen is how they have done it for over 25 years now!
This is how they slow their looks of age, they stay in tip-top shape well into their later years.
Studies have shown collagen helps slow the Aging Process.
* 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 Anti-Aging!*
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 Builders worldwide!*
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 collagen/HGH levels.
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.*
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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 anywhere.*
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 the 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 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.*
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 the 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 than 90% of the collagen found in our body consists 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 the 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 bodybuilders 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 LifeSource's Collagen.*
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 polymers.
· Nature's most abundant protein polymer is collagen.
· More than a 1/3 of the body's protein is collagen.
· 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 an 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 be.
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 efficiently.
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 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 of collagen.*
· 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 bodybuilders 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 Medicine.)
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.
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