The main function of the skin is to act as a barrier that protects the human body from the external environment. The Epidermis, the outer layer of the skin, is composed of multiple layers--the stratum corneum being the outermost part. The Epidermis is the hardest layer to penetrate and is the first barrier to the external environment; because of this, the chances of active ingredients reaching the Dermis, the second layer of skin, through topical application are very limited.
Most anti-ageing commercial creams or serums contain collagen and are applied topically to the skin. While topical products containing collagen claim to affect the dermis, where they would induce and increase in collagen levels, collagen is a large molecule (300 kDa) and it cannot penetrate the epidermis. Because of this topical products containing collagen are limited to the skin’s surface. In order for collagen to reach the dermis, collagen must act from the inside, and Hydrolysed Collagen presents an effective solution to this problem. Studies show that when collagen peptides are administered orally they can be digested, absorbed and then distributed to the inner layers of the skin where they will result in high biological activity. Pure Gold Collagen acts from within and boosts the level of collagen and hyaluronic acid in your skin.
Gold Collagen products contain a blend of hydrolysed collagen and active ingredients that act from within the body. When administered orally, hydrolysed collagen reaches the small intestine and is digested to form dipeptides and tripeptides or free amino acids. These peptides are then absorbed easily across the small intestine membrane where they can enter the bloodstream. Through the blood vessels, collagen peptides are able to be distributed across the human body, particularly the dermis ofthe skin, where they can remain for up to 14 days.
Once they are in the Dermis, collagen peptides can act with a double mechanism:
- Collagen peptides and free amino acids provide the building blocks for the formation of collagen and elastin fibre.
- Collagen peptides stimulate the proliferation of fibroblasts and the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
Stimulating the fibroblasts is the key to increasing the level of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the dermis.
Hydrolysed Collagen used in Gold Collagen
Collagen is naturally present in the skin and is a large structural protein molecule (300kDa). Pure Gold Collagen contains hydrolysed collagen. Hydrolysed collagen has smaller peptides (0.8 to 3kDa) as well as free amino acids which can be digested and absorbed into the smaller intestine before being distributed throughout the blood vessels to the dermis.
The source of hydrolysed collagen used in Pure Gold Collagen is the best quality hydrolysed collagen extracted from farmed Tilapia and Pangasius fish. This Peptan™ hydrolysed collagen is produced by Rousselot SAS of France. All fish used by Rousselot only come from establishments that have been registered by the European Union for the import of edible fish, fit for human consumption and guaranteed by health certificates signed by official veterinarians. Gold Collagen products do not use porcine, bovine, or any other animal sources.