WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
Collagen is the most abundant protein found throughout our bodies. It acts as a building block for our skin, bones, tendons, muscles, and other tissues. It provides strength, structure, and elasticity to our skin, keeping it firm and supple. Collagen also helps maintain the health and flexibility of our joints and contributes to the strength of our bones.
As we age, the production of collagen naturally decreases, which can lead to signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and joint stiffness. Thats why collagen supplements have become popular—they are designed to support the body & natural collagen production and help maintain the health and appearance of our skin, hair, nails, and joints.
What is Collagen Synthesis?
The body cannot digest collagen in its whole form. The body breaks the protein down into amino acids. It is important to understand that collagen supplements do not provide your body with collagen, they provide the essential amino acids which are the building blocks of collagen. However, without the proper cofactors, your body will not be able to turn your supplements’ amino acids into collagen. For your supplement to be effective, your body needs to undergo a process called collagen synthesis to turn the amino acids into collagen fibers. Without the right amount of these cofactors, which include vitamin A & C, Copper, Zinc and Manganese, your body cannot create the triple helix needed to create a collagen molecule that leads to strong collagen fibers. The collagen molecules (Tropocollagen) themselves are made from a triple helix—three polypeptides or strings of amino acids chains twisting around each other.
When taking collagen supplements, it is important to know if your supplement is providing you with what your body needs to undergo this process or is it just providing you with the Amino Acids and Peptides.
WHY CHOOSE LEBLON NUTRITION?
Many people are familiar with the tremendous health benefits of collagen and will start adding supplements to their diet. Unfortunately, most collagen supplements do not provide the consumer with what the body needs to turn the supplement’s amino acids into collagen or even help mitigate collagen loss.
Leblon Nutrition Addresses 3 Critical Issues Regarding Collagen:
Provides the ingredients needed to help the body turn the supplement’s amino acids into collagen fibers through collagen synthesis.
Helps maintain collagen levels by providing added protection against collagen loss, such as UV Exposure / Sun Damage, Inflammation, and Pollutants.
Added Benefits For Boosted Results
Provides the consumer with added ingredients designed to complement collagen for greater results.
[These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease]
LINDO MARAVILHOSO! THE STORY OF OUR ROOTS
Lindo maravilhoso! Brazilians love to gush about beauty using this saying, whether they are talking about a place, a person, the weather, or just life in general. In Brazil, beauty is a serious business. Taking care of your body and its appearance is practically a national pastime, which is why Brazilians go to great lengths when it comes to their health and nutrition. When one of our co-founders moved from Brazil to the US, she was desperate to find collagen supplements that contained the same age-busting, protein-synthesizing ingredients as the Brazilian collagen product she had been using back home. When she couldn’t find any, it became clear: it was time to bring a touch of Brazil to the States. After acquiring a specialized Brazilian collagen company, Brazil’s best-kept health & beauty secret has finally been brought to the United States as Leblon Nutrition.