The collagen included in the formulation of Totally Derma® has been enzymatically hydrolysed, or pre-digested, to ensure fast absorption in the small intestine within an hour, before entering the blood vessels, thereby facilitating its optimum body utilisation. Studies of radio-labelled high-quality bovine collagen peptides show that, once absorbed, collagen peptides are distributed throughout all areas of the body – not only in the joints but also in the skin, demonstrating that high-quality collagen can be efficiently absorbed where needed, and that it is not wasted or lost through urine. Collagen and HA work together to stimulate each other’s production through a positive feedback mechanism: the more collagen that is present, the more HA is produced, and HA itself stimulates fibroblast cell growth within the collagen matrix of the dermis, which in turn will promote further collagen production.
Studies show older skin dramatically loses its ability to produce Hyaluronic acid thus resulting in skin with a loss of volume and formation of wrinkles and folds. Ingested Hyaluronic acid helps to restore the skin’s volume and promote a smooth, plump, natural appearance to the skin, thus filling wrinkles from the inside. Synergistic co-factors including Vitamin C, grape seed extract, green tea extract and alpha lipoic acid are also added to enhance and promote stages of collagen synthesis, maintenance, promotion and repair.