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C.G.F. - Main source of collagen

​What is collagen?

Collagen is a structural protein that "holds everything together". It can hold cells and tissues together while helping them maintain their shape and integrity. Collagen accounts for 80% of all connective tissues and 75% of skin. It has a strong ability to stretch and is the main component of ligaments. Collagen is also the main component of extracellular matrix. It keeps the skin elastic, and the aging of collagen makes the skin wrinkles. The production of collagen slows down with age. After the age of 30, we begin to lose 1.5% of our natural collagen storage every year, thus accelerating the aging process. By the age of 40, most people begin to notice hormonal and body changes, and the body has lost approximately 15% of its natural collagen storage.

Replenish with direct in-take of collagen?

There are many types of collagen, but nearly 90% of the collagen found in the human body is called type I, II and III. Type I and Type III are concentrated on the skin, hair, nails, bones, tendons and ligaments. Type II mainly exists in joints and cartilage. There are many collagen supplements in the market, such as chicken essence or beef bone soup. Studies have shown that collagen cannot be directly absorbed by the body. When taken orally, your body will break down the collagen in the digestive system. From here, it is absorbed into the blood in the form of amino acids. The vascular network then transports amino acids to the dermis and other places where it is needed. Therefore, direct intake of collagen cannot be completely transformed into collagen in the body. In addition, Vitamin C and other antioxidants play an important role in collagen synthesis in the body. Therefore, your body must function well in order for collagen supplements to perform any function, because it is not directly absorbed, but recombined in the body. Therefore, the conclusion learned from all the studies on collagen is that "beauty starts from within." If you want to try to replenish collagen, any substances harmful to the body must also be removed. These substances will damage the body's ability to produce collagen.

​10 foods that promote collagen production

  • Salmon - contains zinc, Omega-3

  • Chicken meat - amino acids, sulfur

  • Citrus fruits - Vitamin C

  • Avocado - Vitamin E, Omega-3

  • Tomato - Lycopene

  • Blueberry – Ellagic Acid, Vitamin C 

  • Pumpkin Seeds - Zinc

  • Garlic - fatty acid, taurine, zinc

  • Dark green leafy vegetables -chlorophyll, beta-carotene, lutein, vitamin A and C

  • ​Chlorella - the only whole food among 10 kinds, containing most of the above 9 kinds of nutrients

Among the above nutrients, vitamin C helps to link certain amino acids together to form collagen. Omega 3 helps reduce inflammation and maintain healthy skin. Zinc helps to slow down the decomposition rate of collagen. Powerful antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin C and β-carotene can help prevent collagen breakdown and support overall skin health. Lutein can increase the level of hydration, help improve skin elasticity and prevent sun damage. Vitamin A can help the skin expel toxins and strengthen the skin's protective tissues. Chlorophyll can prevent skin aging caused by free radicals.

As a whole food, chlorella not only contains most of the above-mentioned nutrients, but also contains amino acids essential for the synthesis of collagen, of which glycine, proline and lysine are the most important. But the most effective nutrient found in Chlorella may be Chlorella Growth Factor or CGF. It contains nucleic acid RNA and DNA that can accelerate cell repair and regeneration. In turn, this directly promotes healthy skin cells, prevents the degradation of collagen, stimulates the production of collagen, and at the same time reduces the appearance of dark circles and pigmentation.

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