In last week’s blog, I failed to mention that this weekend’s shows would be a live remote from our factory in Henderson, Nevada. I love our factory remotes, since I am proud to show you all of the attributes that make our products so unique. Of course, everything is made right here in America and also 100% produced with Solar Power. As I had previously discussed, our Today’s Special is a unique version of our Marine Collagen Peptides to which we we also added a full 500 mgs per scoop of MSM, which like Marine Collagen Peptides, also directly affects the appearance, structure and function of joints, skin, hair and nails. As I have said before, our Healthy Hair Skin and Nails formula is the essential foundation to the healthiest hair, skin and nails, but it is the integrating collagen tissue that directly affects the appearance of our skin, as well as the structure, function and comfort of our joints. No supplement delivers more essential nutrients to that vital collagen (whether for our skin, joints, arteries, veins, etc.) than our Marine Collagen Peptides with MSM (Methyl-Sulfonyl-Methane). Of course, as I have for 37 years, I take my Glucosamine and Chondroitin for my joints, but I attribute the ease with which I have been running, biking and hiking this summer to my using this new formula of Marine Collagen Peptides with MSM for the past few months. Although Muriel, like so many, was excited about this new special formula of Marine Collagen Peptides to see if it could smooth out the skin and small wrinkles around her eyes and mouth, now, like me, she will attest to the degree to which it has positively affected her joints and her workouts. I will discuss the science and research on these benefits beginning Friday night, but there was one more thing that I forgot to mention about Collagen Peptides and that concerns some recent research. Apparently, everyone seems to be excited about the research on Collagen Peptides and of all things…Cellulite. It was not something that I thought would be that important to that many people, but apparently, in discussing this with a few friends, I was incorrect on that one.
At first glance, it might seem odd that Collagen Peptides could have an impact on Cellulite; however, just as they affect the Collagen tissues that comprise and underlie the skin in our face and therefore impact the texture, fullness and resilience of our facial skin (wrinkling), Collagen Peptides can have a similar impact on the collagen layers that are beneath our skin and above our body fat in certain “trouble spots” for Cellulite. Certainly, Cellulite is a complex phenomenon that has anatomical and physiologic causes, and you begin to have a sense of the anatomy of Cellulite when you consider the fact that almost all women experience it to some degree, but yet very few men experience Cellulite. The reason for this can best be simply summarized on a fundamental anatomical level. Specifically, in a woman both the skin, as well as the underlying collagen (connective) layer, are significantly thinner than in a man. Also, in a man the collagen layer tends to be better organized forming a thicker, more texturally “opaque” sheet over body fat. Essentially, Cellulite is the uneven texture that one sees as a result of the body fat beneath the surface of our skin and separated by layers of collagen fibers. It is the thinner skin and thinner layer of collagen tissue on top of body fat in women that does not adequately shield the texture of the fat from being visual through the skin at the surface. The appearance of Cellulite can be diminished to the extent that the administration of Collagen Peptides can improve the thickness, strength and organization of the collagen fibers that form what is hopefully a more visually opaque barrier between the body fat below and the skin above. This is a significant oversimplification of the anatomy and physiology of this process; however, it is as a result of the thinner and/or more poorly organized collagen layers and skin that gives rise to the appearance of Cellulite. Most interesting to me has been the research discussing the impact of Collagen Peptides on the organization of the collagen layer in women and the diminished appearance of Cellulite. Ultimately, whether it is the skin of our face or the back of our thighs, the extent to which it remains youthful and resilient is dependent upon the structural health of the integrating collagen layers within it and below it. I will discuss this at midnight on Friday and throughout the day on Saturday. We will also kick things off with a “Variety Show” at 11 PM Eastern Time on Friday with Special Birthday Pricing and Free Shipping on everything through the weekend. We will also have our last brief look at our new ChocoNuvo flavor intensities, as well as our new Phytoceramides internal skin moisturizer.
I look forward to seeing everyone this weekend live from our factory in Henderson, Nevada. I am always proud and excited to show you the lengths we go to in order to create the most exceptional vitamins.
Take care and Best of Health.