We humans are a “take control” bunch. When we encounter a problem, we fight back. So it’s not surprising that when we see fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear, we march into action. Look no further than the bathroom cabinet, with the endless supply of creams, lotions, and ointments. But let’s be honest. How many of these topical solutions have made any of us look ten years younger? Or even five? The reason is simple. The condition of your skin depends upon the quantity and quality of two proteins found inside your skin. Their names: collagen and elastin. Scientists refer to them as your “beauty proteins.” Collagen “plumps” your skin, removing wrinkles and preventing them from forming. Elastin gives your skin its ability to stretch and “bounce back”. Without elastin, your skin would rip every time you smile. Today, clinical trials prove that a compound known as ch-OSA (choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid) increases skin collagen, reduces fine lines and wrinkles by 30%, and increases skin elasticity by 89%. Can it work for you?
Researchers say yes. Here’s how:
Collagen: the “Skin-Plumping Wrinkle Eraser”
Call it what you will. Laugh line. Crease. Mark of experience. But a wrinkle is a wrinkle is a wrinkle. And the cause of a wrinkle is a “gap” in collagen. The more gaps, the more wrinkles. Why does it happen? Simply put, aging. Look at the statistics.
Collagen production begins to decrease at age 21. By the age of 40 the decrease is about 1% per year. A woman’s skin decreases in thickness by 7% every 10 years. After menopause the loss accelerates. In fact, women lose 30% of skin collagen in first 5 years. Skin thickness declines 1.13% per year while skin elasticity declines 0.55% per year. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Quite the opposite. Clinical trials now prove that ch-OSA turns on the cells in your body that generate collagen (fibroblasts). In fact, the women taking ch-OSA saw a statisticallysignificant 30% reduction in wrinkles over their counterparts who took a placebo (sugar pill). The researchers directly attributed these results to an increase in the formation of skin collagen. And here’s where ch-OSA story it gets really interesting.
Elastin: Giving Your Skin Elasticity,
the Ability to “Bounce Back”
You laugh. You frown. You raise your eyebrows in surprise. Yet your face doesn’t crack. That’s elasticity at work. Elasticity gives your skin its ability to “bounce back.” Today, we know that skin elasticity is absolutely essential to creating, and maintaining, smooth skin. But in spite of what some cosmetic companies claim, skin elasticity must come from the inside out. The degree of elasticity your skin exhibits is determined by both collagen and elastin. That’s why the research scientists also tested ch-OSA for its affect on skin elasticity. Here’s what they found. The women taking ch-OSA increased skin elasticity by a statistically-significant 89% over the women taking a placebo. And as it turns out, ch-OSA seems to have a large influence on skin hydration.
GAGs: Your Skin’s “Moisture Magnets”
They’re called Gags (Glycos-Amino-Glycans) but they seem to be no joke when it comes to skin moisture. GAGs are part of your skin’s make up. They “pull in” and “hold on” to water beneath the
surface of your skin. That’s why GAGs are known as your skin’s “water magnets.” Now don’t confuse this cellular hydration with “water retention” that leads to bloating in your stomach. It’s
completely different. The fact is, GAGs are essential for keeping skin well-hydrated. And how do you get more gags? Here’s where the word collagen comes in again. You find GAGs housed inside of collagen. The formula is very simple. More collagen equals more GAGS equals more skin hydration.
BioSil® is the only product with clinically-proven and patented ch-OSA complex, clinically proven to help your body generate its own collagen.
Johan Briké received his Medical Degree at the University of Louvain, Belgium. He ran a General
Practice for 5 years before becoming Head of the Medical Department at several international
advertising agencies. Ten years ago Dr. Briké became the Director of Business Development at Bio Minerals N.V., a Belgian company specializing in the research and development of food supplements, and more specifically ch-OSA. He also continues to be a consultant when health or beauty products are involved.