Somehow Japanese women manage to keep a healthy and beautiful looking skin even as they age. How do they do it? How do they manage to keep wrinkles at bay and maintain a firm, blemish free skin? Is it just good genes? Or is there a secret product that can keep the skin from aging and turn back the clock?
Well, look no further: The magic word is collagen. It’s the main protein in connective tissue, strengthens the skin and helps it keep it’s elasticity.
Japenese apparently drink a large amount of collagen supplement on a daily basis. It’s widely available all over Japan and can be bought virtually in any shop. The bottled stuff, which is
collagen dissolved in a vitamin and mineral packed peach-flavored solution, costs around
US$2 and contains 10,000 mg of the protein.
Whether taking huge amounts of collagen actually helps you get better skin or healthier hair is arguable; just like with so many other supposed miracle supplements or products.
However, collegan has quite a history as a healing and reconstructive aid
in cosmetic surgery. It’s also been widely used in dental and orthopedic procedures.