Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36SUMMER EDITION 2016 015 IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE HERE THAT NOT ALL COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS ARE CREATED EQUAL. THE LATEST ANTI-AGING TREND Collagen is the most abundant structural protein in our connective tissue, making up 75% of our skin. It supports the appearance of smooth youthful skin and also provides structure and strength for our bones, muscles and tendons. Though collagen is naturally produced in our bodies, after the age of 25 the rate of production slows by about one percent per year. In our forties and fifties, collagen production rapidly decreases leading to fine lines, wrinkles and a host of other unsavory conditions. Because of collagen’s important role in maintaining healthy, youthful skin, it’s no surprise that the popularity of collagen supplements has skyrocketed over the past few years. With the movement toward a more holistic approach to beauty that’s gained momentum in recent years, it’s likely that many people will be receptive to adding a collagen supplement to their daily intake of fresh pressed juices, organic fruits and leafy green vegetables. But, does it really work? In China, the tradition of consuming certain foods to rejuvenate the complexion has been practiced for centuries. There, it’s widely accepted that those who have extremely collagen- dense diets will also have beautiful skin. Conversely, in the U.S., many of our diets are virtually devoid of collagen. So, do collagen supplements really make a difference in the path to Aging Later? Sure, but only if you believe in clinical data performed in independent, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies. Two studies published in Skin Pharmacology and Physiology find a daily regimen of a new type of collagen supplement improves skin elasticity and reduces wrinkles around the eyes by 20 percent after just eight weeks. Between the two studies, nearly 200 women took Verisol, a collagen supplement that can be added to beauty vitamins and drinks to increase collagen in the skin. In the first study, 114 women between 45 and 65 took a daily oral dose and, after eight weeks, showed a 20 percent average decrease in wrinkle volume around the eye—and a reduction of nearly 50 percent in some subjects. Four weeks after the women stopped their daily regimen, wrinkle volume was still 11.5 percent less than it was at the start, on average. The second study had 69 women in the same age group drink the substance dissolved in water for 8 weeks; the subjects older than 50 showed a significant improvement in skin elasticity, hydration, and skin roughness. It’s important to note here that not all collagen supplements are created equal. Hydrolyzed collagen, which is made by purifying and breaking down the protein's amino acids into low-molecular-weight fragments, is different from the old-school gelatin that gave your childhood desserts their jiggle. Because hydrolyzed peptides are so tiny, they're much more easily absorbed by the body. It can be difficult to know which collagen supplements are right for you, and which are the most effective. So, to make it easy for you...we’ll just begin with one question: Have You Met YANA™ ? Story continued on page 18... It’s no surprise that the popularity of collagen supplements has skyrocketed over the past few years.