Collagen. The most versatile protein.

What will you find in your bones, muscles, skin and tendons? What is the very substance that connects, strengthens and holds our bodies together? What, in some cases is stronger than steel? The answer to all these questions is collagen. Apart from the human body, collagen is the most common protein found in the animal kingdom. It’s also in eggs, citrus fruits, berries, garlic, and red and yellow vegetables.

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Hardly surprising then, that natural products using collagen have enjoyed extreme growth over the last few years. It can be used for a wide variety of functions and because it’s naturally occurring, it’s clinically versatile and suitable for various medical purposes.

Anti-ageing, Even in Your Twenties

The many uses of collagen include supplements to replace what’s naturally lost through aging. After all, it makes up one-third of the protein in your body. However, as you get older, your body produces less collagen, even starting as early as your twenties. Collagen supplements have anti-ageing properties, delaying this process. It has been shown to improve the skin’s texture, moisture and elasticity.

Collagen can promote healing too. Wound dressings made of collagen can speed up the healing process, because the protein spurs tissue growth. By attracting new skin cells, a collagen dressing can even aid in healing a more serious chronic wound.

Improve Recovery Time From Athletic Injuries

Collagen supplements contribute to an active body. Of course, you’re probably thinking muscles, which is understandable. However, it’s the connective tissue that supports your muscles. Just as important, considering that these tissues are a major component of the skin, the largest organ in your body. In fact, collagen can actually improve recovery time from athletic injuries, through its direct anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities.

Extend Shelf Life

So many different natural collagen products, so many benefits and so many packaging possibilities. Or, perhaps not, if you really want to keep collagen-based creams and ointments at their best. We’re talking about a very special kind of glass. Sourced sustainably, produced locally, and in itself sustainable and re-usable. Beautiful violet glass that can extend the shelf life of natural products.

Protecting and Revitalizing Natural Products

How can violet glass play such a major role in shelf life? MIRON’s violet glass, it isn’t just about color. It preserves the essence of natural products also because of its scientific makeup, giving it unique properties for filtering light (infrared, visible and ultraviolet) to both protect and revitalize natural products. In other words, protecting natural products from harmful rays, while allowing beneficial rays through.