Youtonics Skin Review
Youtonics Skin is a supplement that can promote collagen renewal, manufactured by the well-known UK company Bauer Nutrition (official website). It promises to reduce wrinkles and dryness and improve the health of your hair and nails. Is there any truth to these claims? Surprisingly, yes!
- It does reduce wrinkles
Skepticists have a certain theory about collagen supplements. The theory goes something like this: collagen is simply another form of protein. The body breaks it down and absorbs its components. Then it uses these components (the amino acids) to build its own collagen. So, according to this way of thinking, taking a collagen supplement is pretty much the same thing as eating a steak.
Well, it seems that things are a bit more complicated. Even though, increasing your overall protein intake may be useful for the health of your skin, taking a collagen supplement is much more effective and there is evidence to prove it.
There are many studies that clearly show that these types of supplements are incredibly helpful (sometimes the results are very impressing!). Let’s take a look at the following study published in 2014 by the Clinical Interventions In Aging, found here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4206255/.
In this study, they supplemented the diet of 1, 217 subjects across five different countries with the product Pure Gold Collagen for 60 days. At the end of the study, the vast majority of the participants show a significant improvement in their facial lines, an increase in dermal collagen density and an enhancement of skin firmness. The most impressive finding was the reduction in nasolabial fold depth. This is very difficult to achieve, if you don’t want to use fillers or resort to cosmetic surgery. People are always talking about avoiding wrinkles, but sagging is the biggest enemy for your looks. Firming-up your face (and body) is much more important than erasing a few lines.
In the same year, another study was published: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23949208
In this study, 69 women between the ages of 35 and 55 received either a placebo either 2.5 g or 5 g of CH (collagen hydrolysate) for 8 weeks. At the end of the study, there was a great improvement in skin elasticity in both CH dosage groups compared to placebo.
In one final study, 114 women received BCP (bioactivecollagenpeptide) or placebo for 8 weeks. The dosage was only 2.5 g of BCP. The ingestion BCP resulted in a significant reduction of eye wrinkles and a higher content of procollagen type I and elastin in comparison to the placebo group.
As you can see, there is a lot of evidence that these kind of supplements have an anti-aging effect.
- It does improve nails
Collagen is the building block of your nails, so it can help strengthen them.
- It does help your hair
Apart from nourishing your hair roots by providing them with many amino acids that are necessary for hair health, there is something much more interesting going on. See an obscure study I dug up, http://www.iscd.it/files/EFFECT-OF-GELATIN-CYSTINE-ANO-SERENOA-REPENS-EXTRACT-ON-FREE-RAOICALS-LEVEL-AND-HAIR-GROWTH.pdf
It’s an old study, but I don’t think that human physiology has changed since 1998. The subjects received gelatin for 50 weeks. After week 10, their hair number increased by 18% and after week 50 by 29%. Their hair mass increased by 24% at week 10 and by 40% (!!!) at week 50. If plain gelatin can yield these results, imagine what pure collagen (which is much more absorbable) can do!
Another important finding was that all the subjects of the study who suffered from male or female androgenetic alopecia, also suffered from at least a slight oxidative stress. So, there may be a connection between oxidative stress and hair loss. The ones, who took gelatin, eliminated their oxidative stress.
Until now, we have established why you should be taking this type of supplements. The question is why should you buy Youtonics Skin, in particular? Is it better than other similar products?
Youtonics Skin is a blend of collagen protein concentrate and vitamins. More specifically, it contains:
- Hydrolyzed Collagen Protein: this can boost your skin’s repair rate. For every 30ml serving, the product contains 10ml of collagen protein.
- Vitamins A, E and C: vitamin C is an essential co-factor for collagen production, vitamin E is known as the beauty vitamin and vitamin A promotes skin’s health.
The product is created with the Tri-Optimized™ formula to ensure rapid absorption and quick delivery to the cells of the whole body.
As you can see, this is a very concentrated supplement, with a 33% concentration of collagen. Other much more expensive supplements are much less concentrated. For example, the Pure Gold product we saw at the beginning of this post contains only 10% collagen. So, for every 50ml bottle you drink (daily dose), you only receive 5ml of the good stuff. What is more, Bauer Nutrition offers you a discount, if you buy through their official page BauerNutrition.com. If you buy 2 bottles, the price will be £69.90 and you will get one more for free, and if you buy 3 bottles you will pay £104.85 and you will get 3 more bottles as a gift. The company ships worldwide and has a 60-day-money-back guarantee.
Do you want to save even more money? Let me tell you a little secret: even though the daily dosage is supposed to be 30 ml, so every bottle (270ml) will last you for 9 days, you can take half the dosage and still receive most of the benefits. If you take a look at the studies listed above, the participants noticed an improvement even if they only took 2.5 or 5 g of collagen per day. This means that you can only take 15ml of the Youtonics liquid, which will contain 5ml pure collagen. After a while, if the results are encouraging, you may choose to increase the dosage.