Collagen is a type of protein found in your tendons, your joints, your bones, and even your teeth. It's also found in your skin. In fact, it works hand-in-hand with elastin to help keep your skin looking plump, firm, and smooth.
But as you age, your collagen breaks down. As a result, the skin on your hands feels paper-thin and your cheeks don't look like round rosy apples anymore. Without collagen, your lips even begin to thin.
You may find yourself applying lipstick outside the lines of your mouth to create an illusion of fullness. This is when your Hollywood-type friends take more extreme measures. They turn to collagen injections. They want the full, round lips of Angelina Jolie and the tight, high cheekbones of Julia Roberts, so they just inject collagen into their skin...often with disastrous results.
But why go to such extremes when there are natural ways to support you body's own collagen production?
Lumivella may help support healthy collagen production. You see, collagen can't form properly without an amino acid called hydroxyproline. In fact, this amino acid is the main component of collagen. Ultimately, it helps stabilize the 3-D structure of collagen in the body.
Plus, this amino acid may help your body produce more collagen. In fact, in one in vitro study, it seemed to stimulate cells called fibroblasts. (Fibroblasts are tiny cells that help the body produce collagen.)
That's why Lumivella contains a patented form of this amino acid. Plus, Lumivella helps your body remove harmful toxins...
Promote vibrant skin by removing harmful toxins
Poor skin tone may signal a toxic problem. Toxins come from all sorts of sources, such as the environment, alcohol, and processed foods. Your liver tries to flush out toxins, but sometimes it can't keep up and your skin gets hit with oxidative stress.
That's why I'm happy to report that Lumivella contains a powerful antioxidant called "The Great Protector." It helps protect all your cells -- especially the cells in your skin -- from toxins and even free radical damage. This can have a restoring effect on your skin tone.
As you'll recall, researchers in Thailand found that 60 men and women who took 500 mg of "The Great Protector" for just 4 weeks improved skin tone. Plus, the dark spots on the right side of the face and left forearm responded particularly well to the antioxidant treatments. As an added bonus, the volunteers even experienced a modest "increase in skin evenness and a reduction in pore sizes."
But that's not all. Lumivella also addresses...
The world's oldest (and simplest) beauty secret
In my opinion, this next ingredient is what makes Lumivella so inspired. This ingredient tackles the problem of getting enough beauty sleep...because let's face it...when you don't get enough sleep, you don't wake up looking your best. Anyone can tell you that -- over time -- lack of sleep adds years to your face.
To help you get a good night's rest, NorthStar Nutritionals added 500 mg of Lactium® to Lumivella. Lactium is a milk protein that promotes relaxation and helps relieve occasional sleeplessness.
In fact, one study sponsored by the makers of Lactium showed a lot of promise. Researchers recruited 32 men and women who had complaints about the quality of their sleep. They split the volunteers into two groups. One got Lactium and one got a placebo for four weeks.
By the end of that period, the Lactium group's sleep improved by leaps and bounds (based on their scores on the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index). In fact, the Lactium group fell asleep faster and enjoyed better quality sleep than the placebo group
But there's more to know about Lactium...
What's another beauty "don't" you read about in all the magazines?
Stress, of course!
Over the years, everyday stress can wreak havoc on your appearance. Well, Lactium might help with this too. In one study with 42 participants, Lactium appeared to help stabilized cortisol levels (a hormone released during stress). On the other hand, cortisol levels rose among volunteers who took the placebo.
So with a solid night's sleep -- and a tool to help manage stress levels -- you're well on your way to feeling and looking rejuvenated.
Nutritional answer to timeless beauty
Lumivella is the nutritional approach to achieving timeless beauty. Finally, you can improve your skin's appearance from the inside out.
To get all the details about this powerful nutritional solution to the visible signs of aging, follow this link. Plus, as a reader of my Guide to Good Health, NorthStar Nutritionals will offer you a very special risk-free guarantee that "your friends will notice a difference in your skin" or you money back.
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