Zzazen is a real multitasker! It not only makes you more beautiful, but it also clearly improves your hair, your nails, your bones, your joints, your eyes. Athletes benefit a lot because the muscle recovery is much faster when using Zzazen and your injury sensitivity is less, what else do you need? Some examples are given below.
Your skin and hair say a lot about who you are, about your lifestyle, living environment, nutrition and also the skin care you practice. The outer layer of the skin protects us against ultraviolet (UV) radiation, harmful chemicals and infections. The dermis is the much thicker second skin layer. Here you will find collagen. Collagen fibers in the dermis provide the infrastructure for elastin – which maintains the elasticity of the skin – and for hyaluronic acid to retain moisture. Aging takes place here before it is visible. Hair consists of 65-95% proteins. As they age, hair fibers can weaken, making them appear more fragile and less shiny.
Different cells in our body are responsible for the production of collagen. The cells use specific amino acids as building blocks for the long chains (wrapped together) collagen triple helix. Different helixes are organized into the strong fibers that provide structural tissue support, flexibility and the ability to withstand forces.
Collagen is 75% part of the skin and the collagenfibers form the infrastructure for elastin – elastin ensures that the skin retains its elasticity – and for hyaluronic acid to retain moisture.
Tendons are strong fibrous connective tissues that connect muscles to bones. During muscle contraction, the role of the tendons is to transfer forces and resist tension. Tendons contain 85% type 1 collagen.
The articular cartilage consists of cellular building blocks (chondrocytes) which form an extracellular matrix. This matrix consists of collagen and proteoglycans (mainly aggrecan). Collagen fibers make up 70% of the cartilage and are responsible for its structure and strength, while proteoglycans serve as a lubricant for the joint.
Collagen represents about 90% of the organic bone mass and provides the structural framework on which calcium and other minerals are anchored. Collagen fibers also provide bone flexibility, very important if we want to stay active!
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