Elastin is also important because it supports skin elasticity along with collagen!
Aside from collagen, elastin is also very important for keeping an elastic skin. Elastin is an elastic coiled protein. It is produced by fibroblasts as well as collagen. If we take a bed as an analogy of collagen and elastin, collagen is a mattress and elastin is a spring. Elastin extends vertically between the epidermis and the dermis to supports the epidermis. Elastin fibers are highly elastic. Therefore, they easily revert to their original shape after they are pressed. However, collagen fibers have low elasticity so they do not easily revert to their original shape after receiving pressure. People have creases around their mouth or eyes when they smile. If the skin has poor elasticity because of a lack of elastin, those creases cannot be quickly reverted which will possibly make the creases settle to be wrinkles. Elastin plays such an important role on skin firmness.
Elastin repeats a sequence of stretch and relaxing. However, studies have already revealed that its elasticity decreases as age progresses. In addition, collagen in the skin is also associated with the loss of elasticity of elastin. The collagen becomes harder with advancing age or exposure to ultraviolet ray, and then transform into insoluble collagen. This insoluble collagen enhances the activity of elastase which is an enzyme that degrades elastin, and drives elastase to degrade more elastin which in turn deprives elasticity from elastin. These changes in elastin will cause a decrease of skin elasticity and an increase of wrinkles. As you can see from these points of view, keeping your own collagen healthy is conducive to the sustention of the elasticity of elastin.
Advantages of oral ingestion of elastin
While collagen can be taken from our daily diet, the same cannot be said about elastin. To compensate for the reduced elastin, it is necessary to enhance its production at the fibroblasts. In recent years, various researches examining humans, animals and cells have suggested that an oral intake of elastin as a food supplement can enhance the production of elastin in the body. Once the ingested elastin is absorbed by the body, it acts on the fibroblasts in the skin to enhance the production of their own elastin.
Biobank’s collagen drink can supplement the collagen needed to strengthen the skin as well as elastin which provides elasticity to the skin. Furthermore, it has high absorbability because the contained collagen is low-molecular-weight. Therefore, you can find positive effects soon on your skin. It is an excellent product to support the skin rejuvenation.