Together, MSM and Calcium Ascorbate (the non-acidic or buffered form of Vitamin C) make a great team, because they are both needed to make collagen. Collagen is the intercellular glue that keeps skin and arteries supple and from the age of 25, we lose it at a rate of approximately 1.5% per year. By the age of 30, the signs of collagen deficiency are obvious and as we grow older, both skin, joints and arteries start to suffer its depletion.
MSM is an essential supplement. Many of the top nutritionists, like Patrick Holford, claim that MSM (methyl sulfonyl methane or sulphur), being a fundamental block of both keratin and collagen, is more important to supplement than collagen.
Holford says that MSM is needed for new cell formation, detoxification and "not only to enhance the beauty of skin, nails and hair but also to help skin healing (after burns or wounds), acne, allergies, arthritis and much more." He recommends taking 1 gramme (1,000 mg) three times a day in addition, of course, to a good diet and a multivitamin and multimineral supplement.
MSM, which also features in the best-selling Collagen Extra formula supports energy levels and immunity, tissue skin, hair and nails.
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Buffered vitamin C, also called calcium ascorbate, is a gentle or non-acidic form of vitamin C more bioavailable and easily digested than regular Vitamin C (ascorbic acid).
Vitamin C can only be obtained from the diet and it contributes to:
Ingredients (per 1 capsule)
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) 500mg
Vitamin C (calcium ascorbate) 100mg
Capsule shell: Vegetable cellulose 100mg
Take 2 to 4 capsules daily or use as directed by a physician.