Leaf to Life Osteolec – Skin and Joint health
It is unfortunate that the levels of collagen and hormones decline with advancing age, leading to muscle loss/weakness (sarcopenia), joint pain, increased wear and tear, and premature aging.
Hyaluronic acid (HA), collagen and essential fatty acids (mainly unadulterated plant-based essential fatty acids as in PhytoEFA) are vital components of healthy and youthful-looking skin tissue.
Bone matrix integrity is most crucial for the prevention of bone
disorders such as osteoporosis. The bone matrix itself is
composed of protein-based collagen and essential fatty
Osteolec consists of BioCell Collagen ® and OptiMSM®.
Backed up more than 20 clinical studies and 5 human clinical trials, BioCell Collagen ® is composed of a naturally occurring matrix of hydrolyzed collagen type II, chondroitin sulfate and hyaluronic acid (HA). Collagen type II, the most abundant protein found in joint cartilage (take note; is not glucosamine), helps support new cartilage synthesis and quenches free radicals in joint tissue. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is an important nourishing agent that helps to retain the natural moisture content of skin tissue and joint fluids. Chondroitin sulfate supports the synthesis of cartilage tissue and inhibits cartilage-degrading enzymes.
OptiMSM®, a sulfur and methyl donor, supports joint structure and comfort. Vitamin C is required for hydroxylation, a biochemical process required for cartilage synthesis.
In summary, Osteolec:
- Support healing of joint diseases and pain – arthritis, osteoporosis (with Osteofit and Phyto-EFA™)…;
- Prevent age-related wear and tear of tissues;
- Support healthy skin. Improve skin texture, smoothness, and tone; enhanced with the Leaf to Life ® Holistic Vitality Program;
- Support the healing of sports injuries. Protect from physical trauma;
- Reduces radiation injury to the eye
- Useful for dry eyes and eye discomfort after computer use; (enhanced with Leaf to Life ® Holistic Vitality Program)
- Support healing of ulcers and oral lichen planus;
- Support healing of canker sores, aphthous ulcers, and dry mouth
In my opinion, sarcopenia is one of the most devastating conditions of advancing age. It leads to frequent falls, joint diseases, and loss of independent living. Sarcopenia is not corrected by calcium supplementation but overall hormonal balance and tissue repair.
Osteolec, together with the Leaf to Life ® Holistic Vitality Program, Leaf to Life ® holistic vitality diet (previously wholistic aging diet) and resistance exercises are good support for the prevention of sarcopenia.
Note: The Leaf to Life ® Holistic Vitality Program is designed to support whole-body organ rejuvenation, hormonal balance, and cellular health.