355 – Boosting Your Collagen Production, Naturally with BioSil®

BioSil® supports production of collagen, elastin and keratin

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In this interview with Richard Passwater, Jr. we will discuss the role of collagen throughout the body. A lot of consumers are interested in collagen. Collagen supplements abound. Collagen is the main support for cells throughout the body. Along with collagen, elastin and keratin are the main proteins used in the body to support hair, skin, nails and bones.  As we age our production of collagen goes down. Many consumers are taking collagen in hopes of off-setting this decline.

Unfortunately, taking supplemental collagen is not the best way to build and maintain collagen in the body. This is because taking supplemental collagen does not automatically become collagen in the body. It sounds simple; the body is losing collagen, so take more collagen. But it does not work that way.

The body uses enzymes to build collagen. As we age our production and work of enzymes decreases. The key to increasing collagen by measurable amounts requires supporting the enzymatic activity of collagen building enzymes. The is what BioSil® does in the body. BioSil® consumption results in measurable changes in skin health and wrinkles, changes in bone health as well as hair and nails because of it’s effects on the enzymes.

How do we know BioSil® does this in the body? SCIENCE. There is wonderful clinical science that reveals that BioSil® is the real deal.

The key is activating the cells in your body that produce these structural proteins directly inside skin and hair tissue. BioSil’s® patented ch-OSA®, helps your body regenerate optimal amounts of these three “must have” proteins – safely and naturally.


All results in the BioSil® clinical trials are considered statistically significant (p<.05). “Statistical significance” means that the results obtained have come from the compound tested (in this case BioSil’s® patented ch-OSA®). This reduces any possibility of “chance” to a great extent. BioSil® is clinically proven to:

* After 20 weeks versus the placebo group.

  • Reduce fine line and wrinkles by 30.0%*
  • Increase skin elasticity by 89.0%*
  • Dramatically strengthen nails*
BioSil Skin Elasticity Chart

§ After 36 weeks versus the placebo group.

  • Strengthen hair by 13.1%§
  • Thicken hair by 12.8%§

PLEASE NOTE: All BioSil® results are clinically proven. Often times, you see products making the claim “clinically tested” or “clinically studied.” This says nothing about the results, which could have shown no improvement at all.

The Science of Beauty

Beginning at age 21, your body produces fewer and fewer of them. What is produced, can be at a lower quality as well. Over the years, the signs become visible: fine lines, wrinkles, weak or thin hair and brittle nails. You cannot increase these proteins simply by ingesting them. read more

The BioSil® Clinical Trials

Proven Results, Statistically Significant

Clinical Trial Protocol
Researchers used the gold standard of clinical trial protocols, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group. This is the same protocol that the US government requires the pharmaceutical companies to use. It ensures accuracy and repeatable results.

Who Participated
For skin and nails, participants were all healthy women in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s who showed clear signs of sun-damaged skin on top of natural-aged skin. That meant skin wrinkles, sagging skin, and loss of skin elasticity caused by decreased collagen, a degraded collagen “mesh” and degraded elastin. These women were chosen because over time the changes caused by the sun would occur naturally. For hair, the participants were all women between the ages of 18 and 65 who all showed signs of weak, thinning, dull hair. The large cross section of ages eliminated the possibility of strictly age-related thinning. All results in the BioSil clinical trials are considered statistically significant. read more

Richard Passwater, Jr.

Richard Passwater, Jr.

Richard Passwater, Jr., works for Bio Minerals NV, the Belgian dietary supplement manufacturer of BioSil.  Over the past 22 years, Richard has held a variety of technical, sales and quality control positions in the dietary supplement industry and has written over 90 articles, co-authored two peer-reviewed scientific studies and is a co-inventor of three patents. He frequently discusses collagen related topics in various venues around the world.

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Natural Factors

Today, Natural Factors is one of the largest manufacturers of nutritional products in North America. But our origins reach back to the 1950s, and right from day one, we’ve always been fully committed to making products right. We are not a public company with shareholders to impress. Instead, we care about impressing you.

Over the past 50 years, our customers have come to trust Natural Factors products. That trust is built on our dedication to formulating safe and effective products and manufacturing them to the highest quality standards, day in and day out.

One of the things that set Natural Factors apart from others in our industry is the breadth of knowledge represented by the scientific experts that work for us. Drawn from around the world and chosen for their unique training and background, our scientists and quality control specialists are recognized experts in their fields.

Factors Farms are certified organic, we don’t pollute the earth with pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Our crops are fertilized only with compost and nitrogen-rich sea plants. We grow true “species” non-hybridized, non-GMO seeds, including many open-pollinated varieties. Growing locally also helps reduce carbon emissions from overseas transportation, and keep jobs in the community.

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