Collagen is a protein that comprises about 25% of proteins in our bodies. Approximately 80% of your skin is made from collagen–and it gives your skin it’s basic structure. This amazing thing could be called the real fountain of youth, since it not only helps to hold our bodies together, but it makes skin stronger, thicker and more supple, which also makes it look “young.” Alas, nothing that good lasts forever. Our bodies don’t do as good a job of retaining collagen as we age, and that leads to the one thing no one wants: wrinkles.
In the old days, those with maturing skin simply had to live with it, but not there are creams and other potions that help to stimulate the production of collagen in skins cells –mostly from the outside, but TOKI $175.00 30-day supply by Lane Labs. works from the inside, out! It is a natural collagen drink that works to reduce fine lines and age spots. In Japan, TOKI was used to support the joints, but soon after it was introduced, clients began to report an overall improvement in the texture and appearance of their skin, too. Naturally, this was good news! TOKI was introduced to the United States (in 2002), but there is still not a lot of information or reviews of this product, online. As with all skin care reviews, this one is subjective. My experience with the product may not be the same as yours, but perhaps you’re wondering: Can a drink really help you have a more radiant, porcelain-like, youthful complexion?
TOKI contains three essential nutrients for the skin: Active Collagen, Calcium and Mucopolysaccharide, which is a group of polysaccharides that are a constituent of bone and other connective tissues. Mucopolysaccharides include hyaluronic acid which is normally produced by the body and gives the skin its volume, fullness and elasticity. When you drink TOKI, these essential nutrients are delivered to the dermis layer of the skin through the body’s own blood supply. The dermis is a layer of skin beneath the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) that consists of connective tissue, and cushions the body from stress and strain. According to Dr. Irwin Kantor, M.D., the supervising doctor involved in the clinical trials for TOKI a dermatological review found “statistically significant” improvements (in 45 days) in the soft tissue of the eyes, sagging, puffiness, wrinkling, and aging over the course of eight weeks. Patients saw improvements in their appearance and on average, blood collagen indicators increased by 114%.
But with most skincare, be it treatment from the outside or the inside, the true results can only be tested on an individual basis. So I opened the can and scooped out a “serving” of TOKI with the included, cute little scoop (there are packets, too). It’s easy to use. All you have to do is mix one serving into an 8 o. hot or cold drink, three times a day for the first 30 days. Then drink one packet in an 8 oz. glass of something, twice a day. It’s lemon flavored, and not unpleasant (unless you dislike lemon).
As a reviewer, it’s nearly impossible for me to test one item long enough or in just one part of my skin, to say for sure whether or not it’s the new fountain of youth, but I like the idea. Nutraceuticals like TOKI are a fairly new concept, and the products are costly, but they’re gaining quickly in popularity, people realize that they are easier and less expensive ways to combat aging skin other surgery. The results will never be as dramatic, but to quote an Elle Magazine article review: “Those turned off by the idea of [collagen] injections might be interested to know that it is sold in other forms.”
Interested, indeed! For anyone with the money and motivation to try it, the natural, skin-revitalizing nutrients in TOKI could possibly be a painless, easy way to combat aging skin.
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