Promoting personalized, customized medicine is one of the key reasons I began a concierge medical practice. I’m always asking my patients what one non-traditional medical concern they have; you know, stuff other than heart health, their joints, or specific illnesses. And what I discovered is that a lot of them are concerned about defying the visible signs of aging. Looking younger and reducing wrinkles naturally is at the top of many of my patient’s list. This is not vanity — it’s a true concern for their own health. Because let’s face facts: appearance can influence our mood, and it is also an indicator of our internal health as well.

Beauty Is More Than What’s on the Surface

As I explore matters of personal appearance with my patients, the question they invariably ask me is if there is a healthy solution to promote beautiful, youthful looking skin using nutrition instead of creams and lotions. They complain that topical solutions can be expensive, messy, and time consuming — and that when they use them, they feel like they are not getting to the root of how to make their skin, hair, and nails healthier — that they are just masking a problem instead of nourishing their bodies to promote a healthier appearance.

They wanted a nutritional solution to the health of their skin, hair, and nails — something that gave them a wholesome, healthy beauty from the inside out. Now of course there is the “low-hanging fruit” of skin care: plenty of water, a balanced diet that avoids processed foods and emphasizes fresh fruits and vegetables, exercise, and avoiding excessive sun exposure.

But honestly, most of my patients are doing those things already. It’s part of my regular healthy lifestyle prescription for everyone!

No, they wanted something more. Something that built on basic nutrition and healthy living routines. Something that truly tapped into the science of skin health.

So, I did some research. And what I discovered was the science of Bioactive Collagen Peptides.

What Are Bioactive Collagen Peptides and How Do I Use Them?

Bioactive Collagen Peptides are the building blocks of your body’s collagen, which is the main structural protein of connective tissue.* Now, I had heard of collagen, of course — and some of my patients told me they had used various collagen treatments and even tried some collagen supplements. But like a lot of health supplement ingredients out there, you need the right version, a scientifically researched active version, to get the benefits. Which is why I decided to create Redcross Advanced Beauty™. Redcross Advanced Beauty™ is a nutritional formula that specifically targets the cells in the dermal layer of your skin (called fibroblasts) to increase collagen production! This collagen then acts as a filler, giving skin its firmness and tone.*

Advancing Your Beauty Even Further

Now alone, the Bioactive Collagen Peptides in Redcross Advanced Beauty™ can promote skin cell metabolism.* However, if we are going to truly advance your beauty, I knew that more needed to be done. So I added 4 powerful antioxidants to Redcross Advanced Beauty™ to help protect skin against free radicals: Quercetin, Rutin, Naringin, and Hesperidin.* And then to top things off, I put in Biotin to contribute to the support of healthy hair and strong nails.*

The results people are seeing from the active ingredients in Redcross Advanced Beauty™ have been inspiring1:

  • Improved skin elasticity in just 4 weeks – which resulted in a reduction of wrinkles and fine lines.*
  • Increased nail growth and a decrease in the frequency of broken nails after 2 months, with continued improvement through 6 months.*
  • Noticeable improvement in cellulite appearance, including a decrease in “thigh dimpling,” at the 3-month and 6-month mark.*

This is what I got into concierge medicine for – to see people get healthy, stay, healthy, and feel good about themselves from the inside out! I am always happy to answer questions from my patients. But I never imagined that a question about healthy hair, skin, and nails would lead me down a road of research and development that would have such a profound impact on my patients’ inner and outer beauty!

1 – Proksch E, Schnuck M, Zague V, Segger D, Degwert J, Oesser S: Oral intake of specific bioactive collagen peptides reduces skin wrinkles and increases dermal matrix synthesis. Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2014;27:113-119

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