Stimulating Collagen Production
I hope you dont mind me reaching out to ask you a question. I will be starting a home dermaroller treatment for acne scars and collagen production and wonder if you can recommend a topical cream, herb, serum, etc... that will help in the process. When you buy a derma roller I guess they have products for you to use, but I dont want to waste time or money applying something to my skin that will reap me no benefits. An eg... is some people think putting collagen on the skin helps, but I read somewhere that collagen applied to the skin does absolutely nothing and it's only ingesting collagen that helps. I also read that honey stimulates collagen production so I use that with my soap and baking soda, but again I don't know if it's beneficial or not.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated as, if this works I will move on to my stretch marks. Thank you so much for any help or insight.
Well there are wrinkles and there are stretch marks. Eating butter internally for a month will remove most of the wrinkles, and I have a doozy case where a 50 year old vegetarian had literally thousands of wrinkles all over the body. It was 90% eliminated within a month and in the same month a 68 year old doctor came to see me for the same problem, although not many wrinkles but it does show. Same results, she ate butter everyday for a month with the same results. Something is in that butter that just eliminated the wrinkles.
As far as collagen is concerned, the fact that it doesn't work does have some truth to it. The collagen has to be broken down into individual proteins before they are utilized, but without enough enzymes in the body it will not work. The best way we can get collagen is through their amino acid components, namely lysine (which is the limiting amino acid), glycine (we need a large amount), some proline and of course, vitamin C to convert proline to hydroxy-l-proline. The lysine is taken 1/4 teaspoon x 4, glycine maybe the same amount, and proline maybe just 1/4 x 1. Vitamin C you can take any amount, but I think 250 mg x2 will do. No calcium, it causes stretch marks. The best calcium remover is to wash every night with vinegar (yes, white distilled vinegar from the supermarket). The next day you can see the difference. Long term alkalization one month, will help your skin. If threonine is added, it gives life to the skin, it is taken about 1/4 teaspoon x 3 only.
Wow, I know you're absolutely famous now and did not know whether I would hear from you or not. How much butter should I consume daily? I have butter right now up to my mouth with a fork, lol. But how much?
Can give advice on a serum I will be using after bathing? I will be mixing water with some essential oils for dry and damaged skin (stretchmarks, ezcema, chicken skin) and spraying myself with a spray bottle. I have a list of essential oils that I want to use. Which includes Frankincense CO2, Rose hip, Evening Primrose Oil, Seabuckthorn oil, Squalane, etc...
Would you add anything or take any away from this list.
Ur the best Ted!"
11/23/2011: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The butter is taken like 1 or 2 times a day, each serving is about 1 full teaspoon mixed with anything, such as salads, beans, peas, etc.
Serum is a difficult thing, people respond differently, but most dry and damaged skin is a deficiency of fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin A 25,000 i.u, natural vitamin E (usually 200 i.u. to 400 iu), some salmon fish oil (like twice weekly 500 to 1000 mg), evening primrose oil. The other most obvious but is often overlooked is lysine deficiency.
In case of external applications, ascorbyl palmitate (oil soluble version of oil is preferred), the rose hips won't work well, as to essential oils for the skin, hemp oil and aloe vera oil and something bacteriostatic, such as bowellia or frankinscence oil is the minimum things you need.