Oprah is often the first to reveal gadgets, inventions and health breakthroughs to the world, so it's really no wonder that she'd be the first to reveal a secret "beauty weapon" that has been popular among the women of Japan for years.
Have you ever wondered why Japanese woman have such beautiful youthful skin? Besides their diligent avoidance of exposure to the sun, they have another little secret, which Oprah shared on her show yesterday. They drink collagen and they drink a lot of it.
Collagen, the main protein of connective tissue in animals, is a long, fibrous, structural protein that gives strength to tissues and cells. It is also responsible for skin strength and elasticity, and its degradation leads to the formation of wrinkles that accompany aging.
In Tokyo, you can buy bottles containing 10,000 mg of collagen dissolved in a vitamin and mineral packed peach-flavored solution for approximately US$2 (230 yen). And remarkably, you don't even have to go to a specialty store to buy the product. It is readily available at the corner convenience store.
Japanese health and beauty companies have been packaging the stuff and selling it in bulk to the consumer, netting millions of dollars of profit each year.
Now that Oprah has put her golden magic wand on this beauty secret and shared it with the masses, we are sure that the sales of collagen will soar--especially among the fabulously vain and youth obsessed American woman.
You can buy collagen drinks at: http://www.888ageless.com. The version that they sell called, Toki, costs $150 for a 60 day supply. Not cheap, but less than what many woman spend at Starbucks--and better for your skin!
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