Collagen is naturally produced by the body, a protein that keeps skin looking smooth and fresh. It is the highly-sought after compound for those who want to reverse the signs of aging and tap into the fountain of youth, and natural collagen production can be increased when there is trauma to the dermis. This is why treatments such as Thermage and laser skin resurfacing are so effective; the procedures 'injure' the skin tissues so that the body produces extra collagen to promote healing. However, some researchers report that we can now consume collagen for smoother skin, with a tasty and nutritious beverage called TOKI.
TOKI, a collagen drink made with Hijiki seaweed extracts, collagen peptides and other youth-enhancing ingredients, has been under close review by aesthetic doctors and researchers looking for alternatives to anti-aging procedures and surgery. One of the first clinical trials for TOKI involved testing on 32 women between the ages of 35 and 65, who drank the formula regularly throughout an 8-week trial. Subjects were evaluated every two weeks with a thorough visual assessment; they also had their blood collagen levels tested during hte first four weeks of the study.
Dr. Irwin Kantor, M.D., the supervising doctor involved in the clinical trials for TOKI, explains that, “TOKI excelled on all levels of expectations, especially in the improvement of the overall blood collagen levels, which is critical to the improvement of the outermost layer of the dermis.”
Results of the TOKI study were published in the Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association (JANA), and the product is now available online for a retail price of $175 per box. Results can be expected within as little as 45 days according tothe TOKI sales website, and the drink can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while making the skin look smoother, tighter and more resilient.
TOKI is available as a powder that is mixed into water or juice to ensure quick and rapid absorption into the bloodstream. Key ingredients in the supplement include collagen peptide proteins, Vitamin C, Glucosamine, Hyulaornic Acid and Dermantanic Acid, Stevia leaves, and Sea Algae amino acid extracts.
More information about how TOKI works can be found here.