The ZRT Laboratory Blog

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Collagen, Wrinkles & Aging Skin

Posted by Dr. Julie Verfurth on Friday, 31 July

Collagen, Wrinkles & Aging SkinOne of the most common signs associated with advancing age is wrinkling, thinning, and sagging of the skin. Several different internal and external processes can contribute to these signs. However, one of the main culprits responsible for the seemingly unavoidable skin changes that occur with age is the loss of collagen. 

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Bromine: An Essential Element?

Posted by Ted Zava on Friday, 06 June

bromine_essential_element_6.6.14.jpgAccording to researchers at Vanderbilt University, bromine should be recognized as the 28th essential element for all species, from fruit flies to humans. Study results were published June 5, 2014 in Cell, and demonstrate that without bromine, collagen type IV molecules will not bond together properly to form the structural proteins of connective tissues, leading to disrupted tissue development. 1   

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