The principal action of Elastage ECM is to stimulate the growth of elastin and strengthen the flexibility of the Extra Cellular Matrix (ECM).
Elastic fibers, composed of an elastin core (90%) surrounded by fibrillin-rich
microfibrils (10%),are essential extracellular matrix (ECM) macromolecules
endowing extensible tissues with critical mechanical properties such as resilience,
flexibility, and elasticity. The cross-linking theory of aging states that aging results
from the accumulation of intra-intermolecular crosslinks between molecules
with slow turnovers, such as collagen and elastin of the extracellular matrix
(ECM). These crosslinks affect the physical properties of the ECM (stiffness)
which causes cell dysfunction and ossification of the human physiology.