SMOOTHER SKIN IN CLINICAL COLLAGEN STUDIES
Clinical studies show that hydrolyzed collagen can reduce the depth of your wrinkles as well as keep your skin moist.
Collagen is found naturally in the skin and makes up 70-80% of the dry weight of our skin. As we age our skin loses much of its collagen causing the skin to wrinkle.
Hydrolyzed collagen molecules are broken down into smaller components and that have high bioavailability (up to 95%). Consumption of hydrolyzed collagen stimulates the formation of the skin’s own collagen. This was proved by Matsuda et al in 2006.
Consumption of hydrolyzed collagen stimulates the formation of the skin’s own collagen.
There is support for Matsuda’s findings. One is a clinical study from 2008, in which 22 participants ingested Peptan (containing hydrolyzed collagen). After 12 weeks of ingestion, the wrinkle depth showed to have decreased by 24% compared with a placebo group. Some of the volunteers also reported improvement in skin color and suppleness with respectively 32% and 45%.
Also your skin’s moisture level is shown to increase after ingestion of hydrolyzed collagen. In addition to Peptan-study, Morganti (1987) demonstrated this. As much as 68% of the volunteers reported that their skin had become less dry.
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