-REDUCTION OF WRINKLES AND INCREASE OF COLLAGEN LEVELS
Oral Intake of Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides Reduces Skin Wrinkles and Increases Dermal Matrix Synthesis
E. Prokscha M. Schunckb V. Zagued D. Seggerc J. Degwertc S. Oesserb
In a double-blind placebo controlled trial, women ages 45-65 showed a significant reduction in eye wrinkle volume at weeks 4 and 8 and a significant increase in procollagen type 1 at 8 weeks in response to ingesting 2,500mg of Verisol Bioactive Collagen Peptides® daily.
-REDUCTION IN THE APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE
Dietary Supplementation with Specific Collagen Peptides
Has a Body Mass Index-Dependent Beneficial Effect on Cellulite Morphology
Michael Schunck,1 Vivian Zague,2 Steffen Oesser,1 and Ehrhardt Proksch3
In a double-blind placebo controlled clinical study of
105 women aged 24–50 years with moderate cellulite were randomized to orally receive a daily dosage of 2.5 g BCP or a placebo over 6 months. The degree of cellulite was evaluated before starting the treatment and after 3 and 6 months of intake. In addition, skin waviness, dermal density, and the length of subcutaneous borderline were assessed. BCP treatment led to a statistically significant decrease in the degree of cellulite and a reduced skin waviness on thighs (P < 0.05) in normal weight women. Moreover, dermal density was significantly improved (P < 0.05) compared to placebo.
-INCREASE IN NAIL GROWTH AND REDUCTION OF BREAKAGE
Oral supplementation with specific bioactive collagen peptides improves nail growth and reduces symptoms of brittle nails
Doris Hexsel MD1 | Vivian Zague PhD2 | Michael Schunck PhD3 | Carolina Siega
Bioactive collagen peptides treatment promoted an increase of 12% nail growth rate and a decrease of 42% in the frequency of broken nails. Addition- ally, 64% of participants achieved a global clinical improvement in brittle nails, and 88% of participants experienced an improvement 4 weeks post-treatment. The majority of participants (80%) agreed that the use of BCP improved their nails’ appearance, and were completely satisfied with the performance of the treatment.