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Effective Cellulite Treatment from Within
Supplementation with specific collagen peptides leads to clear improvements in the appearance of skin, reports a new study from GELITA
In the double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 105 women between 24–50 years of age received a daily dose of 2.5 g of VERISOL® collagen peptides or a placebo. After only 3 months of treatment, a statistically significant cellulite score reduction was observed. At the end of the 6-month study period, a mean reduction of approximately 9% (compared with the placebo) was determined in subjects with a normal BMI. This improvement was also recorded in participants with a BMI of >25, although the beneficial effect was less pronounced (4% reduction).
In terms of skin waviness, a statistically significant reduction of 8% on average was observed via skin surface profile measurement after 6 months of treatment. This was even more pronounced in the normal BMI study group, with a decrease in thigh skin waviness of 11.1%. Moreover, dermal density was significantly improved compared with the placebo. After the treatment period, the skin tissue became measurably more compact, indicating a strengthening of the connective tissue. Finally, the borderline length between the dermis and the subcutis was notably shorter after collagen peptide supplementation. As the length of the borderline correlates with the degree of cellulite, this measurement also highlights cellulite reduction after 6 months.
“Even though a variety of cellulite therapies such as massage, weight loss and topical agents are available, scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of these treatments is scarce,” commented Dr Stephan Hausmanns, Vice President, BU Health & Nutrition. “Dietary supplementation with specific collagen peptides takes a different approach: by aiming to restore the normal structure of the dermal and subcutaneous tissue, it fights the cause of the condition rather than the symptoms. We are very pleased with the outcome of the study because it clearly outlines the potential of our bioactive collagen peptides to improve the skin morphology of cellulite-affected areas,” he added.
Almost unlimited application forms
VERISOL® is highly soluble and almost neutral in taste. Hence, it can easily be incorporated into various types of liquid and solid functional food applications or nutricosmetics without compromising the sensory profile — from collagen water and concentrated ready-to-consume liquid shots to tablets, capsules and flavored powder mixes. As VERISOL® peptides are hydrolyzed to a specific peptide length, they are easily digestible as well as highly bioavailable. Moreover, they are free from fat, cholesterol and carbohydrates, as well as gluten, and are perfectly suited for use in non-allergenic foods. They are also free from E-numbers, making them ideal for the development of clean label products.
JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL FOOD
J Med Food 00 (0) 2015, 1–9
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 Ehrhardt Proksch3
1CRI, Collagen Research Institute, Kiel, Germany. 2Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sa˜o Paulo, Sa˜ o Paulo, Brazil. 3Department of Dermatology, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany.1
GELITA is the leading company for manufacturing and marketing collagen proteins. Coordinated from the headquarters in Eberbach, Germany, GELITA provides customers around the world with products of the highest standard, comprehensive technical expertise and sophisticated solutions. More than 20 sites and a global expert network ensure that state-of-the-art know-how is always available for customers. With 140 years of experience in the field of collagen proteins are the basis of GELITA's performance. A strong requirement for innovation is the driving force of the family-owned company that is always looking for new solutions for food, pharmaceutical, health & nutrition as well as for technical applications.
Within the range of collagen proteins, GELITA supplies collagen peptides with proven body-stimulating capabilities, tailor-made gelatines and non- or partly- water soluble collagens. This holistic range of products in combination with its vast experience in developing solutions for different applications makes GELITA first choice for its customers. In today's landscape of highest consumer demands, manufacturers of food products have to rely on natural, healthy, non-allergenic ingredients for their developments. Collagen proteins from GELITA are the perfect match for this as they fulfill all of these requirements, a particular plus being the fact that they are foodstuffs in their own right (e.g. no E-number). They also possess a set of unique technical and physiological properties.
Besides the traditional use of collagen proteins as natural stabilizers and emulsifiers for countless products, they enable manufacturers to provide their products with other properties which are becoming more and more important. GELITA has intensified its research in developing solutions for physical mobility, weight management and beauty from within.
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