Collagen-containing nutricosmetic shown to combat aging

By Andrew McDougall

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Collagen-containing nutricosmetic shown to combat aging
Clinical trials carried out by US ingredients supplier has shown that dietary ingredient BioCell Collagen II reduces wrinkles and improves hydration.

BioCell Technology announced the completion of the first human skin study of its nutritional supplement in women who have undergone natural and UV-intensified aging processes.

According to the company, in broad brushstrokes, the study has demonstrated the safety and significant efficacy of BioCell Collagen II in improving a variety of aging-associated facial effects measured both qualitatively and quantitatively.

Beauty from within

The supplement is a nutricosmetic, regarded as one which demonstrates the ‘beauty from within’ effects and is a naturally occurring matrix containing hydrolyzed collagen and hyaluronic acid.

Dr. Joosang Park, principal investigator of the research team, said that he applies the same rigorous standards of pharmaceutical research and practices to nutritional ingredients.

"The extraordinary fact about this study is that the subjects took BioCell Collagen II orally for skin beauty;”​ said Dr. Park, “this was not a topical study. It means that BioCell Collagen II® is not only a true nutraceutical, but that it can offer less wrinkles, increased collagen, and supple, hydrated skin by working from the inside-out.”

Dr. Park also stated that the study demonstrated that BioCell Collagen II can support the skin dermis collagen network containing collagen types I and III as well as collagen type II in the joint.

Multiple human studies

“I’m encouraged about these findings and that it adds to the portfolio of research that makes BioCell Collagen II a true nutricosmetic substantiated by multiple human studies,”​ he added.

The outcome of previous studies demonstrated a solid safety profile and efficacy in bioavailability, increased levels of hyaluronic acid, and inhibition of hyaluronidase, providing more turgid, hydrated, and supple skin.

BioCell Technology claims that the Collagen II has also been shown in human clinical trials to reduce joint discomfort and stiffness as much as 40 percent in eight weeks.

Encouraged by the consistently favorable outcome of the earlier studies, the US firm recently completed a study investigating the effects of BioCell Collagen II on diverse parameters relevant to aged appearance of the facial skin.

Results of the study showed that a majority of the participants experienced a remarkable improvement in skin texture, together with hydration, reduced scaling, and improved blood microcirculation.

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