August 31, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.Dietary supplementation with BioCell Collagen® reduced visible signs of aging in the face as well as dermal aging parameters in a recent study published in Clinical Interventions in Aging (2012 July;2012(7) 267-273). The patented BioCell Collagen (from BioCell Technologies) is a naturally occurring matrix of hydrolyzed collagen and low-molecular weight glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), such as hyaluronic acid (HA) and chondroitin sulfate.
In the pilot open-label study, 26 healthy females, aged 35 to 59, with visible signs of natural and photoaging in the face received 1 g/d of BioCell Collagen for 12 weeks.
Supplementation led to a 76-percent reduction of skin dryness/scaling (P=0.002) and a 13.2-percent reduction in global lines/wrinkles (P=0.028) as measured by visual/tactile score.
Additionally, a 17.7-percent increase in the content of hemoglobin (P=0.018) and 6.3-percent increase in collagen (P=0.002) in the skin dermis was observed after six weeks of supplementation. At the end of the study, the increase in hemoglobin remained significant (at 15 percent, P=0.008), while the increase in collagen content was maintained, but the difference from baseline was not significant (at 3.5 percent, P=0.134).
The body uses nutrition to regenerate, replenish and support the complex interior structure of the skinfrom inside the body," said study researcher Joosang Park, Ph.D., vice president of scientific affairs at BioCell Technology. He added, Since the surface of the skin acts as a barrier, most topical cosmetic applications can only deliver superficial results. However, the building blocks needed to support the largest organ in the body, the skin itself, can only be supplied from inside the body."
A study published earlier this year found BioCell Collagen can also help in pain management as it was effective in managing osteoarthritis (OA)-associated symptoms, improving patient's quality of life.
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