VERISOL® Bioactive Collagen Peptides® are significantly improving skin, increasing elasticity and decreasing the appearance of wrinkles. Hans-Ulrich Frech, global vice president business unit collagen peptides, is pleased to announce the publication of the first of two new clinical studies proving the effect of VERISOL on skin elasticity.
“It is rare to have effects on skin improvement substantiated by this level of scientific research. This is another important milestone to support our customers in the development and marketing of natural products such as nutricosmetics, which help to improve quality of life,” he said. “And it perfectly fits to the GELITA philosophy to substantiate our product claims on solid science.”
This research was designed to study the effectiveness of these specific VERISOL collagen peptides on skin biophysical parameters related to cutaneous aging. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 69 women aged 35 to 55 years were randomized to receive 2.5 g or 5 g of VERISOL or placebo once daily for eight weeks, with 23 subjects included in each treatment group.
Skin elasticity, skin moisture, trans-epidermal water loss and skin roughness were objectively measured before ingesting the first product (tO) and after four (tl) and once more at eight weeks (t2) of regular intake. Skin elasticity, which was of primary interest, was also assessed at follow-up four weeks after the last intake of VERISOL (t3, four-week regression phase).
At the conclusion of the study, skin elasticity in both VERISOL dosage groups showed a statistically significant improvement in comparison to the placebo group. After four weeks of follow-up treatment, a statistically significant higher skin elasticity level was determined in elderly women.
With regard to skin moisture and skin evaporation, a positive influence of the collagen peptide treatment could be observed in a subgroup analysis.
The study was conducted by the Department of Dermatology, University of Kiel, the CRI (Collagen Research Institute), Kiel, the Skin Investigation and Technology, Hamburg, Germany and the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil. Published in Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, Aug.14, 2013
Recently, a second clinical study evaluating the reduction of the appearance of wrinkles with VERISOL was completed. This study also shows convincing results and has been accepted for publication.
Besides VERISOL, there are a number of other specialty products in the Bioactive Collagen Peptides line, optimized to support our health and wellbeing.
- FORTIGEL® is scientifically proven to regenerate joint cartilage and ease joint discomfort.
- FORTIBONE® stimulates the formation of bone matrix to counteract the reduction of bone stability, especially in post-menopausal women.
- PEPTIPLUS® helps strengthen connective tissue, reduce the muscle loss and promotes body toning.
- And for pets, PETAGILE® stimulates joint cartilage metabolism for increased mobility and performance.