Collagens are especially important for the strength and resilience of the skin and alterations in both their number and structure are thought to be responsible for wrinkle formation, loss of skin smoothness and hydration. Hence, healthy collagen levels are essential for:
- Skin elasticity
- Skin smoothness
- Skin hydration
Collagen peptides trigger the body to make more collagen. Over the past decade, there has been increased interest in what can be done to protect collagen levels in the skin, how collagen degradation can be prevented and how to promote a synthesis of new collagen even as the skin ages. Scientific studies have shown that collagen synthesis can be promoted by small stimulating peptides that are obtained from a natural collagen source. Collagen peptides are highly digestible proteins. These proteins, in their original form, cannot be absorbed quickly in the gastrointestinal tract. To this end, it is only by breaking them down or hydrolyzing them enzymatically into small peptides that a product is obtained which can be easily absorbed by the human body.
Several human clinical trials have been published in peer reviewed scientific journals. They have confirmed that the daily ingestion of 2.5 to 10 g of collagen peptides for 4 - 12 weeks will affect the moisture content, elasticity, fine lines and smoothness of the facial skin in a positive way. For more information on the clinical trials, check our brochure.