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The science of delivering a superior collagen
The Bioactive Collagen Peptides® we use are a composition of different peptides optimised for specific physiological benefits. The peptides are derived from a highly controlled patented production process of collagen, which is determined by hydrolysation conditions. As a result these Bioactive Collagen Peptides® differ in physiological functionality to other sources of collagen. They are optimised to maximum stimulation of the human cell types involved in collagen biosynthesis.
The LIMITLESS potential
Bioactive Collagen Peptides® can stimulate skin metabolism and counteract the loss of collagenous extracellular matrix from the inside. Those who ingest natural Bioactive Collagen Peptides® orally can experience noticeably firmer and smoother skin with fewer wrinkles. The positive effect of Bioactive Collagen Peptides® also shows in an improved skin surface structure, reducing cellulite and a faster nail growth with reportedly less chipping of fingernails.
Several scientific studies investigated the potential of Bioactive Collagen Peptides® with results that found:
Higher skin elasticity 1
Reduction of wrinkles 2
Improved skin surface structure and decrease of cellulite 3
Promoting growth and health of fingernails 4
Improving hair thickness and resistance to breakage5
- Proksch et al. (2014). Oral Supplementation of Specific Collagen Peptides Has Beneficial Effects on Human Skin Physiology: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study, Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 27:47-55
- Proksch et al. (2014). Oral Intake of Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides Reduces Skin Wrinkles and Increases Dermal Matrix Synthesis, Skin Pharmacology Physiology. 27:113-9
- Schunck et al. (2015). Dietary Supplementation with Specific Collagen Peptides Has a Body Mass Index-Dependent Beneficial Effect on Cellulite Morphology, Journal of Medicinal Food. 18:1340-1348
- Hexsel et al. (2017). Oral supplementation with specific bioactive collagen peptides improves nail growth and reduces symptoms of brittle nails. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 16:520-526
- Oesser S (2020), The oral intake of specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides has a positive effect on hair thickness, Nutrafoods (2020) 1:134-138. DOI 10.17470/NF-020-0019
Increases skin elasticity
A study with 69 women aged between 35 and 55 years revealed that the specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides® used in Collagen& leads to significantly higher skin elasticity – up to 15% – compared to placebo treatment. This effect could be measured after just 4 weeks of treatment and persisted after 8 weeks of taking.
Significantly reduces wrinkles
Another study with more than 100 women aged between 45 and 65 years shows that in ingesting the specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides® used in Collagen& (2500mg/day) significantly reduces wrinkles after 4 weeks and leads to a significantly higher skin pro-collagen concentration.
Significantly decreases cellulite and raises dermal density
A study with 105 women aged between 25 and 50 years shows that the daily oral intake of 2500mg of the specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides® used in Collagen& significantly decreases their cellulite score. The effect was measured after 3 and 6 months supplementation, which also showed the beneficial effect on skins extracellular matrix, restoring the normal structure of the dermis and subcutaneous tissue.
The Bioactive Collagen Peptides® used in ellactiva improve growth and health of fingernails.
A further study shows that the daily oral intake of 2500mg of the specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides® used in Collagen& decreases cracked and/or chipped nails after 2 months of treatment, reaching a decrease of 42% after 6 months. It also shows a statistically significant improvement in nail growth after 3 months of treatment, whilst at the same time, a notable improvement in nail peeling and a clearly decreased nail edge irregularity. 80% of women taking part were completely satisfied, with 75 % of the women perceiving their nails as longer, 71 % stating their nails grew faster and became longer.
The Bioactive Collagen Peptides® used in ellactiva improves hair thickness.
A study with 44 women aged between 39 and 75 years shows that the daily oral intake of 2500mg of the specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides® used in Collagen& for a period of sixteen weeks led to a significant increase in hair thickness, in terms of an increased diameter to each strand of hair, whereas a slight decrease was observed in a placebo group. Increased hair thickness is likely to lead to improved textural and physical properties of hair, making it stronger and more resistant to breakage.
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– Marcelo Bravo