Collagen Drinks – The results are in!
A recent scientific study was conducted by the Journal of Cosmetic Surgery (JCD) of which the aim was to investigate the effect of oral supplementation with collagen peptides on skin hydration and the dermal collagen network in a clinical setting. [read here]
Oral collagen peptide supplementation significantly increased skin hydration after 8 weeks of intake. The collagen density in the dermis significantly increased and the fragmentation of the dermal collagen network significantly decreased already after 4 weeks of supplementation. Both effects persisted after 12 weeks. Ex vivo experiments demonstrated that collagen peptides induce collagen as well as glycosaminoglycan production, offering a mechanistic explanation for the observed clinical effects.
The oral supplementation with collagen peptides is successful to improve hallmarks of skin aging.
There is also another study conducted in February 2016 on ingestion of collagen and how they enhance facial skin moisture and elasticity and reduce facial ageing signs in a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled clinical study. [read here]