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In one of the most substantial studies of a skin health supplement, BioCell Collagen® was found to visibly reduce common signs of skin aging, including lines and wrinkles, within 12 weeks of daily use. The findings reported in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial included a measurable improvement in signs of aging in women, represented by increased skin elasticity, reduction of crow’s feet, and improvement in depth and number of fine lines and wrinkles. The full findings of the peer-reviewed study are published in the September/October issue of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.
BioCell Collagen® is a clinically tested branded dietary ingredient proven to promote active joints, youthful-looking skin, and healthy connective tissues. The study evaluated the use of BioCell Collagen® among 128 women, aged 39-59. All participants entered the study with visible signs of facial aging.
Study participants were split into an intervention group or placebo group by randomized assignment. Over the course of 12 weeks, the intervention group supplemented twice daily with BioCell Collagen® 500 mg capsules composed of a naturally occurring matrix of hydrolyzed collagen type-II (≧ 300 mg), chondroitin sulfate (≧ 100 mg), hyaluronic acid (≧ 50 mg).
Throughout the study, the controlled and placebo group were under a uniformed, simplified skincare routine. Participants' skin was visually graded monthly to determine the intervention's efficacy, measurements of facial lines and wrinkles, definition of crow's feet lines and wrinkles, level of skin texture and smoothness, and skin tone. For the 113 participants completing the study, dietary supplementation (1g/day) of BioCell Collagen®:
- Increased skin collagen content by 12%
- Significantly reduced facial lines and wrinkles in women
- Reduced the width of crow’s feet and wrinkles compared to placebo
- Improved skin elasticity in women compared to placebo