City of Industry, CA — A distributive agreement has been reached that will enable AIDP exclusive rights to Naticol brand fish collagen peptides, produced by Weishardt International, based in Graulhet, France. Naticol will join AIDP's vast ingredient line of scientifically researched marine hydrolyzed collagen designed for both skin and joint care.

“As more people are living longer, the need for science-proven nutritional supplementation to support healthy aging is continuing to grow,” states Mark Thurston, president of AIDP. “People want to stay active into their 70s and 80s, and at the same time are concerned with appearance and using natural supplements to maintain healthy skin, joints, bones and more. Marine-based collagen has been shown to support both joint health and skin care.”

As a natural provider of Type I collagen, Naticol plays a large role as a major protein that encompasses over 75% of the protein that the body's skin and connective tissues are comprised of. Because Type I collagen is responsible for helping to maintain the elasticity, suppleness and tone of skin, it is vital that the body keeps receiving it to assist in preventing aging skin effects such as dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles. 1.5% of collagen synthesis decreases after the age of 25 which can can accumulate to a fall in collagen production of approximately 30% by the age of 45. Naticol is composed of more than 16% of essential amino acids (9 out of 10) and approximately 50% of glycine, hydroxyproline and proline, which are some of the Type I collagen key components.