Science behind it all
The Million Dollar Question: Does Marine Collagen Work?
Collagen has been used in Japan and other Asian countries for its anti-aging benefits for decades. It’s only been in the last ten years or so that collagen has received attention outside Asia. There is an ever-growing body of scientific evidence showing benefits of collagen supplementation on skin, hair, nails, joints and digestive system.
So, the short answer is yes, collagen works. However, not every collagen on the market is the same. Let’s dig into this a little deeper…
Why Marine Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. As we age, our bodies gradually produce less and less collagen and elastin and signs of aging such as skin damage and wrinkles start to appear. Research in this area showed that ingesting collagen provides our body the building blocks necessary for the synthesis of new collagen and, secondly, it directly stimulates fibroblast cells deep within our skin further supporting the production of collagen and elastin. To make collagen more easily absorbable, collagen manufacturers use sophisticated enzymes to break down long collagen chains into smaller pieces called peptides.
Most common sources of commercially-available collagen supplements are fish skins and cowhides. Marine collagen is a source of type I collagen and bovine collagen is made up of types I and III collagen. Generally speaking, marine collagen is better suited for ‘beauty’ applications, whereas bovine collagen is more commonly used to repair joints. However, it is the processing and purification process that is also important for the bioavailability and efficacy of the collagen in question.
What do the Clinical Studies show?
Clinical studies showed that 2.5 – 10g of marine collagen peptides taken daily for 8 – 12 weeks significantly improved skin hydration, firmness and elasticity, and reduced wrinkle appearance and fine line visibility. It also alleviated symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, improved joint physical function and provided benefits for optimal gut health.
ANTI-AGEING BENEFITS OF 10G NATICOL® PER DAY
This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study CP 3407 was carried out on two groups of 40 healthy female subjects ranging from 50 to 70 years old. The objective was to evaluate the anti-ageing potential of oral intake of 10g of Naticol® marine collagen peptides on cutaneous measures after 12 weeks of daily intake. The study was conducted at CPCAD (Centre of Clinical Pharmacology Applied to Dermatology, Nice, France) and results showed that Naticol significantly improved skin hydration after 12 weeks (improvement by 23%) and total skin extensibility (improvement by 24%).
ANTI-AGEING BENEFITS OF 5G NATICOL® PER DAY
This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study CSR3463 was carried out on 60 healthy female subjects (mean age 56 years). The objective was to evaluate the anti-ageing potential of daily oral intake of 5g of Naticol® marine collagen peptides on cutaneous measures after 8 weeks of daily intake. The study was conducted at CPCAD (Centre of Clinical Pharmacology Applied to Dermatology, Nice, France) and results showed benefits on skin firmness, skin elasticity and a reduction of wrinkle appearance.
ANTI-AGEING BENEFITS OF 2.5G NATICOL® PER DAY
This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study CSP 3507 was carried out on 95 healthy female subjects (mean age 56 years). The objective was to evaluate the anti-ageing potential of daily oral intake of 5g of Naticol® marine collagen peptides on cutaneous measures after 12 weeks of daily intake. The study was conducted at CPCAD (Centre of Clinical Pharmacology Applied to Dermatology, Nice, France) and results showed benefits on improved skin elasticity and a reduction of facial wrinkle appearance after 12 weeks. Complexion homogeneity and radiance were also significantly improved after 8 weeks.
CLINICAL STUDY AFCRO076 ON THE BENEFITS OF 10g NATICOL PER DAY ON JOINT HEALTH
This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study was carried out on 30 subjects (mean age 61 years). The objective was to evaluate the effect of daily oral intake of 10g of Naticol® on the Quality of Life (QOL) scores and short physical performance battery (SPPB) scores after 8 and 12 weeks. The results showed that regular intake of Naticol® alleviated symptoms of knee osteoarthritis such as pain and improved physical function and thus demonstrated the role of marine collagen peptides as an ingredient in joint health applications.
The Beauty Shake: where Weight Loss and Beauty meet
So what is The Beauty Shake? Put simply, it is a weight loss shake designed to replace a snack or a meal. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is packed with lean protein and dietary fibre, both of which work in harmony to deliver feeling of satiety without supplying many calories.
It is the only weight loss shake on the market, which has marine collagen peptides with clinically-proven anti-aging benefits added to it. Therefore, it is one shake with two key benefits.
How Are Our Products Different from Others on the Market?
Unlike most product on the market, which base their claims on general studies made with a whole range of different collagen products, we back our claims with clinical studies performed specifically on the marine collagen peptides used exclusively in all our products. This means that if you take the minimum required amount of our collagen daily for the required time (8 – 12 weeks), you will have the very best chance to achieve radiant and youthful looking skin.
All our products are vigorously tested for all nasties and contain absolutely no artificial colours, flavours, fillers or preservatives.
We are very confident you will love our products and the benefits they bring! If you wish to obtain any further information about our products, please do not hesitate to contact us and we respond to you as soon as we can.
The Beauty Shake Guarantee
In conclusion, I am proud to bring our range of products to you. I believe in quality, honesty, and transparency and I believe these qualities are well-represented in each and every of our products.
I hope you will love our product as much as I do. Please get in touch with us through our Contact page with your comments, feedback and suggestions.
Dr. Jaroslav Blazek
Avant-Garde Wellness Pty Ltd
About the Founder
Dr. Jaroslav Blazek has been interested in science of food since young age. He completed his PhD in food science and technology at the University of Sydney and has worked for more than 15 years in the Australian food and agricultural industry being involved in academical study of food, research & development, nutrition, product development and food ingredients.