Busting Cellulite (Long-Term) With Collagen Peptides
All women, everywhere... Rejoice! There IS a solution to unsightly cellulite. Well, at least a way to improve the appearance of it long-term. Here's the good news in science lingo:
"Long-term therapy with orally administered collagen peptides leads to an improvement of cellulite."
What causes cellulite?
As we know, cellulite is a complex problem that affects about 85% of women over the age of 20. It occurs mainly on the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen and is characterised by orange peel or cottage cheese appearance.
Factors linked to cellulite include genetics, gender, age, ethnicity, diet, sedentary lifestyle, and pregnancy. It is characterised by the presence of:
- Excess fat bulges to the dermis
- Blood and lymphatic disturbances
- Altered dermal extracellular matrix
Although cellulite is often present in healthy individuals with a normal body weight, it is exacerbated by being overweight.
How to treat cellulite
When it comes to combatting this unwanted visitor, it is known that improving dermal strength and skin elasticity are two important therapeutic aims. Oral therapy with bioactive collagen peptides (i.e. our Beauty Gen products) is based on the premise that specific collagen peptides can improve and increase dermal firmness and skin elasticity from the inside.
What science has to say
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, the efficacy of bioactive collagen peptides on the cellulite treatment of normal and overweight women was investigated.
The results of the study demonstrated that a regular ingestion of collagen peptides over a period of 6 months led to a clear improvement of the skin appearance in women suffering from moderate cellulite. Based on the current data, it can be concluded that a long-term therapy with orally administered collagen peptides leads to an improvement of cellulite and has a positive impact on skin health.
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Study ref: Schunck, M. et al. (2015). Dietary Supplementation with Specific Collagen Peptides Has a Body Mass Index-Dependent Beneficial Effect on Cellulite Morphology. Journal of Medicinal Food, vol. 18, pp. 1340–1348.