Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Of the eighty-five Chinese female participants, those who consumed H-CP (collagen hydrolysate with a higher ratio of bioactive dipeptides) had significantly increased skin moisture at cheek and corners of eyes compared to those who consumed L-CP (collagen hydrolysate with a lower ratio of bioactive dipeptides) and placebo. (more…)
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Of the 118 study participants, those who supplemented for eight weeks with Lactobacillus brevis (L. Brevis) SBC8803 significantly improved skin hydration compared to the placebo group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. This study demonstrates that astaxanthin supplementation may protect against photo-aging by reducing inflammation and collagen breakdown and improving skin elasticity and moisture retention.
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Twelve weeks of oral supplementation with hyaluronan significantly reduced wrinkle depth, volume and area in the participating male and female volunteers with crow’s feet wrinkles compared to the placebo group. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. A two-week topical application of peppermint oil significantly improved itching in the twenty-five participants with chronic pruritus compared to the control group.
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Genotyping a cohort of children at high risk for eczema revealed that supplementing with Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 was more effective in modifying gene susceptibility to eczema than supplementing with Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis HN019. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Three grams of blackcurrant seed oil, when given to pregnant women at 8-16 weeks gestation, later through their breastfeeding cycle, and then to their infants until age 2 years, significantly improved atopic dermatitis in 12 month old infants compared to the olive oil placebo. (more…)
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Eye wrinkles, eye wrinkle roughness, and skin elasticity and hydration were all significantly improved in the 49 participating women who supplemented with 250 mg of red ginseng daily for 24 weeks.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Of the participating 66 Japanese and 106 caucasion women, those who supplemented with a collagen peptide for 8 weeks, experienced a significant improvement in hydration, collagen density and collagen network fragmentation when compared to the two placebo groups of women.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Fifty three women, who supplemented with 2.5 grams of bioactive collagen peptides for 6 months, experienced a significant 7% improvement in skin waviness and a 10.9% increase in skin density compared to the control group.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Two weeks of supplementation with VISCODERM, a commercial product containing collagen, pycnogenol, and CoQ10, significantly improved skin photoaging in healthy participating subjects in several measures of skin health including, tone, hydration, sebum, and hyaluronic acid.
Written by Marcia J. Egles, MD. Of the 44 healthy Korean women with photoaging of the skin those, who supplemented with 2 mg of astaxanthin and 3 grams of collagen hydrolysate for 12 weeks, had a significant improvement in skin elasticity and skin hydrogen compared to control.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Fifty Japanese study participants significantly improved their symptoms of eczema when they supplemented with the probiotic Saccharomyces cerevisisiae L92 for just 24 weeks.
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Aloe vera, a common sunburn treatment when applied topically; however, when taken internally aloe vera significantly reduced wrinkles and improved skin moisture, skin collagen levels, and elasticity in participating subjects.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Of the 60 participating menopausal women, those who consumed 25 grams of argan oil for 2 months had a statistical improvement in skin elasticity compared to the control group which consumed olive oil. (more…)