Ah, what to do about wrinkles, the the tell-tale sign of aging? First, it’s best to try to prevent wrinkles, but by the time most of us think like that it’s probably too late – the wrinkles have already appeared.
Two fairly recent studies, both published in Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, showed that collagen supplement called Verisol improved skin elasticity and reduced wrinkles around the eyes 20% and up to 50% in some women. The studies involved a total of 200 women and lasted 8 weeks. These were double-blind randomized control trials (the strongest type of study).
In the first study 114 women ages 45 to 65 to Verisol for 4 weeks revealing an average reduction in wrinkles of 20%. They then stopped taking Verisol and were re-evaluated 4 weeks later after and wrinkle volume was still reducec by 11.5%. In the second study (linked to above) 69 women ages 45 to 65 took Verisol for 8 weeks.
What is Verisol?
Verisol is an oral supplement containing collagen peptides. Collagen is a major structural component of skin and other soft tissues. The collagen peptides in Verisol are able to penetrate deep into the dermal layer of skin unlike topical collagen skin creams which penetrate the epidermis or first layer of skin. The effects of topical collagen creams are short lived and they need to be applied daily to maintain their effects.
Until now oral collagen supplements were ineffective because the peptides were broken down in the stomach before making into the circulation and delivered to the skin. However, Verisol is more bioavailable. This means it is absorbed by the gut and makes it way to the skin where it can repair damaged skin. Reduced wrinkle volume even after stopping Verisol for 4 weeks is considered significant by researchers and suggests it has long-term skin benefits in contrast to topical collagen.
Verisol can be obtained online. One product that contains Verisol is Swanson Ultra Beauty Drink Mix with Verisol. In addition, consider eating collagen boosting foods like soy, omega-3s, and lutein-rich green vegetables.