Collagen for Cellulite: What Does the Research Show?

Collagen for Cellulite: What Does the Research Show?

All women, everywhere... Rejoice! There IS a solution that may help address unsightly cellulite. Well, at least a way to help improve the appearance of it long-term. While cellulite is completely normal and no stranger to even the healthiest and fittest of individuals, that doesn’t mean we can’t work to reduce it naturally. The good news is that supplementing with collagen for cellulite reduction has been tried and tested, and the research verdict is in: 

"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 an 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 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 collagen products) is based on the premise that specific collagen peptides can improve and increase dermal firmness and skin elasticity from the inside. Supplementing with collagen for cellulite reduction has therefore been proven to have some positive effect.

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.

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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 with 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.

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