The study below found some significant facts regarding health effects of certain food. This is an attempt by us to interpret the findings so that it could be implemented in everyday health practices. It has to be understood that good eating habits are necessary for optimal health and that means that a variety of good foods have to be consumed every day. We do believe that some food has medicinal value and could be used to help in the prevention and support of treatment in certain illnesses. However, if it is not part of a good nutritious diet, it might lose its value. Although we do believe in the power of natural food, we absolutely do not claim to cure any disease through the consumption of specific food
Proksch E, Segger D, Degwert J, Schunck M, Zague V, Oesser S. Oral supplementation of specific collagen peptides has beneficial effects on human skin physiology: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2014;27(1):47-55. doi: 10.1159/000351376. Epub 2013 Aug 14.
The goal of this research was to study the effectiveness of collagen hydrolysate (found in bone broth) on certain physical parameters of the skin, related to cutaneous aging. Sixty-nine women aged 35-55 years received this agent at different strengths or a placebo, once daily for 8 weeks. Skin elasticity, skin moisture, trans-epidermal water loss and skin roughness were objectively measured before the first oral product application and after 4 and 8 weeks of regular intake. At the end of the study, skin elasticity showed a significant improvement in comparison to placebo. In a group of older women, this effect was even seen after four weeks of treatment. No side effects were noted throughout the study.