Due to increased life expectancy, more and more focus is placed on overcoming challenges related to aging. As changes in skin appearance are often the first visible signs of aging, a lot of research is dedicated to reduction of those signs. Skin is a complex organ that provides protective interface between the external environment and the body. Genetics, environmental factors such as sun exposure, ultraviolet radiation, smoking, sleep deprivation, pollution, and nutritional factors are what affects skin-aging process the most due to changes in dermal collagen network and formation of free radicals. Wide range of nutritional supplements, including collagen and CoQ10 have already been examined and proven to have beneficial effects on skin, however the effect of a combination of CoQ10 and collagen has not yet been investigated. Hence, Valens initiated a new study to prove beneficial effects of supplementation with CoQ10 and collagen complex on skin.
Our goal was to investigate the effects of Valens Premium Collagen Complex (with 4000 mg of collagen and 50 mg of Q10Vital®, water soluble CoQ10 with improved bioavailability) on dermis density, wrinkle area, skin smoothness and other skin parameters.