Health Logic believes that Derma Beauty HA GOLD Dramatic Effects is a viable alternative to surgery and injections for those who want to attempt to reverse the effects of aging.
"We are confident this product will help consumers who are looking for a natural skin formula to help manage signs of aging, sun damage and air pollutants," said John Digles, a spokesperson for the company.
BioCell Collagen II is a combination of collagen type II, chondroitin sulfate and a reduced molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA) manufactured using patented technology.
In addition to this ingredient, Derma Beauty HA GOLD is said to contain Co-Q10, paper mulberry extract, bearberry leaf extract, centipeda cunninghami A, and green tea and grape seed extracts.
Ingredient manufacturer California-based BioCell announced earlier this year the the naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in BioCell Collagen II has been shown to have steady bioavailability in a new study.
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in human connective tissue and is an important component of youthful skin because it binds to water and provides volume. Dermatologists inject it in gel form into the skin to soften smile lines and reduce wrinkles. It is also approved as a drug for osteoarthritis treatment, although efficacy has been questioned.
In a 36-hour peak absorption study using a single dose, BioCell Collagen II HA significantly increased in the blood in four hours and peaked at a level 7008.62 per cent above control in 12 hours.
In a 28-day steady state bioavailability study using a constant daily dose, after seven days, BioCell Collagen II HA and its metabolites in the blood became stable, and these metabolites remained significantly increased throughout the balance of the study, reports the company.
The study suggested that this HA form can be rapidly transferred from the blood to tissues. The results contrast with previous published studies on other HA forms that found they were not absorbed and thus unavailable for use by the human body.