Study Finds Fish Cartilage May Help Improve Facial Wrinkles
Hydrolyzed fish cartilage is a pure protein made up of amino acids and collagen peptides and is easy to digest. A recent study has found that oral supplementation with hydrolyzed fish cartilage may help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Participants in the study included 46 women between the ages of 45 and 59. They received 500 mg of hydrolyzed fish cartilage or a placebo daily for 90 days. The researchers evaluated the number and depth of wrinkles in the eye, nose, mouth, and forehead areas at baseline and at the end of the study period.
Participants in the hydrolyzed fish cartilage group saw significant reductions in the number and depth of wrinkles in the eye, nose, and mouth areas. They also saw a reduction in the number and depth of wrinkles in the forehead area. In addition, they saw increased levels of collagen.
The study was conducted by researchers from the University of São Paulo. It was published online ahead of print on August 12, 2021, in the journal Molecules.