Gelita's Verisol collagen peptides have been awarded a Foods with Function Claim (FFC) for skin elasticity in Japan.
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Food and beverage manufacturers using Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP) can now claim on their packaging that, “This product contains Verisol Collagen Peptides. Verisol is reported to maintain skin elasticity and supports skin health.”
Verisol comprises pure collagen peptides that have been specifically developed to provide the highest possible efficacy in human skin.
They stimulate the fibroblasts on the dermis layer, which increases the synthesis of collagen, elastin and proteoglycans, necessary for skin elasticity.
It is highly soluble and almost neutral in taste; therefore, it can be easily incorporated into various types of liquid and food applications or nutricosmetics.
Koji Tanabe, general manager at Gelita Japan, said, “In Japan, collagen peptides are already well known as a ‘beauty from within’ ingredient. However, the granting of this health claim is a very important milestone for the market. Manufacturers can directly show consumers the proven health benefits of Verisol collagen peptides on their food labels. On top of that, the recommended daily dosage of 2.5 g per day and good technological properties are also attracting new business developments with Verisol in Japan.”