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Effects of a Combination of Water-Soluble Coenzyme Q10 and Collagen on Skin Parameters and Condition: Results of a Randomised, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study

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Institute of Cosmetics, VIST—Higher School of Applied Sciences, Gerbičeva ulica 51A, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Nutrition Institute, Tržaška cesta 40, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Dermatologija Rogl Fabjan, Derčeva ulica 35, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Nutrients 2020, 12(3), 618; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12030618
Received: 9 February 2020 / Revised: 22 February 2020 / Accepted: 24 February 2020 / Published: 27 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Nutrition and Metabolism)
Skin is a complex and dynamic organ that provides a protective interface between the external environment and the body; changes in skin appearance are often the first visible signs of aging. It is well established that nutrients and other bioactive substances have important roles in the structure and functions of human skin; however, the effects of dietary supplementation of such bioactives are much less investigated. The objective of this randomised, double-blind placebo-controlled study was to investigate the effects of liquid food supplement, characterised by a combination of water-soluble coenzyme Q10 (Q10Vital®) and collagen, on dermal density and other skin parameters in comparison to placebo. The trial was performed on 34 healthy women aged 40–65 that received either the test product (n = 17) or the placebo (n = 17) for twelve weeks. Measurements and assessments of skin parameters were performed at baseline and after 12 weeks of intervention. We observed improved dermis density, reduced periorbital wrinkle area and the total wrinkle score, and improved skin smoothness. On the other hand, changes in skin hydration, dermis thickness, transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and viscoelasticity were not significant. View Full-Text
Keywords: Coenzyme Q10; Q10Vital; CoQ10; collagen peptides; skin health; dermis density Coenzyme Q10; Q10Vital; CoQ10; collagen peptides; skin health; dermis density
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Žmitek, K.; Žmitek, J.; Rogl Butina, M.; Pogačnik, T. Effects of a Combination of Water-Soluble Coenzyme Q10 and Collagen on Skin Parameters and Condition: Results of a Randomised, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study. Nutrients 2020, 12, 618.

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