PLT Health Solutions, Inc., has received non-GMO verification from The Non-GMO Project for its Collactive Collagen Complex. This verification covers raw materials, manufacturing processes and logistics.
The ingredient is manufactured by Copalis Sea Solutions, representing a cooperative of fisheries in France. The 100% marine-based ingredient comprises collagen and elastin peptides, which are extracted and combined using a proprietary manufacturing process, then formulated in the same ratio found naturally in human skin. It is also water-soluble, fully digestible and offers low organoleptic impact, making it applicable for beauty-from-within formulations.
The elastin fibers give the dermis suppleness, complementing collagen fibers' tensile strength. Studies of the complex have shown the product stimulates skin-lifting and tone-sagging parameters, minimizing lines and wrinkles while increasing skin moisture retention. More specifically, researchers used a Skin Image Analyzer (S.I.A.) to measure the number and depth of wrinkles in a clinical study of 44 women over 40 years in age who ere administered Collactive. Questionnaires were used throughout the clinical study and showed excellent tolerance to the ingredient.
Results revealed that with Collactive supplementation, 71% of the subjects after 28 days had a decrease of 19% in the number of deep wrinkles. The level was stabilized on day 84. In the placebo group, an increase in the number of deep wrinkles was noted on both days 28 and 84. The complex also was found to improve the skin's ability to retain moisture, with an 8% increase in whole-body epidermal hydration.
"Our innovation partner, Copalis, believes that the natural marine environment is a treasure for the well-being of humans and animals, and that this environment is fragile and must be preserved,” said Sid Hulse, vice president of product development at PLT Health Solutions. “For this reason, Copalis has been protecting natural marine resources since 1960. Being verified non-GMO by one of the world's leading non-GMO verification organizations sends a message to consumers that we care about sustainability and their health and wellness needs.”