Three Must-Know Nutraceuticals for Reducing Cellulite
Nobody likes cellulite—least of all those people whose thighs and derrières are the recipients the dimpled, lumpy flesh. While there are a number of topical treatments for cellulate, most people are not aware that there are also some select nutraceuticals with research showing effectiveness in fighting cellulite. Following is a discussion of the top 3 cellulite reducing nutraceuticals.
Verisol® is a collagen peptide commonly used in supplements to promote younger looking skin. Additionally there was a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study,[i] in which the efficacy of Verisol® was investigated on the treatment of cellulite in women. In total, 105 women aged 24-50 years with moderate cellulite receive a daily dosage of 2.5 grams Verisol® or a placebo over 6 months. The degree of cellulite was evaluated before starting the treatment and after 3 and 6 months of intake. In addition, skin waviness and dermal density were also assessed. The results were that Verisol® supplementation led to a statistically significant decrease in the degree of cellulite and a reduced skin waviness on thighs in women. Moreover, dermal density was significantly improved compared to placebo. The results of the study demonstrated that regular ingestion of Verisol® over a period of 6 months led to a clear improvement of the skin appearance in women suffering from moderate cellulite.
SOD B Dimpless®
SOD B Dimpless® is a natural dry melon juice highly concentrated in superoxide dismutase (SOD). In a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled clinical study,[ii] 41 women with cellulite were supplemented with SOD B Dimpless® at 40 mg per day (480 IU SOD) for 56 consecutive days. Results showed that, compared to the placebo group, supplementation with SOD B Dimpless® significantly reduced cellulite on thighs at day 28 and day 56.
Organic chokeberry juice (OCJ) was investigated[iii] for its possible beneficial effects in the treatment of cellulite. Twenty-nine women with cellulite, drank 100 mL (3.38 oz) of OCJ daily for 90 days. Measurements of investigated parameters were performed at 0, 45, and 90 days of the study. Results were a marked reduction in the subcutaneous tissue thickness in all subjects, with the average reduction of 1.9 mm. The length of subcutaneous tissue groupings was reduced in 97% of subjects, with the average value of 1.18 mm. The researchers concluded that OCJ could have beneficial effects on the cellulite condition.
It is not easy to get rid of cellulite. However, supplementation with Verisol®, SOD B Dimpless®, and chokeberry juice may be able to help effectively reduce cellulite.
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[i] Schunck M, Zague V, Oesser S, Proksch E. Dietary Supplementation with Specific Collagen Peptides Has a Body Mass Index-Dependent Beneficial Effect on Cellulite Morphology. J Med Food. 2015 Dec;18(12):1340-8.
[ii] Lemaire B. Le Quéré S, Simoneau G, Lacan D. [Clinical trial of a natural and bioactive melon SuperOxide Dismutase (SOD B Dimpless®) on cellulite] Phytothérapie. 2016;14(1): 23-28
[iii] Savikin K, Menković N, Zdunić G, Pljevljakušić D, Spasić S, Kardum N, Konić-Ristić A. Dietary supplementation with polyphenol-rich chokeberry juice improves skin morphology in cellulite. J Med Food. 2014 May;17(5):582-7.
About the Author: Gene Bruno
Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG) - With decades of experience working along side healthcare professionals and natural product retailers, developing innovative nutraceutical formulations, and working with academic institutions, Gene has cultivated a truly unique and impressive catalog of nutraceutical knowledge and insights.