MMP-1 Boost Ingredients

The MMP-1 SNP is supported by a combination of ingredients that help support healthy collagen, protect it against free radical damage, help manage MMP-1 (collagenase) activity and support overall skin health.

Tomato Powder (Lycopene)

  • Lycopene quenches singlet-oxygen resulting from direct absorption of UV radiation. Singlet-oxygen causes free radical damage to the collagen in the skin.
  • Research suggests that reduced lycopene concentrations in the skin lead to higher risk for sunlight-induced skin damage.
  • Clinical trial reported daily supplementation with lycopene-containing tomato paste for 10 weeks resulted in 40% less artificially-induced sunburn than the control group.27

Grape See Extract (Polyphenols/OPCs)

  • OPCs protect and stabilize collagen by increasing the cross-linkage of collagen fibril.28
  • Polyphenols prevent excessive cross-linking which leads to stiff, brittle collagen tissue.
  • Multiple small exposures to UV leads to sustained elevations of collagenase and OPCs inhibit the activity of collagenase.29

White Tea Extract (Polyphenols, Catechins)

  • Studies have shown an inhibitory effect of tea polyphenols, particularly EGCG, on the action of collagenase.30,31

References

  • 27. Stahl, W, et al. Journal of Nutrition. 2001. 131:1449-1451.
  • 28. Masquerlier J, et al. Acta Ther. 1981;7:101–105.
  • 29. Bombardelli E, et al. BioFactors 1997. 6:429-431.
  • 30. Madhan B, et al. Int J Bio Macromol. 2007. 41(1):16-22.
  • 31. Bae JY, et al. Food Chem Toxicol. 2008. 46(4):1298-1307.
  • This information is for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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