PLT Health Solutions, Inc. has begun marketing Collactive™ Collagen Complex in the United States. Collactive is a 100% marine-based, all-natural ingredient composed of collagen and elastin peptides formulated in the same ratio found naturally in human skin.

Collactive combines the two main constituents of the skin's extracellular matrix and has an anti-wrinkle synergic action: elastin fibers give the dermis suppleness that complements collagen fibers tensile strength. A study on Collactive showed a synergistic anti-wrinkle action, stimulating skin to lift and tone sagging areas and minimize lines and wrinkles, while increasing skin's ability to retain moisture.

With a low molecular weight, Collactive is also water-soluble and fully digestible, making it an ideal anti-aging ingredient for a wide variety of beauty-from-within formulations. The ingredient is manufactured by Copalis, representing a cooperative of fisheries in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, Europe's leading port for fish processing. Collactive is fully traceable and sustainably produced.

Seth Flowerman, PLT Health Solutions’ executive vice president, says the proprietary formulation with multiple complementary mechanisms—coupled with its solubility and low effective dose—make Collactive an ideal ingredient for the growing beauty-from-within consumer market in the United States.

"A recent market report showed a growth rate for 'nutricosmetics' of over 11% - with a very strong showing by collagen and ready-to-drink beverages that focus on beauty-from-within. Collactive is an ideal ingredient for skin care – or beauty-from-within – because it is great for a broad range of consumer product applications," he says. "Collactive has been demonstrated effective at a 2g use level which compares favorably to other collagen ingredients that are recommended at 5g to 10g levels. Add the excellent sustainability and traceability profile of Collactive and this is an ingredient that will be highly attractive to consumers seeking innovative approaches to natural skin-care.”

Distinct Ingredient for Skin Care

Collactive is extracted solvent-free from fish skin collected daily from 100% wild caught fish. The proprietary process creates a fine powder composed of 94% Type I hydrolyzed collagen and 6% elastin oligopeptides – the same ratio found in human skin. The ingredient has a very low molecular weight – allowing it to be fully digested and enhancing bioefficacy. With a mild-taste profile and high solubility, Collactive can be easily incorporated into a broad range of supplement, beverage and functional food products - including clear and ready-to-drink beverages.

Reduce wrinkles, Reinforce Skin Hydration

Researchers used a Skin Image Analyzer® (S.I.A.) (Monaderm, Monaco) to measure the number and depth of wrinkles in a clinical study involving 44 women over 40 years old. Questionnaires were used throughout the clinical study and showed excellent tolerance to Collactive.

In the same study, after 28 days, Collactive supplementation resulted in a significant decrease (19%) of the number of deep wrinkles in 71% of the subjects. The level was stabilized at day 84. In the placebo group, an increase in the number of deep wrinkles was noted at both day 28 and day 84. Collactive also improved the skin's ability to retain moisture with an increase of the entire epidermis hydration (+8%).

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