Today, the world faces a rise in the aging population, people above the age of 65, especially in developed countries. As the aging population grows, the number of people bedridden from illness or age has also grown. Bedridden individuals can developed complications from their immobility, including pressure ulcers.
Pressure ulcers are a major concern for caregivers, patients, and medical personnel. If left untreated, pressure ulcers can lead to serious infections and pain.
In addition to regular physical therapy and hygiene practices, nutritional supplements are often used as an intervention to prevent or treat pressure ulcers. For example, protein which has rich essential amino acid can help maintain protein nutritive value.
A double-blind, placebo controlled trial demonstrated Wellnex Collagen Peptides’ positive effect on stage II and III pressure ulcers after 16 weeks with regular therapy. 75% of the subjects ingesting Wellnex Collagen Peptides reported good improvement in their sores, while 81% of the placebo group reported some or no improvement.
Animal studies have shown promising effects of Wellnex Collagen Peptides for hypertenstion. Wellnex Collagen Peptides seem to inhibit the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), which is a factor for hypertension. They also appear to promote elasticity of the blood vessel endothelium.
To prove these theories, researchers examined collagen peptides on spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs). During the 12-week feeding period, drinking-fluid consumption calculated from the weights of the fluid bags ranged from 30-70ml/rat/d, and the average was about 50ml/rat/d. These factors were consistent for both the control and test groups.
The systolic blood pressure of the collagen peptide feeding group was significantly (P<0.05) lower than that of the control group. Systolic blood pressure at the end of the 12-week feeding was 216.0±3.2mmHg for the control group and 206.6±2.9mmHg for the test group.
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