This latest study discovers new science in the prevention of abdominal bloating and gut disorders.
The study (link here) was published by Belgium scientists in the online journal JMIR Formative Research in May this year!
Chief scientist Jane Prawitt PhD led a team that explored the effect of an 8-week daily supplementation of a unique dietary collagen peptide (Peptan) on digestive symptoms.
Participants in the study were women aged 35 to 65 years who were experiencing 3 out of the following 5 symptoms: bloating, flatulence, acid reflux, stomach pain, and irregular bowel movements and with no self-reported medical diagnosis and not on medication (with the exception of oral contraceptives).
The study was conducted over 8 weeks taking 20 g of Peptan collagen peptide supplement split into 2 dosages per day.
The findings indicate that 93% experienced a reduction in digestive symptoms, which included bloating.
- Abdominal bloating reduced from an average of 31% after an 8-week supplementation, with a trend for reduction in bloating after 2 weeks of supplementation;
- Constipation dropped 19%, indicating an overall improvement.
- Intestinal stomach reflux reduced 39%, with a substantial reduction after 2 weeks; and
- Acid reflux reduced 21% after 8 weeks.
Participants were interviewed and reported a difference in their gut symptoms within approximately 2 days of taking the collagen supplement. On the basis of the interviews and the exit survey data, 93% of the participants reported a reduction in bloating and 93% experienced an improvement in bowel habits with the most frequently reported symptom being relief from constipation.
Participants feedback included:
“The product, it did help with my bloating quite a bit, but even more than that, it practically resolved my chronic constipation. Prior to the study I’d have problems with constipation on almost a daily basis, since beginning the product I’ve had issues maybe once or twice. I no longer have that heavy feeling, as I had in the past”.
“It’s like day and night with my gut. Bloating is down and I now go to the toilet regularly”.
“Great reduction in bloating. Consistency of stools now normal, first time ever. No more diarrhea. Felt a difference almost from day 2”.
The findings indicate that 94% of participants increased their bowel frequency and 19% reported that their bowel frequency increased from historically once per week or less to once per day since starting the collagen supplement.
The effect size of the intervention on digestive symptoms has shown that collagen supplementation with Peptan resulted in a large effect on symptoms of bloating and intestinal stomach pain, which is consistent with feedback received from participants.
These results add to the mounting evidence that hydrolysed collagen powder supplementation restores and repairs a leaky gut, Ulcerative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
CollagenX is the Australian partner with Peptan and uses 100% pure Peptan exclusively in our products.