Benefits of eggshell membrane
Benefits of eggshell membrane
The eggshell membrane, according to its natural composition, is a very interesting product to use as a natural source of collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulphate and other key biomolecules.
A high quality eggshell membrane, that maintains all its biomolecules without being denatured because of an aggressive production system, contains more than 400 different proteins with a wide variety of functionalities.
Structural features of Eggshell Membrane
・ 70 μm thick. The outer and inner membranes forms an air chamber between them.
・ Outer membrane: 50 μm; Inner membrane: 20μm
― The inner membrane consists of 3 layers of fibers aligned parallel to the eggshell.
― The outer membrane consists of 6 layers of fibers, which alternately cross each other at different angles.
・ Fibrous protein
・ There is a lamella structure among fibers connecting fibers to reduce space between fibers and provide elasticity.
Considering the theoretical functionalities of the proteins that make up the membrane, it is necessary to know if the membrane is really capable of maintaining these properties, in this regard the realization of in vitro studies including egg membrane in the culture medium of different cell lines will give us the answer of whether those expected functionalities really occur or not.
Once the functionalities that the membrane has are known, it is necessary to check if after the ingestion by humans, they continue existing and what benefits they cause on the human body.
Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of this product in different areas such as joints, bones and skin, so there are a lot of uses of eggshell membrane. To obtain this product it is necessary to separate it from the eggshells, as it is completely stucked to the shell. The separation process is crucial to maintain his whole potential. A pure and high quality eggshell membrane can be the best ally to make feel younger and more active.
Therefore, rather than talking about generic properties of the membrane, we should talk about the properties of the different membranes in particular, each membrane should have both an in-depth analytical study and subsequent in vitro and effectiveness studies carried out in humans and animals.
Different clinical studies carried out using Ovoderm, our eggshell membrane for beauty, have demonstrated big improvements not only in beauty topics such as elasticity, hydration, brightness, wrinkle reduction, anti-aging effect, but also regarding skin health.
Eggshell membrane improves the skin barrier function which means a greater protection of the skin´s inner layers against external pernicious agents (pollution, UV rays, microbiological agents…) and greater difficulty for the loss of hydration of these inner layers. This improvement of the bidirectional shield implies a more turgid, supple, and more luminous skin appearance, but above all, a much healthier and younger skin.
Our eggshell membrane is not only able to protect the skin against UV rays due to the improvement of the skin barrier function, but we have also seen how it is able to recover the skin after extreme UV radiations, reducing the skin inflammation and roughness, increasing new collagen production, skin moisture and hydration.
In humans, have been shown in two different profiles, sport practitioners and elderlies. In the first group, joint health improvement implies a decrease in the risk of injury, a shortening in the recovery time and therefore an improvement in performance. In the second group, eggshell membrane decreases joint stiffness improving the functionality and decreasing joint pain as well, therefore, elderlies can improve their autonomy in terms of mobility, increasing their quality of life.
In animals, specifically in dogs and horses, different trials, have shown huge benefits in joint inflammation reduction, in lameness improvements, in limb flexion and extension rates, increasing their mobility, behavior and mood.
So, what is egg membrane used for?
Different brands of eggshell membrane ingredients, used in different fields
· This product is a food supplement ingredient for joint health. According to the numerous studies carried out with eggshell membrane, only intaking 300 milligrams per day, the joint pain and stiffness are reduced, and the joint functionality is highly increased after only a few days of treatment. In fact, Canadian Health authorities allow the following claims for eggshell membrane: “Helps to reduce joint pain in knee osteoarthritis as early as 5 days”, “starts to help reduce osteoarthritic joint pain as early as 5 days”, among others. These special benefits make eggshell membrane one of the best products to improve mobility problems in elderlies, allowing them to increase their physical activity and consequently their quality of life. Sport practitioners are another target population to use eggshell membrane due to the eggshell benefits that different studies have shown not only in joints, reducing pain and stiffens, but also improving the elasticity of the tendons, reducing the risk of injury, shortening recovery times and improving their performance
· One of the best branded ingredients for skin, hair, and nails food supplements. A collagen and hyaluronic acid based ingredient which is the only one that can be consumed by vegetarians. Due to its antioxidant activity, skin anti-inflammatory properties, regenerative and healing activity, skin cells (fibroblasts) activation function, and elastin and collagen degrading enzyme inactivation capability, the supplementation with only 300 mg is able to increase skin hydration and elasticity, in addition to decrease wrinkles and spots, showing a huge anti-aging effect. According to the latest studies, eggshell membrane is highly effective to protect and to recover skin after UV exposure.
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