Hydro MN Peptide
Hydro MN Peptide, the third of Celergen’s essential ingredients, is a marine cartilage extract with a mix of hydrolyzed proteins (mainly Collagen) and polysaccharides (35-40% chondroitin sulfate).
I. Prevention of Photoaging by Peptide M
Exposure to the sun’s UV radiation is a key factor in causing premature skin aging known as photoaging that leads to wrinkles, skin roughness, loss of skin elasticity and mottled pigmentation.
Peptide M contains the same proteins and polysaccharides as the skin – and they act together to improve skin structure, hydration, texture and elasticity. Over time, fine lines, wrinkles, dilated capillaries and age spots visibly reduce, reversing sun damage.
II. Effect of Peptide N on Blood Glucose Levels After Meals
Peptide N, one of Celergen’s ingredients is a marine protein hydrolysate proven to reduce the dietary glycemic index or GI. Peptide N has been shown to prevent unhealthy body fat accumulation, which aids in maintaining a healthy body weight and reducing the risk of obesity, whilst alleviating symptoms of type II diabetes.
Glucose that enters the blood from food is used for energy production in the body’s cells, while excess glucose is transformed into fat and stored for later use. Over time this constant storage of fat leads to obesity. Second, frequent sharp, prolonged peaks of blood glucose and insulin (from high GI foods) are known to increase risk for insulin resistance and type II diabetes. On the other hand, a gradual release of blood glucose (from low GI foods) does not affect this risk and also delays hunger pangs.
This figure shows the results of a study evaluating the effects of 4 different proteins – Peptide N, fish fillet, casein milk protein and soy protein isolate – on blood glucose levels in 17 female volunteers (aged 32-64 years). Each volunteer consumed these proteins in random order, always as part of composite meals of similar macronutrient composition with a 1-week gap between each meal.
Blood samples were taken from each volunteer to assess levels of glucose, insulin and other biomarkers in the fasting state and 7 times after each meal, for up to 240 minutes.
This study found that Peptide N supplementation resulted in a significantly blunted blood glucose response than with fish fillet protein or soy protein isolate, lowering the risk of obesity and alleviating symptoms of type II diabetes. In other clinical studies, Peptide N has also been shown to reduce the appetite and promote satiety via its actions on metabolic hormones.