Myprotein Hair, Skin, & Nails Tablets: Powered by Verisol

When it comes to health and beauty, one of the quickest indicators is to look at the condition of one’s hair, skin, and nails. In order to keep these precious organs as functional and beautiful as possible, we need to give them the tools they need to grow strong and beautiful.

Today, we cover a fun dietary supplement that combines a cross-section of two incredibly popular categories:

Myprotein Hair, Skin, & Nails Capsules

Myprotein Hair, Skin, & Nails Capsules are powered by Verisol. See how 2.5 grams of collagen can lead to great benefits!

  1. Skin care and beauty
  2. Collagen supplementation

With Myprotein’s Hair, Skin, & Nails Capsules, we get a combination of these two and with clinical collagen dosing – but just in three capsules. They can be washed down with some water and Myprotein Multivitamin Gummies, and bring a clinical twist:

Meet Verisol: Clinically-verified collagen at a lower dose

While collagen supplements have become increasingly popular the past few years, they generally require large doses — higher than what we can get in capsule form.

For those who don’t want to drink yet another shake, Myprotein has found the solution: Verisol, a trademarked form of hydrolyzed collagen peptides that has four successful clinical studies under its belt — and at only 2.5 grams! This is a perfect inclusion in capsules, which are of course tough to get huge doses that we generally need from other collagen supplements.

In this article, we dive into the four Verisol studies, and quickly touch on the added support ingredients Myprotein included. But first, check our PricePlow-powered prices and sign up for our Myprotein news alerts so that you don’t miss their next major announcement:

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Also note that there are Myprotein Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies, which stack incredibly well with these caps!

In three tablets, you’ll get the following:

  • Verisol Bioactive Collagen Peptides – 2500mg

    Quite a nice dosage in a capsule product, which are notoriously difficult to efficaciously dose for collagen, we have 2.5 grams of Verisol Bioactive Collagen Peptides – the clinically studied amount!

    What is collagen?

    The skin is about 80% collagen if you exclude water — it’s the major structural part of the skin. Consider it the literal glue that holds it all together. Technically speaking, it’s an insoluble fibrous protein in the extracellular matrix, helping to structurally support tissues and cells.[1] It’s the most abundant protein in animals, and there are actually 16 types of collagen that we know of.

    Thanks to a unique triple helix structure consisting primarily of the amino acids glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline, collagens are shaped in a way that they’re able to easily bond and fold.[1] They form collagen peptides through a series of chemical bonds, and the cells secrete them into our extracellular matrix to hold our soft tissues together!

    Collagen supplements cover our shortfalls

    Skin Wrinkles Collagen

    Image courtesy Verisol

    We’ve become big fans of collagen supplements because we’ve recently reduced the amount of natural collagen (and glycine/proline/hydroxyproline sources) in our diets, as we no longer eat as much meat off the bone or animal skin like we once used to.

    Why Verisol? Successfully studied at 2.5 grams

    Verisol is a patented collagen hydrolysate formulation made with specific collagen peptides that was created to influence your collagen production from the inside out. It’s sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised cows, and is a bioactive collagen peptide source that boosts your fibroblast cells, which reside in the skin’s dermal layer. This not only provides collagen as a substrate, but boosts dermal collagen production.

    What’s unique about Verisol is that it has four clinical studies done at this 2.5 gram dose – which is significantly less than generic collagen proteins. This not only yields benefits with less product, but enables Myprotein to fit an efficacious dose in just three tablets!

    1. Study 1: 100 women 45-65 years, reduces wrinkles and boosts collagen concentration

      The Verisol research begins in 2013, when researchers published a double-blind, placebo controlled study performed on 114 women aged 45-65. They were randomized into two groups: placebo and 2.5 grams Verisol (listed as bioactive collagen peptide, or BCP), with 57 women in each group. Measurements of skin wrinkles were taken at 0, 4, and 8 weeks, while procollagen I, elastin, and fibrillin were taken at 0 and 8 weeks for those willing to provide biopsies.[2]

      Verisol Skin Elasticity

      Just 2.5 grams of Verisol increases skin elasticity![2] Image courtesy Verisol

      After 4 and 8 weeks, the orally-administered Verisol led to a statistically significant reduction of eye wrinkle volume, while the placebo group’s wrinkles increased![2]

      After 8 weeks, the amount of procollagen type I and elastin produced were statistically significantly increased. Fibrillin also increased, but did not achieve statistical significance.[2]

      The researchers concluded,

      Based on the results of the study, it can be concluded that the oral ingestion of specific collagen peptides led to a pronounced, statistically significant reduction of eye wrinkle volume.[2]

    2. Study 2: 69 women 35-55 years, improved skin elasticity

      As a follow-up, in 2014, a team of researchers published a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial conducted on 69 women. 23 women received placebo, 23 received 2.5 grams of Verisol, and 23 received 5.0 grams of Verisol for eight weeks.[3]

      Myprotein Hair, Skin, & Nails

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      After both four and eight weeks, skin elasticity was significantly improved in both Verisol groups. There weren’t major differences between the two Verisol groups, but it’s interesting to note that the 2.5 gram group outperformed the 5.0 gram group at four weeks, while the higher-dosed group slightly edged them out in eight weeks. When stratifying the data by age, the more senior women had more significant results. In addition, there were improvements to skin hydration, although they did not reach statistical significance.[3]

      All told, 2.5 grams of Verisol showed to be the most promising treatment group if considering cost – there could be additional benefits to taking more of these tablets, but the science rests with 2.5 grams in the three caps.

    3. Study 3: Long-term (6 month) study reduces cellulite in women ages 24-50

      A third Verisol study was conducted in 2015, this time performed on 105 women ages 24-50 using 2.5 grams or placebo for six months.[4]

      After six months, the Verisol group had statistically significant less cellulite on the thighs, as well as reduced skin waviness. The effect was more pronounced in normal-weight women, although overweight women had improvements as well. Dermal density was also significantly improved compared to placebo. In addition, the subcutaneous borderline was shortened (another indicator of cellulite improvement), but did not achieve significance against placebo in that measure.[4]

    4. Study 4: Long-term (6 month) fingernail growth and health
      Verisol Skin Wrinkles

      An incredible reduction in wrinkles and “skin waviness”![4] Image courtesy Verisol

      A six-study performed on 25 healthy women was published in 2017, demonstrating a significant decrease of cracked/chipped nails after just two months of orally-ingested Verisol.[5] After six months, the women in the Verisol group had a decrease of 42% in cracked and/or chipped nails, and their nail growth speed was increased compared to placebo after just three months.

      The researchers measured an 80% satisfaction rate with the Verisol group – 75% of women perceived their nails as longer, while 71% said their nails grew faster. When it comes to nails, the women in the Verisol group seemed to just know they weren’t on placebo![5]

      The researchers even performed a four week washout, where they stopped supplementation but continued to monitor the women. During those four weeks, the positive results continued,[5] and it’s unknown how long the benefits would last. We’d rather not risk it, and would get back on Verisol sooner than later!

    Additional benefits of collagen

    It’s worth noting that other studies on collagen — generally higher-dosed and using generic, non-patented blends — have also been shown to improve joints and connective tissues[6,7] and also help hair, skin, and nail health.[8,9] Cardiovascular health benefits have even been achieved with collagen.[10]

    We also like to make it very clear that collagen is not the anabolic “muscle building” kind of protein, even if you see protein on the label. This is due to the fact that its amino acid ratios are lower in some of the mTOR-stimulating amino acids that drive muscle protein synthesis, so it’s not a “complete” protein.[11]

    Myprotein Multivitamin Gummies

    Myprotein Multivitamin Gummies bring a naturally-flavored bump to your vitamin intake!

    This is perfectly fine in the case of these tablets – nobody’s going to use them to build muscle, we’re using them to build hair, skin, and nails!

  • Vitamin C – 10mg (10% DV)

    Many of us know about Vitamin C for its antioxidant properties, but it’s also very beneficial for collagen production. In 2018, a review of 10 studies was published demonstrating its efficacy in increasing type I collagen synthesis, improving bone healing, and decreasing oxidative stress.[12]

    When combined with high-dosed, generic collagen, athletes had significant increases in blood collagen levels, suggesting more collagen synthesis.[13]

    A 10 milligram dose isn’t that large, and you should still strive to get more vitamin C through food and a multivitamin, but it’s a good synergistic boost in any collagen supplement. It’s also in the Myprotein Multivitamin Gummies.

  • Vitamin E (as DL-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) – 50mg (330% DV)

    Another inclusion in our Myprotein Multivitamin Gummies, we recently explored how vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that can help widen blood vessels and boost immunity through its protection against free radical damage.[14]

    Myprotein Clear Whey Isolate Blood Orange

    Oranges are great in Vitamin C, but for even more orange flavor, Myprotein has a unique Clear Whey Isolate flavor — Blood Orange!

    But more importantly, Vitamin E as α-tocopherol, which we have here, is the predominant form in our skin![15,16] This is why we want to see this form in skin supplements. The same immune boost cited above with respect to free radical damage also applies to skin cells,[17] and this is one vitamin we don’t wish to go without.

  • Biotin – 500mcg (1670% DV)

    No stranger to skin care supplements, biotin is also known as Vitamin B7. On top of its metabolism-supporting properties, we like to see it included to avoid deficiency, which could lead to various forms of dermatitis[18] and even hair loss.[19,20]

    A study on women with brittle nails showed that high dose (2.5 gram) biotin helped half of the women reduce splitting.[21] However, we’re generally supplementing biotin to eliminate concerns of deficiency.

Variations available

    Don’t forget that you can stack these with Myprotein Hair, Skin, & Nails Gummies!

    Hair, Skin, & Nails Capsules: Verisol seems to be the real deal

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    Myprotein also has incredible Plant Proteins!

    We’ve covered several collagen supplements, and while we love them when marketed appropriately (they’re not muscle-building proteins!), they generally need high doses. However, high doses don’t work with capsules, and this solves that probem!

    Verisol simultaneously solves both of these problems, and we’re quite impressed with the depth of research they’ve put together. Most patented/trademarked ingredients don’t have four studies under their belts, but Verisol does. Even more impressive is that two of the studies are six months long, which must have been no cheap feat.

    Because of this body of research, we believe that Verisol could be an incredible addition to anyone’s diet. Even though the studies were performed exclusively on women, men should understand that the same basic rules of collagen and skin formation apply to us as well.

    Myprotein’s MyBeauty supplements are looking to be a great success, especially these Verisol-driven Hair, Skin, & Nails Capsules!

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    About the Author: Mike Roberto

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