Glycation is the process of undesired cross-linking of collagen proteins with sugar molecules, eventually impairing the function of collagen fibres, making the skin hard and aged in appearance.
The anti-glycation effect of LactoSporin® was performed using ribose sugar and bovine serum albumin.
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LactoSporin® was found to inhibit the formation of AGEs by 50% with an IC50 of 0.7% v/v. Thus, inhibition of AGE formation by the retardation of the collagen fibres glycation provides the skin with youthful and aesthetically pleasant appearance.