The following approved claims confirm the safety and efficacy of Myoceram for use in beauty-from-within dietary supplements: 1) Helps support healthy skin barrier function; 2) Helps lessen the loss of water through the skin.
Natural Product Number (NPN) #80089056 has been obtained following a strict safety, efficacy and quality evaluation of the technical dossier of Myoceram. These claims are associated with a daily intake of 30 mg of rice-derived Myoceram (Myoceram-RPS), which offers an alternative to other commercially-available vegetable ceramides in terms of daily dosage and allergen-free labeling.
“Myoceram offers a strong support to skin by promoting endogenous skin ceramide production, to support optimal skin’s texture and appearance over the entire body surface” said Jocelyn Bérubé, executive vice president at innoVactiv. “This approval means that Myoceram meets the highest levels of quality, safety and efficacy to ensure that end users will benefit from its use.”
The upward trend in beauty supplements has been present in Asia for many years now and is starting to hit the North American market. “The beauty-from-within segment is one that is set to grow rapidly in the next years, as consumers see the benefits of nourishing the skin from the inside as a complement to their cosmetic routine”, said Patrice Dionne, CEO of innoVactiv. “Our Health Canada approval means that dietary supplements formulated with Myoceram can now be marketed using strong health claims that resonate with consumers.”
Myoceram has been introduced recently in North America but has been commercialized for many years in Japan and other Asian countries by Nippon Flour Mills, the company that developed the ingredient along with its technical background and clinical studies. Myoceram has been shown in human clinical trials to decrease trans-epidermal water loss over the entire body in a period of 4 weeks, leading to improvements in skin texture and appearance. Available in powder and liquid forms, Myoceram offers flexibility, allowing formulation in capsules, shots or other delivery forms.