Response to Hydrolysed Collagen Protein Supplementation in a Cohort of Pregnant and Postpartum Women
- *Corresponding Author:
- Frank Turner
Innovative Research Associates 415 Elmwood Ave
Sharon Hill, PA, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 21, 2016; Accepted Date: September 26, 2016; Published Date: September 30, 2016
Citation: Baginski L, Winter M, Bailey TS, Capobianco S, Granese M, et al. (2016) Response to Hydrolysed Collagen Protein Supplementation in a Cohort of Pregnant and Post-Partum Women. J Preg Child Health 3: 275. doi:10.4172/2376-127X.1000275
Copyright: © 2016 Bakginski L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
There is overwhelming evidence that links maternal nutrition during pregnancy with fetal outcomes. This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of Protiva treatment responses in pre and postpartum female subjects between the ages of 19 years and 43 years who entered into this open label study. The protocol was designed to take a twice daily collagen protein supplementation drink during the third trimester and for 10 weeks postpartum. The outcomes were measured against a control group of patients who did not take the protein supplementation. The differences between mean score for the physical health domain of WHOQOL-BREF scale in the Protiva group and the control group were different and met statistical significance (p=0.0003). The study found that 100% of control patients and 95% of Protiva patients had initial serum protein levels below the normal median range and 27% of control patients and 33% of Protiva patients were below normal range. With collagen protein supplementation we were able to demonstrate improved quality of life and wound healing rates and 100% improvement in the protein levels for Protiva patients and a 72% improvement over control patients. Protiva Pregnancy and Protiva New Mom was determined to be safe and well tolerated when taken during pregnancy and post-partum during the study.