Collagen Supplements

The Collagen Craze

Catchphrases abound in the cosmetic industry’s marketing. The word “collagen” has been used and abused for four decades to suggest youthful rejuvenation, but in topical skin preparations, it’s nothing more than a moisturizer.

Consistent Results

In recent times, however, collagen that is ingested by smoothies, bone broth, gelatin, and pills has taken the health industry by storm. After years of mostly anecdotal reports and poorly controlled studies, a body of bona fide, objective studies has now been compiled with consistent results indicating that collagen supplements, when properly processed to make them easily absorbed after ingestion, do actually build up skin, hair, and nails; decrease cellulite and wrinkles; and promote bone and joint health and accelerated healing.

More Elasticity & Hydration

Collagen molecules in their various tissues require specific amino acids. These are available in balanced diets but not in some standard protein supplements such as whey protein. When bovine, swine, or marine sources are processed into smaller chains of amino acids called peptides, they are quickly absorbed and linger in the skin for up to two weeks. These peptides not only provide the special building blocks needed to make collagen but also stimulate new collagen production by their presence. New collagen means more elasticity and hydration and therefore less cellulite and fewer wrinkles. Joint health improves, and even bedsores heal faster. We are only beginning to appreciate the profound effects of collagen and enhanced nutrition.

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