You should have realised that ingestible collagen (your body's primary structural protein that forms connective tissues and skin) does live up to its hype by now. And if you haven't? Well, there's plenty of research that can convince you. For example, a 2014 study published in the Skin Pharmacology and Physiology journal found that skin elasticity significantly improved when study participants between the ages of 35 and 55 took a collagen supplement for 8 weeks. Another 2008 study found that dietary supplementation of collagen helped lessen joint pain among college athletes.
Collagen’s reputation is that of something like a 'fountain of youth'–it keeps the skin plump, hair luscious, and nails strong. So, how does collagen relate to joint and ligament health, exactly? Let's find out.
Collagen supplements and products have exploded on the market over the last few years. Before running over where the research sits and why you might want to consider using a Collagen product, let’s get the lowdown on all things collagen.
As a discerning consumer, you’re likely to have many questions–like “Does collagen really work? How does it reverse the effects of ageing, exactly?” Well, you’ve come to the right place! This article answers all that, and a little more.