Posted by Physicians Preference Vitamins on 9/29/2023 to Vitamins and Supplements
Collagen, often referred to as the "fountain of youth" in the world of health and beauty, is gaining widespread attention for its remarkable benefits. This abundant protein is a vital component of our skin, hair, nails, and connective tissues, playing a crucial role in maintaining their strength and elasticity. Beyond its cosmetic appeal, collagen also offers health benefits that go well beyond skin-deep.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is a special type of protein that accounts for as much as 30% of the body’s total protein and is a primary structural component of connective tissue. (1) It is the most abundant protein in the human body. Collagen protein molecules are made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. Due to its rigidity and resistance to stretching, collagen is the perfect matrix for skin, tendons, bones, and ligaments. (2)
Our bodies gradually make less collagen as we age, but collagen production drops most quickly due to excess sun exposure, smoking, excess alcohol, and lack of sleep and exercise. With aging, collagen in the deep skin layers changes from a tightly organized network of fibers to an unorganized maze. Environmental exposures can damage collagen fibers reducing their thickness and strength, leading to wrinkles on the skin’s surface. (1)
Health Benefits of Collagen
- Healthy hair, skin and nails
- Increases bone mineral density
- Helps with joint/cartilage health
- Improves gut health
- Increases muscle mass
- Strengthens arteries/heart health
Slowing the aging process by use of collagen supplements has become a common practice in the field of dermatology and cosmetics. Current research reveals that collagen use could result in a reduction of wrinkles, rejuvenation of skin, and reversal of skin aging, which may improve skin hydration and elasticity. (3)
Research data demonstrates that the intake of collagen peptides increased bone mineral density in postmenopausal women. In addition, collagen peptide supplementation was associated with a favorable shift in bone markers, indicating increased bone formation and reduced bone degradation. (4)
Research concluded that the use of daily collagen peptides may reduce bloating and improve mild digestive symptoms in otherwise healthy female adults in the absence of any other dietary or lifestyle interventions. (5)
Research demonstrates that the combination of resistance exercise and collagen peptide supplementation results in a more pronounced improvement of body composition, as indicated by a significant increase in muscle mass and decrease in fat mass, compared with placebo. In addition, muscular strength was significantly improved after collagen peptide intake compared with the training program plus placebo. (6)
A research study confirmed that the oral intake of collagen peptides can lead to a statistically significant reduction of activity-related joint pain in young active adults suffering from knee joint discomfort. (7)
Study results indicate that collagen peptides contribute to the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis in healthy humans. (8)
Foods for Collagen Production
Several high-protein foods are believed to help promote collagen production because they contain the amino acids that make collagen: glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. These include fish, chicken, meat, eggs, dairy, legumes, and soy. Collagen production also requires nutrients like zinc that is found in shellfish, legumes, meats, nuts, and seeds; and vitamin C from citrus fruits, berries, leafy greens, bell peppers, and tomatoes. (1)
Supplement with Collagen Peptides Powder
One of the best ways to get enough collagen for optimal health is to supplement with our Collagen Peptides Powder. Our Collagen Peptides Powder contains three patented forms of collagen that are supported by clinical research and is a uniquely blended formula. It supports healthy skin, as well as hair, nails, joints and bones, and more.
You can add collagen powder to hot or cold liquids like coffee, tea, and almond milk. Smoothies are another great choice, and you can even sprinkle it on your salad. Some people mix it in their soup, yogurt or scrambled eggs. You can definitely get creative with it!
- Contains no gluten, dairy, soy or GMO
- Has 30 servings per canister
- Has 12.5 grams per serving
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3. Collagen Supplements for Aging and Wrinkles: A Paradigm Shift in the Fields of Dermatology and Cosmetics
4. Specific Collagen Peptides Improve Bone Mineral Density and Bone Markers in Postmenopausal Women—A Randomized Controlled Study
5. Effect of a Daily Collagen Peptide Supplement on Digestive Symptoms in Healthy Women: 2-Phase Mixed Methods Study
6. Collagen Peptide Supplementation in Combination with Resistance Training Improves Body Composition and Increases Muscle Strength in Elderly Sarcopenic Men: A Randomised Controlled Trial
7. The Influence of Specific Bioactive Collagen Peptides on Knee Joint Discomfort in Young Physically Active Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial