What Is Collagen Supplement?[And The Benefits]

Collagen is an ingredient found in your skincare products such as body lotion. It is a protein that is found in abundance in our bodies. Collagen has many benefits. This is the protein that helps in giving strength and elasticity to our skin.

Collagen also helps in replacing dead skin cells. It helps hold our joints and tendons together. With age, our body’s ability of natural collagen production slows down.

This leads to the appearance of signs of aging like wrinkles, loose and sagging skin, weak joints causing pains, and discoloration of the skin.

Other factors lead to depletion of collagen such as unhealthy eating, smoking, and excessive sun exposure. Genetic defects and digestive can also cause problems in natural collagen production.What Is Collagen Supplement

This can be rectified by adding more collagen to diet by regular consumption of foods such as bone broth and organ meats.

If you don’t find it appealing then there is another solution. You can use collagen supplements.

What Is Collagen Good For?

Collagen contains 19 different amino acids. Collagen is a good way to get more conditional amino acids listed below:

1.Proline:

Proline which is almost 15 percent of collagen plays a major role in our body ensuring that it runs well. It helps in protecting the integrity of blood vessels and improving joint health. Not to forget the various cardiovascular benefits.

2.Glycine

It makes around one-third collagen. It ensures that our cells are functioning properly. It helps in building healthy DNA strands. It promotes healthy muscle growth and also boosts energy production.

3.Glutamine:

It can be created within our muscles as well as obtained from food sources. It is beneficial in preventing anxiety, insomnia, and low energy. It has positive effects on the production of growth hormone.

This help in improving the aspects of mental health. It helps in the healing of wounds and prevents the wasting of muscle.

4.Arginine:

Arginine is commonly known as L-arginine which can break down into nitric oxide. It is important for arterial and heart health. Arginine is also known to improve blood circulation and help in strengthening the immune system. Check other ways to boost the immune system here.

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Fibroblasts produce collagen. Collagen supplements help supply the fibroblasts with amino acids to reap the benefits.

Hydrolyzed collagens are the most effective in delivering the required amino acids. The process of hydrolyzing breaks down the collagen into a smooth and light powder.

The powder has a low molecular weight. This makes it easier for the system to digest, absorb, and distribute the amino acids.

You can add collagen to your diet by:

  • Make it a point to drink a real bone broth. It can be made by using a protein powder which is made from bone broth. It can be consumed on its own or you can use it in several recipes. It depends on the type of product you are using.
  • The second way to add collagen to your diet is to take collagen supplements. A collagen supplement is typically found as hydrolyzed collagen. It helps in the formation of new collagen. It could be either in the form of collagen protein powder or collagen pills. When the collagen is hydrolyzed, the collagen peptides break down. They become bioavailable.
  • Last but not least is to eat a well-balanced diet. It helps increase the absorption of the collagen peptide.

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  • There are various types of collagen. Every one of them is composed of different amino acids. It is difficult to figure out which may help can prove tricky. Supplements that contain collagen also vary. Usually, when you are buying a collagen peptides powder then you are buying a “hydrolyzed” type-I collagen.
  • The research shows that the collagen supplement is related to joint health. It reduces the symptoms of arthritis, The collagen supplements might help in reducing inflammation. It reduces pain. However, its effectiveness regarding arthritis and joint pain still stays questionable.
  • Collagen supplements can help strengthen gut. The amino acids such as glycine may help in reducing inflammation and aid in digestion problems.
  • The collagen supplements are not regulated by the FDA. Therefore, it is important to research the supplements before buying them. Want to learn more about how FDA approves products? read more here.

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  • You should choose the supplements that have a few simple ingredients.  
  • Avoid flavored supplements. The added sugar can upset the gastrointestinal tract. Buy a plain version and add a sweetener later if you wish.
  • Be sure that the product has a third-party certification because FDA regulation is not there for such supplements.

Check here for an in detail effectiveness of supplements. 

Conclusion On Collagen Supplements

I hope this post answered your question of what is collagen supplement. The health risks related to collagen supplements are minimal. There is no harm in trying it for two to three months just to see whether it suits you or not.

In the end, food is always a better choice to get the required ingredients into your body than supplements and as you`re already eating anyway, just choose what you eat.

Why your skin needs Collagen to stay young

Collagen supplements can be bought online or at your local store, if you`re looking to buy online, this store has a large selection or if you prefer some other online store why not check Amazon.

If you have any questions, please leave me a message and I will get back to you.

54 Comments

  1. I think I heard it was good for hair, skin, and nails, but didn’t know any other benefits.

  2. I have heard good things about these supplements. People seem to have had noticable results in their nails being stronger and growing faster.

  3. I have tried collagen supplements in the past and wasn’t too sure if they were for me as I didn’t notice much difference! But interesting to see they can benefit gut and also anxiety!

    • The Beauty Doctors says:

      I think people give up too fast,if you`re going to use collagen, give it a month, you just can`t use it for a few days and expect to see results.

  4. I had no idea what collagen was used for! The benefits sound amazing! I

  5. Very well Explained here. Research suggests that supplementing with collagen is a safe and effective way to improve the health of skin and joints. But, as with any supplement, it’s best to be cautious.

  6. Yeah, I think I will go with the supplements. Bone broth and organ meats just don’t sound appetizing. Amy Aberasturi https://capturingcash.com/

    • The Beauty Doctors says:

      I`m with you here, I can`t see myself eating bone broth, just sounds nasty? I`ll go for supplements any day.

  7. I didn’t know about these many benefits of Collagen.This is an informative post.I am going to try a supplement soon

  8. This sounds really helpful – for everyone! Great and interesting read!

  9. Wow! would really consider these products especially now that i found out that ollagen reduces wrinkles, keeps your joints strong and flexible, supports strong bones, and increases skin hydration!

  10. I like the no. 3 benefit.. Let me research more about this. Interesting really.

  11. Yes to collagen supplements! I started taking them a few years ago, and I have tried a handful of different brands, including NeoCell. 🙂

  12. Fran Jorgensen says:

    I have heard of collagen before but I had no idea about the benefits! No wonder everyone i know raves about it!

  13. Asians are really big with this collagen thing. It’s good for skin elasticity and really helps delay the anti-ageing process.

    • The Beauty Doctors says:

      Asians, in general, do have lovely skin(in my opinion)anything that can delay wrinkles is always a plus in skin care world.

  14. Wow.. I didn’t know there is a collagen supplement. All I know is the collagen mask from Watson. This is good news. I didn’t know that there are a lot of benefits.

    • The Beauty Doctors says:

      Collagen supplements are easy to find, check your local drug store and you should find collagen or other supplements you may need.

  15. I had no idea these were found in all this. Wow, thanks for the breakdown of these ingredients.

    • The Beauty Doctors says:

      Thanks Dana, I`m surprised you say you don`t know much about collagen supplements because almost anyone I know takes supplements, maybe not collagen but some kind of supplement.

  16. Faithnturtles says:

    I’m not a big fan of supplements I do take some herbs but only a selected few. I learned a lot from this post though..

    • The Beauty Doctors says:

      Thanks for stopping by, I have never taken any herbs and wouldn’t know where to start as I know nothing about them but if they work for you then that`s great.

  17. I’ve always heard such great things about bone broth and reading this post only makes me want to try it even more. My body doesn’t respond well to supplements, so I’m going to try bone broth.

    • The Beauty Doctors says:

      Thanks for stopping by, I`m glad you found the post useful, I have never tried bone broth and I really hope I don`t have a reason to as it sounds………..nasty?I use supplements and very happy with the results.

  18. I’ve actually been thinking of taking collagen supplements – I’m so glad I found this post, it was so informative! Can’t wait to give it a try! 🙂

  19. Alexandra Cook says:

    Honestly, I never knew the benefits we could get from collagen until I read this. It sounds like very helpful to everyone. I’ll ahve to check these products.

  20. Geraline Batarra says:

    Such a great read. I always knew collagen is good for the body. I tried maintaining to have my collagen supplements as much as I can.

    • The Beauty Doctors says:

      Thanks for stopping by and glad to know you`re using collagen supplements, but, you can still use other supplements if you need to.

  21. Looks like a promising list for beauty collagens. Women ages 30 and up need to take collagen for skin elasticity.

    • The Beauty Doctors says:

      It`s true, but if you do not want to take collagen supplements, some do go for bone broth but personally, just the name is a turn off so I have never tried bone broth, happy with supplements.

  22. collagen seemed to be familiar, but never knew the details about it.

    Thanks for the information.

    • The Beauty Doctors says:

      Glad you found the post useful, collagen is found in most skin care products but you can also buy collagen supplements.

  23. I never thought that collagen can be found as a supplement. But I love the benefits and sounds like itbwas very helpful.

    • The Beauty Doctors says:

      Collagen supplements can be bought even at your local drug store but if you can`t find any, check from online stores.

  24. I heard so many good things about collagen. I think I would need this when I get older.

    • The Beauty Doctors says:

      As we get older we do need more supplements compared to young people, but, I do not know how old you are.Do look for collagen side effects too when you start using them.

  25. I’ve never really thought much about taking supplements for skincare. Do you know anything about the effects of zinc supplements?

    • The Beauty Doctors says:

      Thanks, zinc used on broken skin can cause stinging and itching,and again some people do complain of a metallic taste in the mouth plus other side effects like nausea to some people.
      Hope this answered your question.

  26. Elizabeth O says:

    What a blast of information!!..Its really amazing what collagen can offer us..and such educational ideas you have in there..thank you for sharing my dear..definitely will try it for sure…!!

  27. WOW at the benefits! I had no idea, I have heard of collagen but I did not know that it has so many benefits, will have to get some supplements for my skin.

    • The Beauty Doctors says:

      Thanks Jaeda, Collagen has so many benefits and most lotions and moisturizers do have collagen, maybe you just never checked what`s in your skin care products to see what they contain.

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