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Collagen is a protein that the body produces. It plays a necessary role in the structure and function of skin, cartilage, bones, and connective tissue.

Medical uses of collagen consist of dressings to promote wound healing.

Lots of people use products which contain or improve the production of collagen in the body to enhance their skin. A few of these may be effective. [2]


It has actually long been understood that collagen has a helpful impact on human health. Practically 10 centuries ago, abbess and scholar hildegard von bingen was currently studying extracts from animal tissue and had actually recognized their use as a remedy for joint complaints. In traditional asian culture, collagen is used in cosmetics due to the fact that it assists keep the skin young and tight and has a total impact against skin aging.

Hydrolyzed collagen was first industrially made in the middle of the 20th century, however in the beginning only to a small degree. It was generally used as a water binder in the meat industry and in the production of sports bars. In the early 1970s, collagen began to be used in dietary products as a substitute for sugar and fat.

After that, the demand for collagen grew substantially. The factor can be seen that in these days the today called “high protein diets” ended up being popular. Collagen is used in these diet plans as a high worth source of animal proteins which is necessary in calorie decrease diets.

Parallel to this, collagen peptides, consisted of in hydrolyzed collagen, ended up being an ever more popular constituent of nutricosmetic products. They also entered into widespread usage as a source of protein to enhance various foods at this time.

At the end of the 1970s, ever more details became available about the favorable impact of collagen peptides on the joints. The very first clinical studies were performed in this area in 1985. Finally, there was also evidence of a positive result on collagen production in joint cartilage, providing wish to those experiencing joint health or movement problems. Today, this has actually ended up being the biggest area of application for collagen peptides worldwide, beside their uses in the beauty sector. [3]


First, a three-dimensional stranded structure is assembled, with the amino acids glycine and proline as its primary elements. This is not yet collagen however its precursor, procollagen. Procollagen is then modified by the addition of hydroxyl groups to the amino acids proline and lysine. This step is important for later glycosylation and the development of the triple helix structure of collagen. Due to the fact that the hydroxylase enzymes that carry out these reactions require vitamin c as a cofactor, a long-lasting shortage in this vitamin results in impaired collagen synthesis and scurvy. These hydroxylation responses are catalyzed by two various enzymes: prolyl-4-hydroxylase and lysyl-hydroxylase. The reaction consumes one ascorbate molecule per hydroxylation. The synthesis of collagen occurs inside and beyond the cell. The development of collagen which results in fibrillary collagen (most common type) is discussed here. Meshwork collagen, which is often involved in the development of purification systems, is the other form of collagen. All types of collagens are triple helices, and the distinctions lie in the makeup of the alpha peptides developed in step 2.

Transcription of mrna: about 44 genes are associated with collagen development, each coding for a specific mrna series, and generally have the “col” prefix. The start of collagen synthesis starts with switching on genes which are related to the formation of a particular alpha peptide (generally alpha 1, 2 or 3).

Pre-pro-peptide formation: once the final mrna exits from the cell nucleus and participates in the cytoplasm, it relates to the ribosomal subunits and the process of translation occurs. The early/first part of the new peptide is referred to as the signal series. The signal sequence on the n-terminal of the peptide is recognized by a signal acknowledgment particle on the endoplasmic reticulum, which will be responsible for directing the pre-pro-peptide into the endoplasmic reticulum. For that reason, once the synthesis of new peptide is ended up, it goes directly into the endoplasmic reticulum for post-translational processing. It is now called preprocollagen.

Pre-pro-peptide to pro-collagen: three modifications of the pre-pro-peptide happen leading to the formation of the alpha peptide:.

The signal peptide on the n-terminal is removed, and the particle is now called propeptide (not procollagen).

Hydroxylation of lysines and prolines on propeptide by the enzymes ‘prolyl hydroxylase’ and ‘lysyl hydroxylase’ (to produce hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine) strikes aid cross-linking of the alpha peptides. This enzymatic step needs vitamin c as a cofactor. In scurvy, the lack of hydroxylation of prolines and lysines triggers a looser triple helix (which is formed by 3 alpha peptides).

Glycosylation occurs by including either glucose or galactose monomers onto the hydroxyl groups that were put onto lysines, however not on prolines.

When these adjustments have happened, 3 of the hydroxylated and glycosylated propeptides twist into a triple helix forming procollagen. Procollagen still has unwound ends, which will be later trimmed. At this point, the procollagen is packaged into a transfer vesicle predestined for the golgi apparatus.

Golgi device modification: in the golgi device, the procollagen goes through one last post-translational modification prior to being produced out of the cell. In this action, oligosaccharides (not monosaccharides as in step 3) are included, and then the procollagen is packaged into a secretory blister predestined for the extracellular space.

Development of tropocollagen: as soon as outside the cell, membrane bound enzymes called collagen peptidases, eliminate the “loose ends” of the procollagen particle. What is left is known as tropocollagen. Defects in this step produce among the many collagenopathies known as ehlers-danlos syndrome. This action is missing when synthesizing type iii, a type of fibrillar collagen.

Formation of the collagen fibril: lysyl oxidase, an extracellular copper-dependent enzyme, produces the final step in the collagen synthesis path. This enzyme acts upon lysines and hydroxylysines producing aldehyde groups, which will eventually go through covalent bonding between tropocollagen particles. This polymer of tropocollagen is referred to as a collagen fibril.

Amino acids

  • Collagen has an unusual amino acid composition and series:
  • Glycine is discovered at almost every 3rd residue.
  • Proline comprises about 17% of collagen.
  • Collagen contains two unusual derivative amino acids not directly inserted during translation. These amino acids are discovered at particular locations relative to glycine and are customized post-translationally by various enzymes, both of which need vitamin c as a cofactor.
  • Hydroxyproline originated from proline
  • Hydroxylysine derived from lysine– depending upon the kind of collagen, differing numbers of hydroxylysines are glycosylated (mainly having actually disaccharides attached).
  • Cortisol stimulates deterioration of (skin) collagen into amino acids.

Collagen information

A lot of collagen types in a comparable way, however the following process is typical for type i:.

Inside the cell

  • 2 kinds of alpha chains– alpha-1 and alpha 2, are formed during translation on ribosomes along the rough endoplasmic reticulum (rer). These peptide chains referred to as preprocollagen, have registration peptides on each end and a signal peptide.
  • Polypeptide chains are launched into the lumen of the rer.
  • Signal peptides are cleaved inside the rer and the chains are now known as pro-alpha chains.
  • Hydroxylation of lysine and proline amino acids occurs inside the lumen. This process is dependent on and takes in ascorbic acid (vitamin c) as a cofactor.
  • Glycosylation of particular hydroxylysine residues occurs.
  • Triple alpha helical structure is formed inside the endoplasmic reticulum from 2 alpha-1 chains and one alpha-2 chain.
  • Procollagen is shipped to the golgi apparatus, where it is packaged and produced into extracellular area by exocytosis.

Outside the cell

  • Registration peptides are cleaved and tropocollagen is formed by procollagen peptidase.
  • Numerous tropocollagen molecules form collagen fibrils, by means of covalent cross-linking (aldol response) by lysyl oxidase which links hydroxylysine and lysine residues. Several collagen fibrils form into collagen fibers.
  • Collagen may be attached to cell membranes through numerous kinds of protein, consisting of fibronectin, laminin, fibulin and integrin.

Synthetic pathogenesis

Vitamin c deficiency triggers scurvy, a major and unpleasant illness in which malfunctioning collagen prevents the development of strong connective tissue. Gums weaken and bleed, with loss of teeth; skin blemishes, and injuries do not heal. Prior to the 18th century, this condition was well-known among long-duration military, particularly marine, explorations during which participants were deprived of foods including vitamin c.

An autoimmune disease such as lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis might assault healthy collagen fibers.

Many germs and viruses produce virulence elements, such as the enzyme collagenase, which ruins collagen or interferes with its production. [4]

Kinds of collagen

Type i collagen

Type i collagen is the most common kind of collagen found naturally in the body. It represents 90% of the body’s collagen stores and is discovered just listed below the surface area of the skin in the dermis. Type i collagen can be discovered in a lot of supplement types because of its wide range of prospective advantages.

Type i collagen is discovered in bovine, marine and eggshell membranes. Current research into the prospective biomedical uses of type i collagen suggests that it may be utilized to increase nucleation and development of bone mineral crystals. While more research is essential, many consumers, after talking to their physicians, select to take collagen type i as a supplement together with their healthy way of life options, looking for to support healthy hair, nails and skin.

Type ii collagen

Type ii collagen is discovered in both marine and chicken items. Existing research study on the effectiveness of type ii collagen is limited, but preliminary studies carried out on individuals with knee osteoarthritis found promising levels of discomfort reduction with the use of type ii collagen in conjunction with acetaminophen. Type ii collagen is likewise less securely packed than type i collagen, possibly indicating that the body might more easily break down and take in collagen in this kind.

While type ii collagen may support discomfort reduction for typical joint problems, there is still more research needed concerning advantages like healthy joint inflammation action, the restoring of harmed joint cartilage and increases in variety of movement. People with allergies to fish or chicken need to consult their physician before taking supplements containing type ii collagen.

Type iii collagen

Type iii collagen is the 2nd most common type of collagen found naturally in the body. This type is various from the others because of its particular alpha chain. The other kinds of collagen have multiple alpha chains. In conjunction with type i, type iii collagen is thought to support gut, muscles, blood vessels and the uterus. Bovine items are the most common source of type iii collagen.

While some research studies show the body might make use of type iii collagen to assist fight inflammatory diseases, the body will utilize amino acids in whatever way it requires, putting the function supplements can play in this process in question. Taking a specific collagen supplement to target particular areas of the body will not necessarily be successful.

Type v collagen

Type v collagen is found naturally in the cornea where it assists control collagen fibril sizes in order to optimize transmission of light. This type of collagen works naturally in conjunction with types i & & iii and is responsible for ideal fibrillary formation and tissue quality in the human body. Type v collagen is also understood to support bone matrix, corneal stroma and the interstitial matrix of muscles, liver, lungs and placenta. Promising outcomes of research study on type v collagen supplements include possible benefits to eye health, cell membranes and the tissue discovered in the placenta.

Although researchers comprehend how the body uses its natural shops of type v collagen, more research study is required to figure out whether the body can break down type v collagen supplements and utilize them to support these locations.

Type x collagen

Type x collagen is accountable for bone development and can be discovered in joint cartilage. It is a network-forming collagen and might provide a chance to recognize severe conditions. Specifically, people with a raised quantity of type x collagen have a higher tendency for rheumatological conditions affecting bone and cartilage.

Claims from collagen supplement companies recommend that type x collagen can be utilized throughout recovery from limb damage and broken bones. This is not fully backed by present research studies, which are only able to prove that type x collagen naturally discovered in the body is accountable for bone formation and may be practical in recognizing underlying rheumatological disorders. There is no particular proof that suggests taking supplements with type x collagen will allow the body to straight heal a hurt area. [5]

Nutritional value

As you age, your existing collagen breaks down, and it gets more difficult for your body to produce more. As a result, many individuals rely on collagen supplements. These supplements are generally powders, though there are also pills and liquid supplements available.

Collagen is likewise produced naturally in the body by combining amino acids, the building blocks of proteins discovered in food. To produce collagen, your body needs:.

Proline: discovered in egg whites, dairy, cabbage, mushrooms, and asparagus.

Glycine: discovered in pork skin, chicken skin, and gelatin, and a variety of other protein-rich foods.

Vitamin c: found in citrus fruits and bell peppers.

Zinc: found in beef, lamb, pork, shellfish, chickpeas, lentils, beans, milk, cheese, and different nuts and seeds.

Copper: found in organ meats, cocoa powder, cashews, sesame seeds, and lentils.

Nutrition information

Fourteen grams of collagen peptide (supplement) consists of:.

  • Calories: 50
  • Protein: 12 grams
  • Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 0 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Sugar: 0 grams

The exact same amount of collagen peptide likewise consists of 29 milligrams of calcium, 44.9 milligrams of sodium, and 0.98 milligrams of potassium. [6]

Collagen supplementation

Regardless of its abundance in our bodies, collagen has actually become a top-selling supplement purported to improve hair, skin, and nails– key components of the eternal youth. The idea of popping a tablet that doesn’t have adverse effects and may reverse the indications of aging is attractive to numerous. According to google trends, online searches for collagen have gradually increased considering that 2014.

Collagen first appeared as a component in skin creams and serums. However, its efficiency as a topical application was doubted even by dermatologists, as collagen is not naturally found on the skin’s surface but in the much deeper layers. Collagen fibers are too large to permeate the skin’s outer layers, and research study has not supported that shorter chains of collagen, called peptides, are more successful at this feat.

Oral collagen supplements in the form of tablets, powders, and certain foods are believed to be better absorbed by the body and have skyrocketed in popularity amongst consumers. They might be sold as collagen peptides or hydrolyzed collagen, which are broken down kinds of collagen that are more easily taken in. Collagen supplements include amino acids, the building blocks of protein, and some might also contain extra nutrients related to healthy skin and hair like vitamin c, biotin, or zinc.

What does the research say on collagen supplements?

Many research study on collagen supplements is associated with joint and skin health. Human research studies are doing not have but some randomized controlled trials have actually discovered that collagen supplements enhance skin elasticity. Other trials have discovered that the supplements can improve joint mobility and reduce joint discomfort such as with osteoarthritis or in athletes. Collagen consists of about 60% of cartilage, a very firm tissue that surrounds bones and cushions them from the shock of high-impact movements; so a breakdown in collagen could cause a loss of cartilage and joint issues.

Nevertheless, potential disputes of interest exist in this area because the majority of if not all of the research on collagen supplements are moneyed or partly moneyed by related industries that could take advantage of a positive study outcome, or one or more of the research study authors have ties to those markets. This makes it hard to figure out how reliable collagen supplements truly are and if they deserve their frequently large cost.

A downside of collagen supplements is the unknown of just what it consists of or if the supplement will do what the label promotes. There are likewise concerns of collagen supplements containing heavy metals. In the u.s., the fda does not evaluate supplements for safety or effectiveness before they are offered to consumers.

Another potential downside is that taking a collagen supplement can end up being an excuse to not practice healthy behaviors that can safeguard against collagen decline, such as getting enough sleep and stopping smoking.

That said, the offered research has not shown negative side effects in individuals offered collagen supplements. [7]

Health benefits of collagen supplements

Collagen supplements provides a variety of health advantages.

May enhance skin health

Collagen is a significant component of your skin. It contributes in strengthening skin, along with in elasticity and hydration. As you age, your body produces less collagen, resulting in dry skin and the development of wrinkles.

However, a number of studies have revealed that collagen peptides or supplements containing collagen might assist slow the aging of your skin by lowering wrinkles and dryness.

One evaluation of 11 research studies focusing mostly on ladies found that taking 3– 10 grams of collagen per day for an average of 69 days resulted in improvements in skin elasticity and hydration.

These supplements may work by stimulating your body to produce collagen on its own. Furthermore, collagen supplements may promote the production of other proteins that assist structure your skin, including elastin and fibrillin.

There are likewise many anecdotal claims that collagen supplements assist prevent acne and other skin conditions, however these aren’t supported by clinical evidence.

May alleviate joint discomfort

Collagen helps maintain the integrity of your cartilage, the rubber-like tissue that protects your joints.

As the amount of collagen in your body decreases with age, your danger of degenerative joint conditions such as osteoarthritis boosts.

Some research studies recommend that collagen supplements may help improve signs of osteoarthritis and decrease overall joint discomfort.

An evaluation of 5 studies in more than 500 people with osteoarthritis found that taking about 10 grams of collagen everyday for approximately 24 weeks caused considerable enhancements in joint stiffness and self-reported joint pain.

Researchers have actually theorized that supplemental collagen might build up in cartilage and stimulate your tissues to make collagen. In turn, this might lead to lower inflammation, much better joint assistance, and reduced discomfort.

If you want to try collagen supplements for prospective pain-relieving impacts, many research recommends that you’ll see an impact with 10 grams each day.

Might avoid bone loss

Your bones are made primarily of collagen, which provides structure and strength.

Just as the collagen in your body deteriorates with age, so does bone mass. This may cause conditions such as osteoporosis, which is defined by low bone density and a higher danger of bone fractures.

Studies note that collagen supplements might assist hinder the bone breakdown that leads to osteoporosis.

In a 12-month study, females took either a calcium supplement with 5 grams of collagen or a calcium supplement and no collagen day-to-day.

At the research study’s end, those taking the calcium and collagen supplement had considerably lower blood levels of proteins that promote bone breakdown than those who took only the calcium.

Another study discovered comparable lead to 66 ladies who took 5 grams of collagen everyday for 12 months. Those who took the collagen displayed an increase of up to 7% in their bone mineral density (bmd) compared with those who didn’t take collagen.

Bmd is a procedure of the density of minerals, such as calcium, in your bones. Low bmd is associated with weak bones and osteoporosis danger.

Although these results are appealing, more human studies are needed.

May increase muscle mass

As the most abundant protein in the body, collagen is an essential element of skeletal muscle.

Studies suggest that collagen supplements assist boost muscle mass in individuals with sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass that happens with age.

In a 12-week study, 27 guys with this condition took 15 grams of collagen while taking part in a daily exercise program. Compared to males who exercised but didn’t take collagen, they got significantly more muscle mass and strength.

Scientists have suggested that extra collagen may promote the synthesis of muscle proteins such as creatine, in addition to promote muscle growth after exercise.

Nevertheless, collagen protein isn’t more effective than whey protein for building muscle or strength. That’s because, unlike whey protein, collagen is low in vital amino acids– specifically leucine– which play a key function in muscle building.

More research is required to investigate collagen’s potential to increase muscle mass.

May promote heart health

Researchers have actually theorized that collagen supplements might help in reducing the danger of heart disease.

Collagen offers structure to your arteries, the blood vessels that bring blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Without enough collagen, arteries may end up being less flexible and elastic.

This may lead to atherosclerosis, a disease defined by the constricting of your arteries. This condition might result in cardiovascular disease and stroke.

In a 6-month study, 31 healthy grownups took 16 grams of collagen everyday. They had experienced a significant decrease in measures of artery tightness from the research study’s beginning to its end.

Additionally, their levels of hdl (great) cholesterol increased by an average of 6%. Hdl is a crucial consider the risk of heart disease, consisting of atherosclerosis.

Nevertheless, more research studies on collagen supplements and heart health are needed.

Other health advantages

Collagen supplements might have other health advantages, however these have not been studied thoroughly.

  • Hair and nails. Taking collagen may increase the strength of your nails by preventing brittleness. Furthermore, it might help your hair and nails grow longer.
  • Gut health. Although no clinical evidence supports this claim, some health professionals assert that collagen supplements can treat dripping gut syndrome, likewise called intestinal tract permeability.
  • Brain health. No studies have actually examined the function of collagen supplements in brain health, however some people claim that they enhance state of mind and reduce stress and anxiety signs.
  • Weight loss. Advocates think that collagen supplements might promote weight-loss and faster metabolic process. However, no studies support these claims.

Although these possible impacts are promising, more research study is needed prior to formal conclusions can be made.


Collagen supplements have a number of benefits connected to skin, joint, bone, muscle, and heart health. There’s scant evidence to support collagen’s supposed effects on weight-loss or gut or brain health. [8]

Collagen benefits for males

Collagen for men increases muscle mass and enhances recovery

There’s no question that you can accomplish your body objectives by exercising and eating right. But, collagen supplements can take your gains to a whole new level.

Collagen for men consists of 3 primary amino acids– glutamine, arginine, and glycine– that are essential for muscle mass and development. One study of elderly men showed that collagen consumption, when combined with resistance training, increased muscle growth when compared to resistance training alone. A similar research study of recreationally active men in their 20s also showed that collagen supplementation increased muscle mass along with vigorous workout.

Collagen for men has actually also been shown to help our muscle tissue recuperate after a difficult exercise. This is due to the fact that all of our tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues contain around 75% collagen. Supplementing with collagen for men after a workout can help in reducing inflammation in your ligaments and connective tissues to minimize post-workout pain and pain. More research is needed to totally comprehend the benefits of collagen for men on muscles, ligaments, and other connective tissues.

Whether you’re at the gym or on the go, getting your daily dosage of collagen is easy with tight collagen powders. Each individual sachet contains 1,500 mg of marine collagen peptides to combat collagen loss and support your skin health. The hydrolyzed collagen formula is paired with hyaluronic acid and grape seed extract to deeply hydrate your skin and protect your skin cells from totally free radical damage.

Simply rip open a sachet, put the quick-dissolving powder on your tongue or in a glass of water, and let the high-potency, nano-sized collagen particles get to work!

Collagen for men keeps your joints and bones working efficiently

We only start to appreciate just how much our bones and joints do for us when they start to ache. Collagen assists keeps our bodies running efficiently and pain-free. The amino acids in collagen are what comprise the cartilage that cushions your joints and keeps your bones from rubbing together. If we don’t have sufficient collagen levels, our cartilage begins to wear out, which can cause joint wear and tear and joint swelling.

So, can men take collagen for joint health? Absolutely! In fact, research study reveals that collagen peptides for males can support joint health, prevent degenerative joint conditions, and reduce joint pain by offering the body with the foundation it requires to restore and fix collagen tissue.

Collagen for guys enhances energy levels

Collagen might also assist regulate the main nervous system. The amino acid glycine, which can be found in collagen for men, may assist regulate the main nerve system. As a result, you might experience higher and more even energy levels throughout the day.

Collagen for males supports healthy hair

How you look plays a substantial role in how you feel. One of the most sensitive subjects when it concerns males’s health is hair thinning. Balding and hair loss are major issues for most males. While thinning hair is mainly genetic, there are a few other elements that can trigger loss of hair, including stress, specific health issue, fast weight-loss, diet plan, and low levels of collagen.

To treat the source of loss of hair, collagen for men supports the hair roots to encourage healthy hair development. One research study of individuals with self-perceived thinning hair showed that taking collagen supplements daily might help decrease loss of hair, and improve hair growth, hair volume, and thickness. [9]

Does collagen have any side effects males should be fretted about?

Anytime you start a new supplement, you need to take note of any cautions or adverse effects. Luckily collagen is a safe and commonly tolerated protein. Collagen peptides are safe for consumption, and couple of side effects, complaints, or warns are reported, all of which fall into the “benign” container.

However, everybody is various, and everybody’s body reacts to products in unique methods. This is why some negative effects are reported anecdotally.

Some brand names can taste unpleasant due to the collagen itself or less-than-appetizing filler active ingredients.

Anecdotally, some individuals report bloating, indigestion, and fullness.

We all have various level of sensitivities, so beware to examine where the component is sourced and all other included active ingredients in case you personally have an allergen.

Vegans ought to avoid collagen, as collagen peptides are originated from animals (cows, fish, and chicken most often). [10]

Making beverages with collagen powder

  1. Mix collagen powder into your coffee for an increase of protein. If you desire a nutritious increase first thing in the early morning, include 1/2 -1 tbsp (7.4-14.8 g) of collagen powder to your coffee, in addition to cream and/or sugar if you prefer. This is a simple way to get some protein early in the early morning, which may help start your metabolic process.
  2. If you add anymore than 1 tablespoon (14.8 g) into your coffee, it might become an unusual consistency.
  3. Attempt to get another 1 tbsp (14.8 g) of collagen powder in another meal throughout your day, if possible.
  4. Use collagen powder in healthy smoothies for a protein-rich addition. You can merely scoop 1-2 (14.8-29.6 g) tablespoon of collagen powder into your favorite smoothie components. Include this prior to you blend it up, and use the “smoothie” function on your blender to mix whatever completely.
  5. For example, you can combine 8 oz of almond milk, 1/2 cup of ice, 1 ripe banana, 1 tablespoon (14.8 ml) of honey, 1/2 of an avocado, and 1 tbsp (14.8 g) of collagen powder. Blend all of the ingredients for about 30-60 seconds until it is smooth. Then, serve it in a cup or glass.
  6. Develop a strawberry lemonade with collagen powder for a healthy drink. Integrate 3 chopped strawberries, 1/2 of a chopped cucumber, and 1 sliced lemon in 2 containers or glasses. Then, muddle them entirely to mix the fruit and cucumber. Include about 2 cups of water and honey to taste. Mix about 1/2 -1 tablespoon (7.4-14.8 g) of collagen powder of collagen powder, and attempt to take in a bit more throughout the day if you can.

You can utilize more or less collagen powder, based on your desired consistency. It might thicken up if you utilize a great bit. [11]

10 signs you have collagen shortage

Here, we take a look at some signs of collagen deficiency and the most common diseases that collagen deficiency causes:.

  • Wrinkles
  • Blood pressure
  • Joint discomfort
  • Aching muscles
  • Cellulite
  • Loss of mobility
  • Dull or thin hair
  • Oral concerns
  • Facial hallowing
  • Leaky gut


Collagen offers your skin its structure and strength. As you age your collagen stores slowly end up being depleted. As a result, your skin starts to lose some of its structures leading to the formation of wrinkles, specifically on the face. If no measures are taken to reverse this process, wrinkles quickly spread throughout the entire body, resulting in the sagging of skin.

Blood pressure

Compromised collagen triggers abnormal high blood pressure. Your capillary’ walls are made up of collagen and due to the fact that your native collagen production depletes with age, it ends up being excessively hard for your body to manage the flow of blood efficiently. As a result, you might come across problems related to unusual blood pressure consisting of chest discomfort, tiredness, chronic headaches and dizziness. Compromised and diminished collagen levels may considerably decrease the quality of your life. Research studies reveal that low blood pressure is frequently connected with collagen deficiency.

Joint discomfort

Cartilage is a thin tissue in between your joints. Cartilage is made of collagen, which is why collagen plays such a substantial function in joint function and mobility. Collagen shortage in the body results in a wear and tear of your joint integrity and stability. As a result, you might start to experience excessive friction which may eventually advance to arthritis. Joint discomfort might also arise from the shortage of different essential elements that are directly or indirectly associated with an inadequate supply of collagen in the body. To help prevent joint discomfort and any development to arthritis, it is a good idea to supplement with a premium collagen supplement.

Muscle aches

Collagen binds muscles to ligaments and bones. Collagen deficiency triggers the weakening of collagen fibers and muscle connections. As a result, you start to experience more aching muscles and additional friction. [12]

Collagen vascular illness

In a class of diseases referred to as autoimmune disorders, the body’s immune system assaults its own tissues. A few of these diseases resemble each other. They may involve arthritis and inflammation of arteries in the tissues. Individuals who established these conditions were previously stated to have “connective tissue” or “collagen vascular” disease. We now have names for lots of specific conditions such as:.

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Mixed connective tissue illness
  • Relapsing polychondritis
  • Vasculitis

When a particular illness can not be diagnosed, more basic terms may be used. These are called undifferentiated systemic rheumatic (connective tissue) diseases or overlap syndromes. [13]

Collagen vascular illness treatments

Treatment for collagen vascular illness depends upon the type of condition, your overall health and the severity of your symptoms. Numerous conditions can be treated with:.

Corticosteroids: this anti-inflammatory medication helps stabilize the immune system, but it can have uncomfortable negative effects in some people.

Immunosuppressants: by suppressing your body’s immune reaction, these medications reduce the symptoms connected with its attack on healthy tissue. Immunosuppressants can make you more likely to capture common contagious diseases.

Physical therapy: pt can help you preserve your mobility and variety of movement while decreasing discomfort.

Lifestyle changes: routine exercise, stress reduction methods, and avoiding the sun and other triggers might assist you cope with signs.

Joint replacement: in conditions where joints have actually been irreparably harmed, such as rheumatoid arthritis, replacement with a prosthetic joint may be advised. [14]

Possible adverse effects

Collagen supplements, like all supplements, do not need to be approve by the u.s. Fda prior to hitting store shelves.

If you choose to utilize one, consider choosing an item that has been licensed for quality by a third party, such as usp. In doing so, you can a minimum of ensure that what’s on the label is precisely what you’re getting in the bottle.

In addition, always talk about any supplements you prepare to take with your healthcare provider initially.

Specific people need to prevent collagen supplements unless they are used under the careful assistance of a certified doctor. These groups include:.

  • Those with medical conditions
  • Those who are taking medications
  • Children
  • Pregnant individuals
  • Breastfeeding individuals

In addition, those with a fish, shellfish, or egg allergy ought to prevent collagen supplements as many of them consist of these active ingredients.


Some concerns to keep an eye out for include:.

  • Side effects: collagen supplements’ negative effects normally consist of moderate digestive signs or a bad taste in the mouth.
  • Oxidative stress: promoting collagen production might likewise increase oxidative stress (when complimentary radicals enter your body and overwhelm its defenses). Oxidative tension can cause cell and tissue damage. [15]

Collagen supplement day-to-day dose

Not all kinds of collagen supplements are the same. So, amount and reasons for taking them vary from each other.

Hydrolyzed collagen

Hydrolyzed collagen is the most common collagen supplement on the marketplace, most likely because a research review revealed that it’s quickly taken in.

You often discover this supplement in powder or capsule type, with powders being easy to mix in with soups, drinks, and even baked goods. You can also discover hydrolyzed collagen in some cosmetics.

When it comes to skin health, a study discovered that the consumption of 2.5 grams of collagen peptides improved skin hydration, elasticity, roughness, and density.

Another research study revealed that bumping up your collagen intake to 5 grams daily potentially improves bone density (with the help of calcium and vitamin d).

Go big or go house by consuming 15 grams of collagen per day, which improved muscle mass and body structure in a study of premenopausal ladies.

Bottom line on hydrolyzed collagen:

A research review discovered that taking 2.5 to 15 grams of hydrolyzed collagen peptides each day was safe.

Undenatured collagen

This type of collagen can likewise be discovered in powdered or capsule kind, with studies connecting it to bone and joint health. One study found that a total everyday dosage of 40 milligrams per day enhanced knee joint signs in people handling osteoarthritis.

Bottom line on undenatured collagen:

A 2013 study showed that 10 to 40 milligrams of undenatured collagen is well endured and reveals useful results on joint health.


This form of collagen is less most likely to be offered as a supplement and more frequently discovered in the fruity, jiggly desert jell-o. You can also use plain gelatin to enhance protein content and thicken sauces, soups, and shakes.

Minimal research study has been done on gelatin supplementation, however we do have some details. A research study discovered that participants who took 15 grams of gelatin enhanced their collagen synthesis (how their bodies a make it). This might play a role in tissue repair and injury prevention.

However the study above was performed over a brief time period, so we can’t ensure the adverse effects that may include long-term use.

Bottom line on gelatin:

The safest bet is to go with the recommended dose on the packaging. We still require more info to know for sure how much is optimum for your body. [16]

Can you take collagen with other vitamins?

The simplest answer to this concern is an easy “yes.” collagen can safely be taken with many vitamins and supplements you may need to enhance your overall health. There has been no tape-recorded details proving that collagen connects with other vitamins negatively, which is exceptional news.

Offered how vital a varied variety of vitamins and nutrients is, effectively combining your collagen supplements with other vitamins can be exceptionally useful in taking full advantage of the health-boosting benefits of collagen.

Some vitamins are straight associated with collagen. Taking them at the same time with collagen supplements can strengthen the results of collagen in many cases. These chemical interactions are a huge component of how effectively you can reap the benefits of collagen for yourself. The positive interactions in between collagen and other vitamins are not to be marked down, and each various vitamin will have its range of impacts. When integrated with your collagen supplements, you will discover that your vitamins can synergize with or perhaps boost the impacts of collagen.

This is not to state that collagen is best or that you can enjoy it without consideration. After all, we are discussing a substance that our bodies already naturally produce. Nevertheless, there are several methods you can improve its impacts safely with other natural products. Now, with that stated, let us dive into the details of how collagen connects with other supplements.

One of the most crucial vitamins we need is vitamin a. Vitamin a is how our bodies can keep vital functions like our vision or the appropriate advancement of a baby in the womb. Vitamin a may even have some anti-cancer properties when in beta-carotene form.

Specific research studies found that the consumption of beta-carotene vitamin a caused a reduction in the threat of the customer contracting hodgkin’s lymphoma. In addition, their resistance to lung, bladder, and cervical cancer increased. Vitamin a is an essential resource for your health. But the question stays of how well it cooperates with collagen.

Vitamin a and collagen

The truth is, they promote one another. Vitamin a is known to act as a driver in our bodies for the natural production of collagen. It allows our bodies to make the collagen we need to work while boosting our body immune system.

Therefore, taking vitamin a and collagen all at once can be extremely advantageous for your overall health. Since vitamin an is one of the main ingredients in your body’s collagen production, taking it together with your collagen supplements can be a little difficult. After all, you do not wish to shock your system with an excess of collagen. Nevertheless, vitamin a and collagen supplements can be taken all at once without much issue. Simply be sure the supplement for the former is a beta-carotene version.

Collagen and vitamin c

Vitamin c, like vitamin a, is a main element of what our bodies use to manufacture natural collagen. Just as with vitamin a, vitamin c can likewise enhance our immune systems and provide us the ability to withstand numerous illness that would otherwise afflict our daily activities. Vitamin c is also understood for assisting combat iron deficiencies and preventing gout, and reducing uric acid levels in the blood. Vitamin c is a vital vitamin for the body, with deficiencies being dealt with very seriously. Nevertheless, how does this specific amino acid cooperate with collagen?

Not just is vitamin c an active ingredient of collagen, however it also operates in sync with collagen and can securely be taken in tandem with your collagen supplements. Not just is it safe to take in vitamin c alongside your collagen, however it is likewise recommended. In fact, most collagen supplements on the market today are premade, with vitamin c included as one of the chief ingredients. Vitamin c is a popular addition to collagen supplements because it is partially responsible for a few of collagen’s more popular impacts as one of the crucial components.

Of note, a study discovered that vitamin c had the ability to boost the results of collagen that provide themselves to maintaining a vibrant look. Specifically, its impacts in smoothing out your complexion and helping you look more youthful. By presenting vitamin c to collagen supplements, the collagen is more easily able to attach to human fibroblasts and produce a stable anti-aging impact.

The chances are great that you will not need to get an extra vitamin c supplement to take with your collagen supplement. Provided how popular the inclusion of the former remains in the latter, it would be extremely redundant. However, there is still much to learn more about collagen and other vitamins.

Collagen and hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is yet another substance that is normally made by our bodies. The large bulk of the hyaluronic acid in people is focused in our skin and connective tissue, the same areas where collagen is generally found. As a result, it is a substantial aspect of your body’s efforts to preserve a healthy and fairly youthful complexion.

However, hyaluronic acid has been discovered to use more advantages than even aesthetic results such as skin maintenance. Studies have actually suggested that it can be utilized to accelerate the rate at which your injuries recover.

Hyaluronic acid has actually been recorded to increase concentration around the parts of your body that have been injured. Ever since, it has been utilized as a supplement in and of itself for topical applications for injuries across the body. Consumption of hyaluronic acid revealed appealing results in enhancing the strength of your bones and easing joint discomfort. Hyaluronic acid and collagen already exist side-by-side within the body, but the question stays whether the associated supplements can securely be taken in together.

Once again, the response is “yes.” integrating a hyaluronic acid supplement with collagen supplements allows your body to enjoy the rejuvenating results of both substances without doubling down on any one excessive. In addition, combining your collagen and hyaluronic acid supplements should considerably improve collagen’s beautification results.

The very best part is that hyaluronic acid does not even require to come from a supplement. You can naturally boost your consumption by consuming foods with magnesium. A few of the most popular magnesium-laced foods include:.

  • Spinach
  • Avocado
  • Seaweed
  • Chocolate
  • Almonds

Hyaluronic acid and collagen are exceptionally excellent bedfellows and enhance each other well, however there are still more vitamins and nutrients out there that collagen might interact with. We obviously can not cover every prospective pairing of vitamins and collagens, however these 3 are some of the most common and effective that you can safely mix with collagen to delight in the complete variety of effects it can use. The general rule is that any naturally happening compound can securely be taken with collagen. That said, there is one rule to follow. [17]

Security safety measures

Not all collagen supplements are developed equally. Not only can you find them in various delivery kinds, from chewable gummies to tablets and powders, however manufacturers can also include other components in the overall supplement formula. [18]


Collagen is the significant protein found in our skin that keeps our faces glowing, plump, and fine line complimentary. However, it is not only found in the plump cheeks of our youth but also in our bones, ligaments, organs, muscles, hair, and tendons. [19]


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