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Is Collagen Worth the Hype? by Julia Malacoff. March 25, 2018. 12 Comments. Share it: Check out the shelves of any health food store or browse clean eating Instagram accounts and you’re sure to encounter collagen peptide supplements. Touted as the “next big thing” in anti-aging, joint health and even gut health, collagen supplements seem.

There is no doubt that collagen contributes to the firmness and elasticity of our skin. As we age, collagen production declines and this can contribute to wrinkles, dry skin and fine lines. Collagen is a key component of the connective tissue and cartilage which is found in our joints. Some researchers have suggested that collagen supplements may help in the treatment and prevention of osteoarthritis (a loss of cartilage in joints) by reducing inflammation and preserving cartilage (16, 17, 18).

Are Collagen Supplements Worth The Hype? Ellie Krieger. (Washington Post: Collagen supplements that come in powder form can be dissolved in hot or cold liquids. (iStock)) Any soupmaker worth their salt knows that a good, full-bodied stock is semisolid and jiggly when chilled, and the essential ingredient to make that happen is plenty of bones. Collagen Supplements: Are They Worth the Hype? About a month ago I finally got around to getting my haircut.

This is a big deal being a new mom and it was the first time I’ve been to a salon in over a year. While I was waiting for my appointment, I noticed something different about the lobby of the salon since the last time I had been in. Well, collagen in its supplement form has already been broken down, which results in a more efficient absorption than if you eat it in animal protein sources!

AT VJC, WE DO BELIEVE COLLAGEN IS WORTH THE HYPE! In fact, stronger nails are right at your fingertips, because we have the option to add collagen to any smoothie or smoothie bowl. Collagen supplements are touted as a cure all, anti-aging miracle lately, but what does the science say? Are collagen supplements worth the hype (and the investment)? Read on to find out more about the benefits of collagen supplements, and how you can “supplement” collagen through a healthy diet.

There are no negative side effects for taking hydrolyzed collagen to build bone. The demand for hydrolyzed collagen is increasing 5% per year in Europe and in the United States as more and more savvy consumers discover it. However in South America, demand is increasing 20%.

In 2020, in the United States alone, consumers are expected to spend $293 million on collagen supplements, up from just $50 million in 2014, according to. Consensus: Probably not. Available studies show benefits of specific amino acids in collagen, but not collagen itself.

For example, collagen contains the amino acids arginine and glycine, both of which are suggested agents for liver detoxification.

List of related literature:

Collagen’s main disadvantages include variable resorption and relative high cost for the material.

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Collagen proteins are not readily solubilized due to their triple helical structure and are not good emulsifying agents; thus, low-binding raw materials should be limited to 15% of the total meat block, or 25% if high connective-tissue trimmings are used.

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from Poultry Meat Processing
by Casey M. Owens
CRC Press, 2010

Overall, no study has shown a benefit over collagen.

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Most of the underhydroxylated collagen is rapidly degraded before it has a chance to build up.

“Nutritional Biochemistry” by Tom Brody
from Nutritional Biochemistry
by Tom Brody
Elsevier Science, 1998

• According to some new studies, the production of type I collagen, an important and fundamental step for the formation of structure and mechanical stability of the skin, is more intense with Radiesse® than with hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers.

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from Minimally Invasive Aesthetic Procedures: A Guide for Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons
by Adilson Da Costa
Springer International Publishing, 2020

Collagen is one of the least toxic and irritating biomaterials known.

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from Facial Rejuvenation with Fillers
by Steven Roy Cohen, Trevor M. Born
Saunders, 2009

Collagen provides a much better support structure than GAGs.

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from Olives and Olive Oil in Health and Disease Prevention
by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson
Elsevier Science, 2010

Collagen is the holy grail of beauty – and an important part of the GSS because it’s the ‘glue’ of the body, giving our skin strength and elasticity, and helping to replace dead skin cells.

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from The Good Skin Solution: Natural Healing for Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea and Acne
by Shann Jones
Hay House, 2017

These collagen supplements have also faced demand for sports nutrition.

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from Byproducts from Agriculture and Fisheries: Adding Value for Food, Feed, Pharma and Fuels
by Benjamin K. Simpson, Alberta N. Aryee, Fidel Toldrá
Wiley, 2019

Collagen is an excellent material owing to many of its unique properties.

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  • Tried getting out of codliver oil capsules when i was younger with something similar to this… apparently my doctor told my mum to give me them to take when i was younger. I failed

  • Where does the vitamin obsession come from? I think a large part are people getting older or out of shape and just wanting to feel better. People will have a pain and then Google or a friend will tell them a possibility is that they are deficient in “x”. I would be curious if that survey had asked the reason why people are taking them.

  • I thought you were supposed to take 20 g A-day of collagen? According to the suggested use on the label.
    You said only between 1-9 grams a day? I’m confused?

  • Do you have a preference for a brand that helps support hair growth as well? I only see that your reviews based on the website are torn between skin and joints but i was looking for the best brand for hair growth. Can you point me in the right direction? This is my first time trying anything along the lines of collagen so I’m still doing a lot of research before purchasing, trying and reviewing. Thank you for all the helpful information and also for having a 5 day free trail for us newbies.

  • I can’t see the difference between the before, 1 year and 6 months photos. I guess you can switch the photos with each other and you can still use the same conclusion to describe each of them.

  • My Ex told me to take Collagen to help my severe cystic acne. We broke up I wasn’t taking care of myself as much didn’t take it and I began to get Ice pick scars. There are many other factors that could have caused them but I really think it was the supplement.

  • I’ve tracked the vitamins I get from foods. And a good multi vitamin does just enough to get me my dailies. They help loads with my migraines.

  • Dr. dray, I was wondering what you may think of Silica as a skin and nail improving supplement. I saw one from Now brand which is silica and horsetail, and then there also is diatomaceous earth?? I think it is. Thanks for your educational and honest videos, I appreciate it and respect your insights.

  • I started using a collagen called Besha a couple months ago, and I can see a difference! Pretty surprised because my expectations were low.

  • Odds are I am pregnant �� and need it… however, after I’m done breastfeeding, yeah I won’t need them… till I get knocked up again… ��

  • Thank you for your video which keeps us informed. My forehead is showing roughness and I have been rubbing extra moisturizer but can’t see any difference yet,and I can also see a little flabbiness starting to show in my cheeks. What brand of liquid collagen would you recommend?

  • Hi, are there any negative effects should I take too much collagen? You see I’ve been takinh these collagen capsules and was planning on also taking this coffee which had many ingredients (including collagen). I’m kind of scared of the possibility that there are negative effects.

  • I imagine most of the collagen gets digested by pepsin in the stomach, especially if the supplements are being taken with food/meals. I think your basic “hair skin and nails” multivitamins would be more beneficial but that’s just my hot take.

  • Great Results!!! and Nice Presentation…Here also a link to the Best Collagen in the Market
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  • For some reason I can’t seem to get enough fiber, so I take a supplement. I’ve also been prone to vitamin D deficiency. Apparently that’s why I get so depressed during rain and snow, I needed more sunlight. I’m fine for the most part now since starting vitamin D supplements. I don’t like to overtaken supplements either. For now I’m taking high fiber gummies which have helped a lot, but I’ll be talking to my doctor as well on my next annual checkup should this continue after I finish this bottle of fiber gummies.

  • If I were going to go for any it would be the fish. Pig DNA is far too close to human DNA. It’s almost like cannibalism. I am not overly fond of monkeys either.

  • I would think supplements have been studied like crazy due to the beauty industry and all of us looking for help without needles or surgery…

  • Forget about the short answer, listen to entire video and learn the science behind collagen.. most people have no idea what collagen is, what it does and how it works. Dr Dray explains it really well.

  • I have tried the collagen shots, how ever soem didn’t contain as much collagen and contained some unnecessary excipients. So I looked for the purest collagen I could find which I have now been on for 12 months and have had great results from https://collagenx.com.au/

  • I tried fish collagen for a month dont know.about moisture or elasticity of skin…bt it did help in pigmenation which i was suffering from for past 5years no sunscream helped..bt a month of collagen an pigmentation did a lot..and my pigmentation are almost little so im going to go for it..

  • I subscribed i ll check more of your videos i hope there is good information there but you get thumbs down for asking for an email so we can download your guide.

  • Dr Mike you should also comment on supplemental minerals. Because as you know minerals in foods are organic unlike supplemental versions. For example calcium carbonate Is insoluble in the body. While calcium.phosphate from dairy for example is completely soluble

  • Watching before I start a collagen powder to hopefully help my hair from falling pro as much but nervous because I don’t want an adverse reaction like acne since I’m prone to breakouts. Anyone have experience with hair growth and impact on acne?

  • Gelatin is a lot cheaper to buy then collagen. Can I just take gelatin by itself and get the same benefits As taking collagen peptides?

  • I don’t really trust doctors….not gonna trust everthing they say. They’re not right all the time. I went to a doctor and complained about everything I was having issues with. He said I was perfectly healthy. I went to another doctor. Turned out I was right…I had so many health issues. But the first doctor told me I was just insane lol.
    Multivitamins can be great for other people who don’t get enough on their diet. It’s not necessarily bad. Don’t always listen to doctors. Many of them are idiots who don’t give a sht about people’s health…all they care about is money.

  • Say I was someone with low iron, low vitamin D and often feels fatigued, would anything serious happen if I just went cold turkey and stopped taking daily vitamins?

  • Dr Dray, can you explain more which one is better between marine collagen and bone broth collagen?
    Thanks in advance. I am one of your subcriber from Indonesia��

  • I know sun light cN BE Harmful for skin.
    But her unhealthy skin color let me wonder if she is acting well for her skin.
    Bu the other way, if if I should stay with a “ghost look”like hers in my younger age to look better at 70, who cares!? Enjoy your life and try to look better!

  • You did a long study but I am interested in conclusions, more than follow all the studies. I don’t have a chemistry or bio background and considering this info kind of boring. Conclusions.

  • Yes it works for clearing up eczema. I have been taking type 1 and 3 and my eczema has gone away and my skin looks much better.

  • I believe a small tub of Vital Proteins peptides goes for around 50-60 bucks the bigger tub sells for 29.99 at Costco… your welcome

  • I looove gelatin. It repairs my leaky gut and improves poor digestion. Zint is my favorite brand. I’ll probably take it easy with those expensive collagen powder. Why spending so much $$$ is the result is the same?

  • I didnt really understand whats the difference between before collagen and 1 year of collagen!! She has perfect skin in all photos!

  • I take what my GP recommends: a calcium supplement. Not because I’m deficient, but because I’m about to turn 44 and osteoporosis due to menopause is very real, and on my father’s side of my family, very prevalent.

    The good news is that my doctor said that because I work out (lift weights and cardio) and love my dark leafy greens, even if I do inherent the osteoporosis from my father’s side, my lifestyle can offset much of it. We’re hopeful that I inherited more from my mother’s side as it’s nearly non-existent there (my 90 year old grandmother still doesn’t show enough bone density loss to be of any real concern).

  • After taking collagen for 2 weeks I noticed my hair became really soft but I didn’t notice hair growing fast. Skin looks alot better unlike before. My skin was really dry before.

  • Marine peptide is better for skin, it has smaller particles which can easily absorb our body, while bovine and other collagen is good also esp for joints and strength. In shorr marine collagen for beauty. Although, Collagen is Collagen☺