What are collagen supplements and why are they so popular?
BY DR. KELLYANN
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Unfortunately, as you age, your body’s production of collagen naturally begins to decrease. This often leads to many concerns, such as wrinkles, thinning hair, brittle nails, and joint pain to name a few.
Fortunately, simple nutrition and lifestyle changes can boost your body’s natural production of collagen.
Collagen supplements are also available and can be highly effective depending on their quality. However, it’s important to understand that these supplements don’t actually contain collagen in its native form.
Collagen supplements are derived from collagen. But, essentially what you’re getting is a highly absorbable and concentrated source of the key ingredients necessary to synthesize collagen. And this includes glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline among other amino acids.
Common names for collagen supplements include: