Collagen peptides are very small pieces of collagen. Collagen is one of the materials that make up cartilage, bone, and skin. When taken orally, collagen peptides seem to build up in the skin and cartilage. It helps improve some skin and joint conditions.
Boosts muscle mass
As the most abundant protein in the body, collagen is an important component of skeletal muscle. Collagen supplements help boost muscle mass in people with sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass that happens with age.
Prevents bone loss
Bones are mostly made of collagen, which gives them structure and strength. Just as the collagen in the body deteriorates with age, so does bone mass. This leads to osteoporosis. Collagen supplements help inhibit the bone breakdown that leads to osteoporosis.
Helps relieve joint pain
Supplemental collagen accumulates in cartilage and stimulates the tissues to make collagen. In turn, this leads to lower inflammation, better joint support and reduced pain.
Improves skin health
Collagen peptides or supplements containing collagen help slow the aging of the skin by reducing wrinkles and dryness.