We now have preliminary scientific support that taking collagen supplements has an anti-aging effect on your skin. Three university medical centers reviewed eleven collagen supplementation studies involving a total of 805 patients and found that results are promising to support the use of oral collagen supplements for improved skin elasticity, hydration and collagen thickness. In fact, the study found that it may even reduce the appearance of cellulite in normal weight individuals. There were no adverse events reported!
Age, stress and poor diet can decrease the body’s ability to produce collagen.
For thousands of years bone broth has been considered healthy for its restorative properties. For years, patients have been asking me whether it would be helpful to add collagen powder to their morning smoothie! Finally, there is evidence to support this practice!
So how does one go about selecting the best collagen supplement?
- Make sure that the active ingredients are in their purist form.
- Avoid unnecessary fillers such as flavors, artificial ingredients.
- Seek a supplement that the collagen is in the form of a collagen peptide because this is the most readily absorbable by the body.
- The inclusion of Vitamin C makes sense because your body requires Vitamin C in order to maximize collagen production.
If this is something you are interested in learning more about then please feel free to ask me the next time you are in the office!