The body’s natural production of collagen is a continuous, dynamic process that involves a balance between the synthesis of new collagen proteins and the breakdown of old/damaged proteins. As we age, our body’s own internal (endogenous) production begins to decline which contributes to elements of aging such as saggy, lackluster skin and less joint mobility and flexibility.
That fact, combined with dietary preferences that may be void of collagen-rich food sources (such as plant-based diets, or discarding collagen-rich parts of meat such as bones, organs, tendons and ligaments), makes a supplemental, daily dose of collagen beneficial. Adding collagen peptides to your diet can help your body. Adding an oral collagen supplement, such as Vital Proteins® Collagen Peptides, is a safe, convenient, and effective way to help with protein synthesis and collagen formation and counter age-related decreases in collagen synthesis.
While there are different forms of collagen, including gelatin, collagen peptides are the most effective form because they have a lower molecular weight, making them easily absorbable and, thus, ideal for use as a supplement.