Collagen supplements may boost skin health

The skin loses collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid with age, creating wrinkles, sagging, discoloration, and dryness.

In this study, 60 healthy men and women took a daily liquid collagen supplement, and 60 took a placebo. After 90 days, while the placebo group had not changed, those taking the collagen supplement saw skin elasticity increase by 7.5 percent, and skin texture improve. Participants reported being able to see and feel improvements to the skin.

The collagen supplement also contained hyaluronic acid and some antioxidants. Discussing the findings, doctors said the bio-active peptides in collagen, plus other antioxidants, may help protect the skin from the effects of aging, and improve skin health.

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