You have heard about collagen. Undoubtedly, you are not surprised that it was one of the biggest health trends of 2018. What you may not know is the science behind hydrolyzed collagen. Therefore, today we are going to delve into that science.
Now, just as with everything these days it would be nice to have more hard evidence to back things up. Research is expensive and slow to come by unbiased though. Fortunately, enough of a trend is showing for us to start making some pretty certain guesses.
Great for Your Skin
You might be excited to know that several studies have shown that regular hydrolyzed collagen helps reduce dryness and wrinkles in your skin. Now, are you are wondering what hydrolyzed collagen is? Well, just in case, it is collagen that has been broken down into its base amino acids for easy absorption.
May Help Build Bone Density
It is thought that not only will it lower bone loss, as shown in this articles references at Healthline, but it looks like it may actually help BUILD bone density. This is great news for those who suffer from weak bones.
Helps to Relieve Joint Pain
Studies are showing positive results for athletes taking hydrolyzed collagen supplements to aid in joint pain. Furthermore, preliminary research is showing that taken with regular exercise it may improve muscle gain too!
Now we have talked before about enjoying collagen through bone broth, but we need more research to show how well collagen rich foods affect our diet. But with the low evidence of negative side effects it seems this is one health trend we can all benefit from.
You need to find reliable sources for your collagen though. So research your supplements carefully. Then, you will get the maximum benefits from this healthy health trend. As always, eat a healthy diet full of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole foods. And exercise regularly as following your physician’s recommendations.