Do Collagen Supplements Work for Skin Aging?

Do Collagen Supplements Work for Skin Aging?

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, | By NutritionFacts.org | NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a science-based nonprofit organization founded by Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM,

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, yet as we age our synthesis of collage decreases by about one percent per year, which may contribute to the development of wrinkles. In this one-hour live webinar, I’ll address whether taking collagen supplements might help with skin aging, as well as arthritis, and how we can maintain and boost our own body’s synthesis with diet.

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I assumed that collagen proteins would get completely broken down in the digestive tract, but I was wrong. Do collagen supplements work?
The video sources, transcript, and doctor’s notes are available at https://see.nf/3T1jN2I
 
This is the first in a three-video series on collagen. Stay tuned for “Collagen Supplements for Arthritis” and “How to Boost Collagen Synthesis with Diet.”
 

How to Boost Collagen Synthesis with Diet. Which foods can increase collagen deposition and prevent wrinkles?

 

My assumption that collagen proteins would get completely broken down in the digestive tract was wrong.

Dr Michael Greger Notes:

Which foods can increase collagen deposition and prevent wrinkles? What about all of the vegan “collagen” products on the market?

This is a three-part series on collagen. If you missed the others, see Do Collagen Supplements Work for Skin Aging? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/do-c…) and Collagen Supplements for Arthritis (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/coll….

In my webinar (https://nutritionfacts.org/webinar/bo…) on the topic, I emphasize the last bit from my video about vitamin B12 deficiency by going through the research from How Not to Age (https://nutritionfacts.org/book/how-n…) demonstrating slower wound healing in vegans.

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