What's all the hype about Collagen, you ask?
I explain it this way... The same way protein powder is used to help rebuild muscle tissue, collagen peptide powder is used to help rebuild connective tissue.
Collagen peptides are protein building blocks, too, but their amino acid profile usually sends them to different places in the body for repairing tissue.
They may especially help rebuild connective tissue (tendons and ligaments), bones, skin, hair and nails.
Because of their ability to help rebuild tendon, ligament, and bone, many people feel the benefits of collagen peptides in their joints. Many report that they notice the benefits mostly in their skin, hair, and nails.
Research shows that women start to produce less collagen at as early as 20 years old. Dropping collagen production could result in a duller complexion, wrinkles and fine lines, less skin elasticity, joint discomfort, and more.
Supplementing with collagen peptides is not the only thing you can do to help your case! Other ways to help collagen production include: regular exercise, adequate sleep, eating enough protein, supplementing with bone broth, and getting enough Omegas, Vitamin A, & Vitamin C.
Do you *need* to take collagen peptides? Maybe! Ask your doctor. Either way, in my opinion, it can only help.