Overview

Collagen peptides are small pieces of protein from animal collagen.

Collagen peptides are used for aging skin and osteoarthritis. They are also used for osteoporosis, brittle nails, muscle strength, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support most of these uses.

Don't confuse collagen peptides with collagen type I (native), collagen type II (native), or gelatin.

How does it work ?

Collagen peptides are very small pieces of collagen. Collagen is one of the materials that make up cartilage, bone, and skin. When taken by mouth, collagen peptides seem to build up in the skin and cartilage. This may help improve some skin and joint conditions.
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