Collagen is needed for a healthy body.
This article from Healthline says that collagen may:
- Promote heart health
- Boost muscle mass
- Prevent bone loss
- Relieve joint pain
- Improve skin health
I started taking Collagen in a tablet form around 5 years ago now.
About 6 months later, I noticed that my finger nails almost never broke any more.
Not only that, but my hair was thicker and broke less.
I also have many scars on my body, and I believe that part of the reason that my skin has been improving so much recently is because of those collagen tablets.
As an experiment, around 2-3 years ago, I stopped taking it.
I noticed that my nails decreased in thickness and my hair needed to be cut all the time.
There are many websites that talk about collagen as a potential wrinkle preventative, and that’s something I’m moderately interested in, too.
There are multiple articles on https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ about collagen supplements. Most of them have found that small doses in long term or short term use are not harmful to humans. One meta-analysis is here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30681787/
I buy my collagen from https://www.iherb.com (I am not an affiliate of this site). I haven’t found a brand I love, but I tend to buy the bottle with the most number of tablets for the cheapest price, especially if it contains vitamin C. Vitamin C helps the body to process and store collagen.