Over time lifestyle factors can cause reduced elasticity in cartilage, tendons, ligaments and skin. This not only leads to wrinkles and decreased dermal matrix, but to soft tissue and joint discomfort. Hydrolyzed collagen peptides promote synthesis of hyaluronic acid from cells that produce synovial fluid in the joint. In addition to stimulating the biosynthesis of cartilage, collagen may also improve skin elasticity, sarcopenia, osteoporosis, blood pressure, and insulin resistance.
According to a review of 5 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) encompassing 519 patients, treatment with collagen supplementation demonstrated a significant reduction of osteoarthritis symptoms, and a significant reduction in stiffness and pain scores over 10-48 weeks. Most therapies simply block joint pain. Complete Body Collagen is made up of FORTIGEL®, VERISOL®and FORTIBONE®, which are supported by clinical research showing their efficacy for supporting collagen production, bone strength, joint health and integrity, skin elasticity, and more. In one study, improvents in knee pain, stiffness, and function were observed in just 3 weeks of using FORTIGEL® and continued to improve the longer participants used it.
Collagen also makes up 75% of the protein in skin. Studies show collagen supplementation improves skin elasticity and decreases eye wrinkle volume within 8 weeks. Studies also show it decreases cellulite, and improves nail health, with a 12% increase in growth rate and 42% decrease in frequency of broken nails.
1 scoop (7.6 grams) in 8 oz of liquid or the food of your choice per day or as recommended by your health care professional.