What Is Collagen and What Does It Do?

If you follow nutritional and beauty trends, you’re well aware that collagen is the latest magical “it” supplement.

Whether you’re a trend follower or you thought “collagen” meant someone who attends a four-year university, you’ve still probably unknowingly eaten the stuff.

You see, gelatin is made from collagen, and you’ll find gelatin in everything — from gummy bears and cereal frosting to marshmallows and gel caps used for many medications.

So why bother taking a collagen supplement when an extra serving of Aunt Ruth’s ambrosia at your next family reunion should do the trick instead?

Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work that way.

If you want to take a collagen supplement in order to take advantage of its many benefits, especially supporting your skin and nails, not all collagen is created equal.

Choosing the right type and amount can make all the difference.

What Is Collagen?

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