All About Collagen

All About Collagen

Jun 03, 2021 Alex Brecher

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is part of the structure of many tissues in your body, from bones to muscles and skin, and it is necessary to maintain elasticity. Collagen is also essential for joint health. 

Though your body can make collagen, supplements are also popular to try to support your body’s production of it. Collagen Plus Vitamin Patch from PatchAid contains collagen and related compounds that can increase its absorption and support its functions. Here is what you should know about collagen - and remember to always ask your healthcare provider before using supplements.

What Is Collagen and What Does It Do?

The types of collage are types I, II, III, and IV. They are in tissues such as skin, teeth, bones, ligaments, blood vessels, and tendons. They are also part of the cushioning for the joints. 

With arthritis and aging, collagen can be worn away faster than it is produced or replaced. This can lead to sagging skin or joint pain associated with arthritis.

Where Collagen Comes from

The body produces collagen using two specific amino acids. These are glycine and proline. Amino acids are in proteins, which your body can get from the foods you eat. The body also requires vitamin C and copper to produce collagen.

  • Glycine and proline: Meat, poultry, fish, shellfish, eggs, dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt, beans, soy products, nuts, and lentils all provide protein.
  • Vitamin C: Sources include many fruits and vegetables, including citrus fruit, bell peppers, tomatoes, mangos, broccoli, and strawberries.
  • Copper: Organ meats such as liver, nuts, lentils, wheat bran, and cocoa powder all contain copper.

Why Consider a Collagen Supplement?

The body produces its own collagen and can get the components from the foods you eat, taking collagen in supplements gives the body ready-made collagen. 

Collagen and other nutrients in Collagen Plus Vitamin Patch from PatchAid may have these properties.

  • Promote normal joint function.
  • Help maintain normal skin appearance and function.
  • Reduce pain associated with inflammation.
  • Protect cells against damage from certain harmful compounds.

(These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration [FDA]).

Collagen Pills Versus Patches

If you decide to take collagen, be aware that collagen capsules commonly have side effects such as upset stomach, diarrhea, rash, and other gastrointestinal discomfort. In contrast, Collagen Plus Vitamin Patch from PatchAid has no risk of side effects from absorption. 

Collagen Plus Vitamin Patch from PatchAid contains collagen Types I, II, and III, as well as supporting nutrients such as vitamin C. Since it is known that sunlight radiation reduces collagen’s effectiveness, Collagen Plus Vitamin Patch from PatchAid contains vitamin D3 and aloe vera. For improved effectiveness, the patch has black pepper extract and building blocks of cartilage such as glucosamine and chondroitin.

Each patch can be worn for up to 8 hours and it can be used with other patches at the same time.

If you believe collagen may be a useful supplement for you for reasons such as maintaining more elastic skin or reducing the risk of joint pain from arthritis, it is best to talk to your healthcare provider to be sure that it is right for you. Then, consider PatchAid Collagen Plus Vitamin Patch as an easy, convenient way to get joint-supporting nutrients!

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