Are you worried about wrinkled skin or aching joints with aging? These and some other conditions can be related to low levels of collagen. If you’re worried about any age-related conditions, you may also be wondering whether collagen supplements work. Here’s the information about collagen and the Collagen Plus Vitamin Patch by PatchAid. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before using any dietary supplement.
Collagen is a major structural protein in the body. It makes up about one-third of all of the proteins in your body, and is present in skin, blood vessels, nails, hair, joints, and bones, among others. Your body can produce collagen if you eat well and are healthy, but production naturally decreases with age. Results can include sagging skin and aching joints from osteoarthritis.
There are several different types of collagen in the body. The most abundant are collagen Types I, II, and III.
- Collagen Type I is in skin, connective tissue such as ligaments, bones and teeth.
- Collagen Type II is in joints and other cartilaginous areas, as well as in eyes.
- Collagen Type III is in skin, blood vessels, and muscles.
Collagen Plus Vitamin Patch by PatchAid has all three types.
Do Collagen Supplements Work, and How Long Does It Take?
Increasing levels of collagen to your body can support the maintenance of normal levels in the body, especially as your collagen levels may naturally decrease with age. Preventing low levels of collagen can have effects such as the following.*
- Increasing skin elasticity and reducing wrinkles
- Supporting normal wound healing
- Reducing joint pain related to low collagen levels
It can take 1 to 2 months after you start taking supplements for levels of collagen in the body to increase. That might mean that you could start seeing results around that time. Firmer skin and less joint pain would be examples. If you’re taking collagen supplements as a preventive measure for the years ahead, you’re unlikely to feel or see results even if collagen levels in your body are being maintained.
Sources of Collagen for Supplements
The Collagen Plus Vitamin Patch by PatchAid contains collagen from bovine and chicken sources. Bovine collagen is high in Collagen Types I and III. Chicken collagen is the most common source of Collagen Type II, or the type of collagen in joints.
Best Collagen Supplement Patches
Some people report an upset stomach when they take collagen capsules, and the Collagen Plus Vitamin Patch by PatchAid is an option that avoids the digestive process. Instead, nutrients are absorbed through the skin from this topical patch.
The Collagen Plus Vitamin Patch by PatchAid may do the following.*
- Support joint health
- Promote normal levels of pain and inflammation in joints
- Help maintain normal skin appearance and function
- Protect cells against damage by free radicals
The Collagen Plus Vitamin Patch by PatchAid contains the following.
- Collagen Types I, II, and III
- Vitamins C and D3
- Glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid
- Black pepper extract
- Aloe vera
It is easy to use and is hypoallergenic.
Losing collagen as you age is normal, but many people turn to collagen supplements for help. They support normal levels of collagen in tissues such as skin and joints. The Collagen Plus Vitamin Patch by PatchAid is easy to use and it has Collagen Types I, II, and III. Ask your healthcare provider if it may be right for you as you think about your long-term health.
*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. PatchAid products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone with a medical condition should seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner. Individual results may vary.