Everything You Should Know About Collagen Peptides



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Everything You Should Know About Collagen Peptides - Cleveland Clinic

Celebrities swear that adding collagen peptides in their daily smoothies keeps them looking young and glam. But what are collagen peptides anyway? And is this seeming fountain of youth accessible to the rest of us?

Registered dietitian Beth Czerwony, MS, RD, CSOWM, LD, explains what collagen peptides are and what they can do for your body.

What are collagen peptides?

“Collagen peptides are a supplement that can help your body replace its lost collagen,” Czerwony says. They’re a small, easily digestible form of collagen, a protein that occurs naturally in your body.

But why does collagen matter?

Collagen plays a vital role in the health of your skin, bones and connective tissues, keeping joints strong, making skin elastic and helping protect your organs, as well as other functions. Simply put, collagen holds your body together.