Collagen is a protein found in large quantities in your body. It helps to form parts of your skin, bone, ligaments, and tendons, and by providing support to these tissues, they remain strong and robust.
We produce collagen naturally in the body, however as we age production reduces.
Supplementation increases the amount of collagen amino acids available for production and the supplementation of collagen has been linked to faster recovery time from tendon/ligament injuries. It has also been suggested that supplementation may help in prevention of such injuries.
But, what does the evidence tell us?