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The Varied Health Benefits of Collagen Supplements

Last updated: December-30,2021

Understanding the Top Benefits of Collagen Supplements

Collagen, a protein responsible for the health of your joints and skin, comprises 3/4th of your skin and 1/3rd of the protein in your body. With age, the collagen in your body starts to break down, and it becomes difficult for the body to keep producing it in adequate quantities naturally. To address this, people often resort to collagen dietary supplements available in powders, capsules, and liquids.

What is a collagen supplement, and what does it do? In simple words, collagen supplements help replenish the collagen levels and aid in the production of collagen in the body.[i] In this article, we will discuss:

  • The nutritional value of collagen supplements
  • The various health benefits that collagen supplements offer
  • How dietary supplement brand owners can create and bring a high-quality, customized collagen supplement to the market

Nutritional Value of Collagen Supplements

Here’s a quick look at the nutritional value of collagen. Typically, 14 grams of collagen peptide (supplement) contains:

  • 50 calories
  • 12 grams of protein
  • 24 milligrams of calcium
  • 9 milligrams of sodium
  • 98 milligrams of potassium
  • 0 grams fat
  • 0 grams carbohydrates
  • 0 grams fiber
  • 0 grams sugar

7 Amazing Health Benefits of Collagen Supplements

Collagen plays an integral role in various bodily functions, including (but not limited to) keeping your skin firm and maintaining healthy joints. Since the natural production of collagen slows down drastically with age, collagen breakdown or deficiency can be quite common as individuals age. Adding collagen supplements to a balanced diet is an excellent way to promote overall health.[ii] [iii] [iv] [v] [vi]

Let’s understand the range of benefits that collagen supplements have to offer:

  1. Skin Health

    As a critical ingredient that can be found in various cosmetics, including skin care products and topical creams, collagen may serve as the foundation that helps keep your skin looking supple, firm, and strong. Taking collagen supplements for skin health may aid with hydrating the skin, maintaining its elasticity, and reducing the visibility of wrinkles.

  2. Hair and Nails

    Collagen supplements usually contain essential nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, and biotin, which are all linked to hair and nail health. You are likely to find collagen supplements for hair and nails that claim to be beneficial for healthy hair growth and prevent chipped nails.

  3. Heart Health

    While adequate levels of collagen and heart health are believed to be interrelated, more scientific research is required to understand if and how collagen supplements can help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Collagen supplements help strengthen the walls of your blood vessels and promote flexibility of arteries.

  4. Joint Health

    Collagen plays an important role in maintaining the health of joints and in supporting joint comfort. Collagen supplements for joint health are quite popular because they help promote flexibility and mobility.

  5. Bone Health

    Bones aren’t just composed of calcium and other minerals. Specific proteins also play a vital role in bone health. Collagen is one of those proteins, and in fact, makes up a significant portion of bone mass.
  6. Muscle Growth

    Collagen makes up 1-10% of muscle tissue. It helps in maintaining the proper functioning and strength of the tissue. Research suggests that taking a collagen supplement along with regular exercise aids in stimulating the production of proteins responsible for muscle growth and recovery.
  7. Gut Health

    Collagen supplements have also been linked to gut health, with some researchers claiming that they could help maintain a healthy gut.

How Can You Deliver a Winning Collagen Supplement? 


Research and Markets recently forecasted that the global collagen supplements market will grow at a CAGR of 6.9% and reach USD 3.01 million in value by 2027.[vii] Interestingly, the United States is the leading consumer of collagen supplements, and this trend will continue into the foreseeable future.


With collagen deficiency being a leading health concern among consumers, the demand for high-quality, well-formulated supplements has grown immensely. Current and aspiring dietary supplement brand owners would be wise to work with an experienced supplement manufacturer, like NutraScience Labs, that can help them add a customized collagen product to their line.


NutraScience Labs is the go-to supplement manufacturer for nutraceutical brand owners around the globe because of our:

  •  Over 2,300 dietary supplement brands serviced
  • 120+ years of nutraceutical industry experience
  • cGMP-compliant facilities and industry certifications
  • Unmatched production assistance through the entire process
  • Award-winning supplement packaging and labeling services
  • Convenient order fulfillment solutions completed in two GMP Certified by NSF facilities

Get started by requesting a free nutraceutical manufacturing price quote or call us at (855) 492-7388 today. One of our knowledgeable production specialists will be happy to answer your questions about our capabilities and how we can custom manufacture a collagen supplement for your business.


[i] https://www.webmd.com/diet/collagen-health-benefits

[ii] https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/collagen-supplement-market-A10853

[iii] https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/collagen/

[iv] https://www.everydayhealth.com/skin-beauty/collagen-health-benefits-food-sources-supplements-types-more/

[v] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325344

[vi] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/collagen-benefits

[vii] https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-collagen-supplement-market-2021-to-2027---by-source-form-and-concentration-301310968.html

November 11th, 2021

About the Author:

Gene Bruno

Gene Bruno, MS, MHS, RH(AHG) - Mr. Bruno possesses over 43 years of dietary supplement industry experience. With a Master's degree in nutrition and a second Master's degree in herbal medicine, he has a proven track record of formulating innovative, evidence-based dietary supplements. Mr. Bruno currently serves as both the Senior Director of Product Innovation at Twinlab Corporation and Professor of Nutraceutical Science at Huntington University of Health Sciences.