Collagen is a protein that gives your tissue structure and has positive benefits on your skin, bone and joints.
After the age of 25, collagen production slows in the body and signs of aging begin to appear.
Collagen can help strengthen the connective tissue of your tendons and ligaments and can help in injury recovery and prevention (check out the research findings on collagen here).
Both men and women can benefit from the use of collagen.
Women primarily use collagen for their skin, hair and nails. Men use collagen to help offset male pattern baldness. And both men and women "weekend warriors" benefit from keeping strength in joints and muscles.
You should typically take 2,000-10,000 mg of collagen daily and up to 15,000 mg if you're an athlete. Collagen expert, Tim Mount, suggests you take 3,000 mg in morning and another 3,000 at night. Tim also suggests you wait to take other proteins, as it tends to reduce the effectiveness of the collagen.
If you or a loved one is interested in learning more about collagen, this segment is a great resource for information.