Collagen affects nearly every part of your body, including your skin (your largest "organ"), joints, bones, hair, nails, and even teeth and gums.
You can get collagen from your diet, but it's not very bio-available in food form.
Many people turn to bone soup to try to boost collagen levels, but even that doesn't really help as well as supplementation.
Collagen supplements are broken down into a bio-active form and get the collagen to a cellular level.
Supplements can spur collagen growth in the cells and help rebuild the tissues of the body.
Injectable collagen also doesn't really do anything at the cellular level, because the size of the collagen is very large.
Tim Mount is a National Educator for NeoCell, a premium anti-aging company that focuses high quality supplement formulas for skin care, joint and bone health. He joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about collagen's health benefits, as well as how much you should be getting on a daily basis.