Collagen Peptides Overview: Benefits, Side Effects, Dosages & More

Woodwell Supplements Collagen Peptides Overview

"Collagen is an excellent form of secondary protein. With its role of supporting bodily tissues and a healthy body composition, this supplement becomes more and more important as we age."

-Article written by Ethan Wood, CPT & Registered Nutritionist


What Is Collagen?

Woodwell Supplements Collagen Peptides

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It's a large component of many different bodily tissues such as tendons, ligaments, hair, skin, nails, cartilage, bone, and muscle.

Collagen has a wide variety of functions within the body, but mainly serves to strengthen and support areas like joints, skin, and bones1.

As people grow older, collagen production slows which often leads to the appearance of saggy skin or wrinkles.

Collagen performs many necessary actions in the body, including1:

  • tissue repair
  • immune response
  • cellular communication
  • tissue maintenance


Common Benefits of Collagen

Collagen is naturally produced in the body, and can also be consumed from animal skins, bones, connective tissues, or supplementation.

Collagen and similar compounds are used in the medical field to treat ailments like wounds, burns, and ulcers1.

Collagen is also used as a cosmetic moisturizer or serum thanks to its moisturizing properties1.

Because collagen is so abundant and serves so many purposes in our bodies, supplementation may offer the following benefits2:


  • Improving Skin Health
  • Relieving Joint Pain
  • Preventing Bone Loss
  • Boosting Muscle Mass
  • Promoting Heart Health
  • Supporting Hair & Nails


Are There Any Side Effects?

Collagen supplementation is generally regarded as safe, with very few reported side effects. Individuals may experience3:






What Makes Our Collagen Stand Out?

Hydrolyzed collagen is absorbed more readily and uses the amino acids present to boost functionality. Our Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides Powder is rich in the amino acids glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and alanine which help promote collagen synthesis in our body4.


Collagen vs Whey

While collagen is an excellent source of protein, it is still considered incomplete because it doesn't contain all nine essential amino acids. This makes collagen a good secondary source of protein, but your primary source should have a complete amino acid profile. Check out our Whey Protein in Dutch Chocolate or Salted Caramel, or our Vegan Pea Protein for a complete source!


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