Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and it helps build and repair bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, hair and skin, including skin on the scalp.
Collagen is a type of protein. It is one of the human body’s essential structural building blocks that plays an important role in skin, bones, and hair. Collagen is made within the body, but, over time, our bodies produce less and less of it. As our collagen stores deplete, we often begin to develop wrinkles, thinning hair, and other physical conditions like joint pain.
Collagen is primarily made up of three nonessential amino acids: Proline, Glycine, and Hydroxyproline and it is Proline, which is also the main component of keratin, the fibrous wool-like substance that makes up our hair and nails.
Some studies have shown that taking collagen improves hair growth.
These results suggest that collagen helps younger people regenerate hair follicles, which lead to hair growth. As people age and collagen levels drop because the body loses its ability to make its own collagen and so therefore there is less hair follicle regeneration and subsequent hair loss.
The collagen sourced in our collagen product is called FORTIGEL®which is backed by more than fifteen studies and provides bioactive collagen peptides (BCPs), which contain high concentrations of specific peptides of a precise length of the short-chain peptides and their low average molecular weight allows easy absorption, transport, and accumulation to target areas of connective tissue in the scalp area, skin, joints, and bones. It comes in powder which can be easily mixed with any beverage. It makes a wonderful addition to your morning coffee. For patients who have low collagen, the addition of collagen can make the hair grow faster and the actual hair are healthier and thicker. Dr. Tang recommends to try the collagen for at least 3 months for optimal results as it takes time for collagen to help the hairs grow.