Collagen Supplementation

Collagen Supplementation

You might have heard of collagen supplements and skin care products for people aimed at reducing wrinkles or the signs of ageing. However, the benefits of collagen extend far beyond skin care and are not exclusive to humans – our furry companions can benefit from them too!

Collagen is the most abundant protein our bodies and in the body of any mammal, including our beloved dogs. It plays a crucial role in the structure of skin, joints, and tendons. Unfortunately, as we and our canine friends age, the natural levels of collagen in our bodies decline.

This is where collagen supplementation comes in to play. By adding high quality collagen to our diets – or our dogs’ diets – we can help boost the production of collagen in the body.

For our dogs, collagen supplementation offers a multitude of benefits. Research indicates that it can notably enhance joint health and function. In cases of osteoarthritis in dogs, collagen has been shown to reduce joint pain and increase mobility[1] [2]. Even for healthy dogs, collagen supplementation can alleviate post-exercise pain and improve mobility[3].

Moreover, collagen supports canine skin health. Studies in humans have demonstrated that collagen enhances skin elasticity and hydration and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles[4] [5]. While wrinkles may not be a concern for your dog, maintaining healthy skin is vital. The skin, constituting up to 15% of a dog’s total body weight, serves as a crucial barrier against environmental stressors and chemicals. Additionally, it plays a pivotal role in the immune system, safeguarding against infections and diseases. A healthy skin is necessary for a healthy, shiny coat!

At Collagenie, our certified organic collagen peptides are sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised Australian cattle. Produced without harsh chemicals and free from preservatives, pesticides, or antibiotics, our collagen-based supplements offer a convenient and tasty way of boosting collagen levels in your dog’s diet.

[1] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16050819/

[2] https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation?paperid=77445

[3] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36172458/

[4] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29949889/

[5] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33742704/