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Can Collagen Help with Joint Pain and Inflammation?

Collagen is a structural protein that plays a crucial role in the body, including maintaining healthy skin, hair, nails, and bones. Recently, collagen supplements have gained increasing popularity due to their potential benefits for as an effective and natural support for reducing the impact of joint pain and inflammation, and for supporting the body's natural recovery processes.

From Athletes to Arthritis Sufferers: Collagen's Healing Powers

Joint pain and inflammation can occur due to a variety of reasons, including aging, injury, or chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis. Collagen is a major component of connective tissue, which is found in joints and acts as a cushion between bones. As we age, the amount of collagen in our bodies naturally decreases, which can contribute to joint pain, reduced mobility and feelings of joint ‘stiffness’.

Collagen supplements are believed to help with joint pain and inflammation by providing the body with the amino acid building blocks required to synthesis new collagen. Several studies have suggested that collagen supplements may help reduce joint pain and improve joint function in people with osteoarthritis. A study by Kumar, Sugihara, Suzuki, Inoue, and Venkateswarathirukumara published in the International Journal of Medical Sciences found that taking collagen supplements for six months improved joint pain and function in people with knee osteoarthritis. Another study by Clark, Sebastianelli, Flechsenhar, Aukermann, Meza, Millard, Deitch, and Albert published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that collagen supplements helped reduce joint pain in athletes who were experiencing joint pain due to strenuous exercise.


Reducing the Risk of Chronic Inflammation

Collagen supplements may also help reduce inflammation in the body, which can contribute to joint pain and other health issues. Inflammation is the body's response to injury or infection, but chronic inflammation can lead to a variety of health problems. Studies suggest that collagen supplements may reduce inflammation in the body by reducing the levels of a specific protein called C-reactive protein (CRP). CRP is a marker of inflammation in the body, and high levels have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems (Tornberg-Belanger, Enter, Lyrenäs, and Björck).

Collagen supplements are considered as safe food supplements to consume, although it is important to note that collagen supplements are not a cure-all for joint pain and inflammation and should be used in combination with other treatments and lifestyle changes. If you're experiencing joint pain or inflammation, it's important to talk to your doctor to determine the best course of treatment for you. For detailed reference to the studies mentioned above all reference information is provide in our dedicated Collagen Research and Studies page.


Why Choose Nutraviva collagen supplements?

We stock a number of collagen supplements designed to naturally support joint health and reduce inflammation. 

A pure unblended collagen supplement is a great starting point to explore the benefits of collagen for yourself. At Nutraviva we stock a range of different sourcing, size and certifications for our collagen powders, including a grass fed and finished Collagen Hydrolysate (bovine sourced) and naturally organic wild caught Marine Collagen

Bone broth is a rich source of collagen alongside essential micronutrients that may support joint health and reduced inflammation, including glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid. Nutraviva bone broths are all natural and dehydrated to lock in the benefits without  preservatives or artificial ingredients. 

If you are looking for a collagen formulation targeted to support chronic joint and bone issues, Nutraviva Joint and Bone Formula has been specially designed to naturally assist joint and bone health. It contains 80% of a highly bioavailable hydrolysed collagen peptides and  fortified with a blend of vitamins, minerals and compounds that have been traditionally used to support joints and bones.



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