Collagen Benefits - Scientific Studies - Nails


Nail Improvement
Collagen protein is unique in containing amino acids. In a study using hydrolyzed collagen, the subjects receiving collagen had significantly positive effects on nail improvements and quality; also an improvement on nail growth.
Moskowitz, R. (2000) Role of collagen hydrolysate in bone and joint disease. Semin Arthritis Rheum, 30:87-99.


Nail Structure
Collagen serves as the structural backbone, having a structural role in tissues; collagen supplementation assists in maintaining nail health and strength.
Kielty, C.M., Whittaker, S. P., Grant, M.E., and Shuttleworth, C.A. (1992). Type I collagen microfibrils: evidence for a structural association with hyauronan. Journal of Cell Biology, 118: 979 -990


Supporting natural supply of collagen; NAILS
Marine collagen supports the collagen present in hair, skin and nails – responsible for strong cartilage support, and by consuming these types of collagen as oral supplements, we can replenish the body collagen that is naturally lost with age.
Hall, G. (2009) Do collagen supplements really help prevent and treat the effects of aging? Do Collagen Supplements Really Help Prevent And Treat The Effects Of Aging?


Protecting Nails
Marine collagen can help protect skin cells and tissues because of its antioxidant activity; can correct damage caused to skin, hair and nails.
Venugopal, V. (2008) Marine sources of vitamins and minerals, in Marine Products for Healthcare, chap 8, p. 527, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.