I’m hearing about Type I, II, and III Collagen supplements. They don’t generate collagen, but do they work?

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I’m hearing about Type I, II, and III Collagen supplements. They don’t generate collagen, but do they work?

A: Today you’re seeing more and more supplements containing collagen pop on the market. They’re advertised as Type I collagen, Type II collagen, Type III collagen, super collagen, or a collagen booster. They’re pretty inexpensive to make, especially when the collagen comes from China. They certainly do no harm, but they have no bona fide , double blind, placebo-controlled trials that prove they actually generate collagen.

But that’s not surprising. When you ingest one of these Type I, II or III collagen powders or collagen pills, your body treats the collagen as it would any food containing protein. Remember, collagen is a protein. Your body naturally breaks the collagen down into amino acids that your body uses for fuel.

The key to adding collagen is turning on fibroblasts – the cells in your body that generate collagen naturally. The real reason for collagen loss in humans is the slowing down of fibroblast activity, due to age. Only BioSil®, with patented ch-OSA®, backed by millions of dollars of clinical trials and research is clinically proven to activate fibroblasts, increase collagen formation, reduce wrinkles, increase hair strength and volume, and strengthen your bones.