Collagen: ‘Fountain of Youth’ or Edible Hoax?

FFC COMMENT: Only animals contain collagen. It’s a group of proteins not found in plants – supposedly. The body is loaded with it. So if you’re on the plant train and you want more collagen, you need to eat plants that boost collagen production. I don’t know if these do actually boost collagen production, but it’s the same list of fruits, veggies, beans, nuts with all the colors that are suggested to cure or prevent all other ailments.

Consuming donkey skin? Oh my God, what people won’t do to stay young looking. Just be the best, strongest, nicest God-damned old person on the God-damned planet and you will feel plenty young. Don’t let anybody chew you up and spit you out. I see people on television with lips that hang down to their neck. It looks ridiculous. Stop drinking all that coffee, tea, diet soda and alcohol and you might feel better. When you feel good you look good. Go for vibrant instead of everybody wanting to look like a barbie doll on steroids. It’s repulsive. Why would anybody want to take growth hormones? That’s what they fatten up cows and pigs with. It’s not normal to ingest large amounts of concentrated forms of animal parts – for any reason. Fanatics. They’re all fanatics.

Stop the insanity. Eat your plant foods. That’s what you’re lacking.


March 8, 2018 — As a cosmetics sales professional in New York City, Melinda Mora has always taken painstakingly good care of her skin. She puts on the latest serums, has skin-rejuvenating laser treatments, never leaves the house without sunscreen, and — for the past 6 months or so — spikes her morning smoothie each day with a hefty scoop of powdered cow, chicken, and fish collagen.

“Honestly, it doesn’t taste like anything,” she says, adding that her plump skin, stronger nails, and pain-free joints make her unusual breakfast choice worth it. “I’ve really started to notice a difference.”

U.S. consumers are expected to spend $122 million on collagen products in 2018.

For centuries, Chinese women have viewed collagen as a Fountain of Youth, routinely consuming foods like donkey skin in hopes of smoothing withered skin and preserving aging joints. In the United States, collagen became best known in the 1980s as an expensive injectable filler to plump lips and soften lines. But only in recent years, as companies have come up with more appetizing ways to take it (including fruity chews, vanilla-flavored-powders and easy-to-swallow capsules) has edible collagen begun to catch on here.

In 2018, thanks in part to a small but growing body of evidence suggesting it can improve skin, ease arthritis symptoms, promote wound healing, and fend off muscle wasting, U.S. consumers are expected to spend $122 million on collagen products. That’s up 30% from last year, according to market research firm Nutrition Business Journal…

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