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How Long Does It Take For Collagen Supplements To Work?


The time it takes for collagen supplements to improve skin, joints, & hair can vary. But by how much? Find out when you may see health & beauty results.

October 02, 2018


How Long Does It Take For Collagen Supplements To Work?

October 02, 2018


At Absolute Collagen, customers have fed back to us that there has been a perceived improvement to their skin in as little as 3-4 days. Similarly, candidates in our own hair trial, which examined the impact of Absolute Collagen on the hair and scalp, reported smother, sleeker hair in as little as 2 weeks.

How Long Does It Take For Collagen Supplements To Work On Skin?

In 2015 a study published by the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that oral collagen peptide supplementation resulted in the decrease of visible signs of skin ageing. The study showed there was a decrease in the number of furrows, or wrinkles, in the skin and a substantial increase in skin moisture.

Delving a little deeper into the details, the study itself showed minor results by week 4 and major results at 12 weeks - with wrinkles decreasing up to 31.2% in the clinical trial.

So, when it comes to skin, you may be one of the lucky ones in tune with your body who see results within a week. However, the scientific study concludes that collagen will work from 4 weeks and show maximum results within 12 weeks.

Before and after hydrolysed collagen

How Long Does Collagen Take To Work On Hair?

Our very own perception trials, led by top consultant trichologist Eva Proudman, were developed specifically to look at how Absolute Collagen impacted on the hair and scalp.

Hair in both men and women can be impacted by dietary deficiencies - especially in terms of a lack in essential amino-acids, vitamins and minerals. This can lead to excessive hair fall and hair thinning - with diet and stressful lifestyles suggested to be an underlying cause.

Absolute Collagen contains seven of the eight essential amino-acids that the body requires. These amino-acids can only be obtained from diet because the body cannot synthesise them. As the building blocks of keratin, the protein that makes up the hair, amino-acids are also responsible for hair strength and elasticity and support the natural growth cycle.

In our trial, a trichological examination took place every 2 weeks, over a 12 week period, with candidates asked to take Absolute Collagen daily and keep a daily questionnaire and observation sheet. No other supplements aside from Absolute Collagen were taken. The review looked at hair texture, hair growth, hair management, hair fall and scalp health.

In as little as 2 weeks the candidates were reporting a positive change in their hair texture, with all perceiving a smoother, sleeker texture. Trichological examination on week 2 did not reveal any change in texture (although Eva believes an increase in sebum could explain the perception). However, an examination on week 4 DID show that the texture was smoother and sleeker in EVERY candidate.

The Results

At week 8 ALL candidates reported a reduction in the need to use hair conditioner as their own hair was much softer, sleeker and easier to style.

So, when it comes to the hair - changes can be seen in both texture and scalp health by as little as 4 weeks and definitely by 8 weeks.

What Our Customers Say

Skin Improvement in as Little as 1 Week

Our customers report a diverse range of benefits, and the time in which they are noted, including improved skin, hair and nails. Consistency appears to be key, however, with Absolute collagen needing to be consumed every day.

Jan Smith noticed a reduction in fine lines within a week: “Seven days into one of my boxes and I have noticed a significant change to the lines around my top lip. They call them smokers’ lines even though I don’t smoke.”

Deborah Harper said: “I have been taking Absolute Collagen for 1 month now and will definitely keep taking it. I noticed within a week that my skin was smoother and clearer.

Ultimately, the time it takes for you to see the benefits of collagen on your skin, hair varies with each individual. That said, customer testimonials, combined with the findings of clinical trials, suggest it’s common to see results in a time frame as little as 3 days up to 4 weeks.

Better hair, skin and nails could be just one week away. Start your own Absolute Collagen journey today.

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