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Does collagen taken as a supplement help with arthritis? I'm seeing it in products for joint health.
Collagen hydrolysate (enzymatically hydrolyzed collagen or collagen peptide) may help reduce the pain of osteoarthritis (worn joints) according to some preliminary studies. There is also evidence that a branded collagen that has not been hydrolyzed, UC-II, may be helpful.
For details, see the Joint Pain section of the Collagen Supplements Review, which includes our tests of products containing UC-II and other collagen ingredients, and our Top Picks for collagen supplements for joints.
For information about other supplements used for joint health, see the Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia Supplements Review >>
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