We'll start with our main focus, muscle mass. Simply put, muscle mass is the amount of muscle in your body, including skeletal, smooth, and cardiac muscles. This is what we're enhancing when looking at collagen as a muscle building protein.
Collagen is an important component of muscles and when collagen begins to decrease with age, our muscle mass decreases as well. What research has already proven is that collagen supplements can reverse this aging trend in people diagnosed with sarcopenia, age-related muscle loss. Personally, I like to lower my potential for issues, be it work, personal, or health related, by taking preventative action. So while the research shows collagen supplements can reverse the trend in older people, it would benefit you to strengthen your collagen levels as early as possible.