Benefits of Collagen Supplementation in Perimenopause and Menopause

Perimenopause and menopause bring a symphony of changes—both internal and external to a woman’s body.  In the quest for holistic well-being, as you age, collagen supplementation emerges as a scientifically supported ally.  The benefits of collagen supplementation are backed by science (published randomized, placebo-controlled studies), and can enhance both your external radiance and internal vitality during perimenopause and menopause. Read on to learn how.

Skin Health and Elasticity:

  • As estrogen levels decline during perimenopause and menopause, the skin often changes such as reduced elasticity and hydration. Collagen, the most abundant protein in our bodies, plays a crucial role in maintaining skin structure and firmness. Sadly, women lose 30% of their collagen in the first 5 years after menopause. Thankfully, after those first 5 years, a woman’s collagen loss slows down but they continue to lose 2% each year for 20 years. By supplementing with collagen, you provide your skin with the building blocks it needs to promote a more youthful and resilient complexion.

Joint Support and Comfort:

  • The lack of estrogen in menopause can sometimes bring about joint discomfort, a result of hormonal changes affecting connective tissues. Collagen is a key component in joint health, contributing to the structure and cushioning of joints. By incorporating collagen supplementation, even if you are using estrogen, you may experience improved joint flexibility and reduced discomfort, helping you stay active and vibrant.

Hair and Nail Strength:

  • Thinning hair and brittle nails can be common concerns during perimenopause and menopause due to the changes in your body’s hormone production of estrogen. Collagen is essential for maintaining the health and strength of hair and nails. Supplementing with collagen can promote thicker, healthier hair and reduce nail brittleness, contributing to a confident and radiant appearance.

Bone Density Maintenance:

  • Declining estrogen levels during menopause can negatively affect bone density increasing your risk of developing osteoporosis. Collagen is a key component of bone structure, and research on post-menopausal women has indicated daily collagen peptide supplementation measurably increased bone mineral density in the lumbar spine and in the upper femur. A follow-up study four years later showed continued benefits in promoting and maintaining bone density.

Choosing The Right Collagen Supplement:

Not all collagen supplements are created equal. Opt for collagen peptides for better absorption. Additionally, consider reputable brands with third-party testing to ensure quality and purity. If you are looking to add or change your collagen peptide brand, give MyMenopauseRx Collagen Gummies a try. They are made in U.S. FDA-certified labs and third-party tested for quality and purity.

The scientifically backed benefits of collagen supplementation offer a holistic approach to well-being in perimenopause and menopause. From skin rejuvenation,  joint support, hair and nail strength, and improved bone health, collagen supplementation emerges as a woman’s powerful ally in midlife and beyond.  Consider adding collagen to your daily routine to enjoy aging more gracefully!

Barbra Hanna, DO, FACOG, MSCP

Barbra Hanna, DO, FACOG, MSCP

Dr Barbra Hanna, a board-certified OB/GYN and Menopause Society Certified Practitioner has 25+ years experience in women's health. She founded MyMenopauseRx to fill the void in menopause healthcare.