There’s Never Been a Better Time for Collagen
It’s hard to deny collagen’s meteoric rise in the supplements market. The latest research shows a striking 32% uptick in growth between 2018-2019 and a 12% increase in 2020.1 Moreover, growth remained strong at 14.6% in 2021 as the market hit the $222 million mark.1 With the market continuing to grow, there’s never been a better time for collagen.
Efficacy Is the Key to Success
Experts project a steady sales trajectory for this coveted ingredient as it maintains a stronghold with hair, skin, and nail products and solid growth in general wellness and joint health. The stats below tell a compelling story:
– The market size in 2021: $1.1 Billion1
– The global collagen supplements market in 2022: $1.99 billion 2
– CAGR projections: 6% growth between 2022 to 20301
– 2030 Value Projection: $2 Billion1
It’s also important to note that collagen thrives in an increasingly discerning consumer environment. People are more educated and skeptical than ever and expect efficacy from their supplements. To that end, companies that don’t deliver should expect to pay the price. However, collagen’s rise in popularity also presents a golden opportunity for companies that provide an effective supplement supported by legitimate scientific research.
Collagen’s Potential Benefits: Why Demand is Rising
So, why is collagen increasingly popular? One reason could be the rise in various ailments such as arthritis, inflammatory bone diseases, and other rheumatoid arthritis. As these conditions become more prevalent, educational and informational outreach is rising. This increased awareness naturally creates a greater demand for collagen supplements. In addition, some studies suggest that supplements containing hydrolyzed collagen (collagen peptides) may help relieve these conditions.
Possible Benefits of Collagen Supplements
– Skin elasticity and hydration support3
– Bone & joint health Support4
– Strengthening of hair & nails5
– Healthy weight management (studies are inconclusive)
– Digestive health support (studies are inconclusive)
– Immune function (studies are inconclusive)
The 5 Main Collagen Types*
– Type I is the body’s most naturally-occurring collagen type, comprising 90% of the body’s collagen stores. Located in the dermis, under the skin surface, Type 1 may support the health of joints, hair, nails, skin, ligament, and cartilage. But more research is needed to confirm these benefits.
– Type II Collagen comes from marine and chicken products.* Initial research on people with knee osteoarthritis shows pain reduction potential when used with acetaminophen. Other possible benefits may include healthy joint inflammation response, regeneration of damaged cartilage, and increased range of motion.
– Type III Collagen is the second most common type of collagen that naturally occurs in the body. Type III may support gut, muscle, and blood vessel health when used with type I collagen.
– Type V Collagen, found naturally in the eye, helps light pass through the cornea. In addition, it may support the bones, muscles, liver, and lungs, and some initial results show possible benefits for the eyes, cell membrane, and placenta tissue.
– Type X Collagen resides in joint cartilage and creates bone formation. Some claims support that Type X can help with limb damage and broken bones. However, more research is needed to confirm these benefits.
A Bright Future for Companies With Efficacy
The growing demand for collagen will likely incentivize further research. In addition, well-informed consumers now demand transparency and efficacy from their supplements. Therefore, any company that wants to develop these products should consider investing in studies that help confirm collagen’s potential health benefits.
To learn more about Youngevity’s collagen products, visit youngevity.com/collagen.
3Journal of Medical Nutrition & Nutraceutical Support
*People with allergies to fish or chicken should consult their doctor before taking supplements containing type II collagen.