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Does taking collagen peptides help reduce healing time if I have a pressure ulcer?


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Not a whole lot of current research on this…But the few that have done controlled trials have shown very positive effects that are highly significant. The thing about collagen peptides is that for nearly everyone who takes them, there are little, if any side effects. It is also relatively cheap, compared to other modalities. If you have a pressure ulcer, or a chronic wound that is not healing, consider adding this to your regimen for at least a few months of use. In these studies, differences were noted in as little as 2 weeks. Every month you save from spending on your chronic wound is money well worth saving!


1. Hideharu Yamanaka, Shingo Okada, Hiromi Sanada, A multicenter, randomized, controlled study of the use of nutritional supplements containing collagen peptides to facilitate the healing of pressure ulcers,Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism,Volume 8,2017,Pages 51-59,ISSN 2352-3859, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnim.2017.05.001. 2. Sugihara, F., Inoue, N. & Venkateswarathirukumara, S. Ingestion of bioactive collagen hydrolysates enhanced pressure ulcer healing in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical study. Sci Rep 8, 11403 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-29831-7. 3. https://www.ajmc.com/view/comparing-costs-of-wound-therapy-in-the-post-acute-setting. Accessed 7/28/2022.


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