When Does Collagen Start Working?

Using collagen can help your body stay healthy and improves your bone and skin health, but it can be tricky to know when it has started working. Learn more here.

Deseré Davis
By Deseré Davis
Romi Hector
Edited by Romi Hector

Published June 27, 2022.

Collagen is classified as a protein and is one of our skin’s main building blocks. It is also found in our bones, ligaments, and tendons. Collagen is important because it helps to give structure to your bones, skin, and joints.

Unfortunately, it starts to degrade as we age, which is why we may need to use collagen supplements. Collagen deficiency significantly affects the body and should be addressed as soon as possible.

We can keep our collagen levels where they should be by using supplements like Approved Science® Collagen Pills or one of the different types of collagen powder.

Is Your Collagen Working?

Once you start using collagen, there are several signs that show it has started working. You should see noticeable improvements in the elasticity of your skin. You will also notice that your skin looks and feels more hydrated and moisturized. Typically, you’ll also notice healthy hair growth, and your joint health will improve.

When to Expect Results From Collagen

You won’t notice the results immediately. It can typically take 6-12 weeks. For most people, it will take 8 weeks before they start to see collagen’s effects on their joint and skin health. For bone health, the effects can take up to 12 months to really show.