Collagen peptides are broken down into smaller molecules using enzymes. This makes them very digestible, readily soluble in hot and cold liquids, and easy for the small intestine to absorb. Ingesting this protein in the form of peptides means that the body is able to receive and, therefore, benefit from a much higher amount of collagen than is available in any other form.
Because collagen peptides help the body produce collagen for ligaments, tendons, and joints, they can lower your risk of sustaining an injury in these areas. As well, if you’re currently experiencing pain or discomfort as the result of any of these injuries, collagen peptides can reduce their severity.