Leslie longs to learn…Ok I understand that collagen coffee isn’t a good idea because of all the coffee you’d have to drink. But what about these new marshmallows from Eat Yourself Beautiful? Do they work any better?
The Right Brain responds:
As the Left Brain previously explained, there is some research touting the benefits of ingestible collagen. According to one study, ingesting 11 grams per day of the right kind of collagen can protect your skin from UV-B induced skin damage. So the question for any given product is if it has enough of the right kind of collagen. In the case of coffee, our calculations showed this wasn’t a very practical way to eat that much collagen. Marshmallows maybe a different matter.
Unfortunately, the website for Eat Yourself Beautiful doesn’t reveal how much collagen their marshmallows contain. But we do know from another source that a Japanese manufacturer makes a marshmallow with 3 grams of collagen, so you’d only need to about 4 of those a day to get the benefits we’ve read about. So it’s certainly possible the marshmallows from Eat Yourself Beautiful are equally collagen-packed.