For a long time collagen was associated with plastic surgery and the “non-medical” side of medicine. People would whisper collagen because they were usually talking about having it injected into their forehead to cover up unsightly wrinkles and lines. But first of all, there’s no shame in having a little bit of the stuff put in your face to shave off a few years and second off, collagen comes in many forms other than a needle. Don’t forget that collagen naturally exists in all of us, so it isn’t some foreign, unnatural substance. As a matter of fact, thirty percent of the protein in your body is collagen, so it must not be that bad. Now people are ingesting in via beverages, supplements and more. Here’s what all the hype’s about with ingested collagen.