The study below found some significant facts regarding health effects of certain food. This is an attempt by us to interpret the findings so that it could be implemented in everyday health practices. It has to be understood that good eating habits are necessary for optimal health and that means that a variety of good foods have to be consumed every day. We do believe that some food has medicinal value and could be used to help in the prevention and support of treatment in certain illnesses. However, if it is not part of a good nutritious diet, it might lose its value. Although we do believe in the power of natural food, we absolutely do not claim to cure any disease through the consumption of specific food
Clark KL, Sebastianelli W, Flechsenhar KR, Aukermann DF, Meza F, Millard RL, Deitch JR, Sherbondy PS, Albert A. 24-Week study on the use of collagen hydrolysate as a dietary supplement in athletes with activity-related joint pain. Curr Med Res Opin. 2008 May;24(5):1485-96. doi: 10.1185/030079908X291967. Epub 2008 Apr 15.
This was a study with a number of limitations. However, it did show some potential of dietary collagen to reduce pain associated with athletic injuries. This pain reduction was not only seen while exercising, but also during rest and was evaluated by a doctor.