Collagen and Boswellia Serrata May Help Knee Discomfort
Collagen consumption has been growing in popularity, especially for skin and joint health. A new study has found that supplementation with a refined collagen from chicken cartilage and Boswellia serrata may help improve knee discomfort.
Participants in the study included 40 adults with knee discomfort. They were given 40 mg of collagen extracted from chicken sternum and 100 mg of Boswellia serrata daily for 3 months. The researchers used the visual analogue scale and the WOMAC index to evaluate knee discomfort at baseline, day 5, day 15, day 30, day 60, and day 90.
Participants began to see a reduction in knee discomfort scores on the 5th day of the study compared to baseline. Discomfort scores continued to decline through day 90. Participants also felt less stiffness and improved physical function compared to baseline,
The study was conducted by researchers from UCSI University. It was published online ahead of print on June 30, 2022, in the International Journal of Research in Orthopaedics.
A previous study found that walking for exercise may help alleviate knee discomfort.