15 Aug 2023

Collagen testing volunteers being sought in Palmerston North

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 15 August 2023

Collagen is being marketed by the supplement industry as the answer to many of the problems we experience as our bodies age.

But one kiwi scientist is investigating whether supplements really are the silver bullet.

Drew Gordon is a PHD candidate at the School of Food and Advanced Technology at Massey University in Palmerston North.
His research is around the effectiveness of different types of collagen, and how much we need to take to make a difference. He speaks to Jesse.

Light microscope. (Photo by WLADIMIR BULGAR/SCIENCE PHOTO LI / WBU / Science Photo Library via AFP)

Photo: AFP