Collagen protein is unique in containing amino acids. In a study using hydrolyzed collagen, the subjects receiving collagen had significantly positive effects on nail improvements and quality; also an improvement on nail growth.
Moskowitz, R. (2000) Role of collagen hydrolysate in bone and joint disease. Semin Arthritis Rheum, 30:87-99.
Collagen serves as the structural backbone, having a structural role in tissues; collagen supplementation assists in maintaining nail health and strength.
Kielty, C.M., Whittaker, S. P., Grant, M.E., and Shuttleworth, C.A. (1992). Type I collagen microfibrils: evidence for a structural association with hyauronan. Journal of Cell Biology, 118: 979 -990
Supporting natural supply of collagen; NAILS
Hall, G. (2009) Do collagen supplements really help prevent and treat the effects of aging? Do Collagen Supplements Really Help Prevent And Treat The Effects Of Aging?
Marine collagen can help protect skin cells and tissues because of its antioxidant activity; can correct damage caused to skin, hair and nails.
Venugopal, V. (2008) Marine sources of vitamins and minerals, in Marine Products for Healthcare, chap 8, p. 527, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.