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How Tremella Boosts Collagen Synthesis Naturally

Article at a Glance:

  • Tremella, a functional mushroom, may support the preservation and production of collagen as we age.
  • Emerging research indicates Tremella may boost collagen by enhancing enzyme function and increasing fibroblast activity.
  • Adding Tremella to your routine with Fungies Tremella Mushroom Gummies is a convenient and tasty way to support your skin's health and beauty.

While there’s no guaranteed fountain of youth, our skin’s appearance as we age is related to how well our collagen is aging. The loss of this important protein is what causes unwanted wrinkles.

If you want to support healthy collagen naturally (besides staying out of the sun), a functional mushroom called Tremella may help. Let’s dive into what research says about this mushroom and its impact on collagen.

What Is Collagen?

Collagen is a protein that provides strength and elasticity to the body’s skin, bones, muscles, and connective tissues. It is sometimes called the “glue” that holds your body together.

Around age 20, we lose approximately 1% of our body’s collagen each year.[1] Over time, this collagen loss triggers many signs of aging, such as wrinkles, decreased skin elasticity, and loss of joint flexibility.

Taking collagen supplements is one popular way to slow down this process, but there’s no guarantee that your collagen will end up where you need it. Since collagen is a type of protein, the body will use it wherever it needs protein, which may or may not be to fix your wrinkles.

Instead, you may want to consider collagen “boosting” nutrients. Rather than giving your body collagen, these nutrients support the health of your existing collagen (slowing down its breakdown) or encourage your body to make new collagen.  

Tremella, a functional mushroom known for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its beauty benefits, may support existing collagen and encourage your body to replace what has been lost.

Tremella and Collagen: The Research

Emerging research has found that the traditional benefits of Tremella may hold some water. At the moment, several well-designed animal and lab studies have evaluated the potential impact of Tremella on collagen health.

One study found that tremella could slow mice's collagen and water loss caused by UV sun damage. It did so by promoting the function of certain antioxidant enzymes responsible for healthy collagen. It also helped increase specific markers that indicate collagen repair after sun damage.[2]

Another animal study found that Tremella reduced the loss of one of the main proteins in collagen called hydroxyproline. It also slows the loss of hyaluronic acid, which helps the skin stay moisturized, another factor in aging.[3]

A lab study found that Tremella extract increased the action of fibroblasts, the main proteins that help make collagen. It also helped improve the synthesis of type 1 procollagen, a signal that Tremella may help stimulate new collagen production.[4]
Overall, this research suggests that Tremella may protect existing collagen or encourage the body to make new collagen to replace lost collagen.

Adding Tremella to Your Beauty Routine

If you’re looking for a way to support your collagen health, Tremella may help. Our Fungies Tremella Gummies are a convenient way to add this beauty mushroom to your daily routine. One tasty strawberry and lemon-flavored gummy has 100 mg of Tremella extract (the equivalent of over 20,000 mg of Tremella mushroom!). 

Whether you’re looking to fend off the early signs of aging or want to support your skin’s appearance long-term, Tremella is your go-to natural ally. With its history in Traditional Chinese Medicine and promising scientific backing, incorporating Tremella into your daily routine could be the game changer for your skin.


  1. Varani, J., Dame, M. K., Rittie, L., Fligiel, S. E. G., Kang, S., Fisher, G. J., & Voorhees, J. J. (2006). The American Journal of Pathology, 168(6), 1861–1868.
  2. Wen, L., Gao, Q., Ma, C.-W., Ge, Y., You, L., Liu, R. H., Fu, X., & Liu, D. (2016). Journal of Functional Foods, 20, 400–410.
  3. Luo, D., Liu, X., Guan, J., Jang, G., Hua, Y., Zhang, X., & Xu, X. (2023). Polish Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences, 163–174.
  4. Lee, K. H., Park, H. S., Yoon, I. J., Shin, Y. B., Baik, Y. C., Kooh, D. H., Kim, S. K., Jung, H. K., Sim, M. O., Cho, H. W., Jung, W. S., & Kim, M. S. (2016). Han’guk Yakyong Changmul Hakhoe chi = Korean journal of medicinal crop science, 24(1), 38–46.