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FAQs about collagen supplements

by Natasha Whiting |

FAQs about collagen supplements

Collagen supplements have gained popularity over the past few years. Doctors and nutritionists recommend these supplements to patients with gut, joint, and skin problems because of the immense benefits they offer our bodies. That being said, there are still a lot of questions on these supplements. In this blog post, we answer the frequently asked questions about collagen supplements.

How much collagen should I take in a day?

It all depends on your body and what it needs. Start with a small amount and then slowly build up your intake. Five grams a day is fine, but you can use as much as 30 grams if you have a more active lifestyle.

Can I take too much collagen?

The maximum recommended intake is 30 grams. If you want to exceed this amount, please consult your doctor or physician first.

When should I take collagen?

It is recommended that you take collagen supplements on an empty stomach, to prevent them from being digested by the stomach acid. You can also take them two to three hours after eating.

How should I take my supplements?

Collagen supplements are available in the form of pills, powder, and drinks. If you are using a powder, mix it in water, juice or yoghurt. If you decide to add it to your coffee or tea, make sure the beverage is not too hot, as this could degrade the potency of the collagen.

What are the side effects?

Collagen supplements are totally safe since they are made using natural ingredients. However, check the source of the collagen to ensure that it is not overlapping with your allergies.

Why am I not seeing any changes?

When taking collagen supplements, changes slowly occur in our bodies before we can see the results in our skin and hair. Our bodies prioritise collagen distribution to the more vital parts of our bodies, such as the cartilage. If you had low collagen, these parts are given the first priority and then later when your body has enough supply, your skin and hair start reaping the benefits as well.

Is there vegan collagen?

Unfortunately, no, there is not. Collagen supplements are sourced from connective tissues of animals such as fish, cows, and pigs.