Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the body, about 25-35% of whole body protein content. It is a main component of our connective tissue, many of our organs (including the heart, lungs and digestive system), our blood vessels, our bones and our joints. More ⇾ What is Collagen?
What are Collagen Peptides?
Collagen Peptides (also called Hydrolyzed Collagen), are short chains of amino acids derived from collagen. Collagen peptides are the more broken down form of collagen. This means that the protein is fully broken down, therefore making it more bio-available and ready to be easily absorbed.
How can Collagen help me?
We manufacture collagen from food we eat, however, around age 25-30 the production of collagen begins to slow down. Supplementing with collagen (or consuming the whole food form) can drastically improve many everyday functions and help restore overall health. More ⇾ Collagen Benefits or see our founder’s awesome collagen testimonial.
What do the Types mean? (Type I, II, III, etc.)
There are at least 28 known types of collagen in the human body; however, almost 80-90% are Type I, Type II and Type III. Each type has a different function or supporting role in our body. See: 5 Types of Collagen
What is MULTI collagen?
A supplement that claims to be a MULTI collagen contains collagen from at least 2 different kinds of animal sources. Also referred to as “All-in-One” collagen.
YES! Kids can (and should on our recommendation) have collagen every day. We recommend 1 serving per 50 pounds of body weight. And if the child is less than 50 pounds, a full serving is still great! More ⇾ All about Collagen & Children
How much Collagen should I take a day?
Dr. Cate, M.D. recommends 1 scoop per 50lb of body weight with a max of 4-5 scoops daily for best results. We’ll help with the math: that’s 2-4 scoops daily for the average adult.
Our multi-collagen in unflavored and an easily dissolved powder that can be mixed with a number of different foods. It dissolves best in warm beverages or hot water, collagen peptides in coffee is very popular. Once diluted with hot water, it can be combined with any beverage of choice, just don’t mix with Coke. That kind of defeats the whole purpose. It can be used as a flour replacement in baking or added to any cooking dish as well. More ideas: Best Ways to take Collagen Powder.
How long should I consume Collagen?
Collagen is like brushing your teeth. Meaning, if you stop doing it you lose the health benefits. If you stop brushing your teeth, it is a matter of time that they will probably deteriorate from an overall health perspective. This is why we recommend consuming collagen from food or our supplement on a DAILY basis.
Are there Heavy Metals in Collagen?
Heavy metals in collagen peptides isn’t just a collagen problem, it’s a dietary supplement problem. Arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury are dangerous and can cause an array of health problems when consumed. You can avoid these heavy metals by ignoring faulty claims, reading labels, and verifying the collagen has passed third-party heavy metal testing.
Are there Side Effects from taking Collagen?
We have heard from very few customers (3 total over 3 years) that have some skin irritation or stomach irrational which is usually from the fish or egg collagen. And if this happens we are the company that will (and have) recommended the customer to buy a competitors’ product that is ONLY beef or chicken collagen. We just want people to be consuming more collagen, even if it isn’t ours!
Can you take Collagen while Pregnant and/or Nursing?
Collagen is naturally found in organ meats and meat cooked on the bone, like a bone-in ribeye for example. Collagen can be made into a supplement through the processing of animal bone, joints, skin and even organs. These can come from any animal including cows, chickens, fish, pigs, dinosaurs, and even extracted from the membrane of egg shells. See: What are Collagen Peptides Made of (And How is it Made?)
What kind of Fish is used in a Multi (or Marine-only) Collagen Supplement?
What are the various forms of Collagen Supplements you can buy?
So, our bias answer is powder. Cause that’s what we’re all about with our multi collagen protein powders. Unbiased answer: collagen supplements come in 6 main forms: Powder, Pills or Capsules, Drinks, Bars, Shots, & Gummies.
Can I get Collagen from Foods rather than Supplements?
This is a tricky answer. The simple answer is supplements have more collagen because they’re concentrated. However, food has more overall nutritional benefits because of all the other wonderful and important things (vitamins, minerals, bio-active compounds, etc.)
What are "Natural Flavors"?
In a flavored collagen supplement, you'll see the ingredient "natural flavors" listed.
Natural Flavors means that the flavoring materials come from a constituent of the flavor itself. For example, if you wanted to flavor something vanilla, and you created flavor material from a constituent of vanilla itself, that would be called a "natural flavor."
If it is created from scratch, it would be an "artificial" flavor.
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Can Collagen be Heated without being Damaged?
Absolutelycollagen can be heated! Collagen comes from durable stuff, like bone. You can mix into hot liquids, cook with it, and microwave it without fear of losing its awesome nutritional value.