Is it safe to take collagen while being pregnant?Maria
We get this question a lot, Maria. Thanks for the nudge to officially answer this in our Customer Q&A topic of Collagen College.
Whom better to answer whether it’s safe to take collagen during pregnancy than our very own Dr. Cate, M.D.! She’s a board-certified, 20+ year medical doctor, biochemist, and CB Supplements’ Medical & Scientific Advisor (see Our Team).
Dr. Cate’s Answer:
This is like asking whether collagen is considered safe for women, which is to really ask, is it safe for humans?
Collagen is food! Food is safe during pregnancy.
More interesting is that there’s reason to believe it could benefit the baby because the unique amino acids would cross the placenta and program the baby for a lifetime of healthier connective tissue, potentially.
Meaning clearer skin, stronger joints, healthier arteries than with out it, just to pinpoint a few of the benefits to baby.
However, not all collagen supplements are the same
Thanks Dr. Cate for the great response, we’re sure that’s eased the concerns of many collagen-loving mothers-to-be. Carry on Moms!
With that said, it’s important to choose a collagen peptide powder (even if you’re not pregnant!) that is made from the best ingredients and adheres to good manufacturing practices (GMP). If you’re pregnant and expecting, we’d absolutely recommend taking a collagen that’s heavily tested for heavy metals and boasts third-party certification (our multi collagen is NSF Certified).
Did you Know?
Did you know that Type V collagen is found in the placenta of an expecting mother? Type 5 collagen supports neonatal development!
Guess what else has Type V collagen? That’s right. Our multi collagen protein supplements. 🙂