Q&A: Is Collagen Safe During Pregnancy?


September 2, 2021



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.

See: The 4 Foods that Contain Collagen

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).


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Here's a resource you can use to evaluate a collagen supplement through the lens of 1) ingredients 2) third-party certification 3) price 4) selection and 5) customer service.

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. 🙂

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Dr. Cate

Dr. Cate Shanahan is our Medical & Scientific Advisor. She is a Board-certified Family Physician, biochemist trained at Cornell University, and New York Times Bestseller.


Eric Sharp CMO

Eric Sharp

Eric discovered collagen back in 2019 (thanks to Charlie) and been a believer since. He brings 20+ years of digital marketing experience to the CB Supplements team. As CMO, he's directly responsible for crafting the CB Supplements positioning, content, branding, and overall marketing direction.

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