Collagen Q and A

I see the term “collagen” a lot, but what is collagen actually?
Collagen is a gelatin fiber. It acts as an adhesive and as a combination tissue, and is used in skin, bones, ligament, cartilage, and blood vessels. Collagen is extremely important as it makes up 30% of the proteins in the body.
How will I know if I lack collagen or not?
Collagen is predominately found in the skin. It is collected from both animal and fish skin. If you have trouble with dry skin, wrinkles, speckles, sagging skin, damaged hair, or broken nails, that might mean that you have a collagen deficiency. Both hair and nails are also included as indicators since they are both considered as part of the skin.
What are the effects of taking collagen?
Taking collagen will boost body composition. Enriching your body with collagen will positively affect skin, bones, ligaments, cartilage, and blood vessels - which will in turn make your body look younger. It is namely anti-aging. Body composition begins to decline after the age of 25. It is important to regularly take collagen in order to maintain a youthful appearance.
Why are the prices different, even though the materials are the same?
This is how the materials are described: Natural Marine Fish Skin ® Cultivated Pig Skin and Chicken Skin ® Cultivated Fresh Water Fish Scale (Fish skin costs are much higher than fish scales.) I believe that collagen made with expensive materials is high in quality. In my experience, when the prices are low and discounted, the product can not and should not be trusted.
How soon can the effects be seen?
It depends on the quality of the collagen. If the collagen is derived from natural marine collagen, then you will be able to see several effects within a month.
Is taking a lot of collagen relative to the effect? Are there side effects from taking too much collagen?
It is true that a person taking high amounts of collagen will show more effects than someone who is taking less; however, it all depends on the quality of the product that is being taken. There are no side effects from taking natural marine collagen.
How can I get safe collagen?
Make sure the product has a production record, the collagen is natural or a cultivated material. The information is specified on the package in good products. You should doubt products that have no description even if a famous company produces the product.
Is collagen easy to take? What form is it available in?
Collagen has a strong, so most of it comes in the form of a capsule; however, I do not recommend capsules as it can reduce absorption. Collagen is best in granulated form and the smell is contained.
What is the best way to take collagen?
Collagen is a protein that is difficult to absorb. The best time to take collagen is first thing in the morning with cold water. Taking collagen with hot water will reduce absorption due to collagen gelatinization.
Is it true that taking collagen with vitamin C will help the absorption process?
Vitamin C does not directly relate to collagen absorption. Taking vitamin C daily is good enough.
Is collagen found in the regular foods that we eat daily?
Shark fin, pig’s feet and chicken wings are the main foods that contain collagen. However, it is impossible to eat 250g-500g of these certain foods everyday. Moreover such food contains high fat and cholesterol. The best way to take collagen daily is by dietary supplements.
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