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Collagen (Overview)

Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is dependent on vitamin c.


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I'm 29 years &was thinking of trying Neocell Super Collagen+C Type 1&3, should I stick to the prescribed dosage of 6 pills (3 morning,3 afternoon)?

I'm 29 years &was thinking of trying Neocell Super Collagen+C Type 1&3, should I stick to the prescribed dosage of 6 pills (3 morning,3 afternoon)?

Hmmm....: The question is why does a person take a supplement of ground up fish, pig, cow, or chicken collagen, when she can just eat those animals as food. Is there a deficiency or disorder in her body that requires buying and taking such collagen? And, if so, how does she know the item she is buying actually does any good, and is without harm. Food is usually safer. Her primary care doctor can help. ...Read more

Collagen (Overview)

Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is dependent on vitamin c.


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Collagen (Tip)

Some dermal fillers stimulate collagen production. ...See more

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What the benefit of collagen?

See below: Collagen is used as a filler in creases of the skin.
It can also be used as an artificial padding under boney areas. ...Read more

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Is taking collagen at 21 bad?

No: Are you taking this to help hair and nail growth. There is no harm in it to your body. ...Read more

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Collagen (Tip)

It's a myth that: dermal fillers grow collagen. ...See more

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Can you overdose on collagen?

You can but: You can overdose on collagen supplement takemn orally and one has to be careful as colagn is not regulated by fda and maximum or minimum dos is not established and not known
so be careful and it can also cause allergic reations often. ...Read more

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At what age I should take collagen?

Don't: This is a non-evidence-based promotion to separate you from your money. Collagen is not a nutrient like a vitamin or mineral; it's a protein like in your diet. ...Read more

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What can collagen plus to our body?

Collagen: Collagen is an important connective tissue associated with your skin, muscles and tendons. ...Read more

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Does collagen powder make you gain weight?

Does collagen powder make you gain weight?

Probably not: Caloric content is low about 22 calories/serving. Unless it contains sodium, you would have to take a huge amount daily in order to gain weight. ...Read more

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Is collagen safe to take while breaastfeeding?

Forget it.: You do not need to take extra collagen. OTC supplements are poorly studied, not regulated well, and over-marketed. Why take a chance that future research will find that it may turn out to be a problem? Good for you for worrying about both you and your kiddo. Save your money, eat plenty of fruits and veggies, grains, and avoid high protein high and fat diets. ...Read more

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What is collagen and how is it important to us.

Protein complex: Collagen is an important constituent of the skin and serves to support the skin. As we age collagen changes and breaks down and as such the firmness of the skin diminishes. ...Read more

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What is the most amount of collagen one can take?

What for?: Eating collagen is not a treatment for any disease or health maintenance. You cannot overdose on collagen. For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: collagen?

Get your Vitamin C: Collagen is a component of extracellular tissue, which is found throughout the body. Collagen is a proten important for tissue strength and tissue healing. There are several differnt subtypes of collagen, depending on where it is found. Collagen has a high content of hydroxyproline, which is dependent on vitamin c. ...Read more

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Hi, I wanted asked about collagen benefits and complications?

Collagen Benefits: Most benefits of collagen are generally in the field of dermatological conditions, where it has been used extensively for anti-aging effects. These products are available as creams and injections.

Side effects may include hypersensitivity or allergic reactions, high calcium levels, bad taste in mouth etc ...Read more

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What about Meiji collagen that was advertised on Oprah's T. V show?

What about Meiji collagen that was advertised on Oprah's T. V show?

Anything advertised: By a celebrity is best avoided in my opinion. Celebrities, depite their popularity are still only lay people. And those who are physicians, well, lets say most don't actually practice medicine and have financial interests clouding their judgement. My suggestion: Ask a question about the problem you have that you would want to solve with this product. Get some real medical input. Best to you! ...Read more

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Is collagen in actual foods, or do specific foods just activate it in the body?

Is collagen in actual foods, or do specific foods just activate it in the body?

We eat collagen: Animals have collagen. When we eat animals, we eat their collagen. We ourselves are animals and can also make our own collagen from nutrients we gain from what we eat. ...Read more

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Drinks vitamens collagen is it ok for preggi?

It's unclear: It's likely fine as your body's digestive enzymes will likely break down the collagen and render it rather harmless. One issue that could come up is related to the additionally vitamins involved. As long as the drink isn't 'super' supplemented, in term of 1000X recommended doses of various vitamins, you should be OK. When in doubt, just avoid it as it likely hasn't been studied in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Disadvantages of amino collagen?

Cost: There may not be any benefit--so what you are paying for it is a loss. ...Read more

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Does collagen work well with iron?

Does collagen work well with iron?

Go ahead: Iron supplementation is serious business and I am glad that, if you've been instructed to take it, you're complying. How much good taking oral collagen will do you is for you to decide, but taking it with iron won't be a problem. ...Read more

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Is collagen powder drink safe and effective to use?

TripToTheGlueFactory: If you want to ingest something of dubious benefit that is produced from the hoofs of animals(and other tasty animal products)go ahead, it won't harm you if it's produced according to the usual health regulations. But don't put too much value on it other than as a source of a protein complex that will be broken down in the stomach and then absorbed. Always ask "will this make it to where I want it?" ...Read more

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Help please! Could children drink el marino collagen?

Help please! Could children drink el marino collagen?

El marino collagen: Not completely sure since the product is not fda listed, but a quick search found nothing in it that would harm a child. Listed is:
~ blood-red orange * pomegranate * marine collagen ~ none are harmful, but I would not recommend a child use it. If this was accidental ingestion, you need to consider how much was taken. If not sure, call posien control in your area for free advice. ...Read more

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If I don't eat meat, how do I get collagen in my diet?

If I don't eat meat, how do I get collagen in my diet?

Is synthesized: By your body. You don't have to eat meat to get it. Plant proteins, dairy products will give plenty of amino acids the building blocks, including essential amino acids which are not synthesized by your body. . If you are a vegan then need more additional precautions like B12 Iron supplementation etc. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take collagen and biotin at the same time?

Yes, certainly: Collagen is a protein, and biotin is a vitamin. They are both normally found in food. They do not interfere with each other. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: collagen injection?

What is the definition or description of: collagen injection?

See below: The practice of injecting collagen into a part of the face or body (often the lips) to make it larger. The effects are long-lasting but not permanent. Collagen injections are usually done by plastic surgeons. ...Read more