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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.

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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Does internal collagen work?

Does internal collagen work?

Internal collagen: Yes it is what keeps up standing upright.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.