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Do collagen supplements work !?

Do collagen supplements work !?

Maybe not: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... but not based on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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I'm a woman and a vegetarian. Should I take iron supplements?

I'm a woman and a vegetarian. Should I take iron supplements?

Depends : Have your blood count checked to see if you are anemic. Most vegetarians can get adequate amounts of iron through their diet provided they eat a healthy and varied diet. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal supplements and/or good foods to build collagen?

Are there any herbal supplements and/or good foods to build collagen?

Unfortunately, no: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). No supplement is able to help build the desired collagen. ...Read more

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Is taking fish collagen supplements beneficial for skin and anti-aging?

Is taking fish collagen supplements beneficial for skin and anti-aging?

No proof: There are no supplements that have been definitively shown to decrease aging. However, eating healthy will allow for healthy and graceful aging. Fish oils found naturally in fish can be anti-inflammatory and that minimize damage to the body from excess free radicals.. ...Read more

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My age is 42 years & vegetarian female.So do I need to take iron supplement & l have a normal diet and if yes then how much?

My age is 42 years & vegetarian female.So do I need to take iron supplement & l have a normal diet and if yes then how much?

Depends: It is best to have your CBC and iron checked. Green leafy vegetables are a good source of iron. There are what we call essential Amino Acids and essential minerals that have to come from certain sources. Talk to your doctor or a nutritionist about them. ...Read more

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I've recently switched from a vegetarian diet to eating meat again. I've been taking idaily ron supplements. How soon should I discontinue taking them?

I've recently switched from a vegetarian diet to eating meat again. I've been taking idaily ron supplements. How soon should I discontinue taking them?

Iron supplements: Need for iron supplements depends on how low your iron was before you started them. Were you anemic before? Also, i don't know whether your multivitamin already has iron in it. Because of these unknowns, your own physician will be in a much better position to answer your question than online healthtap doctors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What supplements should a teenage vegetarian take?

What supplements should a teenage vegetarian take?

Whole Food Vitamins: In general, vitamins made from whole foods (they will be labeled as such) are more easily absorbed and used by your body and are a better choice. These types of vitamins are generally only available at health food stores, both local and online. High quality Omega-3 fatty acids may also be of benefit. ...Read more

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Does taking oral collagen supplements cause any harm if one has celiac disease?

Does taking oral collagen supplements cause any harm if one has celiac disease?

Probably not: It's also called collagen hydrolysate, collagen peptide, gelatine, gelatine. After 4 weeks of follow-up treatment, a statistically significantly higher skin elasticity level was determined in elderly women. No side effects were noted throughout the study. Reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23949208 ...Read more

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Collagen (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more