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Taking Collagen Capsule
Any side effects of taking a collagen capsule containing hydrolyzed marine collagen and elastin polypeptides? Will it affect the birth control pill?
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
Collagen capsule type vs liquid type, which one better? 10000 mg vs 5000 mg which one more effective?
Scam: Taking oral collagen is an "unproven remedy" targeted at folks seeking pretty skin. Victims assume collagen is a particular nutrient like a vitamin or mineral. This is the sucker bait. There's plenty of collagen in your food, it's a protein that's broken down like any other, and the proponents cite only some hard-to-believe articles in junk journals. Don't waste your money. ...Read more
No: It has no possible benefit so avoid using it. ...Read more
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
None: No studies have shown a benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Excellent for this: PRP or platelet rich plasma is excellent for facial rejuvenation. Especially with microneedling in combination. Best, Dr. Lebowitz ...Read more
Nope: The body can make those things with adequate protien and vitamin C. Injections at the site of wrinkles can improve your skins appearance, but this is temporary. The est way to keep you skin looking healthy is to stay protected from the sun with a hat and sunscreen, with both UVA and UVB protection and to maintain a healthy diet rich in whole foods, low in satuated, fats, and exercise regularly. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
No: It wont.Get a more detailed answer ›