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Doctor insights on: Vegan Collagen Supplements

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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

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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If there isn't vegan B12 then how do some supplements contain food based vegan b12? I asked this question b4 but didn't get a good explanation

If there isn't vegan B12 then how do some supplements contain food based vegan b12? I asked this question b4 but didn't get a good explanation

B12: B12 that is fortified in foods is cultivated in nontoxic bacteria. Otherwise it is normally consumed from eating meat products that obtain B12 from soil or bacteria in their gut. ...Read more

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What is a good book that explains how to get most of my nutrition (I know I will have to supplement) from a VEGAN diet...preferably with recipes???

What is a good book that explains how to get most of my nutrition (I know I will have to supplement) from a VEGAN diet...preferably with recipes???

Nutritional guide: Prescription for Nutritional Healing

by: Phyllis A. Balch CNC

you can find copies at any local GNC store
general nutrition store in your area---it is was helpful and informative ...Read more

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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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Does collagen supplements make you younger:?

Does collagen supplements make you younger:?

No: Time waits for no man. If there were supplements that made us younger we would put it in the drinking water :).
There are all kinds of claims about collagen and its effect on making us look younger. I have never seen any clinical proof in the form of a well conducted study to prove these claims. ...Read more

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Do you need to take supplements if you're vegan?

Do you need to take supplements if you're vegan?

Vegans: And vegetarians in general are at risk for low B12. Consider taking a SUBLINGUAL form of B12. Protein can also become low. Be under the guidance of your doc or a nutritionist if you are vegan for safety sake. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How much B12 is needed to supplement a vegan diet?

How much B12 is needed to supplement a vegan diet?

2.4 mcg: Assuming you are not otherwise B12 deficient, you need at least 2.4 mcg per day (more if pregnant). You can get this from pretty much any supplement containing b12. You should, however, get your blood tested to make sure you're not already deficient. If so, you can "catch up" before going on maintenance supplementation. Good job on going vegan. Now just make sure you take a B12 supplement. ...Read more

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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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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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I am vegan and B12 deficient what should b the daily amount of b12 I should take through supplements?

I am vegan and B12 deficient what should b the daily amount of b12 I should take through supplements?

Load it on: Five thousand micrograms per day is often cited. Vegans have the moral high ground but the health benefits mostly disappear when you control for the fact that vegans tend to have other healthy habits and don't overeat because the food isn't as good. You'll need more supplements as well if you want to avoid ruining your health; brain damage from B12 deficiency is a very real risk. Be smart. ...Read more

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Can a vegan get all the necessary nutrients from plants, supplements and fortified foods? Are there other issues to consider?

Can a vegan get all the necessary nutrients from plants, supplements and fortified foods? Are there other issues to consider?

Yes, but takes work: Yes it is possible, but t takes planning, thought, and some work. Dining out vegan is getting easier in a lot of places, but can still be challenging. Bad vegan choices can be pretty unhealthy, e.g. French fries and fried zucchini sticks too. ...Read more

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What protein supplements should a vegan take?

What protein supplements should a vegan take?

Beans: Most fruits and vegetables have a relatively low amount of protein, usually in the 5-6 percent range or so. Nuts, beans, and even humus have quite a bit higher levels of protein and are often used because of that. There is a book called forks over knives that has vegan recipes in it if you are interested. ...Read more

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Can you get BSE from bovine collagen supplements?

Can you get BSE from bovine collagen supplements?

Not likely: I think there is probably no brain or nerve tissue in this. Also I think there has been no mad cow disease in USA in recent years. However, the epidemic among British milk cows was traced to bone meal and meat added to their feed. Prions tend to survive heating. Since the US govt does not regulate these supplements you cannot know exactly how it was made. Why take this useless supplement, anyway? ...Read more

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Will collagen pill supplements interfere with my birth control?

Will collagen pill supplements interfere with my birth control?

No: Collagen pills should not have a major effect on the birth control. To be safe, it is a good practice to use condoms too, which help decrease the chance of std's as well. ...Read more

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Do you think I'll need to take supplements/vitamins if I'm vegan?

Do you think I'll need to take supplements/vitamins if I'm vegan?

Absolutely: The vegan diet is the moral high ground. However, if you do not supplement, you are looking at brain damage from vitamin B12 deficiency alone within a few months. You are also likely to need to supplement calcium, iodine, iron and some others. Get your information from someone reliable, not a cultist. The vegan community itself has guides on required supplements. Be smart. ...Read more

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Is there a gas supplement that I can take daily now that im vegan?

Is there a gas supplement that I can take daily now that im vegan?

Gas: Most of the gas meds are basically simethicon as their generics.
If you steam for a minute the vegs, or soak beans for an hour prior to cook, gas will be much less a problem. ...Read more

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I was Vegan for 8 months and didn't supplement B12. I'm not vegan anymore was that time long enough to do damage or have bad deficiency?

I was Vegan for 8 months and didn't supplement B12. I'm not vegan anymore was that time long enough to do damage or have bad deficiency?

How do you feel?: I am very glad you wised up. As a moral choice, you can be a vegan and if you supplement wisely, you will not be risking your health. The health benefits of vegan ism are elusive if they exist at all. If you can walk and think and remember and your extremities feel normally, you escaped the bad stuff. ...Read more

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Can hydrolized collagen supplement cause acne?

Can hydrolized collagen supplement cause acne?

No, it doesn't: Collagen, either in supplements or in food like chicken, beef, turkey, etc does not cause acne. There are lots of claims about the benefits of hydrolyzed collagen. Even though it sounds good to take collagen supplements, tt's not certain that they actually do anything good for a person. It's best to get protein from food sources. ...Read more

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Can you get kidney stones from taking collagen supplements?

Not really: Not that I know of. But of course it depends where the collagen is injected, or what is contained in the supplements? ...Read more

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Can a regular vegan stay healthier with vitamin supplements?

Absolutely: The vegan diet offers a moral high ground and possibly some health benefits, though they are elusive when we control for the fact that vegetarians tend to have other healthy lifestyle habits. If you do not supplement with vitamins -- famously B12 -- and some minerals such as iron and calcium, your health is in serious danger from it. Find a vegan-friendly physicain in your community. ...Read more

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How to increase muscles without way protine or athor any supplements? I am vegan and doing weight training.?

How to increase muscles without way protine or athor any supplements? I am vegan and doing weight training.?

Weight Training: Physicians are faced with this question frequently, especially in the vegan community. But, to us it makes very little sense. You need protein. The majority of your calories should come from protein. There are non-animal proteins and there are non-animal supplements. The only way to stay healthy, let alone build muscles is through ingesting appropriate amounts of protein. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a few different collagen supplements along with a tradition hair, skin and nails. Or is it too much?

It may be ok: I'm not sure that oral collagen supplements will do anything and topical collagen is not absorbed. No one is injecting collagen any more, as it has fallen out of favor. Biotin is a good supplement for hair and nail health- 2.5mg daily (what you don't use you pee out). Your pcp should be able to assist with supplements or a personal trainer/nutritionist. ...Read more

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I'm a lifelong vegan, was told that I should be taking vitamin B12 supplements; I can't get this from anything plant based. But what dosage, please?

I'm a lifelong vegan, was told that I should be taking vitamin B12 supplements; I can't get this from anything plant based. But what dosage, please?

1000 mcg methylcob.: A common dosage is 1000 mcg. I advise the methylcobalamin form if you can find it. B12 is usually absorbed better when taken in a sublingual form. See http://bit. Ly/1607tg3
; http://www. Naturalnews. Com/027045_vitamin_b12_cyanocobalamin_methylcobalamin. Html
; http://www. Mend. Net/cgh/methylcobalamin. Html. ...Read more

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How collagen supplement treat acne? Somepeople take collagen and get breakoutshould they continue? Rebuild inside out is that why it caused breakout?

No proof for this: Collagen, a natural protein, has not been shown to increase by take it orally vs. A healthy diet with protein rich food. Gastric enzymes digest collagen to amino acids. Take care of your skin: avoid sun & 2nd hand smoke & pollutants, don't smoke, and get plenty of sleep on a regular cycle. Skin care should exfolliate, hydrate, & nourish with Vit C. HA fillers stimulate collagen to help scars. ...Read more

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B12/folate are high. MMA is low norm. Vegan, haven't supplemented for yrs. Dr. says my current B12 store can last 6+ yrs-life with no more supp. True?

B12/folate are high. MMA is low norm. Vegan, haven't supplemented for yrs. Dr. says my current B12 store can last 6+ yrs-life with no more supp. True?

Take supplement: Without knowing how long you will live, I would not make the statement that B12 reserves are good for life. As a vegan, it would be safer to take B12 and Vitamin D3 supplements.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Is there any good evidence for taking nutritonal supplements of collagen hydrolysate for joint pain?

Is there any good evidence for taking nutritonal supplements of collagen hydrolysate for joint pain?

Not great evidence: There is only moderate evidence by our academy that recommends 1500mg glucosamine with 1200mg chondroitin taken twice daily that may help with joint pain. I would take it for one month to see if you feel it is efficacious. If you feel it's helping, keep taking it. If you feel it doesn't help you, stop taking it because its just a waste of your money. I'm not aware of any other dietary supplements. ...Read more

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Can I use collagen supplements for breast wrinkles?

Can I use collagen supplements for breast wrinkles?

Not been approved it: Not sure exactly What Breast wrinkles mean
if a patient has lost volume in the breast and needs a lift, a mastopexy is the right procedure to fix this issue ...Read more

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How can a vegan who is allergic to b12 supplements get vitamin b12?

How can a vegan who is allergic to b12 supplements get vitamin b12?

Allergic?: Are you sure it was a true allergic reaction? Sometimes people do get side effects and sometimes they react to the filler. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could avoid a B12 deficiency on a vegan diet without supplements?

You can't: I'm sorry. Being a vegan is safe is an only if you're willing to supplement. Otherwise, you're playing a foolish game with your life -- you will end up with brain damage. Like all communities of true believers, the vegans -- who can rightly claim the moral high ground in this era of cruel factory farming -- contain many people who will mislead you. Be smart and don't ruin yourself like others have ...Read more

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I am a 40 year old very active woman who would like to start a vitamin regimen. Can you take collagen supplements, biotin, prenatal or multivitamin?

Vitamin: I started working on Vitamin D many decades ago. Many people - doctors included - recommend many vitamin supplements but I doubt that is helpful.
Eat properly, take one tablet (1000 mg) of vitamin D daily, and you will enjoy every bit of the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Get B12 shots mthly. Don't know cause of deficiency when got diagnosis level 169, not vegan. Ok to supplement with sub-lingual B12 as well (5000 mcg)?

Get B12 shots mthly. Don't know cause of deficiency when got diagnosis level 169, not vegan. Ok to supplement with sub-lingual B12 as well (5000 mcg)?

Yes: B12 deficiency is usually due to problems absorbing it rather than diet. Even if you take large doses hardly any of that dose is absorbed so it is quite safe. Even extremely high doses (like people getting shots daily for years) have never been shown to be toxic.
I advise the methylcobalamin form.
See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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