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Doctor insights on: What Is The Benefit Of Taking Collagen Supplements Orally

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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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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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Can I take oral collagen dietary supplements as weight loss agent to aid in preventing loose skin?

Can I take oral collagen dietary supplements as weight loss agent to aid in preventing loose skin?

Effects are debatabl: There are few studies on the effect of collagen in easing conditions like osteoarthritis.Collagen creams do nothing exept waste of your money. Only treatment with some positive effect is collagen injections
oral collagen supplements are not regulated, so you do not know what you are getting. Most collagen oral are made from cow or chicken products and can be dangerous if you have food allergies. ...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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Taking glucosamine chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, collagen, resveratrol supplements for back. Will taking all these together create liver issues?

Taking glucosamine chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, collagen, resveratrol supplements for back. Will taking all these together create liver issues?

What is diagnosis?: That's always the most important place to start. Have you had an evaluation for cause of back pain with an allopathic doc, or a rheumatologist? Back pain in 28 year olds sometimes can be due to autoimmune arthritis, and the treatments available are far better than your current regimen. Glucosamine is a proven therapy, the rest are likely a waste of money. Consider getting a rheumatology opinion. ...Read more

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Does taking a collagen supplement like collagen powder increase the risk of breast cancer? I have a family history of breast cancer.

Does taking a collagen supplement like collagen powder increase the risk of breast cancer? I have a family history of breast cancer.

No relationship: A diet rich in collagen is unrelated to breast cancer. With a positive family history you might need examinations more often than your peers. Hopefully you have dodged this bullet. ...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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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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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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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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Is Botox safe if you are on birth control, vitamin D, krill oil, multi vitamin and collagen supplement?

Is Botox safe if you are on birth control, vitamin D, krill oil, multi vitamin and collagen supplement?

Safety of Botox: There are very few contraindications to having Botox and what you have listed are not. ...Read more

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Can I drink milk together with collagen suplements?

See below: Collagen supplement is not doing you any good other than lightening your wallet.
You may take it with milk, but do not expect any benefit from collagen.
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. ...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