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Collagen for horses for humans - doctors' opinions and side effects

Some people take supplements designed for animals. What consequences might this have?

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Collagen for horses is for you if you are a strong stallion or a competing mare. Then you can and even should take this valuable protein. But if you are a human and want to improve joint health or thicken your mane, then choose formulations designed for humans.

With the experts, I will explain to you why collagen supplementation for horses (and other 'animal' supplements) is a bad idea. As a warning - so that you don't fall off your horse.

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From this article you will learn:

  • Why you should not consume collagen for horses.
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  • What side effects such supplementation brings.
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  • What the experts think about it.
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  • How to choose the best collagen...for humans.
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Pet supplements

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First of all, let's clarify one point - 'animal supplements' is an incorrect phrase. A doctor of health sciences explains:

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There is no concept of "animal supplements". - there are feeds (animal foods) enriched with the relevant ingredients. Animal food (including enriched animal food) is supervised by the State Veterinary Inspection.
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Dr Witold Tomaszewski.

Witold Tomaszewskidoctor of medical sciences

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For the purposes of this article I am using this colloquial phrase, but remember that a dietary supplement is intended for humans to supplement various nutrientsand. The available human formulations go through a different entry procedure and contain safe daily portions of active ingredients.

Why do people take horse collagen?

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To answer this question, I spoke to horse owners, health experts, I even signed up to a group of horse lovers on social media (the adorable foal in the avatar got the job done) and a forum on the subject of supplementation. I asked around and dabbled.

Why do some people take collagen for horses? The reasons are pragmatic, dictated by ignorance or... peasant reasoning. Typically, people take horse collagen because it is:

  • cheaper than collagen supplement for humans,
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  • more efficient,
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  • plausibly better quality (let me clarify right away: it is not),
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  • just look at these horses (forum quote).
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People are looking for alternatives when it comes to dietary supplements. Encouraged by the price, the large packaging, the "fashion" and the easy availability on the internet of such a preparation, they buy it, thinking that it is, the same as in the pharmacy. And since it's good for animals, it's certainly good for them too.
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Anna Wlodarczyk

Anna Włodarczyk veterinary surgeon

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"I know people who think that preparations for horses, especially racing or show horses, are of better quality because these horses need to win, to be fit, so you have to give them something better," - a friend, who privately loves horse riding, tells me.

"But the horse snacks they don't want to eat anymore". - she adds with a smile.

Users through horse supplementation mainly want to improve joint health and the condition of skin, hair and nails.

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Supplements are healthy, but only in the right amounts and when they are needed. I always advise my patients to consult their doctor if they want to start supplementation.
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Kacper Nihalani.

Kacper Nihalani doctor

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It seems that people taking collagen for horses choose these formulations mainly because of price and efficiency supplementation. A packet of collagen for humans lasts an average of 20-30 days, while horse collagen portioned at a 'human conversion rate' can last for up to several months.

Some people choose to use horse collagen because they've snickered at the #conspiracy and supposedly these formulations are better quality. But it's not that obvious.

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Just as there are supplements and 'supplements' for humans, the same is true for animal preparations. There are reliable manufacturers, as well as those with, for example, a poor source of raw material or low bioavailability of active ingredients.
Dr Witold Tomaszewski.

Witold Tomaszewskidoctor of medical sciences

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Why do horses need collagen?

While we dream of beautiful skin and healthy joints, horses take in collagen so that they can do their "job" and be on the move for as long as possible - these animals need activity and suffer when they don't have it.

Horses need collagen so that they can do their "job" and be on the move for as long as possible.

Horses are given collagen:

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  • in case of injury,
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  • after operations,
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  • at times of increased activity (e.g. competitions),
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  • in old age,
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  • sometimes during a mare's pregnancy,
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  • in the intensive growth phase of the foal,
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Yes - humans also get injured, age or are athletes. But you will read below...

Why horse collagen for humans is a bad idea

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Horse collagen is prepared for the horse, that is, it takes into account the horse's species, body weight, metabolism, needs. Humans should not use collagen for horses because we are different from these animalsand:

  • Nutritional requirements. Horses and humans have different nutritional requirements in terms of nutrients and their amounts in the diet. We also have different metabolic pathways.
  • Dosages. The active ingredients in horse supplements are dosed differently than in human products.
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  • Ingredient tolerance. Some products may contain ingredients that are harmful to humans, especially in excessive amounts.
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  • Potential allergies. Collagens and collagen blends for horses may contain ingredients that can cause allergies in humans.
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Note also that animal formulations are not regulated at the same level as supplements for humans. This may mean that the final product does not meet the same standard of purity and quality.

Also, some of the ingredients in equine preparations may interact interact with human medicines.

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I once had a patient who bought a horse formula because a pseudo-trainer said high doses were best because it was better recovery, faster absorption, lower price.
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Julia Skrajda.

Julia SkrajdaDietitian

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"An excess of vitamins or other ingredients is much more dangerous than a deficiency and can lead to organ failure. You have to be careful - especially with animal supplements, as they are not regulated and in most cases the manufacturer is not legally responsible if something happens to us," adds the nutritionist.

Horse doses

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Horse formulations are formulated for use by animals much larger than humans, so the doses of active ingredients are much higher. This means that the risk of overdose and associated side effects is much higher.

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The horse is a sensitive animal and usually needs much lower doses of medication than humans. Many products that are absorbed by animals can be harmful to humans - it is a matter of metabolic pathways.
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Dr Witold Tomaszewski.

Witold Tomaszewskidoctor of medical sciences

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Even careful recalculation of doses 'per human' is not sensible, because the product may contain active ingredients to which the human body will react badly. These could be, for example, bacterial strains that are not intended for humans and may lead to stomach problems or their effect on humans is unknownand.

Well... do people always convert portions "from horse to ours"? Few people know by heart Nutrition Standards for the Polish population experts from the Institute of Food and Nutrition and know how much vitamins or minerals we should consume.

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In horse preparations, doses are often not calculated per 1 kg of body weight, but, for example, per 100 kg of body weight. Consequently, the doses are high and often exceed the daily requirement for humans for the substance in question.
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Anna Wlodarczyk.

Anna Włodarczyk veterinary surgeon

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Symptoms of excess collagen

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Collagen intake for horses can lead to an overdose of collagen. Collagen excess is very rare, but it should not be underestimated. Symptoms of too much collagen in the body includeand:

  • gravity,
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  • congestion,
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  • constipation,
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  • heart palpitations,
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  • pain in the joints,
  • pain in the joints,
  • healing.
  • thickening and hardening of the skin,
  • pnea.
  • tingling or numbness in fingers and toes,
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  • pain in the chest,
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Note that there may also be other active ingredients in a dietary supplement, excess of which is 'easier' to achieve and more harmful than collagen itself.

For example, an excess vitamin C can cause diarrhoea, nausea and, in the long term, lead to kidney stones, heart disease or problems with liver functionand.

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High doses of glucosamine, on the other hand, in addition to gastric revolutions can lead to the development of glaucoma in someand. In addition, this amino sugar can have a hypoglycaemic effect in people with type 2 diabetes, so those with this condition or taking diabetes medication should be particularly cautious .

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Effects of excess collagen

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Excess collagen from supplementation can lead to gastrointestinal distress and discomfort. Daily nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, bloatingand may occur. In addition, by consuming animal supplements, you expose yourself to an excess of other active ingredients, which can lead to serious health consequences.

Other animal supplements

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In addition to buying collagen for horses for 'personal use', other preparations that humans should not consume are also popular.

Geloren

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The Geloren company offers a variety of products for pets, and one of the more popular ones are joint gels. They contain chondroitin sulphate, hyaluronic acid and porcine gelatine. Despite the fact that the gelatins are supposedly...tasty, they are not safe for human consumption due to the lack of proper testing that is done in the production of human supplements.

Horseshoe Vitamins D3 + K2

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Podkowa vitamins are a perfect example of a 'horse dose'. The formula contains as much as 10,000 IU vitamin D3 (where dose  for an adult is 2,000-4,000 IU) and 250 µg vitamin K2 (for an adult is 60 µg). More is not better - an excess of vitamins can sometimes be more dangerous to life and health than a deficiency.

In 2022, there was a high-profile story about a woman who was consuming vitamin D3 for horses. She exceeded her daily intake by several times, which caused her to develop hypercalcaemia, a life-threatening and health-threatening condition of elevated calcium concentrations.

The following is an example of this.

Sisarol Complex Horse

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A two-litre canister of a blend of ingredients for joints for horses. The manufacturer strictly indicates that this is a preparation exclusively for horses and ponies that have damaged joints or suffer from osteoarthritis. The formulation is used to mix a carefully deducted amount into the feed - as you can see, even animals need to keep an eye on portioning to avoid harming themselves.

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Horse health - or is it for sure?

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One of the popular conisms is the saying that someone has horse health. I used to stand next to a Shire horse - it's an impressive animal, so I'm not surprised by this association.

However, despite appearances, horses are delicate animals, prone to many ailments and diseases. A veterinarian explains:

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Horses are a sensitive species and if we do not provide them with the right conditions, they easily contract various diseases. They have a delicate digestive tract, so abrupt changes in diet or poor diet composition can cause colic, ulcers.
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Anna Wlodarczyk.

Anna Włodarczyk veterinary surgeon

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"Their limbs are also easily injured, whether with improper training, while out in the pasture or in the bosky. Horses are also very sensitive ... to draughts," adds the veterinarian.

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From the "horse preparations", it is the repellents, or repellents that repel animal organisms, that can be used fairly safely by humans. They are produced on a vegetable basis, taking into account the high sensitivity of the horse's skin.
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Dr Witold Tomaszewski.

Witold Tomaszewskidoctor of medical sciences

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Horse collagen for humans - expert opinions

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Animals and humans differ in terms of physiology. Horses have different dietary requirements from humans and the chemical composition and concentration of supplemented substances may not be suitable for humans.
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Kacper Nihalani.

Kacper Nihalani doctor

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Animal products, as the name suggests, are intended for animals. They are not tested for effects on human health. Many substances in such preparations are metabolised differently in different species. The ingestion of animal preparations, even in a "horse dose", can result in various health problems.
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Anna Wlodarczyk.

Anna Włodarczyk veterinary surgeon

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Collagen for horses is not for humans and that is reason enough not to take it. Many products that are assimilated by animals can simply be harmful to humans - it's a matter of metabolic pathways.
Dr Witold Tomaszewski.

Witold Tomaszewskidoctor of medical sciences

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In animal preparations the quality, microbiological or chemical purity requirements are met according to the requirements for animals, not humans. Quality standards are quite different, what does not harm a horse, for example, may harm a human.
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Ilona Krzak.

Ilona Krzak Master of Pharmacy

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Do not consume horse preparations. This is an issue that needs to be publicised, people need to be reminded and made aware not to do it. And to call reality frankly - this is absurd. It could end badly for our health.
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Julia Skrajda.

Julia SkrajdaDietitian

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The best collagen... for people

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If you are looking for the strongest collagen for yourself, buy it from proven manufacturers offering collagen that:

  • is well absorbable (e.g. fish collagen),
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  • has an effective daily dose (minimum 2,500 mg),
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  • contains useful and safe additives (e.g.  vitamin C),
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  • is certified for raw material quality and laboratory testing.
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Also, you can count on ... better taste. Manufacturers are able to balance natural sweeteners with achieving delicious, even dessert-like flavours in their products. Horses don't have it so good!

Underneath you will find recommended collagens whose compositions have been analysed magister of pharmacy Ilona Krzak.

Best overall

Natu.Care Collagen Premium 5000 mg, mango-maracuja

Natu.Care Collagen Premium 5000 mg, mango-maracuja
5.0
  • Collagen content: 5000 mg marine collagen hydrolysate
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  • Additional active ingredients: vitamin C, low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (and L-theanine and coenzyme Q10 in cocoa flavoured collagen or vitamin A and vitamin E in mango–passion fruit flavoured collagen)
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  • Form: powder sachets
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  • Dose: 1 sachet per day
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  • Sufficient for: 30 days
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Product description

Fish collagen from the Natu.Care brand in a dose of 5000 mg, based on certified ingredients of the best quality. Regular supplementation will positively influence the appearance of the skinóry, hairów and nails – they will be rebuilt and strengthened from the inside.

In addition to collagen, which is valuable for health and beauty, it also offers other active ingredients that help to maintain a youthful complexion, shiny hair and strong nails.

The formula contains a sufficient portion of the active ingredient to positively affect joints, the musculoskeletal system and immunity.

Natu.Care Premium Collagen is available in two flavours – Cacao Bloom and Rise&Shine. Both formulas are based on the following active ingredients: marine collagen hydrolysate, wild roseóbud extract and hyaluronic acid.

Additionally, Cacao Bloom contains natural L-theanine, coenzyme Q10 and defatted Dutch cacao. Rise&Shine instead contains vitamin E and vitamin A.

These are the best collagens in the world.

These best fish collagens on the market also rós taste – Cacao Bloom is a treat for chocolate lovers. Rise&Shine will appeal to those whoólike the refreshing taste of mangoófruit and passion fruit.

Pros and cons

Fish collagen from the Natu.Care brand in a dose of 5000 mg, based on certified ingredients of the best quality. Regular supplementation will positively influence the appearance of the skinóry, hairów and nails – they will be rebuilt and strengthened from the inside.

In addition to collagen, which is valuable for health and beauty, it also offers other active ingredients that help to maintain a youthful complexion, shiny hair and strong nails.

The formula contains a sufficient portion of the active ingredient to positively affect joints, the musculoskeletal system and immunity.

Natu.Care Premium Collagen is available in two flavours – Cacao Bloom and Rise&Shine. Both formulas are based on the following active ingredients: marine collagen hydrolysate, wild roseóbud extract and hyaluronic acid.

Additionally, Cacao Bloom contains natural L-theanine, coenzyme Q10 and defatted Dutch cacao. Rise&Shine instead contains vitamin E and vitamin A.

These are the best collagens in the world.

These best fish collagens on the market also rós taste – Cacao Bloom is a treat for chocolate lovers. Rise&Shine will appeal to those whoólike the refreshing taste of mangoófruit and passion fruit.

Additional information

Fish collagen from the Natu.Care brand in a dose of 5000 mg, based on certified ingredients of the best quality. Regular supplementation will positively influence the appearance of the skinóry, hairów and nails – they will be rebuilt and strengthened from the inside.

In addition to collagen, which is valuable for health and beauty, it also offers other active ingredients that help to maintain a youthful complexion, shiny hair and strong nails.

The formula contains a sufficient portion of the active ingredient to positively affect joints, the musculoskeletal system and immunity.

Natu.Care Premium Collagen is available in two flavours – Cacao Bloom and Rise&Shine. Both formulas are based on the following active ingredients: marine collagen hydrolysate, wild roseóbud extract and hyaluronic acid.

Additionally, Cacao Bloom contains natural L-theanine, coenzyme Q10 and defatted Dutch cacao. Rise&Shine instead contains vitamin E and vitamin A.

These are the best collagens in the world.

These best fish collagens on the market also rós taste – Cacao Bloom is a treat for chocolate lovers. Rise&Shine will appeal to those whoólike the refreshing taste of mangoófruit and passion fruit.

User review

Fish collagen from the Natu.Care brand in a dose of 5000 mg, based on certified ingredients of the best quality. Regular supplementation will positively influence the appearance of the skinóry, hairów and nails – they will be rebuilt and strengthened from the inside.

In addition to collagen, which is valuable for health and beauty, it also offers other active ingredients that help to maintain a youthful complexion, shiny hair and strong nails.

The formula contains a sufficient portion of the active ingredient to positively affect joints, the musculoskeletal system and immunity.

Natu.Care Premium Collagen is available in two flavours – Cacao Bloom and Rise&Shine. Both formulas are based on the following active ingredients: marine collagen hydrolysate, wild roseóbud extract and hyaluronic acid.

Additionally, Cacao Bloom contains natural L-theanine, coenzyme Q10 and defatted Dutch cacao. Rise&Shine instead contains vitamin E and vitamin A.

These are the best collagens in the world.

These best fish collagens on the market also rós taste – Cacao Bloom is a treat for chocolate lovers. Rise&Shine will appeal to those whoólike the refreshing taste of mangoófruit and passion fruit.

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Refreshing taste

Natu.Care Collagen 3000 mg, various flavours

Natu.Care Collagen 3000 mg, various flavours
4.7
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Product description

Dietary supplement in a highly bioavailable form of hydrolysed collagen SeaGarden fish®. This formula has high bioavailability– youróbody will use collagen faster and more efficiently where you need it most. 

A 3,000 mg serving of collagen benefits your hair, skinóhand and nails, as well as the functioning of your jointsómuscles and bones. The action of collagen is complemented by vitamin C, whichóra supports the natural production of the youth protein in the body and also helps with its absorption. It is also a great anti-ageing antioxidant.

Natu.Care's Collagen 3000 mg is available in three fruit flavours (orange, raspberry-cranberry, blackcurrant) and a flavourless variant. The powder dissolves very well, does not form lumps in the liquid and you can add it to your favourite yoghurt, oatmeal or smoothie.

Pros and cons

Dietary supplement in a highly bioavailable form of hydrolysed collagen SeaGarden fish®. This formula has high bioavailability– youróbody will use collagen faster and more efficiently where you need it most. 

A 3,000 mg serving of collagen benefits your hair, skinóhand and nails, as well as the functioning of your jointsómuscles and bones. The action of collagen is complemented by vitamin C, whichóra supports the natural production of the youth protein in the body and also helps with its absorption. It is also a great anti-ageing antioxidant.

Natu.Care's Collagen 3000 mg is available in three fruit flavours (orange, raspberry-cranberry, blackcurrant) and a flavourless variant. The powder dissolves very well, does not form lumps in the liquid and you can add it to your favourite yoghurt, oatmeal or smoothie.

Additional information

Dietary supplement in a highly bioavailable form of hydrolysed collagen SeaGarden fish®. This formula has high bioavailability– youróbody will use collagen faster and more efficiently where you need it most. 

A 3,000 mg serving of collagen benefits your hair, skinóhand and nails, as well as the functioning of your jointsómuscles and bones. The action of collagen is complemented by vitamin C, whichóra supports the natural production of the youth protein in the body and also helps with its absorption. It is also a great anti-ageing antioxidant.

Natu.Care's Collagen 3000 mg is available in three fruit flavours (orange, raspberry-cranberry, blackcurrant) and a flavourless variant. The powder dissolves very well, does not form lumps in the liquid and you can add it to your favourite yoghurt, oatmeal or smoothie.

Pure collagen

Natu.Care Collagen 3000 mg, tasteless

Natu.Care Collagen 3000 mg, tasteless
4.6
  • Collagen content: 3000 mg collagen hydrolysate fish
  • Additional active ingredients: none
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  • Form: powder
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  • Dose: one scoop per day
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  • Sufficient for: 30 days
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Product description

The dietary supplement contains only pure fish collagen in the formula SeaGarden®. This Norwegian collagen is characterised by its purity and high bioavailability, which means that youróy body will utilise the collagen faster and more effectively.

Regular supplementation fish collagen benefits hair, skinóhand and nails and supports joints, muscles and bones. It improves the appearance of the skinóry and slows down its ageing, giving it a healthy glow.

Natu.Care Collagen 3000 mg has a neutral taste, dissolves well, does not form lumps in liquid and you can add it to your drink, yoghurt or smoothie.

Pros and cons

The dietary supplement contains only pure fish collagen in the formula SeaGarden®. This Norwegian collagen is characterised by its purity and high bioavailability, which means that youróy body will utilise the collagen faster and more effectively.

Regular supplementation fish collagen benefits hair, skinóhand and nails and supports joints, muscles and bones. It improves the appearance of the skinóry and slows down its ageing, giving it a healthy glow.

Natu.Care Collagen 3000 mg has a neutral taste, dissolves well, does not form lumps in liquid and you can add it to your drink, yoghurt or smoothie.

Additional information

The dietary supplement contains only pure fish collagen in the formula SeaGarden®. This Norwegian collagen is characterised by its purity and high bioavailability, which means that youróy body will utilise the collagen faster and more effectively.

Regular supplementation fish collagen benefits hair, skinóhand and nails and supports joints, muscles and bones. It improves the appearance of the skinóry and slows down its ageing, giving it a healthy glow.

Natu.Care Collagen 3000 mg has a neutral taste, dissolves well, does not form lumps in liquid and you can add it to your drink, yoghurt or smoothie.

Aura Herbals Colladrop Forte

Aura Herbals Colladrop Forte
4.5
  • Collagen content: 10,000 mg sea collagen
  • Additional active ingredients: vitamin C and coenzyme Q10
  • Form: sachets of powder
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  • Dosage: one sachet per day
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  • Sufficient for: 30 days
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Product description

A dietary supplement containing fish collagen for drinking in a high dose of 10,000 mg hydrolysate. It also offers you additional health and beauty benefits thanks to its coenzyme Q10 and vitamin C content. Supplementation with collagen can improve the appearance of your skinóskin, hairónails and improve the function of your jointsómuscles and bones.

Pros and cons

A dietary supplement containing fish collagen for drinking in a high dose of 10,000 mg hydrolysate. It also offers you additional health and beauty benefits thanks to its coenzyme Q10 and vitamin C content. Supplementation with collagen can improve the appearance of your skinóskin, hairónails and improve the function of your jointsómuscles and bones.

Additional information

A dietary supplement containing fish collagen for drinking in a high dose of 10,000 mg hydrolysate. It also offers you additional health and beauty benefits thanks to its coenzyme Q10 and vitamin C content. Supplementation with collagen can improve the appearance of your skinóskin, hairónails and improve the function of your jointsómuscles and bones.

Best shot

Primabiotic Collagen

Primabiotic Collagen
4.4
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Product description

Collagen enriched with a vitamin complex, in the form of convenient fruit-flavoured shotsós. The dietary supplement has rejuvenating properties. It will make your skin elastic, smoother and stronger. You will also see the positive effects of collagen on your hair and nails.

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Regular supplementation will improve jointómuscle function and strengthen bones. 

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Pros and cons

Collagen enriched with a vitamin complex, in the form of convenient fruit-flavoured shotsós. The dietary supplement has rejuvenating properties. It will make your skin elastic, smoother and stronger. You will also see the positive effects of collagen on your hair and nails.

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Regular supplementation will improve jointómuscle function and strengthen bones. 

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Additional information

Collagen enriched with a vitamin complex, in the form of convenient fruit-flavoured shotsós. The dietary supplement has rejuvenating properties. It will make your skin elastic, smoother and stronger. You will also see the positive effects of collagen on your hair and nails.

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Regular supplementation will improve jointómuscle function and strengthen bones. 

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User review

Collagen enriched with a vitamin complex, in the form of convenient fruit-flavoured shotsós. The dietary supplement has rejuvenating properties. It will make your skin elastic, smoother and stronger. You will also see the positive effects of collagen on your hair and nails.

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Regular supplementation will improve jointómuscle function and strengthen bones. 

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SOLVE LABS Collagen Peptides

SOLVE LABS Collagen Peptides
4.2
  • Collagen content: 6000 mg hydrolyzed beef collagen type I and III COLLinstant®
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  • Additional active ingredients: hyaluronic acid
  • Form: powder
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  • Dose: one scoop (6 g) daily
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  • Sufficient for: 30 days
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Product description

High-quality hydrolysate of bovine collagen (types I and III). Thanks to the COLLinstant® collagen peptide extraction technology, the preparation is well absorbed. 

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The combination of collagen and hyaluronic acid has a beneficial effect on the appearance of your skinóry. Your complexion will become firmer, moisturised and wrinkles will become shallower. The effects can also be felt on your hair: it becomes soft and shiny. The nail plate will regain its healthy appearance.

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A daily serving will support the health of your jointsós, bones and muscles.

Pros and cons

High-quality hydrolysate of bovine collagen (types I and III). Thanks to the COLLinstant® collagen peptide extraction technology, the preparation is well absorbed. 

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The combination of collagen and hyaluronic acid has a beneficial effect on the appearance of your skinóry. Your complexion will become firmer, moisturised and wrinkles will become shallower. The effects can also be felt on your hair: it becomes soft and shiny. The nail plate will regain its healthy appearance.

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A daily serving will support the health of your jointsós, bones and muscles.

Additional information

High-quality hydrolysate of bovine collagen (types I and III). Thanks to the COLLinstant® collagen peptide extraction technology, the preparation is well absorbed. 

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The combination of collagen and hyaluronic acid has a beneficial effect on the appearance of your skinóry. Your complexion will become firmer, moisturised and wrinkles will become shallower. The effects can also be felt on your hair: it becomes soft and shiny. The nail plate will regain its healthy appearance.

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A daily serving will support the health of your jointsós, bones and muscles.

User review

High-quality hydrolysate of bovine collagen (types I and III). Thanks to the COLLinstant® collagen peptide extraction technology, the preparation is well absorbed. 

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The combination of collagen and hyaluronic acid has a beneficial effect on the appearance of your skinóry. Your complexion will become firmer, moisturised and wrinkles will become shallower. The effects can also be felt on your hair: it becomes soft and shiny. The nail plate will regain its healthy appearance.

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A daily serving will support the health of your jointsós, bones and muscles.

Sundose° For Skin Anti-Aging°

Sundose° For Skin Anti-Aging°
4.8
  • Collagen content: 5000 mg of collagen hydrolysate
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  • Additional active ingredients: hyaluronic acid and vitamin C
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  • Form:sachets of powder to be dissolved in lukewarm water
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  • Dosage: one sachet per day
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  • Sufficient for: 30 days
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Product description

Simple composition without unnecessary additivesós. High-quality fish collagen with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. The active ingredients are designed to support the health and appearance of your skinóskin, hairóand nails.

Pros and cons

Simple composition without unnecessary additivesós. High-quality fish collagen with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. The active ingredients are designed to support the health and appearance of your skinóskin, hairóand nails.

Additional information

Simple composition without unnecessary additivesós. High-quality fish collagen with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. The active ingredients are designed to support the health and appearance of your skinóskin, hairóand nails.

User review

Simple composition without unnecessary additivesós. High-quality fish collagen with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. The active ingredients are designed to support the health and appearance of your skinóskin, hairóand nails.

Pharmovit Collagen Women

Pharmovit Collagen Women
4.6
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Product description

Collagen hydrolysate in a good dose with numerous additives in the form vitaminsmineralsów and plant extracts. The product can effectively moisturise, firm and make the skin more elastic. In addition, collagen has a positive effect on the condition of hairów, nails and jointsów.

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The vitamins and minerals contained in the formula are no small benefit. Thanks to them you can count on additional beauty and immunity support. In addition, some of them, e.g., vitamin C or vitamin A, support the production and absorption of collagen in the body.

The vitamins and minerals contained in the formula are no small benefit.

Pros and cons

Collagen hydrolysate in a good dose with numerous additives in the form vitaminsmineralsów and plant extracts. The product can effectively moisturise, firm and make the skin more elastic. In addition, collagen has a positive effect on the condition of hairów, nails and jointsów.

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The vitamins and minerals contained in the formula are no small benefit. Thanks to them you can count on additional beauty and immunity support. In addition, some of them, e.g., vitamin C or vitamin A, support the production and absorption of collagen in the body.

The vitamins and minerals contained in the formula are no small benefit.

Additional information

Collagen hydrolysate in a good dose with numerous additives in the form vitaminsmineralsów and plant extracts. The product can effectively moisturise, firm and make the skin more elastic. In addition, collagen has a positive effect on the condition of hairów, nails and jointsów.

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The vitamins and minerals contained in the formula are no small benefit. Thanks to them you can count on additional beauty and immunity support. In addition, some of them, e.g., vitamin C or vitamin A, support the production and absorption of collagen in the body.

The vitamins and minerals contained in the formula are no small benefit.

User review

Collagen hydrolysate in a good dose with numerous additives in the form vitaminsmineralsów and plant extracts. The product can effectively moisturise, firm and make the skin more elastic. In addition, collagen has a positive effect on the condition of hairów, nails and jointsów.

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The vitamins and minerals contained in the formula are no small benefit. Thanks to them you can count on additional beauty and immunity support. In addition, some of them, e.g., vitamin C or vitamin A, support the production and absorption of collagen in the body.

The vitamins and minerals contained in the formula are no small benefit.

Collagen Reme

Collagen Reme
4.0
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Product description

The dietary supplement from Remé contains beef collagen in the patented VERISOL formula and vitamin C, whichóra aids its absorption. The formula comes in three flavours: neutral, orange-maracuja and strawberry-pomegranate. The formula can effectively support and improve the condition of the skin hair and nails. It is also 

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Pros and cons

The dietary supplement from Remé contains beef collagen in the patented VERISOL formula and vitamin C, whichóra aids its absorption. The formula comes in three flavours: neutral, orange-maracuja and strawberry-pomegranate. The formula can effectively support and improve the condition of the skin hair and nails. It is also 

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Additional information

The dietary supplement from Remé contains beef collagen in the patented VERISOL formula and vitamin C, whichóra aids its absorption. The formula comes in three flavours: neutral, orange-maracuja and strawberry-pomegranate. The formula can effectively support and improve the condition of the skin hair and nails. It is also 

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Yango Collagen Premium 10000 mg

Yango Collagen Premium 10000 mg
4.2
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Product description

Collagen in the form of an easy-to-use and tasty liquid. Just 25 ml a day is enough to visibly improve the appearance of your skinóry. By using YANGO Premium Collagen regularly, you can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make your complexion firm and radiant. Eliminate the signs of ageing and ensure a youthful appearance for years to come. 

As much as 10,000 mg collagen in a daily serving may also prove beneficial for your joints and entire musculoskeletal system.

Pros and cons

Collagen in the form of an easy-to-use and tasty liquid. Just 25 ml a day is enough to visibly improve the appearance of your skinóry. By using YANGO Premium Collagen regularly, you can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make your complexion firm and radiant. Eliminate the signs of ageing and ensure a youthful appearance for years to come. 

As much as 10,000 mg collagen in a daily serving may also prove beneficial for your joints and entire musculoskeletal system.

Additional information

Collagen in the form of an easy-to-use and tasty liquid. Just 25 ml a day is enough to visibly improve the appearance of your skinóry. By using YANGO Premium Collagen regularly, you can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make your complexion firm and radiant. Eliminate the signs of ageing and ensure a youthful appearance for years to come. 

As much as 10,000 mg collagen in a daily serving may also prove beneficial for your joints and entire musculoskeletal system.

User review

Collagen in the form of an easy-to-use and tasty liquid. Just 25 ml a day is enough to visibly improve the appearance of your skinóry. By using YANGO Premium Collagen regularly, you can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make your complexion firm and radiant. Eliminate the signs of ageing and ensure a youthful appearance for years to come. 

As much as 10,000 mg collagen in a daily serving may also prove beneficial for your joints and entire musculoskeletal system.

Pharmovit Harmony Beauty

Pharmovit Harmony Beauty
4.2
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Product description

Collagen in the form of easily absorbed peptidesów hidden in the VERISOL® complex. Thanks to its high dosage and many additional vitamins and plant extracts, the formula can improve the firmness of the skinóry, shallow wrinkles and resistós aging process.

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It will also have a beneficial effect on hair – it will help thicken it and make it shiny and strong. Amongst other things, its biotin content will also improve the condition of the nail plate.

Biotin is also beneficial for your hair.

Pros and cons

Collagen in the form of easily absorbed peptidesów hidden in the VERISOL® complex. Thanks to its high dosage and many additional vitamins and plant extracts, the formula can improve the firmness of the skinóry, shallow wrinkles and resistós aging process.

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It will also have a beneficial effect on hair – it will help thicken it and make it shiny and strong. Amongst other things, its biotin content will also improve the condition of the nail plate.

Biotin is also beneficial for your hair.

Additional information

Collagen in the form of easily absorbed peptidesów hidden in the VERISOL® complex. Thanks to its high dosage and many additional vitamins and plant extracts, the formula can improve the firmness of the skinóry, shallow wrinkles and resistós aging process.

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It will also have a beneficial effect on hair – it will help thicken it and make it shiny and strong. Amongst other things, its biotin content will also improve the condition of the nail plate.

Biotin is also beneficial for your hair.

User review

Collagen in the form of easily absorbed peptidesów hidden in the VERISOL® complex. Thanks to its high dosage and many additional vitamins and plant extracts, the formula can improve the firmness of the skinóry, shallow wrinkles and resistós aging process.

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It will also have a beneficial effect on hair – it will help thicken it and make it shiny and strong. Amongst other things, its biotin content will also improve the condition of the nail plate.

Biotin is also beneficial for your hair.

COLLIBRE Beauty Drink

COLLIBRE Beauty Drink
4.2
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Product description

The dietary supplement from COLLIBRE contains Swiss collagen hydrolysate in a high daily dose of 10,000 mg. In addition, the formula provides vitamins and silicon thatósupport the health of hairóskinóand nails.

Pros and cons

The dietary supplement from COLLIBRE contains Swiss collagen hydrolysate in a high daily dose of 10,000 mg. In addition, the formula provides vitamins and silicon thatósupport the health of hairóskinóand nails.

Additional information

The dietary supplement from COLLIBRE contains Swiss collagen hydrolysate in a high daily dose of 10,000 mg. In addition, the formula provides vitamins and silicon thatósupport the health of hairóskinóand nails.

User review

The dietary supplement from COLLIBRE contains Swiss collagen hydrolysate in a high daily dose of 10,000 mg. In addition, the formula provides vitamins and silicon thatósupport the health of hairóskinóand nails.

DuoLife Collagen fish collagen 2500 mg

DuoLife Collagen fish collagen 2500 mg
4.0
  • Collagen content: 2500 mg collagen
  • Additional active ingredients: vitamin C, silicon, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, nettle and bamboo extracts
  • Form: liquid to drink
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  • Dose:25 ml
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  • Sufficient for: 30 days
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Product description

100% natural collagen liquid without unnecessary ingredientsós. The composition of ingredientsós improves the appearance and condition of skinóry, hairów, nails. DuoLife is a good choiceór if you notice the first signs of skinóry ageing or want to stop this process. A tasty liquid, convenient to use.

Pros and cons

100% natural collagen liquid without unnecessary ingredientsós. The composition of ingredientsós improves the appearance and condition of skinóry, hairów, nails. DuoLife is a good choiceór if you notice the first signs of skinóry ageing or want to stop this process. A tasty liquid, convenient to use.

Additional information

100% natural collagen liquid without unnecessary ingredientsós. The composition of ingredientsós improves the appearance and condition of skinóry, hairów, nails. DuoLife is a good choiceór if you notice the first signs of skinóry ageing or want to stop this process. A tasty liquid, convenient to use.

User review

100% natural collagen liquid without unnecessary ingredientsós. The composition of ingredientsós improves the appearance and condition of skinóry, hairów, nails. DuoLife is a good choiceór if you notice the first signs of skinóry ageing or want to stop this process. A tasty liquid, convenient to use.

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Summary

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  • Consumption of equine collagen and other animal preparations by humans is dangerous and can negatively affect health.
  • Collagen for horses often contains higher doses of the active ingredient which, if taken unwisely, can lead to overdose.
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  • In the formulations of collagen for horses, there are also other active substances (vitamins, probiotics), which may be harmful to humans in excess or their effects on the human body are unknown.
  • The following is an example of this.
  • Preparations for animals have a different production procedure and quality standards than dietary supplements for humans.
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  • Human dietary supplements can effectively and safely supplement collagen and other components in the body. You are also assured of the quality of the preparation.
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  • Recommended high-quality collagen is Natu.Care Collagen Premium 5000 and 10 000 mg
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FAQ

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. What is the best collagen?.

The best collagen is hydrolysed type I collagen of marine origin. It is characterised by its high bioavailability because structurally fish collagen is similar to human collagen. This makes it quick and effective at replenishing collagen deficiency in the body, and you will see effects. Recommended fish collagens (a.k.a. marinenorwegian) are Natu.Care collagens - Rise&ShineCacao Bloom.

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This collagen has no fishy aftertaste, dissolves well, and can be added to your favorite sweet meals (cocktailsdesertssmoothiesomlets) as well as flavours (bowlsfalafelssauces for friesquesadillas).

. What is the best collagen for joints?.

The best collagen for joints should contain a high portion of collagen (preferably a minimum of 5,000 mg), additional active ingredients that support its natural production (e.g. vitamin C) and useful ingredients for joints (e.g. hyaluronic acidorganic sulphur). Collagen for joints is a useful supplement for people after the age of 50, but also athletes -especially for runners.

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Recommended collagens for joints include: Rise&ShineCacao BloomColladrop FlexPrimabiotic beef collagen and Solve Labs Collagen Peptides.

. Is NatiCol collagen for horses good for humans?.

No, the use of collagen for horses with the formula NatiCol is not safe and can cause various side effects in humans. If you want to use NatiCol, choose human products that have the appropriate laboratory testing and formulation tailored to human needs. Collagen is safe at any age, whether you are 25 years old or 60 years old.

. Can equine vitamins be taken by humans?.

No, people should not take horse vitamins or other preparations dedicated to animals. This is dangerous and can lead to an excess of active ingredients in the body and deterioration of health. Horses have different needs, metabolism and preparations for them are formulated differently than for humans.

. What is collagen for horses for?.

Collagen for horses supports the strength and elasticity of an animal's connective tissue, tendons and joints, promotes regeneration, frames the appearance of the skin, coat and hoof horn.

. Is Geloren for humans?.

No, Geloren is not for humans and should not be used by humans due to the high risk of an overdose of active ingredients that can lead to deterioration of health.

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