Contraindications to the use of collagen and side effects

Discover the contraindications to the use of collagen.

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Ilona Krzak obtained her Master of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of Wrocław. She did her internship in a hospital pharmacy and in the pharmaceutical industry. She is currently working in the profession and also runs an educational profile on Instagram: @pani_z_apteki

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Contraindications to the use of collagen and side effects
29 April, 2024
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It is your main building block - you've been safely communing with collagen all your life and everything is OK (well, apart from having less of it in your body every year).

You eat it in your Sunday broth. When the cold legs come in for Christmas. Or when someone finally asks for a pork knuckle.

You eat it in the Sunday broth.

Although... maybe you don't eat it at all, because such dishes make you want to push the plate away and get up from the table.

You think of supplements.

You're thinking about collagen supplementation, but have doubts. Together with pharmacist Ilona Krzak, we take a look at the safety issues (positive spoiler: for the absolute majority of us, there are no contraindications) and show you who should be more vigilant.

The following is a good example of how to be more vigilant.

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From this article you will learn:

  • Whether you can take collagen.
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  • What side effects can occur with collagen supplementation.
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  • Which foods are rich in collagen.
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Contraindications to the use of collagen

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Collagen supplements are generally considered safeand for most people. Collagen is simply a protein, a macronutrient like the protein in cheese and meats. The absolute majority of us will never have a problem (unless, for example, you have a severe allergy to pork and the collagen you buy is pork - but that should go without saying). 

What's more, most products on the market are de facto hypoallergenic. The process of hydrolysis that collagen in supplements usually undergoes - significantly reduces the allergenicity of the raw material from which the preparation is derived.

In certain rare situations, a modicum of caution will be needed. This is mainly due to the fact that collagen supplements also contain additional active substances that can complicate life for, for example, allergy sufferers or people taking medication.

Precautions against collagen supplements may be necessary.

Possible contraindications to taking collagen include:

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  • severe allergies to products from which collagen is derived (e.g. pork),
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  • pregnancy and breastfeeding period,
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  • kidney and liver diseases,
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  • taking medication,
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  • autoimmune disorders,
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  • some skin diseases,
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  • gastrointestinal problems,
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If you have any doubts about taking new medications or supplements (not just collagen supplements), consult your doctor.

Allergies

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People with allergies to certain collagen sources (e.g. fish, shellfish, beef or chicken) should avoid collagen supplements that are formulated with them. What's more, collagen supplements often have additional ingredients (e.g. vitamins and minerals), which can be a problem if it is these that you are allergic to. Therefore, always check all elements of a particular supplement before you start taking itand.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

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There are no clear, carved-in-stone contraindications. Given that this time is a sensitive time for the health of both baby and mum, it is worthwhile to consult your GP for decisions about a particular supplement.

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It has been observed that excessive amounts of type 1 collagen are deposited in women with pre-eclampsia.Further research is underway to elucidate this mechanism.
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Ilona Krzak.

Ilona Krzak Master of Pharmacy

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Kidney diseases

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People with kidney disease may need to limit their intake of protein, and therefore collagen. Ask your healthcare professional's opinion before using collagen supplements if you have kidney problemsand.

Liver problems

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If you suffer from liver disease, you may have difficulty absorbing various supplements, including collagen ones. However, this doesn't mean you 100% have to give up on them - take advice from your doctor or pharmacist, they will be happy to clear up your concerns.

Interactions with medications

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Collagen supplements (like all other remedies) can potentially interact with certain medications, leading to reduced efficacy or negative side effects. This is more about additional active ingredients such as vitamins and minerals than the protein itself. Consult your doctor if you are taking any prescription medications or have concerns about potential interactionsand.

Autoimmune disorders

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Some people with autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma, need to be cautious with collagen supplementation because of the potential for immune system overreaction .

Dermal diseases

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Collagen may be contraindicated in people with skin diseases related to the healing process, such as keloids or over-healing wounds.

Keloids are the uncontrolled growth of scar tissue beyond the boundaries of the original wound, while excessive healing wounds can lead to skin deformity and loss of function.

In such cases, the use of collagen may be contraindicated to avoid worsening existing conditions or causing adverse skin reactions.

Gastrointestinal problems

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Some people may experience mild gastrointestinal side effects such as bloating, gas or diarrhoea when taking collagen supplements. If you already have gastrointestinal problems, be careful about taking collagenand

Such delicate, yet awkward, troubles can potentially be addressed by determining when and how to drink collagen. Perhaps it's best for you to consume it with a meal? Perhaps it's better after? If you don't have a serious medical condition, you can probably afford such healthy experiments.

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Drinking collagen - side effects

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When drinking collagen, you may experience side effects such as allergies (skin rash, chest pains, shortness of breath), gastrointestinal problems (e.g. feeling full, heartburn, ulcers), an unpleasant aftertaste in the mouth, sour breath, muscle or joint pain and general weakness of the bodyand.

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Remember, however, that drinking collagen is most often safe and has no side effects. The above side effects are rare. They occur in a small group of people, are most often mild and subside once the supplement is discontinued.

How to safely supplement collagen in the body, or sources of youth protein in the diet

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If you have one or more of the contraindications to taking collagen, it is worth enriching your diet with collagen-rich foods. Some of these include:

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  • cicken feet, pork knuckle, brawn,
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  • broth on beef or pork bones,
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  • fish or chicken with skin,
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  • guts - e.g. heart, liver, kidney,
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  • products with food-grade gelatine (e.g. fruit, vegetable jellies).
  • Products with food-grade gelatine (e.g. fruit, vegetable jellies).

Please remember not to eat too much of these foods - they can be very calorific, and they also contain a lot of cholesterol (excess of which can lead to problems with the liver, for example). 

In addition to collagen-rich products, it is equally important to support your body in its production. These vitamins and minerals can help you with this:

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Manufacturers are outdoing themselves with ideas and producing vege collagen. However, this is not real collagen, but a mixture of amino acids and peptides extracted from plants.
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Ilona Krzak.

Ilona Krzak Master of Pharmacy

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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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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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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.

ALLDEYNN Collarose Fish

ALLDEYNN Collarose Fish
4.7
  • Collagen content: 5000 mg hydrolysate fish collagen VERISOL F®
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  • Additional active ingredients: vitamin Chyaluronic acidbiotin
  • Form: powder to dissolve in water
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  • Dose: one scoop (6 g) of powder daily
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  • Sufficient for: 50 days
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Product description

Atlantic cod collagen VERISOL F® contained in the formula are easily absorbed collagen peptides of fish origin. Regular supplementation can firm your skinóhand and slow down the ageing process. Your nails will become stronger and stop breaking. The addition of biotin will improve the condition of your hairów. The collagen portion is high enough to also have a good effect on your joints, muscles and bones.

Pros and cons

Atlantic cod collagen VERISOL F® contained in the formula are easily absorbed collagen peptides of fish origin. Regular supplementation can firm your skinóhand and slow down the ageing process. Your nails will become stronger and stop breaking. The addition of biotin will improve the condition of your hairów. The collagen portion is high enough to also have a good effect on your joints, muscles and bones.

Additional information

Atlantic cod collagen VERISOL F® contained in the formula are easily absorbed collagen peptides of fish origin. Regular supplementation can firm your skinóhand and slow down the ageing process. Your nails will become stronger and stop breaking. The addition of biotin will improve the condition of your hairów. The collagen portion is high enough to also have a good effect on your joints, muscles and bones.

Expert and user opinion

Atlantic cod collagen VERISOL F® contained in the formula are easily absorbed collagen peptides of fish origin. Regular supplementation can firm your skinóhand and slow down the ageing process. Your nails will become stronger and stop breaking. The addition of biotin will improve the condition of your hairów. The collagen portion is high enough to also have a good effect on your joints, muscles and bones.

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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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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See price
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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.

Convenient form

Solgar Hyaluronic Acid Collagen Complex

Solgar Hyaluronic Acid Collagen Complex
4.5
  • Collagen content: 720 mg hydrolysed type II collagen
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  • Additional active ingredients: vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate
  • Form: capsules
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  • Dose: one capsule per day
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  • Sufficient for: 30 days
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See price
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Product description

The product is based on the patented BioCell Collagen II® complex, whose mainóingredient is collagen hydrolysate extracted from chicken sternum cartilage. The supplement improves skin firmness, elasticity and hydrationóry. It has a beneficial effect on the scalp and improves the condition of hairós and nail plate.

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The supplement will also have a positive effect on the joints and musculoskeletal system.

Pros and cons

The product is based on the patented BioCell Collagen II® complex, whose mainóingredient is collagen hydrolysate extracted from chicken sternum cartilage. The supplement improves skin firmness, elasticity and hydrationóry. It has a beneficial effect on the scalp and improves the condition of hairós and nail plate.

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The supplement will also have a positive effect on the joints and musculoskeletal system.

Additional information

The product is based on the patented BioCell Collagen II® complex, whose mainóingredient is collagen hydrolysate extracted from chicken sternum cartilage. The supplement improves skin firmness, elasticity and hydrationóry. It has a beneficial effect on the scalp and improves the condition of hairós and nail plate.

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The supplement will also have a positive effect on the joints and musculoskeletal system.

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.

Collibre Active Drink

Collibre Active Drink
4.2
  • Collagen content: 10,000 mg hydrolyzed beef collagen
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  • Additional active ingredients: vitamin Avitamin C, silicon
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  • Form: shots
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  • Dose: 1 shot per day
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  • Sufficient for: 30 days
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Product description

Hydrolysed collagen in a high daily serving of 10 g in combination with vitamins and silicon supports joint muscle bone health. The convenient – administration form is literally a nourishing shot for your musculoskeletal system. 

„A side-effect” of supplementation will also be an improvement in the condition of your skinóskin, hairóhair and nails.

Pros and cons

Hydrolysed collagen in a high daily serving of 10 g in combination with vitamins and silicon supports joint muscle bone health. The convenient – administration form is literally a nourishing shot for your musculoskeletal system. 

„A side-effect” of supplementation will also be an improvement in the condition of your skinóskin, hairóhair and nails.

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Hydrolysed collagen in a high daily serving of 10 g in combination with vitamins and silicon supports joint muscle bone health. The convenient – administration form is literally a nourishing shot for your musculoskeletal system. 

„A side-effect” of supplementation will also be an improvement in the condition of your skinóskin, hairóhair and nails.

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Hydrolysed collagen in a high daily serving of 10 g in combination with vitamins and silicon supports joint muscle bone health. The convenient – administration form is literally a nourishing shot for your musculoskeletal system. 

„A side-effect” of supplementation will also be an improvement in the condition of your skinóskin, hairóhair and nails.

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Swiss beef collagen types 1 and 2 in an easily digestible form. The formula has been supplemented with silicon and 12 vitamins, for improved overall body health. The collagen will take care of your joints and cartilage, while the vitamin supplements will further support your bones, immunity and even your nervous system.

Pros and cons

Swiss beef collagen types 1 and 2 in an easily digestible form. The formula has been supplemented with silicon and 12 vitamins, for improved overall body health. The collagen will take care of your joints and cartilage, while the vitamin supplements will further support your bones, immunity and even your nervous system.

Additional information

Swiss beef collagen types 1 and 2 in an easily digestible form. The formula has been supplemented with silicon and 12 vitamins, for improved overall body health. The collagen will take care of your joints and cartilage, while the vitamin supplements will further support your bones, immunity and even your nervous system.

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What not to combine collagen for drinking with?

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Drinking collagen can be combined with any liquid: water, milk, cereal drink or even coffee. If you are consuming large doses of collagen supplements and other protein supplements, consider potentially limiting the amount of protein you consume to not exceed approximately 2.2 grams per kg of body weight.

Can collagen be drunk with coffee?

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Coffee and the caffeine contained in it may reduce the absorption of some vitamins and mineralsand. If these are the active ingredients in your supplement, maintain an interval of 30-60 minutes between the small black and the collagen.

Degradation of collagen peptides occurs at temperatures above 150ºC . The temperature of your coffee will not exceed 100ºC, so you don't need to worry about losing protein structure. However, boiling water can reduce the concentration of vitamins such as vitamin Cand, which is a popular active ingredient in supplements.

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In summary

  • The main contraindications to collagen supplementation are allergies to the ingredients of the supplements, pregnancy and lactation.
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  • Some side effects when taking collagen may include: abdominal pain, stomach problems, allergies.
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  • Eating chicken feet, chicken with the skin on and broth on the bones will provide you with collagen.
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  • Eat foods rich in vitamin C to increase your body's production of collagen.
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FAQ

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. Do you get fat from collagen.

Collagen doesn't make you fat - as a protein, it can even promote feelings of satiety and aid weight control, so go ahead and consume collagen in supplement form and enjoy a varied diet of amino acid-rich foods (meat, fish, eggs) to support the condition of skin, hair, joints and nails.

. Is drinking collagen safe?.

Yes, drinkable collagen is safe. However, always make sure you choose a high quality product that is free from artificial additives. Read labels, choose collagen with high bioavailability, such as hydrolysed

Monitor your body's reactions and discontinue use immediately if there is an allergy or intolerance. The best collagen on the market is: Natu.Care premium collagen, Colladrop Flex, Sundose collagen, or Colladrop Forte.

. What destroys collagen in the body?

Collagen in the body is degraded for various reasons. The most important of these is the passage of time, which results in the progressive loss of the protein of youth. You are not able to stop the years running, but you can protect yourself from other factors that weaken collagen. Among these are worth mentioning:

  • UV radiation (use screen creams!),
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  • inadequate diet (deficiency of vitamins and minerals),
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  • smoking,
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  • excessive consumption of coffee,
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  • inadequate hydration of the body,
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  • abuse of alcohol,
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Providing a proper diet, and supplementing collagen deficiencies with dietary supplements, is the key to health. Look out for products such as Natu.Care premium collagen, Colladrop Flex, Sundose collagen and Colladrop Forte.

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. How does collagen work on the skin?.

Collagen can effectively support the health of your skin. Called the protein of youth, it works to hydrate, firm and improve the elasticity of the complexion. It can also help reduce acne scars or stretch marks

According to scientific studies, to see the effects of collagen on the skin, supplement with 2.5-15 grams of hydrolysed fish collagen.

. Who should take collagen?.

Collagen is worth starting to supplement after the age of 20-25. Preferably even before the onset of adverse symptoms. After all, prevention is better than trying to fix current problems later.

The following symptoms may signal collagen deficiency:

  • deterioration of skin,
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  • brittleness of hair and nails,
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  • pain of joints,
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  • lower body immunity,
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  • circulatory problems,
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  • appetite disorders,
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. Which fruit has the most collagen?.

Collagen is not found in fruit, as it is an animal protein. Nevertheless, vitamin C significantly supports the synthesis of this protein in the body. It is therefore worth consuming products rich in vitamin C. These include, among others, kakadu plum, blackcurrant, acerola, and wild rose.

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. With what is collagen best absorbed?.

The process of collagen absorption is sometimes hindered without the right nutrients. Among the most important of these are:

Even when using supplementation, be sure to eat foods rich in these vitamins and minerals.

. How long to take collagen?

Scientific research indicates that you can see the first results of collagen as a supplement after 8-24 weeks of regular intake. However, it is worth emphasising that this is an individual issue. 

As for the longest time to take collagen supplements, there are no specific contraindications and you can take them for as long as you see fit.

. Can collagen be drunk all the time?.

There are no contraindications to collagen supplementation over a long period of time. As a naturally occurring protein in the body, it is perfectly safe to take. However, it is worth paying attention to any medical recommendations in case of the existence of medical conditions or the use of prescription drugs.

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