One of the top questions we get asked is how much collagen to take. Can you take too much collagen? What if you aren’t taking enough? Should you use one Collagen For Her product or multiple products? Have no fear, we are here to answer all of your questions!
Why Do We Use Collagen?
For starters, collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. Nearly every tissue in your body contains collagen, including your teeth, hair, skin, muscles, tendons, and more. As you age, your body produces about 1% less collagen per year. This is why we can start to see the signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and joint pain (among other things) the older we get.
Collagen provides elasticity to your skin, keeping it firm and young-looking. It can also be used to help with arthritis, joint pain, digestive problems, hair growth, and skin conditions like eczema and acne. Because our bodies make collagen naturally, many people don’t think about adding it to their diet but like we said, collagen levels drop as we age. While there are foods you can eat that can naturally boost collagen production (read more about that here), the easiest way to ensure you are getting enough collagen is through collagen supplements.
How Much Collagen Should You Take?
The million dollar question! There are so many different ways to take collagen including powders, capsules, and gummies, but how much collagen is too much collagen? There are a few reasons why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all number. For starters, every person is different so the right amount for you might not be the right amount for someone else. The other main reason is because there is currently no recommended daily value of collagen like there is for other vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C. Collagen is a protein and the amount of protein that each of our bodies need is also different.
However, as a general rule of thumb, we say 1-2 servings of collagen per day. What does that mean? That can be one scoop of our unflavored collagen peptides in your coffee every morning. Some people do a scoop of unflavored collagen and a scoop of beauty blend to get the added ingredients for hair, skin, and nails. A lot of people also like taking the capsules along with a powder and that is perfectly fine too! And of course we just launched our new Marine Collagen Beauty Gummies that can be taken alongside any of our current Collagen For Her products. Listen to your body and do what feels best for you. We designed all of our products to be mixed and matched, so take one serving of your favorite product per day or add a few others into the rotation.
As with any supplement, we always recommend checking with a doctor on exact dosage since again every person is different and our nutritional needs are very individualized!
What Is The Best Way To Consume Collagen?
This may sound cliché (but it’s true), the best way to take collagen is the way that fits best in your lifestyle. If you are a coffee drinker, adding a scoop of our Unflavored Collagen Peptides to your morning cup of coffee may be the best and most convenient way for you. If you make a smoothie every morning for breakfast, adding a scoop of the Marine Collagen Beauty Blend might be the easiest way. If you don’t drink coffee, tea or smoothies daily, you are better off opting for our Multi-Collagen Capsules or Marine Collagen Gummies.
Keep in mind, since collagen is a protein that comes from animals, there is no such thing as vegan collagen. However, our Marine Collagen Beauty Blend and Marine Collagen Beauty Gummies contain collagen derived from fish, so both these products are pescatarian friendly!
We say it all the time but the most important thing when it comes to collagen is consistency. Take the amount of collagen and the form that works best for your body and your lifestyle. Find a way to take collagen that you can stick with every single day and that is how you will see the best results!