When Can I Expect to See Results?

Collagen Powder: Every person is different and results will vary based on your age and diet, however keep in mind that it takes our body about 4 months to replenish unhealthy tissue with healthy tissue.

Amino Collagen C is a food product. The small chain amino acids supply your body with the nutrition it needs to build and restore collagen. When taken regularly over a sustained period of time, 83% of users agreed that their hair, skin, and nails thrived and appeared younger and healthier after about 4 months.

Slight results may show in the nails and improvement with joint pain within 2-3 weeks. Most individuals, however, notice results around 4-6 months with continued use.

How Long Should I Take Collagen?

Collagen is a protein, and your body needs protein every day. Most people are collagen deficient because they don't have any collagen in their diet. Amino Collagen C contains the 9 essential amino acids that your body needs to build health tissue. That said, we recommend taking a collagen supplement continuously throughout your lifetime.

Sustained use will create sustained results.

How Much Collagen Do I Need Each Day?

We recommend at least 5,000mg (5g) of Amino Collagen C per day.

Depending on your age and the condition of your skin around the face and eyes, some individuals notice better results with an increased daily dose of 10,000-15,000mg (10-15g).

In any case, when it comes to health and beauty, consistency is the key! Make sure you eat collagen each day. To dose according to your age needs, read the product description.

Should I Take Collagen On An Empty Stomach?

It's not absolutely necessary, but for best absorption of the amino acids, we recommend drinking collagen in the morning on an empty stomach, as well as just before bed.

How Long Do the Results Last?

The results will last as long as you take the supplement.

The amino acid supplement is intended to supply your body with the amino acids it needs to build up and restore collagen in skin, hair, gut, joints, and other tissues. If you stop supplying your body with amino acids, your body will simply not have the materials it needs to build collagen.

What Type of Collagen is Best For Improving Skin?

For skin and beauty, the best type of collagen supplement is Type 1, hydrolyzed fish collagen. Type 1 collagen comprises about 90% of your body's overall collagen stores and is present in bone, skin, and the lining of your gut.

Studies show that when the amino acids from type 1 collagen are increased in the body, dramatic benefits are seen in the hair, nails, and skin.

Related: What Type of Collagen Supplement Do I Need?

Is This a Collagen Drink?

Amino Collagen C with Hyaluronic Acid is an amino acid powder that can be used in food or liquids. It is not a collagen "drink" in that it does not contain sugars or flavors. However, it dissolves instantly in liquid and has a clean taste. This makes it versatile for drinking or eating in whatever you mix it in.

What Does Collagen Do for the Skin and Body?

Collagen is a protein present in all the body’s organs and tissues. Type 1 collagen provides the matrix that sustains the body’s structure in hair, skin, nail, and bones. Collagen is too large of a molecule to be absorbed topically on the skin, this is why collagen creams DO NOT work.

Collagen’s main function is to sustain tendons, skin, bone, and cartilage. It provides integrity, firmness and elasticity to their structures. In fact, there is far more collagen in your bones than calcium! Maximizing collagen levels in your body will keep your skin supple and your bones stronger.

Why is Fish Collagen Superior Cow (Bovine)?

Fish collagen has superior absorption capabilities (up to 1.5 times more absorbable), than typical sources of hydrolyzed collagen. This is thought to be due to the lower weight of the molecules.

Additionally, fish collagen supplies a unique balance of the "beauty" amino acids, glycine, hydroxyproline, and proline, as well as all 9 of the essential amino acids that your body cannot produce on its own.

Do Collagen Supplements Work?

The short answer is yes. Years of stellar reviews for Amino Collagen C with Hyaluronic Acid—are proof that collagen supplements work.

Studies have demonstrated the following benefits with fish collagen powder1:

  • Improves skin smoothness
  • Prevents the formation of deep-wrinkles
  • Retains skin moisture level
  • Maximizes skin suppleness

Why Don’t You Have Arginine in Your Product?

Fish collagen has an amazing, natural amino acid profile that should not be altered by adding any free-form amino acids, such as arginine. While there are low amounts of arginine naturally occurring in fish collagen, it is perfectly balanced to work in harmony with the full spectrum of other present amino acids. Adding any free form amino acids to the formula may throw off the natural balance, as well as create absorption issues.

Increased arginine through supplementation is also known to escalate outbreaks for individuals with HSV.

Read: Benefits and Side Effects of Collagen

Why Hyaluronic Acid (HA)?

Studies show that a hyaluronic acid supplement may drastically improve the moisture content of the skin, resulting in improved smoothness and retained hydration. The overall result is a more youthful appearance.

This comes about through its mechanism as a driver for collagen synthesis and normal skin function. This is a critical component for the structural integrity of the dermal matrix, and that is why hyaluronic acid is included in our Amino Collagen Powder.

(Read: The Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid)

At What Age Should I Start Taking a Collagen Supplement?

Collagen decreases through our lives (starting in our 20’s), and the sooner we get more amino acids from collagen into our diet the better!

The signs for skin that collagen production may be slowing:

  • Increase or deepening of wrinkles
  • Decrease in elasticity
  • Other skin issues such as an increase or intensification of stretch marks
  • Enlarged pores

The typical age people start using amino collagen drink is 30+ when the signs of aging skin appear, but many want a head start on the collagen decline by adding dietary collagen in their 20s.

Amino Collagen C is safe for use in all adults, so if an individual wants to start earlier they can. If you have any specific question, such as pregnancy or nursing, be sure to consult with your healthcare professional.

Is Collagen Powder Safe for Long Term Use?

Yes. The amino acids in collagen powder are defined as food, so the supplement is intended to bring nutrition for your your whole body.

The advantage with this natural powder is that the ingredients work with your body’s systems to support its ability to build and restore natural collagen. But if you're still not sure, consult with your physician.

Is Collagen Powder Keto Diet Friendly?

Yes. Amino Collagen C is a low carb, versatile protein powder that works wonderfully when mixed with butter or organic coconut oil in ketogenic diets.

There are no added fillers or flavors which makes this an ideal addition for Paleo diets as well.

Will I Like the Taste?

Amino Collagen C is made from fish collagen peptide, and does NOT taste like fish. The product is unflavored and sugar free, manufactured to be pure from any taste—and we find very few individuals can taste the powder at all even when mixed with water.

If you are switching to Amino Collagen C from another collagen supplement, such as Meiji Amino Collagen, you may notice less flavor and a slightly more gritty texture before mixed. This is because there are no carbohydrate fillers, such as, maltodextrin, in Amino Collagen C. The "grittiness" is due to the important ingredient hyaluronic acid, once mixed with food or liquid, there is no grittiness. We find both these factors to be a benefit to you. 

Our goal is to provide the best formula in helping the body to increase total collagen levels, with the benefit of support against wrinkles and fine lines.

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Cites and References

1. Iwal K., Hasegawa T., Taguchi Y., et al., (2006) Identification of food-derived collagen peptides in human blood after oral ingestion of gelatin hydrolysates. J Agric Food Chem 53: 6531-6535

2. Postlethwaite AE., Seyer JM., Kang AH., (1978) Chemotactic attraction of human fibroblasts to type I, II, and III collagens and collagen derived peptides. Proc Acad Sci USA 75: 871-875

3. Hitoshi Matsumoto, et al., (2006) Clinical effects of fish type I collagen hydrolysate on skin properties. ITE Letters on batteries, new technologies and medicine, 7 (4)

4. Sumida E., (2004) The effects of oral ingestion of collagen peptide on skin hydration and biochemical data of blood. Journal of Nutritional Food 7 (3): 45-52

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