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.

Hydrolyzed collagen powders are food products. The process of hydrolysis breaks the protein into small chain amino acids, easier for your body to absorb. In essence, hydrolysis makes collagen a pre-digested protein. When consumed regularly over a sustained period of time, 83% of users agreed that their skin thrived and appeared younger and healthier after about 4 months of daily hydrolyzed collagen supplementation.

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?

Since your body needs protein every day, collagen protein should be consumed every day, continuously throughout your lifetime. The 9 essential amino acids your body needs to build healthy tissue are contained in collagen. Most people are collagen deficient because they don't have any collagen protein in their diet. Hydrolyzed collagen supplements are a good way to supply this healthy protein to the diet.

Bottomline: Collagen should be taken daily and indefinitely.

How Much Collagen Do I Need Each Day?

Studies show that collagen can bring benefit with as little as 5,000 milligrams (5 grams) per day. Each scoop of Amino Collagen C contains 5 grams of marine collagen peptide, making it very easy to adjust serving size up or down.

Depending on your age (actual and effective), some individuals notice better results with 10,000-15,000mg (10-15g) of collagen per day.

In any case, when it comes to health and beauty, consistency is the key! Make sure to 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.

Are There Any Risks or Side Effects With Consuming Collagen?

Collagen is known to be very safe with almost no side effects, however, like any food or supplement, there are a few things to look out for. For one, you may have an allergy to certain animal proteins. Also, different types of collagens will have different effects, risks, or benefits. Read more about the side effects, benefits and risks here.

How Long Do the Results Last?

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

The marine collagen 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 the unique amino acids of collagen, your body will simply not have enough materials to build collagen as you age.

What Type of Collagen is Best For Improving Skin?

For skin and beauty, the best type of collagen supplement is Type 1, hydrolyzed marine collagen from fish. 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 dramatic benefits to the skin occur with consistent consumption of type 1 collagen amino acids.

What Type of Collagen Supplement Do I Need?

Can I Drink Collagen?

Hydrolyzed collagen (powder form) is drinkable when mixed with liquid. This is the most effective way to get collagen protein into the body since whole intact collagen must be digested prior to absorption. Amino Collagen C with Hyaluronic Acid is supplement that can be used as a drink and dissolves well into any beverage. Since there are no sugars or additives with the powder, it is very versatile.

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 Better Than Cow (Bovine)?

Bovine collagen can be a good source of collagen. However, fish collagen has superior absorption capabilities (up to 1.5 times more bioavailable), than typical collagen from cows. 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.

Lastly, marine collagen from wild caught fish is free from the risks associated with bovine sourced proteins.

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.

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.

What Does Hyaluronic Acid Do For Skin?

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.

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 manufactured to the highest standards in the USA, and does NOT taste like fish. We find very few individuals can taste the powder at all even when mixed with water.

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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

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