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Should You Take A Collagen Supplement Daily?

When it comes to collagen supplements, consistency is key. If you are choosing to add a collagen supplement into your routine, it should be taken at least once per day for best results.


Why take a collagen supplement?

Collagen, a functional protein found in the skin, bones, and connective tissues, plays a crucial role in maintaining structural integrity. Often hailed as a supplement with diverse benefits, collagen is renowned for enhancing skin health, fortifying joints, and bones, fostering gut well-being, and supporting athletic recovery.

As we age and face environmental challenges like increased sun exposure, our natural collagen production declines, leading to the more visible signs of aging and a diminished ability for our skin to heal rapidly, our joint and bones begin to feel less mobile, and our gut health can also be impacted.

Collagen powder is an easy, natural way to support your natural collagen stores. It also supports the synthesis of new collagen stores within the body, as part of a balanced healthy diet. 


How Much Collagen Should I Take A Day?

The ideal pattern of use of a collagen supplement is for it to be taken daily. Some people may choose to take collagen powder twice per day. This may be the case if someone is recovering from injury or surgery, have an increased exercise training load or recovery needs, or if they have been recommended to do so by a medical professional due to a person’s individual needs. It is not suggested to consume more than 20g of bovine collagen powder or 120g of marine collagen powder, not because it will do any harm but that it would be an inefficient use of the supplement.


Keep it Simple or Get Creative

Collagen powder is very easy to be supplemented into a daily routine. It can be as simple as adding a serve to your morning coffee. Often the best way to incorporate collagen is to add it to a food or drink that you have every day, like a morning coffee. For instance, if you have yogurt and fruit for breakfast you can easily add collagen by stirring it into your yoghurt. By adding a collagen supplement to an existing routine, this will improve the sustainability of using the product ongoing, which is the best way to supplement with collagen as it is not an overnight fix, it requires a few weeks to a couple of months (depending on the health goal) to support beneficial health changes.

If you are looking to get creative with your meal preparation, we have lots of healthy meals, snack and drink recipes on our Recipes page. These recipes are easy to follow and are a great way to create healthy, high protein foods for yourself and your family.


Be Consistent with Collagen Supplementation

Success in a supplement routine hinge on consistency. Results for collagen supplementation may vary depending on age, genetics, and environmental factors, with skin enhancements appearing in as little as four weeks, noticeable muscle changes in around three months, and joint health improvements taking four to six months. For healthier hair and nails, approximately 24 weeks of consistent collagen supplementation may be required.


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Disclaimer: As with any dietary choice, it's essential to strike a balance. A varied and balanced diet, coupled with a healthy lifestyle, is key to overall well-being. This blog post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Consult with your Doctor or healthcare professional regarding your individual health needs before making any changes to your health routine or starting any new dietary supplements.

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