I Take Daily Collagen Supplements
May 05, 2011
After posting the collagen cookies some comments made me realize I should probably take a moment and post that super overdue “collagen” update I said I’d do.
I want to preface this by saying everyone is different can yield different results. I can only share my own personal results with using collagen supplements.
Think of collagen as being like vitamins. Results will not be immediate. And also like vitamins, many people are skeptical of their benefits. Maybe collagen, like vitamins, are only ingredients for very expensive urine. And maybe you’ve already tried collagen and they didn’t do you any good and yielded no real results. Some people have told me collagen made them break out worse than before taking them. Though negative results are still results I suppose, ha! So, that’s that. Onto my thoughts….
I love collagen!
No, really. I have seen changes in my skin especially in my acne. I already follow a strict regimen to keep breakouts under control. But there were some things I just could control. Like PMS breakouts. No matter my good habits I’d get a few, very large, deep, pimples during that time. But since taking collagen in January I stopped getting those zits. Actually even the few zits I’d typically get stopped.
Oh, the biggest change was I had a bad breakout “zone” left over from November. I had the deep zits suppressed but not completely gone. There just under the skin. After I started the collagen that patch of acne disappeared!
So in January I started with the SHIBUGAL collagen jellies. I really, really liked these and think they yielded the best results. Unfortunately they’re hard to find. I bought them at Don Quixote in Shibuya.
Next I moved to DHC’s supplement tablets. Still liked them. Easy to take. Made from fish collagen so slight fish taste when taking them. You take 5 a day throughout the day a few at a time is OK.
I was happy with my collagen results. My face cleared up and that’s all I cared about most.
So I’ve been buying this US brand of collagen supplements NeoCell Super Collagen + C! I even just recently bought my second bottle as I continue taking daily collagen supplements. I buy mine at the local GNC store.
One thing to note.
I only take 1/2 the dosage of the US supplements. The bottle suggests 6 pills total a day.
take three (3) tablets twice daily preferably on an empty stomach
I instead matched the DHC dosage to the US brand dose which came out to only 3 a day instead. I didn’t want to add unnecessary amount of collagen to my daily intake when I was already happy with the smaller dosage effects from DHC.
This is the description from the NeoCell Super Collagen I now take.
Super Collagen + C™ Type I & III
* Weight Control
COLLAGEN (Collagen Hydrolysate) is a complex structural protein that maintains strength and flexibility of skin, ligaments, bones, joints, muscles, tendons, gums, teeth, eyes, blood vessels, nails, and hair. SUPER COLLAGEN™ TYPE I & III is 100% pure collagen protein that provides building materials for growth and maintenance of a healthy body. Super Collagen™ is enzymatically processed into its amino acid form with a very low molecular weight, which can be utilized 100% by the body. SUPER COLLAGEN+C™ tablets are formulated with Vitamin C to provide optimum supplementation of your dietary collagen needs.
They sell other forms like powder and liquid drops but I prefer pills.
I’ll keep taking it for as long as I think it benefits me. And for me I like the pills best. Things like cookies or drinks with collagen are great for a little extra collagen boost but I don’t think they’re as good as daily supplements.
Also I should note that I’ve recently been taking this Sundown Naturals Hair, Skin and Nails multivitamin that has a small amount of collagen in it too. I find my nails grow crazy fast now! I’ve been taking them since early March I think.
So that’s my spiel on collagen! :)
PS: if you know what the vitamin comment is from (TV show) you get a special wink face reply
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