8 Myths and Truths about Hydrolyzed Collagen

Almost every day someone asks me something about hydrolyzed collagen, so I decided to publish some information about it, so that you understand what collagen can do and what it cannot do for you. Let's remember that collagen is a rapidly absorbed protein that already exists in the body, and it is responsible for the formation of fibers that connect and support the tissues.

 

Over the years, collagen is lost and not replaced properly, which is why the consumption of hydrolyzed collagen can be a way to delay your disability and the consequences of the lack of it in your body.

1) Does it fatten the collagen?

 

No, collagen isn't fattening. It's a protein, and it has calories, but by itself it's not going to produce any fat. Ah, unless you abuse eating and even supplement with collagen, then you're going to get fat. The good side of the story is that collagen helps to appease hunger, so it may even help you lose weight.

slimming with collagen

2) I'm going to take collagenthe flabbiness flies away?

No, you will not end up with pre-existing sagging, this will help to reduce it (over time you can see the difference in your skin, but it is not the end of the problem) and avoid more sagging!

3) I have a lot of stretch marks, will taking collagen go away?

 

No! Collagen helps to prevent the appearance of stretch marks, but it does not eliminate them. The best thing you can do is consult a dermatologist for a specific treatment for stretch marks, we can recommend that you use it after the professional has seen and evaluated you. Some myths are woven about collagen but we should not think that it is the canarian ointment that will solve everything, there will be conditions that you definitely have to consult with a professional.

collagen in hair4) Collagen makes hair grow faster? and nails?

Yes, it is a protein that helps strengthen the hair and nails and can help the filaments grow faster and stronger. But the use of collagen alone does not work miracles, for this you need to have a healthy diet (rich in fruits, vegetables and legumes), nuts, extra virgin olive oil, no smoking, no drinking and good physical activity.

5) I drink alcohol ... can I take collagen?

You can even take collagen and consume alcohol, but drinking dehydrates the body and the effects of collagen can be unnoticeable if you abuse alcohol.

6) Is collagen like jelly? 

No. Gelatin is collagen but in a much smaller amount than recommended.

7) consume in capsules or powder form?

The dose of collagen needed to obtain any effect should be at least 10 g per day. Usually the capsules do not satisfy this need (there are no 10 g in 1 capsule, or you should take several at once). Hydrolyzed collagen powder may be the best option. If buy collagen Do not take capsules or supplements on your own, ask your doctor or nutritionist first.

8) What is the best way to take hydrolyzed collagen powder?

The best way is to put 1 tablespoon of pure hydrolyzed collagen in citrus juice!

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239 thoughts on “8 Mitos y Verdades sobre el Colágeno Hidrolizado”

    • Hello!!! I am from Argentina, could you find out where you can get the collagen powder? I search on the internet and I only see in capsules. :/

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    • Hi. I just bought some hydrolyzed collagen and haven't trained.

      I am disabled with congenital hip dysplasia, since 11 years ago I was diagnosed, prematurely, with multiple osteoarthritis and arthritis in all my physical joints. Since 3 years ago I was diagnosed with benign tumor in the left hip.
      Currently, I'm 34 years old.

      My question is:
      Can I consume a tablespoon of hydrolyzed collagen powder with orange juice in the morning, and at the same time consume a tablespoon of macca powder with orange juice in the afternoon?

      I await your cooperation with noble cooperation soon.
      God bless you very much
      Nathalie

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  1. Hello where can I buy via web in Argentina? Colagenohidrlizado since I am a high performance sportsman and I would like to start taking it... Thank you

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    • I don't know the content of this product, the recommended daily intake is about 12 grams taking into account any additional that contains hydrolyzed collagen, you can ask the pharmacist on duty for the content of the product and he will tell you if any of its components is the cause of your problem, greetings.

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    • Hi Gladys, I'm from Argentina, I saw the videos of Dr. Ana Maria La Justicia, I love it, how did it go with her product, are you still taking it?

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  2. hello, I need to know how long it is advisable to take hydrolyzed collagen, it can be for several months, years or just 30 days and then rest 30 days and continue taking, thanks

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    • Hello Claudia, the brand we manage through our online store fullsalud.com.mx and we can recommend you is Hydrolyzed Collagen Proteins, mostly because of the additional components it has, greetings.

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  3. I go to the Gym three times a week and I'm consuming protein shakes. I do that three times a week. What I want to know is can I consume collagen daily and will it affect my health? Or should I stop drinking that shake and start taking collagen?

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  4. Hello, I have been taking hydrolyzed collagen for about a month, I have osteoarthritis in both hips, and I do complementary exercises for osteoarthritis, and I have felt divinely, I improved 80% the problems I had, the doubt is ... can you take permanent hydrolyzed collagen?

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  5. I'm interested to know if I can take collagen after an operation for a small malignant tumor 2 years ago, I'm free of the disease

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    • Hi Ana, actually this product is not for losing weight but it can give you a feeling of fullness that will help you eat less, cheers.

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  6. Hi my name is Teresa. I started taking collagen 21 days ago hiďrolizado it really eased my bone pain. How long do I have to take? Because they come out. 1000 pesos boxes come 10 packages .rs very expensive is not in my reach is expensive for me. Thank you

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  7. Hello, when is it best to take your collagen? On an empty stomach? I've even been told it's better before bed? Thank you and greetings. Ursula

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  8. Hi my doctor has prescribed glucosamine and chondritin but I have a very sensitive stomach and intestines and I have been told that it is the same and I will not tolerate it because there comes a time when it irritates the stomach and intestines. Can hydrolyzed collagen be a stomach and intestine friendly substitute? Thank you

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  9. Hello good morning, I would like to take collagen because of the benefits it brings, but I do not want to lose weight because I am thin and I see that this protein helps reduce the desire to eat and I instead need to eat first because of my build. I would like some guidance on this.
    Thank you very much.

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  10. Hi my name is janet i had a hysterectomy because i had to have pq i had fibroids and anemia and regular period they say that when you have a hysterectomy you get old earlier i want to start a collagen which you recommend.

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  11. I have rheumatoid arthritis. Very advanced
    I want to know if hydrolyzed collagen can help me with so much bone and joint pain. I have 9 years with this disease and every day it hurts so much that sometimes I can't get up.

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  12. Good morning, I'm 47 years old and I want you to recommend the right collagen that I should use, I don't have any disease, but my skin is very dry, it will help me,?

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    • There are several brands of hydrolyzed collagen, but I don't know all of them. It's best to consult your doctor and have him recommend them.

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  13. Hi, I took some hydrolyzed collagen that I buy at the drugstore. I feel like my stomach is inflamed. Are they all the same?
    For your attention.....thank you
    Please answer my email.
    Greetings

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    • It is rare that hydrolyzed collagen produces any kind of problem, it would be good to try another brand to see how it goes, greetings.

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    • Since children can consume it with its respective measure for prevention and in this case it is better to consult with the pediatrician, until the age they can take it.

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    • You can take it with whatever you want but the most recommended is with vitamin C because it helps the absorption of collagen.

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  14. Thank you for the article, there is some difference between collagen alone and hydrolyzed collagen and between collagen sold in pharmacies and collagen sold in health food stores.

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  15. Hi I'm Zac from Argentina . . . I have osteoarthritis in my knees and hips . . .

    I want to know the daily dose I should take of hydrolyzed collagen

    tell me if there is any special brand in argentina of this product, to buy it .

    and how I should prepare it.

    I await your reply and thank you very much.

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  16. Good afternoon, one question if mixing buttermilk with collagen won't cause weight gain? I don't exercise at all and I'm worried.

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    • Good afternoon, Tere.
      Collagen is going to help you eliminate fat, it only gains weight when you exercise and the only thing that would gain in that case would be muscle mass. I take Isolated Whey Protein and mix it with Pure Hydrolyzed Collagen 100%, and so far the results have been spectacular, less cellulite, a slimmer figure and stronger muscles.

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  17. Hi. I've been taking collagen, hyaluronic acid and magnesium for a while now. I had a burn and the scar got really bad.
    Now I'm going to remove the scar with surgery, but I'm wondering whether to continue taking collagen, or it might influence the healing and get ugly again? Thank you.

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  18. Hi, my daughter is a high performance swimmer. She is 13 years old and I would like to know if it is suitable for her and what would be the right dosage for her. From what age is it recommended? Thank you

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    • It's best to check with your doctor. The types vary depending on where the collagen comes from, whether it's beef, pork, chicken or fish.

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  19. I have been very interested in this page and of course I will buy the hydrolyzed collagen,...because I am 60 years old and I have a strong osteoarthritis in a knee because it has broken in 4 parts...it is preferable in my case to take it with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid...and that they prepare the collagen from where they extract it to transform it into powder...thanks in advance for your answer, I hope I receive it later since I want to make the order as soon as possible and in my case it will help me to strengthen the skin, the hair...

    Angelica

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    • Hello, what I can recommend is that you buy hydrolyzed collagen from Amazon Germany, as it would not be profitable for you to get the one we sell there, greetings.

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  20. Hi I am from Colombia, which one do you recommend me to use, they sell one on the internet but I am worried that on the label it says that it contains basic nutrient for every 100grs it has 570 milligrams of sodium converted to 1.4 salt and it says that this is not because of added salt but because of the collagen, it is true that collagen contains sodium, if I buy from Amazon which one can you recommend me, thanks for the help

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  21. Good afternoon. My name is Gloria Astrid Carmona. I have controlled hypertension. I take hydrolyzed collagen at night. I'm waking up with high blood pressure. Is that hydrolyzed collagen?

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    • Hello, stop taking it for a while and measure the pressure every morning, if it improves it is evident that there would be some problem with collagen, it is not common but every body is different.

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  22. Hi. I'm taking vitamins because I'm getting ready to get pregnant in half a year. Can I take the collagen too?
    Thank you for your response.

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  23. Hello, could you inform me if the hydrolyzed collagen expires? I've been taking it for a while. I have the bottle with product but the expiration date is already several months, will it still work?
    Thank you very much!

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  24. Hi, I'm from Panama. I saw this article by chance and I like it. I take collagen capsules. I was told it's good for the skin. I specifically ruin them too.

    Greetings.

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  25. I have a surgical hypothyroidism and my skin is very dry I also have osteosporosis and arthritis secondary to chincungunya my knees and joints hurt a lot I ask it is advisable to take hydrolyzed collagen

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  26. Hello for a 60 year old person with cartilage wear problems in the knees which line of your products is the most recommended? and for cellulite in someone 30 years old which one?

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  27. Hello
    For a 70-year-old person with osteoarthritis in the knees and rheumatism for more than 10 years, take paracetamol for pain. What collagen do you recommend, chicken collagen? It also has a little high sugar. Cheers.

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  28. Hi took redoxon vitamin C effervescent tablet and bought the collagen powder should I take the C first and then the collagen?

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  29. Hello Mariana I am from PERU I am 58 years old I have practiced sport since I was a child now I have muscular pains knee pains, I have injured ligament and meniscus, and sometimes shoulder and joint pain and buy your hydrolyzed collagen product for how long I can take and in PERU where I can buy. I wait for your answer thanks

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    • Hello, you can take it for as long as you want, there is no restriction on that, I have no idea where you can get it in Peru but ask at some pharmacy.

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  30. Hello, I have osteoarthritis of the spine and I have been taking hydrolyzed collagen powder for 3 days, can you help prevent this disease from progressing?
    Many thanks

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  31. HELLO, I AM FROM ARGENTINA, I HAVE A CHRONIC TENDINITIS OF THE SHOULDER, BURSITIS, AND ACROMIOCLAVICULAR INFLAMMATION, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF COLLAGEN CAN HELP ME TO REDUCE INFLAMMATION AND IMPROVE MY CONDITION SINCE I HAVE BEEN SUFFERING A LOT WITH ALL THIS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I WAIT FOR YOUR ANSWER, GREETINGS!

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  32. hello how about i train crossfit in the morning and gym in the evening, could i take the 10g split so 5 when i finish crossfit and 5 when i finish gym? and another question how long do i have after training to take the collagen and make it effective? so how long do i have after training and taking the collagen. and also i would like to ask you if with that i am ok or should i take another kind of protein? i am 1.85, i weigh 74kg i am 28 years old my idea is that i don't consume the muscle because i like aerobic activity and crossfit, i also run. so i signed up for the gym to gain some muscle mass and keep the muscle more than anything else, my genetics is good i frame fast and generate easy muscle! a greeting i hope you can answer me.

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    • Hello I recommend you to take collagen after your workout along with another protein supplement, if you live in Mexico I can recommend you the Sport Collagen product that we sell in our store fullsalud.com.mx that contains 30gs of protein and 10gs of hydrolyzed collagen.

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    • Stop exercising twice a day you will injure yourself, not by training too much you will become stronger, there will come a time when your tendons and ligaments will not give more.

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  33. hello i lost weight and my expression lines were marked and they tell me that i look older i am 43 years old and i can take the collagen and if they resign me and as soon as i can see results and tmbn it is recommended the vitamin c hopefully and answer me thanks

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  34. Hi, I'm in Argentina and I usually buy collagen when I travel to Brazil, but this time I travel to Playa del Carmen, I can buy it online and send it to the hotel where I stay? where do I buy it?

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  35. Hello, I live in Caracas, Venezuela. I suffered from degenerative osteoarthritis and from so many treatments, I decided to start taking magnesium chloride, 33 grams. I dissolve it in 1 liter of water and take 2 small cups, one in the morning and one at night. My recovery has been incredible, all the pain in my joints disappeared. I have been taking it for 6 and a half years. Now I started taking collagen with vitamin C, in capsules.

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    • Hi, Florelia,
      I ask you if you have consumed magnesium chloride for 6 and a half years and the pains were removed with an incredible recovery why you want to take collagen with vit. c. I ask you because I was recommended magnesium chloride and I have been taking it for 2 months only I do not see results as you say. It is still very little time and I must wait more. My doubt is whether it really regenerates the cartilage as I have read on the internet and removes all the pains. Thank you for your answer.

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  36. Hi, I'm Erika, I'm 41 years old, I've been taking gelicart for a week...I have wear and tear on my knees, what percentage of cartilage regenerates approximately? which is the best I can find on the market?

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    • It is very difficult to respond to something so specific, that brand is good but it is only hydrolyzed collagen. There are other brands that bring additional elements to reinforce the improvement processes.

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  37. good afternoon, I have read in many pages that pure unflavored gelatin 220 bloom in doses of 10 grams per day would be the same as consuming any of these products or commercial presentations of hydrolyzed collagen I don't know if you know about covadenil in drinkable ampoules.....I would like to know if it is the same? thank you very much for the answer....

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  38. Hi, I'm David from Argentina. I have hip arthrosis, what kind of collagen should I take? Can you send it to me? I'm taking CURFLEX HIDROLIZADO type II but I don't know if it's the right thing to do. [email protected] thanks

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  39. Hi, I'm David from Argentina. I have arthrosis of the hip, what kind of collagen should I take? Can you send it to me? I'm taking CURFLEX HYDROLIZED type II but I don't know if it's the right thing to do

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    • I STARTED TAKING COLLAGEN FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS AND ARTHRITIS AND TODAY I CONTINUE TO TAKE IT FOR MANY BENEFITS, I TAKE A POWDERED ONE THAT IS BRANDED LAPPIEL

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  40. Hi! Look I'm doing a paper on fast-food nutrition in summertime. I'm neither a vegan nor a vegetarian. Is hydrolyzed collagen of animal origin?
    Thank you

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  41. Hello Mariana, nice to greet you, I need your help to please recommend some hydrolyzed collagen that I can buy in my country "Chile".

    I'm very grateful to you, and I look forward...

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    • We do not have business partners in Chile but there is a drink life brand that I think can serve you, greetings.

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  42. Hi, good morning from Argentina, today I started taking Hydrolyzed Collagen, I took 2 pills together at breakfast ... I want to know if taking this can grow my hair more because I wish I had it longer ... and also know how long it takes to notice the difference!

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  43. Hello everyone, I'm Marilu, I live in Chile
    *? Important ? For the collagen to be absorbed we need to ingest it along with the Zinc and Vitamin C, otherwise it's not absorbed.

    Consume every night, as this is when our body is best prepared for the absorption of collagen.

    Greetings from Chile

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  44. Hi, my daughter is breastfeeding a 12 month old baby, the baby already eats porridge. The mother (my daughter) is very thin and I would like to know if she can take hydrolyzed collagen or if this product can affect the baby or her.

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  45. Thank you for your attention. I ask: what effect does hydrolyzed collagen have on blood sugar? Does it raise the level? Does it control it? Does it lower it? Thank you.

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  46. Hi, I'm Miriam from Argentina. I took Covadenil (Collagen type 2 luar, drinkable ampoules, I was recommended, but I can't lose the cold, I have to take it 45 minutes before breakfast...etc, and stop drinking it. What if I take it with breakfast? Does it come in any other form than ampoules? Because I have to travel and it's uncomfortable to take a preservative?

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  47. Hi. I've started taking hydrolyzed collagen capsules, the recommendation is 2 along with meals, but I feel it's causing me stomach discomfort. Is it because I have gastritis problems? What should I do? I don't want to stop taking it.

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  48. Hello, consult:
    How many grams per day should I drink?
    The envelope contains 10g. Could you take more than one envelope a day?

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  49. Hello good morning... I am 51 years old my health is normal. buy hydrolyzed collagen I've been taking it on an empty stomach for a week now, and it's the first time in my life that I've seen how wonderful it is and more at my age than I'd recommend.

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  50. Hi Mariana, I just want to make a small contribution, a year ago I started taking a teaspoon of collagen powder, I buy it loose at the drugstore. I know it's little, but even so, it's very noticeable the difference in the skin, especially in the hands, where I don't use any cream. Now I bought one for sportsmen, since I'm a vegetarian and I practice sport in a competitive way several hours every day, which implies an extra need of complete proteins/amino acids. Thank you very much.

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  51. Hi, I'm very interested in consuming hydrolyzed collagen, but I'm already on magnesium chloride. I can consume both and how?. Very grateful.

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    • None, except that your body over the years does not produce the same amount naturally, which is why it is recommended as a supplement.

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  52. Hello, my name is Carlos and I am 18 years old, I suffered from a torn meniscus and I have to have surgery, I play soccer and I train 3 times a week, I was recommended to take hydrolyzed collagen to strengthen the tendons and avoid any future injury, but I am concerned that I may be too young to consume it, my doubt is if at this age I would have no problem taking hydrolyzed collagen, I'm too young to consume it ... Thanks in advance.

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  53. Hi, I'm Nora from Argentina. Because of my osteoarthritis I started taking CURFLEX a NON-hydrolyzed collagen (according to him it keeps its properties better) but he says it has 40 mg of UC II +Vitamins C and E.
    Should I take more than one pill a day?
    There is also a selenium-based COVADENIL here,

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  54. COVADENIL is also non-hydrolyzed, it is type II collagen, derived from bovine cartilage, lysine and selenium. As it is drinkable it is 2 ml per apple. Which one do you think is better? (CURFLEX or COVADENIL?)
    If your product is not sold in Argentina, do you know which one is the best here?
    Thank you very much.

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  55. Every salesman exalts the advantages of his products and one can only prove in one's own body since the public in general does not have access to the honesty or dishonesty of people so on one hand we must believe that one is very good because it is absorbed better and the other because it conserves its properties better. And both are authorized by the health entities... in short... science sometimes remains in the hands of beliefs.
    To try four months of one and four months of the other.
    Thank you very much Mariana

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  56. Hi, I want to know if the collagenonse is due. I've had the powder for about a year and a half or two years. Can I have it?

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  57. In case of keloids or hypertrophic scars, collagen should NOT be taken... a keloid is the overproduction of tissue in a scar that never finishes its proliferation phase and therefore never reaches remodeling... Hydrolyzed collagen tends to benefit this disorder. It is only recommended in atrophic (depressed) scars... And that from 6 months onwards since the skin's effort is clear and determined.

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  58. For the joints they recommend COLLAGEN TYPE II which is specific, I only found two brands COVADENIL and CURFLEX . I hope you like the comment, I am taking curflex but it is recent.

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