I always look at the ingredients before buying my skincare or any cosmetic product! It's the one thing that vegetarians just cannot get from other food sources ( I think? The product is 100% XYZ Smart Collagen vegetarian. I’m 28 now. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Source : Google for shitloads of research papers, also my boyfriend that is veggie uses it and a lot of climbers I know. It has no taste and contains 10 grams of protein per scoop. I've been taking collagen supplementation in powder form consistently for 4 months (I mix it in my coffee). I believe all of this is due to supplementing with collagen. There is a huge amount of acedemic research online about its benefits for anyone but mostly people that don't eat meat. After a few weeks of taking it the plantar fasciitis I’d been struggling with for over a year and pretty much given up on just seemed to resolve itself. Strong, healthy bones require good collagen. One of its functions is to help skin cells renew and repair themselves. Thank you so much!! Collagen has been helpful for leaky gut, and really has helped my skin to be smoother and more elastic feeling; it also seems to help with hairloss, and my nails are stronger. In true busy-mom fashion, I never thought to take a ‘before’ photo prior to starting collagen, but for context, I found an old one on my phone about 10 weeks after I had my second baby. Painless, active joints require good collagen. My hair is thicker. Pen Ultima A6 and I have been using it for the past couple weeks and is probably THE best and highly recommended micro needling device in the market. I could go on forever basically. [product:loreal-paris-collagen-filler-collagen-moisture-filler-daynight-cream] ? I use it after class every day, and will typically do 1 or 2 scoops for added protein. Because I was having an anaphylactic reaction. However, people say it has noticeable effects, so it's not like it will hurt you to keep taking. Collagen is an incredibly important protein that keeps your tissues and bones together. It is one of the safest and most researched supplement. Or am I misunderstanding? I train about 5x/week in weightlifting and a little cardio. Why did you try it? I do heavy lifting which sometimes can be harsh on my knee joints (I'm a former dancer so I've had problems with my joints, hypermobility) and the collagen in conjunction with msm and vitamin C is magic. I've taking collagen supplements throughout many years and I've tried it in pill form, liquid/powder and as an ointment. That completely discouraged me from buying . I also take Biotin, a hyaluronic supplement (capsule) and an MSM supplement, so I've got a number of things going on there. On the Amazon reviews after I saw some people had rashes too but not as bad as my reaction. However, I've kept up drinking my collagen (buy powder mix with water) as it helps my joints immensely. Interesting!! I just read in another post that it is, was wondering if doctors agreed. Some people can be kind of immune to it, but the chances of that if you don't eat meat are very low. Browse 43 Collagen Injection before & after photos shared by doctors on RealSelf. My hair also grows faster now too and is healthier. It’s probably not an area of focus for dermatologists so this may be a silly question (sorry if it is) but have they said anything about it being good for joints? But if it works for your hair and nails that’s great! So far, I am glad I put my strictness aside to prioritize my health. April 10, 2019. I feel too young to give up the sports that make me so happy. Have any of you tried collagen supplements? My nails were constantly breaking before I started taking collagen peptides and after my little experiment, they were much stronger. I am vegan; been vegetarian since I was 4 and vegan since 22. I've been taking it for a couple months as I've been eating at a deficit and having slower muscle recovery because of that. For the past five days, I’ve been mixing a serving of Vital Proteins brand Marine Collagen into my morning oat bowl along with a half scoop of my normal protein powder with almond milk. Collagen can also help to balance nitrogen levels, a must for muscle growth. Was it the marine, bovine, or another of the Vital Proteins formulations? I second knowing the brand please! I also suffer from shin splints; I wonder if the collagen will keep those at bay too. It's helped a bit with the muscle recovery. I just wanted to see what all of your experiences were. I've been seeing the same hairstylist for several years, and she commented on the positive change in my hair without knowing I was taking the supplement. I wonder if it’s a placebo. I know it’s not vegan, and the first couple days were hard! New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, We're a community for female and gender non binary/gender non conforming redditors to discuss fitness, Press J to jump to the feed. They all reported quicker recovery time, less injuries and more power. The serving was one 16-ounce bottle per … Used purely natural active substances that are grown organically and evenly. Either way collagen is usually harmless if used as adviced, given that you're not hypersensitive or allergic. A Redditor is currently sharing their experience using a vitamin C serum on a year-old scar, which helped to fade it almost completely after one month. The human body can’t absorb collagen as a whole, so taking a collagen supplement pill won’t directly promote hair growth, or skin or bone health, says Osinga. Hi just wanted to share my results so far! More bone broth benefits. SKIN I’m 41 and sadly had a miscarriage a few weeks ago and felt like my body needed some nourishment. This XYZ Smart Collagen – before and after – results – testimonials – youtube – forum – comments – reddit way you can get young skin. But I’m curious about your experience. Just a scoop in a glass of water. My nails NEVER break anymore, before they broke all the time and were super weak/brittle. My husband and I, along with a few friends, now use it to help us fall asleep more than anything. Any negative side effects? I am skeptical of collagen supplements based on my understanding of biology: Collagen is a protein. But these affects might be due to increased overall protein intake, some by-product of collagen digestion (this is the most promising explanation but I cannot find sources to support this), or placebo (which is very real and powerful so not to be scoffed at!) Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Per the advice of a friend, I finally decided to start supplementing with collagen. I've been looking into the supplements but read reviews that it makes hair everywhere grow faster, meaning people had to shave more often? A 2018 study saw an improvement in ankle stability in athletes taking collagen pre-workout. But I say try it for more than two-three weeks and you'll see for yourself! Have been taking Biotin for about 3 months now and feel my skin and lips are looking plumper. I remember my hair and my knees benefiting most lol, In what way your knees? I have however noticed a positive change in my nails and hair. Some people claim it doesn't work, that it's a hoax, etc. Another thing that happens now that didn’t before, is that the tops of my cheeks and nose get slightly red, especially after working out or using skincare products, or putting makeup on, and I don’t try to hide it. I’m going to look into this. The collagen is possibly helping, but it doesn’t work miracles. Instead, your digestive system breaks down collagen into amino acids, which then get used wherever they’re needed in your body. As a result, I have arthritis in that joint that can be prohibitive when lifting or doing high-impact cardio like running. I can’t tell if my nails are stronger but then definitely grow very fast. But after two weeks on collagen supplements ALL the scars disappeared. 41 servings per bag. Also I'm fine now ;). This is basically partially digested collagen that your body can absorb without digesting it further. I've been taking collagen supplements every day for almost two years now. They grow super fast now, as does my hair. But I love my fitness lifestyle and I just can’t bear to give up hiking, lifting, and running- these things make me happy! I’d tried EVERYTHING: stretches, exercises, orthotics, steroid shots... nothing really worked that well. NAD but i work at a dermatologist office and from my experiences with the doctors, Collagen actually doesn’t do much for skin. I was just wondering if anyone’s taken collagen supplements before and seen a change in their skin good or bad? But, Dr. Chang notes that as we mature, the production of collagen slows down and is also more easily broken down by environmental exposures like UV rays, smoking, and environmental pollution. 5 days of prednisone and benadryl kept it under control as it "left" my body. I’ll add another before and after photo when I reach my goal weight. I have contacted the company but no response yet. It got pretty bad. So the rest of your body outside your digestive tract isn't going to be affected by collagen itself. I use this and I don't know yet if it has helped or not (it's only about 3-4 weeks). I haven't had an allergy test yet, but the only thing I had changed in my diet, lifestyle, soaps, makeup etc was using the new container of collagen. I have hEDS and the noises my joints make at times knock me sick , I will start taking it then bcuz both my elbows,left wrist ,both kness are calling for help and i am still in my 30s .vit D did not help that much. NAILS. It also helped my eczema so much. Collagen provides support in the skin by acting as “a scaffolding structure,” according to Dr. Chang, and is essential for skin firmness and elasticity. Taking collagen after a workout Often the patient shown has undergone surgical procedures or the entire image has been manipulated in some way. So the left photo was taken After about 5/6 days after I began taking my absolute collagen, the right photo is today. The fracture was inoperable and I have a permanent “dimple” in my tibia right where it meets my kneecap. I've noticed less dry skin all over my body. Supplements are one of the big new “it” categories in beauty, and collagen supplements are one of the most popular. 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