Questions About Collagen

Questions About Collagen

We have many questions being asked about our amazing [COLLAGEN-powder], so we thought we would answer a few of them for you.


Best time to take collagen?

There is no set time to take collagen, it essentially depends on what you'd like to get the most out of it. For most people taking it with their morning drink (i.e. coffee, smoothie, glass of OJ) is the quickest and easiest way to take it.

If you are looking to use it for workout purposes, taken with a protein shake (or other drink) directly after you work out makes sense.

And if you are wanting a better nights sleep then before bed with a relaxing tea or glass or milk is the obvious answer.


Should I take collagen on an empty stomach?

You don't have to take collagen on an empty stomach. ... Taking the supplement in the form of powder means it's broken down into tiny particles that are ready for absorption.

So, it might make sense that you take it on an empty stomach so there's nothing preventing your body from absorbing it, however it will still be absorbed even if taken with food.


Does collagen help with body fat?

Collagen is shown to help provide fullness and suppress appetite.

In one clinical study found collagen to be 40% more filling then protein powders containing the same amount of whey, casein, or soy - leading to a 20% reduction in food consumed at the next meal.

Yet by working to retain muscle mass, the subjects did not fatigue or lose strength.

please note a healthy lifestyle is still very important to maintaining a healthy weight.


How does Collagen help with sleep?

A surprising benefit of taking collagen is the positive impact it can have on your sleep. This is because collagen is loaded with the amino acid glycine, an inhibitory neurotransmitter that calms the central nervous system and helps us to unwind, relax, and fall asleep.


When should I start taking collagen?

ASAP... However it's a good idea to start collagen in your 20s to mitigate future collagen loss as your body starts losing more collagen during the late 20s. You want to create the strongest foundation possible while your cells are still functioning optimally.

But realistically for most of us (including me) that time has past, so the sooner you start taking it the sooner it will help.

Is collagen good for thickening my hair?

Collagen helps thicken hair by fighting follicle damage, preventing age-related thinning, and providing the building blocks that make up hair.

Taking collagen supplements daily can make your hair softer, smoother, thicker and shinier. It can also improve your hair texture, as well.

Is collagen helpful for my gut?

Many of us suffer from gut issues as we age ('leaky gut', IBS etc...), collagen is beneficial to gut health because it contains large amounts of the amino acids glycine, glutamine and proline which can be beneficial to the intestinal tract as well as the stomach.

Collagen is also shown to aid digestion, help heal stomach ulcers , repair stomach lining and regulate stomach acid secretion.

How does collagen help my work out?

Collagen is the key component for structural support in our body; it comprises 90% of our connective tissue – this includes our joints, ligaments, tendons, and fascia.

The combination of collagen's high bioavailability with its high amino acid content makes it optimal post-exercise nutrition that rapidly absorbs and can quickly work to help repair and replenish proteins broken down during exercise.

Collagen also helps you gain muscle and strength, by promoting the synthesis of muscle proteins like creatine, as well as stimulating muscle growth after exercise.

Collagen, simply, is a great way to super charge your workout


Can I use collagen powder on Keto diet or low carb diet?

Yes. Collagen peptides have no effect on your state of ketosis but using collagen on keto is probably the most beneficial supplement you can take in conjunction with eating a ketogenic diet.

As Collagen is essential a protein, it is in general suitable for most diets. If you are on a very strict diet, as simple google search will give you the answer.


Is collagen bad for your heart?

Collagen provides structure to your arteries, which keep blood flowing to and from your heart. Studies have shown that taking collagen supplements can reduce artery stiffness and increase levels of “good” HDL cholesterol in the body.

This means it can help reduce your risk of developing heart conditions.


Is collagen ok with all medications or pregnant?

Collagen in theory is fine for pregnant woman or with most medications. But as with all our supplements will highly advise speaking with you doctor or medical professional before trying any of our supplements.


Is collagen good if I have Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis ?

A lack of collagen can cause real problems for our bones as we age, leading to issues such as Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis and other autoimmune joint conditions. 

Type I collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It’s responsible for keeping fine lines and sagging at bay, but perhaps the most important job, it strengthens your bones. Type II collagen is found in your cartilage, the connective tissue around your bones.

TenT's collagen powder is a mix of Type 1 and Type 2 and by taking collagen, you can look to improve bone mineral density, stimulate cartilage growth and prevent bone loss.


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