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Collagen! It’s one of those health foods you’ve heard about in passing. Can you add it to your morning coffee? Will it help your hair? Bones? Is it just a trend? And the question that really matters: will it really improve my health? Look no further. You have collagen questions? We have answers.

1. How absorbable is Further Food Collagen Peptides in my body?

Further Food Collagen Peptides are short-chain amino acids and are highly bioavailable, meaning that the collagen is soon after consumption. This means collagen can begin restoring and repairing skin, bones, joints and ligaments immediately!

2. How do I use it? How many scoops should I consume per day?

Take one to two scoops one or two times per day. 

3. Are there any side effects?

No known side effects have been reported. We recommend not taking collagen on an empty stomach in order to prevent any intestinal discomfort that may occur during digestion of large amounts of pure protein.

4. How long will it be before I see results, and how long will the results last?

Collagen begins restoring and repairing skin, bones, joints, ligaments and your gut within a short amount of time. Clinical trials have shown visible improvements after four to eight weeks of supplementation. However, one should take collagen peptides indefinitely to combat aging because our body produces less and less collagen every year. Supplementing with Further Further Food Collagen Peptides is not a temporary fix, it’s a lifelong dedication to better health.

5. I eat a lot of protein/meat. Do I still need to take it?

Yes! Western diets are mainly composed of eating muscle-meat proteins instead of connective tissues proteins which are rich in collagen. Only collagen can repair our connective tissues, ligaments, joints, skin, hair, nails, teeth and bones.

6. What does it taste like?

Further Food Collagen Peptides is tasteless and odorless, so it can be added to any drink or food without changing the taste. You can mix it and use it in a variety of recipes, click hereBy Clicking the Link for collagen recipe ideas.

7. What are the ingredients and how do I store it?

Further Food Collagen Peptides is made with 100% hydrolyzed collagen peptides. It’s free from sugar, preservatives, artificial sweeteners or any added ingredients! Further Food Collagen Peptides should be stored at room temperature.

8. Is Collagen the same as gelatin?

No. Collagen and gelatin are both sourced from cartilage and have the same makeup of amino acids, but gelatin undergoes more extensive processing and which causes it to gel in liquids. Collagen can be mixed into any beverage or food without changing the texture, while Further Food Gelatin is useful for making gummies, jellos and puddings. 

9. Can children use Further Food Collagen Peptides?

Yes. Further Food Collagen Peptides is tasteless and odorless, which makes it great for picky eaters. Further Food Collagen Peptides is without any sugar or preservatives, so parents can boost a child’s nutrition without any harmful additives or ingredients.

10. Can diabetics use Further Food Collagen Peptides?

Absolutely! In fact, taking collagen is even more important for people with diabetes! Diabetics have high blood sugar levels which can cause breakdown of collagen through a process called glycation. This leads to faster aging and increases their need for collagen supplementation.

Do you have more questions? Ask them below in the comment section below and we’ll answer them!

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515 thoughts on “Got Questions About Collagen? We’ve got answers!

  1. Karen Bowey

    Can I premix collagen powder with my yoghurt but eat it 5 hrs later at work? Will it destroy the collagen if I don’t consume it immediately after mixing?

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  2. Heather

    My Dr. recommended Collagen Hydrolyzed powder no flavor mixed. I have taken it for years but out of the blue they discontinued it and now its called Collagen Peptides. I am trying to lose weight too. 1st Ques: Does this powder I am taking now making me gain or stay the same as Collagen Hydrolyzed powder? 2nd question I drink protein powder drink should I also be putting this powder into my drink? 3rd How many times am I allow to put into a drink? What happens if it’s more than the necessary supplements?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Heather: Thanks for reaching out. Hydrolyzed collagen is simply another name for collagen peptides so the effect is the same. You can learn the differences in this article https://www.furtherfood.com/collagen-hydrolysate-collagen-peptides/
      As far as your other questions, you can add protein powder to your collagen drink if you wish although collagen does provide protein too. We recommend one to two scoops daily for maximum benefits. You can learn more about our collagen here. https://shop.furtherfood.com/products/collagen-peptides-powder

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  3. Mary C

    If you mix collagen peptides powder in hot or cold liquid, do you have to drink it right away? Is it ok to wait a few hours to drink it? Will it still be effective?

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  4. Bridget Booth

    I have had breast Cancer with a mastectomy I’m currently on an anti-estrogen pill just read an article about needing to avoid collagen if you have cancer I have three of your collagen peptide products and take a scoop a day should I stop

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Bridget: Thanks for you question. While we have several people in our community who have taken collagen during cancer treatment, we recommend you ask your medical care practitioner about this question as they are more familiar with your personal situation. Best of luck.

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  5. Lizann

    I will be going away on holiday for 3 weeks and worried about taking these in my case with all the security would I notice a difference in those 3 weeks if i stopped taking for that time

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  6. Terrie Tidwell

    I have a rash on my back after starting to take collagen. Will my body eventually adapt to my using collagen or do I need to discontinue? I have been using or about 4 months and still have a rash.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Terrie: Thanks for reaching out. What collagen are you taking? Further Food Collagen does not typically cause rashes. If your rash continues, we recommend discontinuing the rash to see if it clears up. Good Luck!

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  7. Tammy Demetro

    Hi, thank you for all you do. I heard that collagen does not work because it cannot survive the gastric process? It was on an info video for a product called “Activatedyou” and a gastrologist said this. In addition I had stumbled upon this directly after purchasing Ancient Nutrition Collagen peptides and (don’t laugh) the vitamin shoppe Collagen peptides plus because the “assistant” said something about I needed 1,2 and 3 . I have no idea why I listened to her, it was super supplements (which I love but…not a Doctor) So now I am wondering, will it truly absorb and unsure if I should use what I have , if I should combine it and or chuck it and just buy it from you. I know you will say to see a Functional medicine Doctor and I will . It’s just…. goodness with everything I am treating…. Hope you can offer some insightful info. Please forgive long comment and questions, a bit overwhelmed.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Tammy: Thanks for reaching out. While we aren’t familiar with the brands that you purchased, studies we’ve read as well as the hundreds of positive customer reviews we get on our collagen, show that collagen can get absorbed by our bodies and provide a variety of benefits. Our bovine collagen is made up of Types 1 and 3, while our marine collagen contains Types 1,2 and 3. You can learn more about our collagen here https://shop.furtherfood.com/products/collagen-peptides-powder
      Good luck!

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  8. lindsey W

    Is it okay to mix your collagen powder with 32 oz of water, then consume. Or is it too diluted and has loss of potency at that point?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Lindsey: Thanks for reaching out. We recommend mixing 4 scoops of collagen in 32 oz (approximately 1 scoop for 8 ounces liquid).

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  9. Jen

    I am starting OMAD and have been doing collagen loading for a couple weeks prier, 3 times a day. Because I feel so good , I am wondering if I can take more collagen during my eating window, if so, how much?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Karen:
      Thanks for the question. You can definitely store your collagen drink for several hours in the fridge. Enjoy!

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi there. Great question. While we don’t have a specific answer, as this can vary depending on storing conditions, the collagen should still be good for at least a few months after the expiration date.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Heidi: Thanks for the question. Collagen does not per se increase your need to urinate. What are you mixing the collagen into? If it’s drinks such as water, smoothies, or coffee, the extra drinks are probably what is causing you to go more than usual. Let us know if you have any more questions.

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  10. leroy martin

    how long after you stop taking collagen can you start back on collagen. I heard that you should only take it for 6 months at a time.

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  11. Robin Patterson

    I take collagen powder every day. I have started to work out recently and have noticed I gain 1 5 – 2 lbs a day . I am very worried . No heavy work out 30 min on eliptical.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Robin: Thanks for the question. Collagen should not be the cause of your weight gain. In fact, collagen often helps people lose weight, as collagen can help keep you full longer. Maybe your weight gain is from muscle weight or it could possibly be water weight if you are drinking a lot more liquids. We hope that helps. Good luck!

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  12. Laura

    how can I tell how much of each collagen is in a product? If type 2 is cheapest how do I know if a product contains primarily type 2?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Betty: Thanks for reaching out. Collagen can be helpful for alleviating arthritis. You can learn more here https://www.furtherfood.com/reduce-inflammation-joint-pain-stiffness-with-collagen-powder-supplement/
      and here https://shop.furtherfood.com/products/collagen-peptides-powder

      If you have any other questions related to our personal medical experience with arthritis, we recommend you consult with a healthcare practitioner. Wishing you good health.

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  13. Toni

    I have Collagen in the pill form. It says to take 4 pills a day. Do I have to take all 4 at the same time or can I spread it out throughout the day? Which way will produce the best results? Thank you.

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  14. My face has become very flushed since I started taking my cold brew collagen with coffee can you tell me why

    My face has become very flushed since I started taking my cold brew collagen with coffee can you tell me why

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi there. Thanks for reaching out. This is not something that we have heard of, however, we recommend that you consult with your medical care provider who is familiar with your personal medical history.

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  15. Gail

    Am taking Levithroxin in AM for thyroid on empty stomach, want to take a collagen powder also , collagen it is also supposed to take on an empty stomach, when do I take Collagen powder?

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  16. Zoe Dyson

    I have snapped my collagen supplements to something better so will it take 4-8 wks to see any benefits?

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  17. Shelley

    My husband just added an appropriate amount per water volume to our 5 gallon water jug that we leave on the counter, and now we’re arguing over whether it will spoil in the water. Can it be premixed in water and left out of the fridge? Or does the mixed portion need to be refrigerated after a certain period of time?

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  18. Cathy Galuska-Seidel

    I’ve read that collagen supplements should include vitamin C for absorption. Does your collagen peptides include vitamin C?

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  19. Ann Love

    I am taking 2 capsules marine collagen but am constipated I have not been drinking whole glass of water, is that why or shall I halve dose
    Thanks

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  20. Carole

    Can I mix my scoop of collagen peptide powder in more than 8oz of liquid or does that change its effectiveness?

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  21. ADELLE CUI

    Hi! Can I stop taking collagen after I get satisfied with the result? Or should I still continue taking it? But if I decide to stop, what will happen? Thanks

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Adelle: Thanks for the question. Since we continuously lose collagen as we age, we recommend supplementing with collagen indefinitely. If you stop, you may start to notice that the benefits you got from the collagen eventually start to fade. While there is no harm done in stopping, for optimal results, we recommend using collagen daily. You can learn more here https://shop.furtherfood.com/products/collagen-peptides-powder

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Lynn: Thanks for the question. Since you are currently undergoing treatment for cancer, we recommend that you consult with your medical care provider for specific questions relating to your medicines and supplements. Wishing you good health.

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  22. Monica

    I suffer with herpes is it safe to take collagen for bones and arthritis reasons or will the high arginine make my herpes come out more often ? Help advice please as I would love to try collagen but I’m afraid to in case the arginine content brings out my herpes more often what to do ?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Monica: Thanks for the question. While we haven’t heard of any contraindications for taking collagen if you have herpes, we recommend you consult with your medical care practitioner who is familiar with your medical history. Good luck.

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  23. Andi Hunt

    I take Optifiber(like Benefiber) powder daily-can I mix with the collagen powder in my coffee or should I take one in morning and one in evening

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  24. Ais Marte

    I started taking collagen powder, after 2 weeks, i got a breakout, pimples in my face becomes more. Should I stop taking it?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi there. Thanks for reaching out. Collagen usually does not cause breakouts, in fact it often helps with acne. However, to be safe, it is a good idea to stop the collagen and perhaps retry again in a few weeks. Good luck.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi there. We aren’t sure we understand your question. There is a rare condition called EDS in which there can be defects in collagen production. If this what you are referring to, we recommend consulting with your medical care provider who is familiar with that condition and what types of supplements you can take.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Irene: Thanks for the question. That should be fine. You don’t need a full 8oz of liquid-use whatever amount of liquid you like to get your drink to the consistency you like.

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  25. Jeanee Cummings-Atkinson

    My joints have never had pain til I took, Ancient Nutrition, grass-fed collagen from New Zealand beef, lamb and venison, sweetened with Manuka Honey. In four days my hip and knee joints froze-up with great pain. I stopped taking the formula and in a few days the symptoms subsided. I walk 3 miles each day and thought taking collagen would be helpful. Can you please tell me why my joints had great pain when I took this wonderful formula?

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  26. Irish

    Can a 15 year old take collagen?My mom wants to take it and ever since i started taking eat,I dont know but my acne improved.

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  27. Matt

    Does it matter if i missed a few days? I have been taking collagen for about 5 weeks now. I was then waiting on an order and because of the time of year i have ended up having 5 days of no collagen whilst waiting on delivery. Does this mean im essentially starting again or will some of the collagen still be working?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Matt:
      Thanks for the question. You should be fine-even with 5 days without collagen. Hope you got your collagen and are now back on track!

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  28. Sadia ferdowsey

    If i stop drinking collagen one day,what will happen to my body especially to my body fat?is it harmful to stop drinking collagen after starting it?

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  29. Marcia

    Will this help my 20 year old son who has post traumatic osteoarthritis pain from a shattered elbow that he had five years ago?

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  30. Marcia

    Does having the collagen peptides with a natural fruit smoothie, which has fiber, decrease the absorption of some of the peptides?

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  31. Donna

    Is all collagen a diuretic. My sodium levels drop from taking diuretic so is there any collagen that I could take without lowering my sodium levels.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Donna: Thanks for the question. Further Food Collagen has not been shown to have any diuretic effect or effect on sodium. If you have any specific questions about your personal medical history, we recommend consulting with your medical care provider.

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  32. Teresa Swinson

    I was told it’s best to take Collagen on an empty stomach and if taken with food it could cause an upset stomach and discomfort. So in my prior question I wanted to know the ideal after taking collagen will it be ok not to have upset stomach, cramps or discomfort.
    I have a wacky schedule, so if difficult to follow a daily regiment. But I don’t was to make myself sick or experience discomfort.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Teresa: There is no ideal time to take collagen as far as absorption or its benefits. Many people, including myself, mix in their morning coffee without any digestive issues. Others find it better to combine it with food. It is a personal preference-we recommend you experiment and see if you notice any difference when you take it with or without food.

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  33. Marilyn Bartlett

    Some collagen companies are making collagen with 5 types of collagen instead of two types. They claim collagen does not work if you don’t use all 5 types. Has your company thought of using all 5 types of collagen?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Marilyn:
      Although we can’t speak for other brands, we have taken great care to ensure that our Collagen Peptides provide the highest quality, most effective collagen you can buy. Our expert-approved Collagen Peptides are specifically formulated with Type 1 and 3 Collagen because these two types of collagen work together to support healthy skin, hair, nails, bones, joints, and digestion. Equally importantly, our bovine collagen comes from the highest quality grass-fed, pasture raised cows from South America, meaning there are no hormones and no antibiotics in our products. When you’re taking a multi-collagen – that contains cows, chicken, fish, and more – it can’t be certified grass-fed and pasture-raised and thus could contain antibiotics and hormones. Furthermore, we use a single source of collagen to avoid potential allergies or sensitivities that some customers might experience after taking a multi-collagen product that could contain egg, shellfish, beef, chicken, fish, etc. You can learn more about our collagen here https://shop.furtherfood.com/products/collagen-peptides-powder

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  34. Mazzie

    I bought further marine collagen the only problem I have is it doesn’t mix well in coffee does that mean it’s bad otherwise I love your products

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Mazzie:
      Thanks for reaching out. The marine collagen is a little harder to blend in than our bovine collagen, but that does not mean that there are any problems with it. We recommend stirring thoroughly as soon as you put the collagen into the hot coffee. Let us know if that helps.

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  35. Crystal

    Is it okay for me to stop taking it if I decide to? Will that impact me anything like that? I know some things are that once you take it, you have to keep taking it. Is this the case?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Luis: Thanks for reaching out. This should be fine, however, we recommend you review this with your medical care practitioner who is more familiar with your medical history.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Soha: Thanks for the question. We are not aware of any problems with taking collagen and protein. In fact, many collagen recipes on Further Food contain both collagen and protein. Let us know if you have any other questions.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Themo,

      I’m not sure which brand of liquid collagen you are taking, but I would refer to the product’s expiration date!

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Bonny: Thanks for reaching out. We are not familiar with collagen rash-we recommend you consult with your health care practitioner to discuss your personal medical issue. Best of luck to you.

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  36. Kathy

    Don’t think I was clear on my comment . You are supposed to only take I & III correct? What is the reason you aren’t supposed to take all 3 types together?

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  37. Mike

    i understand from reading about this type of collagen i bought named – amado-colligi-collagen-tripeptide-vitamin-c- 110.66 grams that i should store at room temperature and take on empty stomach 10grams per day and only for 3-6 months and then stop for 15-30 days and start again..is this all correct?? and..my main question is – 1. why stop it and then start again?? and 2. and do this routine all ur life?? i am a male at 72 yrs old

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Mike: Thanks for the question. We aren’t familiar with the type of collagen that you are taking, however we recommend taking collagen indefinitely. We continuously lose collagen as we age, therefore, we need to keep supplementing to replenish the lost collagen. Supplementing with collagen can help improve gut health, skin and bone health. You can learn more about our collagen here https://shop.furtherfood.com/collections/collagen-collection

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  38. Cynthia Mobley

    If I mix a collagen powder in my drink at night before I go to bed and leave it in the refrigerator overnight will it affect the effectiveness of the collagen powder or does it need to be drink as soon as it’s mixed in with the liquid

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Cynthia,

      No, that should be fine! Just make sure whatever you’re mixing the collagen into isn’t perishable!
      -The Further Food Team

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Magisha,

      For best results, we recommend incorporating collagen into your routine daily. But we also encourage whatever works best for you and your body.
      -The Further Food Team

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  39. Ana

    Is Marine collagen works for Hair and skin like bovine collagen? Also I’m allergic to beef so should I take marine collagen supplements instead of Bovine one?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Ana,

      Yes! Marine Collagen is great for hair and skin health. It is actually a bit more bioavailable than Bovine Collagen as well, which means it absorbs into our bodies a bit faster! Bovine Collagen is a byproduct of cows, so it doesn’t contain any actual meat in the product, but Marine Collagen is a great option.

      -Anna

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Sandra, while supplementing with collagen does help with hair growth and hair health, it won’t necessarily cause you to start sprouting hair from random places! Everyone’s bodies can react differently to supplements, so it’s always important to listen to your body and do what’s best for you. But, from personal experience of using the collagen for about a year, this has not been an issue for me.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Jenn, our collagen has a shelf life of 2 years. If it’s past that date, then it could be spoiled. Our collagen should have no smell! Please reach out to our customer success team at wecare@furtherfood.com and they’d be happy to help!

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  40. Dezirae

    I mixed my powdered collagen last night around 8pm and woke up to it still on the kitchen counter. Is it still safe to drink? How long is collagen good for after it’s been mixed in a warm water and left to cool over night?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Dezirae, if the collagen was completely dissolved into your drink, it should be fine, as long as the drink you mixed it into doesn’t soil after being out for a long period of time.

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  41. Deb

    If I mix collagen with a large smoothie do I have to drink it right away or can I sip or drink it throughout the day over a period of time?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Deb, as long as your smoothie doesn’t have other ingredients that will soil (like milk or yogurt) you can feel free to sip at your leisure.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi there, yes it does! We add desiccant packs to ensure there is no moisture in our products. These packets have the ability to absorb and hold water vapor. We always recommend storing your collagen in a cool, dry place.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Cindy, you can feel free to take both! Collagen isn’t a fiber supplement. Keep in mind everyone’s bodies react differently to supplements, so it’s always important to just listen to your body and do what feels best for you.

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  42. Adriana

    Thank you for the opportunity to leave you a question. MIne is, “Can I take 30 grams of collagen all in one shot? Of must they be taken in smaller increments such as 10 grams at a time. To make the question simpler yet, Can I put 30 grams of collagen in my ONE cup of coffee? Or must I have 3 different cups of coffee and split up the collagen?” Thank you.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Adriana, you could take all three scoops of collagen in one cup of coffee if you’d like. However, I’d just be mindful that it is a powder so adding that much could maybe change the texture of your coffee a little or make you very full. Whatever works best for you!

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Corinne: Thanks for reaching out. We recommend you check with your surgeon who is more familiar with your medical history. Good luck!

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  43. Lucy Domenichini

    I am 52 years old, I just started taking collagen, my question is … can I take it for the rest of my life on a daily basis? I use 1 tablespoon in my matcha tea every morning

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Lucy: Thanks for the question. Yes, you can take it indefinitely. We continuously lose collagen as we age, which is why we recommend using it daily. Putting it your morning matcha tea is a perfect way to ensure you have it daily. Enjoy!

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Helen: Thanks for the question. While collagen is usually well tolerated by people with medical conditions, including cancer, we recommend you ask your medical care practitioner who is more familiar with your personal medical history. Best of luck.

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  44. Shelli Moore

    Depending on the website that I’m reading I am told that the best college and powder is only 1, 2 and 3. And then other ones say that I should take collagen powder with 5. Which is the best?

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  45. Shereen Daoud

    Hello, I have a food sensitivity to both beef and cow’s milk, can I still consume bovine collagen? TIA

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Diana: Thanks for the question. We recommend you check with your surgeon about this specific question. Best of luck.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Pip: Thanks for the question. We are not aware of any problems with taking collagen if you have fibroids. However, we recommend you consult with your medical care provider who is familiar with your personal history. You can also learn more about collagen here https://www.furtherfood.com/collagen/

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  46. Mary W.

    Once I see results are they permanent? Do you take collagen forever like other vitamins and supplements? Thanks.

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  47. j anderson

    I have scleroderma, which has caused me to lose the flexibility in my fingers. Should I not take collagen since I’m already over-producing it?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi there. Thanks for the question. We recommend you consult with your medical care provider who is more familiar with your personal history. Good luck.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Tammy. Thanks for the question. While we have many customers who do take collagen while breastfeeding, we recommend you consult with your medical care provider who is more familiar with your personal history. Good luck.

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  48. Netty

    If instructions on collagen powder say take with meals is it ok to take in morning coffee before eating?

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  49. Allison Carrera

    There are some collegens that do have taste. For example. The collagen that I take is from herbalife and its called collagen booster. It taste like pink lemonade and I absolutely love it. Does that have any affect on the collagen? Should it have a taste to it or shouldn’t it?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Allison: Thanks for the question! It is fine to take collagen with a flavor-we recommend that you check to make sure there aren’t any additional unwanted ingredients in your collagen though, such as sugars or other fillers. Have you tried our Chocolate or Vanilla collagen? They combine our high quality grass fed bovine collagen with natural chocolate or vanilla. They are delicious! You can learn more about our collagen here https://shop.furtherfood.com/collections/all-products

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Cynthia: Thanks for the question. We are not aware of any issues with taking our collagen with hypo thyroid or arthritis. In fact, collagen has been shown to help the aches and pains caused by arthritis! However, we recommend that you check with your medical care provider for any specific questions you have relating to your medical history. Good luck.

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  50. Greg Oquina

    Everytime I take collagen capsule I feel that my head is aching. What should I do to prevent that ?

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  51. Theresa L East

    My collagen powder says to take with 6 to 8 oz of water but the flavor is so string.
    can I diluted with more water and still have the same effect

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  52. Joan Wilkinson

    I have tried twice to take collagens twice recently & a year ago. Each time I tried 2 different powder ones & each one made me gain weight. I do not est much & there is no reason for me to gain weight. Why is this when most people say they lose weight on it?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Joan: Thanks for the question. Collagen is a protein that has been found to be more filling than standard proteins. In fact, many people report that using collagen keeps them fuller longer, thereby helping in promoting weight loss.

      How are you using your collagen? Sometimes, people put collagen in smoothies or other recipes that unintentionally add calories, which could cause weight gain. Also, another question would be your dose-we recommend one to two scoops a day. You can learn more about your collagen here https://shop.furtherfood.com/products/collagen-peptides-protein-powder

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  53. Valerie Brown

    I have a container of multi collagen that I bought and forgot I had it. I’ve never opened it but the expiration date is 4-8-18. Will it still be good?

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Valerie: Thanks for the email. We recommend that you contact the manufacturer of your collagen to learn more about the shelf life of your collagen. Good luck.

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  54. Jackie

    Can taking a bovine supplement cause the same health issues that eating red meat can? Such as high cholesterol, clogging of arteries etc.

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Arcelle: Thanks for the question. We have many customers who use collagen while pregnant, however, we recommend that you consult with your medical care practitioner who is more familiar with your personal history. Good luck.

      Reply
  55. David

    I’ve been taking warfrin beta blockers and blood pressure tablets since I had heart surgery 13 years ago
    I now have a stainless steel heart valve replacement i am very fit and active life style
    I eat a very healthly diet I started using collagen powder two months ago to improve the elasticity of my arteries With the medication I take which I be taking the rest of my life is it safe for my continuing to use collagen

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi David:
      Thanks for the question. We recommend you ask this question to your medical care practitioner who is more familiar with your personal history and medications. Good luck.

      Reply
  56. kevin clancy

    Why do some collagen supplements gel to a snot like substance in my Gatorade and some don’t? Are the collagen supplements that gel of higher quality and are they more authentic than the one’s that don’t gel?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Kevin:
      Thanks for the question. While we don’t know which brand you are using, this sounds like the difference between collagen and gelatin. Further Food Collagen blends right into any drink or food without adding any taste or texture. Our Premium Gelatin, on the other hand, gels and thickens as it is supposed to. You can learn more about our collagen here https://shop.furtherfood.com/products/collagen-peptides-protein-powder
      Let us know if you have any other questions.

      Reply
  57. Razaq

    I have been taking marine collagen for less than a month, noticed a slight skin rash on my face cheeks, shall I stop taking the marine collagen.

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Razaq: Thanks for the question. Are you taking Further Food Premium Marine Collagen? If so, please let us know. Regardless, it is a good idea to stop it and see if the rash goes away. If the rash continues, please consult with your medical care practitioner for more advice on the rash.

      Reply
  58. Barbara Marty

    I was told that you should not consume collagen 2 along with the other types of collagen because it will not be absorbed properly. Collagen 2 should be taken separately and not at the same time as the other types. Is this true?

    Reply
  59. lisa kelly

    I have a bottle of Nature’s Truth liquid collagen. I bought it 2 months ago. It says to refrigerate after opening but I didn’t refrigerate it after I opened it. is it still ok to use?

    Reply
  60. Lisa Kelly

    I have liquid collagen. I opened it 2 months ago but did not refrigerate it. is it still safe to use?

    Reply
  61. Aníbal Ríos

    I am 48 years old. I take six tabletas of the YouTherory brand. My question is, Do I have to take this every day? or Can I take it biweekly? last question How much collagen tabletas do I need to intake until my body is replenished with collagen?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Judy. Thanks for the question. Collagen does not typically affect blood sugar levels, and we are not familiar with what metformin does to the body. We recommend you consult with your medical care practitioner to answer specific questions relating to your medical care and history.

      Reply
  62. Cynthia SIlva

    I have been taken collagen for a while, I have for 3 months, rest for 1 month. Is that the right way to do it?

    Reply
  63. Nazifa Tabassum

    Hey!! I wanted to know what happens if you stop taking collagen supplements? Does all the improvements disappears ??

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Nazifa:
      Thanks for the question. Since we continuously lose collagen as we age, we need to supplement with collagen indefinitely. If you stop taking collagen supplements, your body will start to show and feel the effects of reduced colagen production. You can learn more here https://www.furtherfood.com/collagen/

      Reply
  64. melissa

    i currently take vital proteins collagen peptides two scoops a day. I’ve been taking it for months now. i am also doing a keto life style. can you please tell me why your collagen peptides would be better for me to take. i’m really interested in both your peptides and match tea. thank you for your time

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Thank you for your question. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re exploring collagen supplements, whether that be with us or another brand!

      1. Ensure that your collagen is grass fed, pasture raised and that you know the country of origin.

      2. Make sure that it dissolves easily when stirred into beverages or foods and is tasteless and odorless.

      3. Look for supplements manufactured in a cGMP facility.

      Our collagen products check all these boxes and our brand is very unique! We are a mission-driven, women owned company dedicated to helping others live healthier, longer lives!

      Reply
  65. Judy M

    I take a collagen protein powder. Is this the same as collagen peptides? Do I get the same benefits? Thank you

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Thanks for the question. Storing collagen in a clear canister should be fine-we just recommend storing in a cool, dry place.

      Reply
  66. Colleeb

    I take Collagen and I love it… But I was told I should take a break every now and then because it’ll stop working as well, is this true?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Maureen:Thanks for the question. Collagen can generally be taken with other supplements, however we recommend that you consult with your medical care practitioner for any specific questions relating to your medical history and concerns.

      Reply
  67. Merry

    Can I take two different collegens? I am currently taking only bovine, but now read that fish collegen is good for my skin.

    Reply
  68. TeriLaudecio

    I ve been taking 1 scoop a day for a month. Last week I starting cutting my calories to 1200 a day. I ve lost nothing , which is unusual. Is the collagen stopping me from losing weight?

    Reply
  69. Charmaine

    I have been taking collagen for 3 days, and just this evening I’ve been quite gassy and a few stomach pains is this to be expected?

    Reply
  70. Vickey Waldrop

    Large doses of collagen causes me nausea and stomach upset. If I take it in 4 smaller doses with food will it still be effective?

    Reply
  71. NOME RUMFELT

    I am currently taking collagen gummies that have biotin in it and was wondering can I supplement with collagen powder as well? Also taking hair and nails gummies to. What do you recommend and how much can I take.

    Reply
  72. Leann

    Hi,
    Can I mix a big batch with water in advance? If so, how should I store it, and will it lose any of it’s benefits if pre-mixed a week or two in advance? Thank you for your help!!!

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Leann: Thanks for the question. You can mix it into water in advance-if so, we recommend storing it in the refrigerator to maintain freshness. Best of luck to you.

      Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Linda: Thanks for the question. Since we lose collagen continuously as we age, we recommend taking collagen indefinitely to help replenish this lost collagen. It is a good idea to include collagen into your daily routine, such as mixing it into your morning tea or coffee, to ensure that you get a sufficient amount. Good Luck!

      Reply
  73. Angela H

    How long does this last once mixed? Can I pre-mix and refrigerate my servings for the week so I can take my shots on the go? I typically mix with tart cherry juice and/or OJ.
    Thanks

    Reply
  74. Susan Johnson

    I don’t eat red meat and I noticed taking the bovine collagen caused me to have itchy skin.(perhaps allergy) Would marine collagen be better for me? I do eat fish but no red meat in 25yrs.

    Reply
  75. Linda Talla

    I was told to take collagen for 3 months and one month off to prevent adhesions in my tissues. Is this correct? I’m 60 years old and have been surgically menopausal since I was 40. Im also quite athletic. I run 6 days a week and do weights 6 days a weight as well. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Linda: Many of our customers take collagen indefinitely, however, we recommend that you consult with your medical care provider who is more familiar with your medical history.

      Reply
  76. Jennifer Pichola

    Hi, I opened my extra container of my collagen powder because I lost the scoop to the one I currently had opened. Will my next container (that I opened) still be fresh when I finish my current container that I have only used 10 days worth of servings, or should I freeze it?

    Reply
  77. Sarah

    What happens when you stop taking collagen? Our body naturally produces collagen so ingesting it may be good while we’re on it, however won’t our body begin to produce less of it if it feels it’s already getting collagen from an outside source? Therefore, when we stop ingesting it, what happens?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Thanks for the question. Our body naturally stops decreasing its collagen production as we age-this happens whether we take collagen or not. However, supplementing with collagen can help us to replenish the amount of collagen that we lose. If we stop supplementing with collagen, our bodies start to show signs of aging more quickly. Thus, we recommend supplementing with collagen indefinitely. You can learn more here https://www.furtherfood.com/collagen/

      Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Kathy: Thanks for the question. We recommend you check with your medical care provider about taking collagen while breastfeeding. Good luck!

      Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Latosha: We are not aware of any issue with taking collagen if you have high blood pressure, however we recommend that you consult with your medical care practitioner who is familiar with your medical history. Good luck.

      Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Thanks for the question. Collagen can mix into coffee and anything else you put in the coffee, including benefiber powder.

      Reply
  78. Landra Queen

    Can collagen pills interact with other medications. And after stop it. How long does it take to flush out of your body

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Landra: Thanks for the question. Collagen can be taken any time of day-we often recommend taking it with food to avoid any intestinal discomfort that may occur. As far as your other questions, we recommend consulting with your medical practitioner who is familiar with your personal history.

      Reply
  79. Diane

    I just purchased this from your site, and I don’t know if I have to take it before I eat or after. Some sites say that you can’t eat for 2-3 hours after taking this. Help!

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Diane: Thanks for the question. Collagen can be taken anytime and you definitely don’t need to avoid eating after taking it. Some people prefer to take collagen with food to avoid any potential stomach upset. Good luck and we can’t wait to hear your feedback!

      Reply
  80. Barbara

    How long can I take collagen for . I was told to only take it for 3 mths , stop taking it all together for at least 1 mtg, then only take it 2 to 3 times a week. I’ve been taking it every day now for 6 mths but now I’m confused as to how to use it. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks 🤔

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Lisa: Thanks for the question. You should be able to take both collagens at the same time. However, for maximum benefits, you may want to consider taking them separately-perhaps once in morning and once in afternoon. Let us know if you have any other questions.

      Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Thanks for the question. While we are not aware of any problems in taking both heart and blood pressure medication along with a collagen supplement, we recommend you consult with your health practitioner who is familiar with your personal health history.

      Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Carol: We’ve never heard of collagen powder changing the smell of urine. You may want to talk to your doctor about this if this continues.

      Reply
  81. Joyce Carlson

    I started taking collagen powder in my health shake and and became fatigued. This would be good before bed but I am in the middle of the day yawning and feeling too sleepy. I have not experienced this until I started taking collageb,.

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Joyce: Thanks for the feedback. While this is not something that we typically hear, collagen does contain glycine which helps promote sleep. Taking it before bed is a good idea for you then! Good luck!

      Reply
  82. Aneeka

    Hi, my question is about collagen types. There are many articles advising to eat particular types of collagen for specific needs. However, i came across a study saying that it doesn’t metter that marine collagen contain mostly type 1, because when ingested, the collagen peptides stimulate the body’s production of all the Collagen types.
    So, your body will respond to the ingestion of peptides by producing all the Collagen types it needs.
    Would you agree with it?
    Thanks you.

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi there: Thanks for the question.Since we continuously lose collagen as we age, we recommend supplementing daily for an indefinitely basis. Further Food Collagen is so easy to use, is tasteless and mixes into any recipe, making it versatile for daily use.

      Reply
  83. JANIE GUTIERREZ

    Can I take type l and type ll collagen peptides in the morning on an empty stomach….then take type ll right before bed? I have read conflicting reports concerning taking type ll while taking type l and ll together. But I’m hoping I can take them if I space them far enough apart in one day.
    thanks
    Janie

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Janie: Thanks for the question. Our collagen is type 1 and 3 and can be taken either in morning or evening. Many people prefer to take it with food to avoid potential digestive upset. Type 2 collagen is best taken separately for maximum absorption and benefit.

      Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Thanks for the question. We recommend taking collagen regularly to make up for collagen that our bodies lose regularly. This will help to keep our hair, skin and nails strong as well as keep our gut and joints healthy.

      Reply
  84. Jane S t. Clair

    I keep my apartment very warm. Should I
    Still store it at room temperature or would it be
    Better to store in the refrigerator.
    What about when it’s raining out?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Jane: Thanks for the question. We recommend storing the collagen in a dark, dry place. You can keep it in a dark cabinet or your refrigerator.

      Reply
  85. Mike S.

    Does it harm Collagen Peptides if it in in 10 degree temperatures overnight during shipping and the front porch?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Mike:
      Thanks for the question. Cold temperatures should not affect the collagen. In fact, some people keep the collagen in their refrigerators.

      Reply
  86. Brigid Barber

    I’m 80 years old. Following an accident last Summer (jumping from the promenade onto the beach) I suffered a broken leg, My recovery has been long but I’m almost fixed. Recently I started taking collagen, in the hope that it would help restore my core strength, which due to long period of inactivity is greatly diminished.
    For the same reason I’m thinking about joining Slimming World as I’ve gained a considerable amount of weight due to inactivity. My question is, Will the fact that I’m taking Collagen daily adversely affect the possible benefits of a slimming program? Does Collagen cause weight gain?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Brigid: Thanks for the question-we are glad that you are taking collagen-it can definitely help strengthen your bones and joints. Collagen is a protein that is quite satiating so people have found it to be helpful in keeping them full longer, helping to promote weight loss. Good luck with your weight loss program!

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  87. Patricia

    How long can you keep an open container of collagen peptides in powder and does it loose its efficiency after some time?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Patricia. Thanks for the question. We recommend keeping collagen in a dark, cool place. Once opened, we recommend consuming it within 6 months.

      Reply
  88. Sheryl

    Hello, I am interested in buying the Collagen Peptide Protein Powder , but before I do please could you be more descriptive in your heavy metal testing and exactly you what you mean by within acceptable levels? Could you further clarify and share the testing result statistics?

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Jeannie: Thanks for the question. While there aren’t really any “side effects,”when you stop taking collagen protein, you won’t be replenishing the collagen that your body naturally loses over time. This means that you may see more wrinkles, have weaker hair and nails and even feel more joint pain. That’s why we recommend taking collagen indefinitely. Let us know if you have any more questions.

      Reply
  89. Lesley

    Hi there, I am looking into taking a hydrolized collagen supplement. I am allergic to Salmon so I am wondering if there is a potential of a allergic reaction?

    Reply
  90. Julie Hernandez

    I’ve read that sugar is a collagen killer. If I put it in my coffee along with sugar and sugary creamer, am I eliminating the benefits of using a collagen supplement?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Thanks for the question. It should be fine to put collagen and sugar into your coffee-we are not aware that it would eliminate the benefits of collagen.

      Reply
  91. Alice A Moore

    I have been taking collagen powder now for 5 months I almost stopped taking it because I didn’t think I was seeing results but now I do see the results. I’m starting to see the wrinkles on my face tightening. And the sagging in between my legs are tightening. I have been reading on collagen powder and I was just wondering I also used to have a bladder leakage where everytime I cough I would l say pee my pants.. I was just wondering if this is from the collagen powder that’s the only thing I think that it could have come from and the reason I no longer have this problem..

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Thanks for the question. While we have heard of many people who see skin benefits including diminished wrinkles or sagging from taking collagen, there are no reported incidents of bladder leakage. You may want to check with your medical care practitioner for more information.Good luck.

      Reply
  92. Gordana

    How long can I take collagen for? The lady in the pharmacy said I can take it for 3 months and then pause for one month. Is this true or I can take it forever? This is my third month. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi there: We recommend taking collagen indefinitely to help replenish the collagen that our bodies lose as we age. Thanks for the question.

      Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi there. Thanks for the question. Our marine collagen is made from wild caught fish. Otherwise there is no plant based collagen.

      Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Julie: That sounds grea-we like meal prepping! The collagen will still have the same benefits the next day. Enjoy!

      Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Ann: That sounds great! Our collagen is tasteless and mixes right into any beverage. Let us know if you have any other questions.

      Reply
  93. Diana

    Can you take the Collagen peptides instead of meat?

    I know it’s a crazy question but, can you just take collagen instead of eating meat?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      One serving of collagen peptides contains 7 grams of protein and 18 amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids. Thus collagen can provide a source of protein in your diet. Whether you eat meat or not is a personal choice, but as long as you are getting enough protein from collagen, fish or plant based proteins such as beans and legumes, you do not need to eat meat.

      Reply
  94. Linah

    It is another brand. And im taking one scoop (which is 3 gms according to their recommended dose) daily with water on an empty stomach before breakfast. It is a hydrolyzed marine collagen powder.
    I was first taking it in pills form for a month (another brand) which was fish and hyaluronic acid, and I took two pills twice a day daily (so 4 pills in total) and then the next month I started using a powder from another brand. But throughout taking fish collagen in general from any brand im having those side effects.

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  95. Linah

    Hi Ive been taking fish collagen for a month and a half now and Ive noticed these side effects: Constant bloating, trapped gas, nausea like feeling and uneasiness, slight constipation. Can I take Collagen every alternate day or reduce the amount by half? Does anyone else have these side effects? Is it normal? My stomach is constantly bloated.

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Linah: How much fish collagen are you taking and is it Further Food Marine Collagen? We recommend taking collagen with food to avoid any stomach upset. Additionally, our recommended dose is one to two scoops a day. With this dosage, we have not received such reports of side effects. Keep us updated.

      Reply
  96. Doug Sanchez

    I take collagen and gelatin for my osteoarthritic knees.
    Is just taking plain Knox Gelatine mixed with water a good source of getting the benefits of gelatin?
    And is is good to take both gelatin and collagen as well?

    Reply
  97. Lilly Keddy

    I’m 56 and l have 3.2 osteoporosis, I have be taking medicación for the 4 years but I recent test show osteoppsis was reduced from 3.7 to 3.2. Would Collagen Peptides will help in re building my bone mass, and how much should I have to take daily.?
    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Lilly: Since we lose collagen every year, it can be helpful to supplement with collagen daily. Collagen peptides may help strengthen your bones and joints, along with several other benefits. We recommend one-two scoops a day. Good luck!

      Reply
  98. Melissa

    Hi. I have been taking collagen peptide powder for 6 days now and the reason was to improve my skin and overall health such as hair and nails etc. I take vitamin D3, Omega 3-6-9 daily and I don’t eat sugar or refined carbs because I had hormonal acne. This daily routine improved my skin amazingly. But since I started with the collagen powder, I started breaking out again. Is this part of a detox or is it clashing with my other vitamins? Please help!

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Melissa: Typically collagen powder helps to reduce acne, not cause breakouts. However, everyone is different. We suggest you stop taking the collagen for a few days to see if there is any improvement. Then you can retry taking the collagen at a different time than the other vitamins. If you have any more issues, feel free to contact customer service at hello@furtherfood.com

      Reply
  99. Lauren Kermode

    I took 2 Tablespoons of Bullet powdered collagen supplement once a day for 6 days then got hives. I’ve stopped for 2 days and the hives are going away slowly (with benadryl). I was beginning to experience a lessening of muscle pain on the supplement and don’t want to give up on the concept. I’m considering going back on it after the hives are gone completely. What’s the chance that the collagen caused the hives? Could it be just this brand that doesn’t agree with me? I contacted the company and they suggest I stop taking the supplement immediately which I had already done. I’ve been on Weight Watchers and eat a lot of fruit and eggs as well. I have no known allergies but I understand an overabundance of just about anything can cause a reaction.

    Can you help me with this?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Lauren: You are certainly welcome to try our collagen-every collagen powder can be different. We have not heard of many people suffering hives after taking our collagen. Obviously if you experience any symptoms, you should stop immediately. Good luck.

      Reply
  100. Janine

    Can I take two scoops of collagen peptides in the am instead of
    1 in the a.m. And the other in the p.m.?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Noon: Collagen does not contain any cholesterol or fat, so it should not have an effect on your cholesterol and triglycerides levels.

      Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Bala: We recommend taking collagen with food to minimize any potential stomach upset. You can take the collagen any time of day.

      Reply
  101. Michelle

    Hi, I just started taking Bovine Collagen a few days ago. A couple questions…..
    1. Can I eliminate some of the supplements I’m taking now? (Buffered Ascorbic Acid, Omega 3s, Calcium, Probiotic)
    2. Typically, how long should I continue taking my Hypothyroid medication.
    3. Has Bovine Collagen ever been known to help hot flashes, and other menopausal symptoms.

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Michelle: Thanks for the questions. Collagen can be taken in conjunction with other supplements and medications. We recommend you check with your medical care provider to determine what works best for your personal medical situation. Bovine collagen has many health benefits-while it does not specifically help with hot flashes, collagen may provide other benefits that may relieve menopausal symptoms.

      Reply
  102. Jane S.

    I have taken one scoop of Furthur Food collagen for 8 weeks. I have not seen any benefits from this e.g. help with digestion, skin health, growing in new hair, nails harder and stronger and most of all, decrease of joint pain & swelling. Is this just not working for me or should I take two scoops a day? Also, I am on three medications; would this impact benefits of collagen consumption? Is there a specific time of day I should take it? Is it better with food or without food? Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Jane: Thanks for the question. Sometimes it takes longer or higher doses are needed to feel the health benefits of collagen peptides. We recommend adding another scoop to your daily diet to see if that causes improvements in the next few weeks. As far as your other medications, it is best to check with your medical provider to see if they can impact collagen absorption. Good luck!

      Reply
  103. Linda

    Why is it recommended that supplementation with Type II collagen be taken separately from Types I and III? How much time should pass between taking Type II and Types I & III?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Type 11 needs to be taken separately from Type 1 and 111 to ensure adequate absorption of all types of collagen. One suggestion is to take one in the morning and the other at night.

      Reply
  104. Jenny Le

    I’m looking the Hydrolyzed Collagen (Type 2 ) for my 13 year old daughter because I want her to boost collagen for her cartilage,joint and bones. Please let me know this is the Collagen type 2 or 1, 3? Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Jenny: Our collagen peptides are Type 1 and 3. We have many customers who use it for bone and joint health, and collagen can be taken by children/teenagers. Good luck to your daughter!

      Reply
  105. bruce Rogers

    A friend of mine says only take two collagen tablets which would be 2 grams per day instead of 6 or more that are suggested by other websites depending on how much collagen you need. I have pretty good Vision even though I wear glasses but I can look at people and tell you which ones need more collagen than others do. I think he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I know you need to take collagen on an empty stomach because you want it absorb through the lining of your stomach into your bloodstream instead of going through your digestive tract. I am taking 6 grams of collagen a day and he says I’m crazy basically because the manufacturer just wants to sell more collagen. that is his theory.
    Taking two grams of collagen a day would be like treading water just to the point where your nose is above water where you can just breathe but yeah you’re living but barely. If my thinking is all wrong correct me but I seriously doubt that I’m wrong.

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Elizabeth: What collagen supplements are you considering taking?We need to know more about the type of collagen in them.

      Reply
  106. Paula sargent

    I have had a heart attack and I am on cholesterol meds and high blood pressure meds. Is this safe to use with these medications! Thank you, Paula Sargent

    Reply
  107. Rita K Davis

    Hello,
    Is it okay to consume 40-50 grams of collagen per day?
    Would that cause any health concerns?
    Do you need hyaluronic acid and vitamin c for collagen to be effective?…and how much?
    Thank You
    Rita Davis

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Rita: We recommend 1-2 scoops of our Further Food Collagen Peptides per day-each scoop has 8 grams of collagen, meaning 16 grams a day. Vitamin C can help promote absorption of collagen. Good luck!

      Reply
  108. Cindy L Tackett

    I’m 61 yrs young and have taken Collagen Bioactive tablets daily for 3 months.100% improvement in skin elasticity in my face and wrinkles are definitely less noticeable. My skin holds moisture longer.The most rewarding is my significant weight loss ! I’m down 10 pounds in 3 months ( eating healthily & walking 1-2 miles 5dys week) Sooooo Happy !Take on empty stomach and don’t eat for 3hrs.It works!!!

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Lacey:
      Yes we do test for heavy metals and the products fall within acceptable parameters. Thanks for the question.

      Reply
  109. Tim Irwin

    Is the callogen peptides safe to take while pregnant/breastfeeding?
    Are there health benefits of taking callogen during pregnancy?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      We recommend you consult with your health care practitioner about taking collagen while pregnant. However, we do have several customers who have taken collagen while pregnant and/or breastfeeding. Collagen is a clean, all natural source of protein that can provide gut health and skin benefits in addition to helping promote fullness and minimize sugar cravings. WIshing you a healthy pregnancy!

      Reply
  110. P.Bhaskar

    Just now you have reported that collagen peptide not diuretic my doubt is to when is it to be taken for more sleep. If I take it at 4oclock , will it be sufficient?

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  111. P.Bhaskar

    It is published that collagen peptide is diuretic. So when it is taken in the evening it increases urine outflow in the night disrupting sleep . Is it true.So is it possible to take 30grams of peptide in the evening

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Thanks for the question. Our collagen peptides contain 8g of collagen per serving. We recommend 1-2 servings a day, which totals 16g per day. Collagen peptides provide a lot of benefits to the gut, including with digestion and to help repair leaky gut. Further Food Collagen has not been reported as disrupting sleep or as a diuretic.

      Reply
  112. Ruth Olivia Oneal

    Im on my healthy WORKOUT journey. I have neurofibromatosis type 1, is collagen peptides safe for me to take?

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Ruth: Congrats on your healthy workout journey. Adding collagen peptides into your diet can provide a healthy dose of protein that will help keep you full longer and can help with post workout recovery. Collagen is used safely by many people with various autoimmune and other health conditions, however we recommend you consult with your doctor for any specific medical advice pertaining to your condition.

      Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Kelly: We have customers who take it while breastfeeding but we recommend that you check with your medical care provider first!

      Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Celia: Our collagen does not contain any pork-it is made from bovine hides (cows). Additionally it is kosher certified.

      Reply
  113. Sara Johnston

    If I use collagen peptides in my cooking can I still put leftovers in fridge/freezer with out any significantly noticeable difference or effecting the nutritional benefits?Trying to ease my texture sensitive family into this. Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Sara: Thanks for the question. Yes, you can definitely store in fridge without any effect on nutritional benefit. We’ve never tried freezing the Collagen, but again it shouldn’t affect the nutritional value.

      Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Suzy: Thanks for your question.The marine collagen has been tested for heavy metals and does not exceed maximum recommended amounts.

      Reply
  114. nina

    Hy, What is the difference beetween collagen peptide and marine collagen?
    Does marine collagen have the same properties? Are they good for supporting workout with proteins? And for healing gut?
    Thank you very much in advance for your answer!

    Reply
    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Dawn:
      Our bovine collagen has 8 grams of collagen per serving and our marine collagen has 6.6 grams of collagen peptides per serving.

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    1. Recipe Team

      No it does not! The marine collagen can be put in hot or cold liquids-it has the same beneficial properties either way.

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    2. Recipe Team

      No it does not! Our marine collagen can be mixed into any liquid or other food, hot or cold. You can even bake with it!

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    1. Recipe Team

      Hi Bo: Further Food has a marine collagen, made out of wild codfish. This is a great choice for vegetarians/pescetarians. Otherwise, there is no vegan options for collagen.

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