Are taking Collagen Supplements Safe

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Registered: 11-18-2003
Are taking Collagen Supplements Safe
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Thu, 11-27-2008 - 9:39pm
I know that collagen plays an important role in your body to help your bones and tissues....is it safe or harmful to take collagen supplements and is it harmful to take when pregnant...is too much collagen bad?
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 12-01-2008 - 7:12am

Hi and *WELCOME* to the Skin Care & Anti-Aging board.



iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2003
Mon, 12-01-2008 - 8:01pm

Hi Donna:

I'm not pregnant anymore I lost my baby @ 32 wks on Sept 25 and was wondering if having too much or to little collagen in the body is harmful and if it is safe to take collagen supplements...I don't have insurance nor a primary care doctor I was on Medicaid but it expired Nov 30 therefore I have no one to ask these questions to other than people online...I lost my job when I was 6 months prego, have not received unemployment benefits since filing for them in July so I am without income for 6 months so I have no $$$ to do anything or go to any doctor...if I get sick right now I just have to suffer, so these sites are my only hope until the 100's of 1000's of job applications I put out there call me in for an interview...Thanks for the reply!

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 12-01-2008 - 8:13pm

I'm so sorry!



iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2003
Mon, 12-01-2008 - 8:19pm

THanks DOnna:

I see you are into dogs, what kind do you like? I prefer Pugs, Puggles and Jack Russels

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 12-01-2008 - 8:36pm

Don't even get me started on dogs!



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Registered: 11-18-2003
Mon, 12-01-2008 - 8:45pm
Congrats on your babies: I LOOOOOVE Puggles to death, though I've never owned one...when I get a house I want to have a Puggle, a JRT a pug and possibly a Beagle...They don't have many health concerns and all of them have less grooming issues...that's what I love about them...I used to work for a dog place we had many different breeds,some that I've never heard of...my little fella was a Golden Ret/Chihuahua mix...he was small and VERY protective of me...I can send you a pic...his name was P-Nut...He was soooooooo adorable. Let me know when you get the pic
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 12-01-2008 - 9:09pm

Oh my gosh!



iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2003
Mon, 12-01-2008 - 9:13pm
All I can handle is small dogs...I miss my P-Nut he was the best...he was also my 1st dog, b/c I grew up around 9 cats, I had to beg my dad to let me have a dog...
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Registered: 08-15-2004
Tue, 12-02-2008 - 1:22pm
Absolutely! You already get collagen in other foods you eat like Jell-O, any of the slimy stuff that you find on meats, or many other sources, so it's perfectly safe to take a supplement form of it (which is typically a lot easier to take larger amounts of). It's great for skin health as well as joints and other connective tissues like ligaments and tendons.

It's been eaten for hundreds of years with various meat products and I wouldn't be surprised if it's been eaten for thousands of years... it's perfectly safe to take long-term
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-18-2003
Wed, 12-03-2008 - 1:00am
I have another question...I know that Biotin is also good for the skin, what's the recommended dosage or MG's needed to take and is it safe to take with other vitamins such as prenatal vitamins that do not contain Biotin in it...I'm currently taking left over prenatal vitamins that my OB gave me and they do not contain Biotin in them...I also wanted to know if Biotin can be taken while pregnant (for future reference)would Biotin be a better supplement as opposed to taking Collagen? Is too much Biotin a bad thing?