How much collagen should you take daily?

I recommend consuming a minimum of 5 grams of hydrolyzed collagen per day to increase the levels of glycine and proline circulating in your bloodstream. However, if you’re inflamed (as most people are), more may be necessary. I recommend a minimum range of 10-15 grams daily, and up to 30 grams daily if:

Take more collagen if your skin, hair, and nails could use a boost.

Collagen is responsible for your skin’s firmness; the ability to bounce back. It will bring back your youthful glow while diminishing fine lines and dark circles. Your hair will once again have a healthy shine while your nails will grow strong as ever.

Collagen will help your performance if you’re an athlete or exercise regularly.

Collagen promotes the overall functioning of your muscles, as well as muscle tone. You’ll have more defined muscles and increased strength.

Ease joint pain by adding more collagen to your diet.

Your body is telling you it lacks collagen. From joint pains to arthritis battles, collagen helps support the repair of cartilage and reduce pain and joint deterioration.

Add collagen to your diet if you’re having trouble losing weight.

Did you know collagen fights inflammation, which can keep you from losing weight? That may be why you’re having trouble with stubborn belly fat. 

Digestive symptoms or disease can be relieved with an increase of collagen in your diet.

As a powerful anti-inflammatory, collagen can heal your body. We know that inflammation leads to a long list of diseases and illnesses, so collagen can start with the gut and repair all areas in need.

    If you are active, do high intensity exercises, and/or are looking to build muscle, 30 grams of collagen daily will help you meet your goals. Just remember to look for hydrolyzed collagen derived from healthy animals, such as grass-fed, pasture-raised cows. It’s worth noting that the participants in these studies consumed collagen peptides EVERY DAY during the treatment period, which ranged from 4 – 12 weeks. This means that one dose here and there won’t cut it. If you want to see results, you need to be consistent.

    Keep thinking Big and living BOLD!

    Dr. Kellyann