What Side Effects are Associated with Collagen?

June 17, 2021 3 min read

Collagen is a substance that helps to keep the appearance of your skin soft, supple, and young-looking. It also cushions your joints while providing structure for your bones and muscles. Some foods contain collagen, like bone broth, for example. But many people have turned to collagen supplements to increase their intake of collagen.

Out of 28 types that are identified, hydrolyzed collagen and gelatin are the ones most commonly used in supplements. Both are commercialized forms of collagen are more or less the same in appearance. Gelatin is the cooked form of collagen. The supplement market is currently flooded with collagen products. It is available in the form of gummies, powder, tablets, capsules, etc. as anyone who has recently shopped for collagen can tell you. 

 

A published FDA report clearly warn consumers not to get lured by the marketing claims being made and also provides a check on claims supporting one type of collagen vs. others used in collagen supplements. With regards to the types of collagen used in the collagen supplement, the report does not differentiate between types and states that the side effects associated with all type of collagen are the same. Here are some of the potential side effects associated with consuming collagen, if you happen to experience severe versions, don't wait and immediately seek medical help. 

Side Effects of Taking Collagen

The side effects of collagen can be mild bloating or a feeling of heaviness in your stomach. As your stomach acids start to break down the collagen in the supplement, you could have gas and experience nausea. There may also be a sensation of weight in your abdomen. These symptoms should pass quickly and are nothing to be concerned about on their own.

In some instances, people experience diarrhea or constipation. Diarrhea is not a common side effect, but constipation is a little more common. If your gastrointestinal system is acting up following collagen consumption, you may want to consider cutting back on collagen supplements or completely removing them from your diet. If you are already on medication or taking any other supplement then it is always advised to consult with a medical professional who can give you definitive advice on potential adverse reactions associated with your specific prescription medication. With that being said, most side effects are generally mild and passing, however it may change the associated benefit analysis that you undergo when taking any supplement.

 

If you are allergic to eggs or seafood, you may have an allergic reaction to collagen. Some collagen supplements are made from eggs or seafood, so take note of the collagen sourcing before purchase. If you do break out in hives or a rash or have any allergic reactions as a side effect after taking a collagen supplement, stop taking the supplement immediately and consult with a medical professional. If the reaction is severe, go to the ER as soon as possible as severe allergic reactions can be fatal if left untreated.

Finally, you should talk to your doctor before taking any supplements. If you are on prescription drugs, your doctor will be able to rule out potential interactions with other medications you may be taking. If you are experiencing digestive issues when taking a collagen supplement, it is possible that may be due to active ingredients in your prescription drugs interacting with a supplement or being blocked from absorption in your stomach by supplements you are consuming.

This is in no way meant to dissuade readers from consuming collagen, however we believe it is important that you understand any potential risks associated with its consumption. All this is put together to help you make a smart choice and pick the right product for your wellness goals. To help you make a better and more informed choice, AloeCure has not just picked high quality collagen, but also packaged it in a clinically recommended dosage with aloe vera and melatonin to help you maximize your beauty rest.

AloeCure Collagen and Melatonin

 AloeCure carries a Melatonin & Collagen product with a combination of collagen Types 1 & 3 and melatonin.  This product is made with pure bovine hydrolyzed collagen protein. The hydrolyzed collagen makes the supplement easier to digest and absorb. AloeCure is a name you can trust and our Melatonin + Collagen product will help keep your skin, hair, and nails healthy and support joint mobility.

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