What are the risks of taking collagen peptides?
- 1) Constipation. Those taking oral collagen peptide supplementation report its bad taste.
- 2) Poor Appetite.
- 3) Diarrhea.
- 4) Kidney Stones.
- 5) Rise in Calcium Levels.
- 6) Allergic Reactions.
- 7) Problems from Unknown Ingredients.
- 8) Affects Mood.
Is it better to take collagen or collagen peptides?
Whole collagen is difficult for the body to digest or absorb, while collagen peptides are significantly more accessible for the body. When taking a whole collagen supplement, your body will only be able to use a small portion of it compared to a collagen peptide supplement.
Does drinking collagen peptides do anything?
Some studies show that taking collagen supplements for several months can improve skin elasticity, (i.e., wrinkles and roughness) as well as signs of aging. Others have shown that consuming collagen can increase density in bones weakened with age and can improve joint, back and knee pain.