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April 05, 2022


Absolute Collagen and Protein: What Do We Mean By “High Protein”?

What do we mean by "high protein foods" and how do they affect your daily dose of Absolute Collagen? Read on to find out!

April 05, 2022

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April 05, 2022

As you probably already know, Absolute Collagen is a great source of protein, and has lots of fantastic benefits.

You may also have seen Team AC talking about “high protein”, and we often recommend not taking Absolute Collagen alongside a high protein meal - but what do we actually mean by this, and what counts as being high in protein?

Read on for all you need to know about Absolute Collagen and high protein foods.

What is a high protein food?

For the purposes of ensuring maximum absorption of your daily dose of Absolute Collagen, we recommend not taking it alongside a high protein meal, which we class as something with over 20g of protein in it.

Infographic explaining that a high protein food means a food with over 20g of protein in it

If you do consume a high protein meal containing more than 20g of protein, we recommend waiting at least one hour before taking your Absolute Collagen. This also includes protein shakes and bars; check the label on pre-prepared protein supplements to see if it contains 20g or more.

Why can’t I take Absolute Collagen with high protein meals?

The reason we recommend waiting an hour either side of a protein rich meal is super simple - you won’t get the maximum benefit. It won’t cause you any harm or side effects, but it just means your body won’t be able to make the most of your daily dose.

Infographic stating that you should wait an hour either side of a high protein meal before taking Absolute Collagen

This is because Absolute Collagen itself is a protein source, with a mighty 8000mg (8g) of protein per serving. The human body can only process a finite amount of protein in one go, so it makes sense to take your dose at a separate time to other protein sources.

But don’t worry - we know a lot of Absoluters take it with breakfast, for instance with a lovely poached egg on toast. One large poached egg contains approximately 6000mg (6g) of protein, so this wouldn’t impact the absorption of Absolute Collagen. In fact, you could even have two!

So now all that’s left for you to do is choose how to take your daily dose of AC - it’s all about what works best for you!