Marine Collagen: Are There Any Side Effects?
Wondering if taking Absolute Collagen can cause side effects? We've put together all the answers you need in our latest blog.
With so many supplements on the market, it’s only natural that buyers want to make sure there are no nasty side effects to the products they are taking.
Collagen is a protein naturally produced within the body, and taking additional collagen supplements does not cause any documented negative side effects. And at Absolute Collagen, we’re proud to be a trusted, market-leading brand with thousands of five-star reviews from happy Absoluters, and we’re also backed by expert Dermatologists and Trichologists. As such, Absolute Collagen is completely safe to take on a daily basis, and uses exclusively all-natural ingredients.
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We use only the best quality ingredients; our Type 1 marine collagen is derived from sustainably farmed tilapia and pangasius fish, and our suppliers follow strict BRC guidelines. We use Type 1 marine collagen for the simple reason that it’s the highest quality collagen available, surpassing collagen sourced from chicken, cows, or pigs, and it’s important to note that the fish we use are not fed hormones or antibiotics, either.
We regularly test for allergens, and can confirm that our product does not contain shellfish, molluscs, or nuts. Absolute Collagen is also free from dairy, gluten, soy, wheat, and lactose, and does not contain any cholesterol or fat. However, as marine collagen is derived from fish, it is not suitable for those with fish allergies or those following a vegan diet. Some Absoluters report a distinct bitter taste which can take some getting used to - but many find that by adding it to a tasty meal or drink, they can easily overcome this and enjoy their daily dose.
So in short, Absolute Collagen is 100% natural has been published to be safe for consumption. A minority of people may experience heaviness or bloating. If you have concerns about taking any kind of supplement, however, you should always stop taking it and consult your doctor or healthcare provider.
But when it comes to the benefits - or positive side effects - of taking Absolute Collagen, then there’s plenty to talk about! Read on for some of the positive side effects our Absoluters have reported.
Marine Collagen Side Effect #1: Gorgeous, Glowing Skin
Collagen is secreted by many different cells, but predominantly by skin and connective tissue cells. In the dermis, collagen helps to form a fibrous network, upon which new cells can grow, and collagen is also necessary for the replacement of dead skin cells. Over time, the body’s natural levels of collagen decrease as production slows, leading to the skin’s structure weakening, evidenced by the fine lines and wrinkles that we associate with advancing age. Ingesting a collagen supplement can help by triggering the body’s own production of collagen. So it makes sense that one of the side effects of Absolute Collagen noted by many of our Absoluters is a boost to their skin!
"From the first week I noticed my skin (was) much softer and definitely more supple and hydrated" -Kerry
Marine Collagen Side Effect #2: Battles Brittle Nails
Collagen is key to maintaining strong, healthy nails, as it is a key component in the nail bed and supports its structure. It makes sense, then, that one of the effects of depleted collagen as we age is a vulnerability to nail breakages and slow growth, which can be further exacerbated by long term use of nail treatments like Shellac.
Lots of our lovely Absoluters have reported loving the benefits to their nails when taking Absolute Collagen, noticing that not only are their nails growing faster, but also that they appear healthier and stronger. So say goodbye to brittle nails that split and show your age with a daily dose of liquid collagen.
"Only used this for 2 weeks and WOW my nails are no longer brittle and splitting!!" -Lynn
Marine Collagen Side Effect #3: Supports Healthy Hair Growth
You might not realise it, but collagen is integral to hair health. As well as being found in skin and nails, collagen is a key building block of healthy hair, supporting hair that not only grows faster, but thicker and healthier, too. As we age and lose our natural stocks of collagen, we notice signs of aging in the hair such as thinning, loss of colour, and shedding. Healthy hair needs protein, which liquid collagen provides. A daily dose of Absolute Collagen can help fight back and make your hair your crowning glory once more, and lots of our Absoluters have noticed their hair becoming thicker, glossier, and noticeably longer since starting their Absolute Collagen journey.
"I love my collagen sachets and have really noticed a difference in the thickness of my hair, it was always so fine but it has at last got slightly thicker so thank you." -Alison
We always love hearing from our Absoluters, so if you have any questions, feedback, or just want to share if any of the above side effects sound familiar to your own experiences with Absolute Collagen, please don’t hesitate to get in contact!