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Collagen During Pregnancy: Is It Safe To Take?


We're often asked whether expectant mums-to-be and new mums can take collagen... so Team AC are here to answer all your pregnancy and collagen related questions.

April 18, 2022


Image of Yellow Absolute Collagen Sachet Laying On Tray In Bathroom

April 18, 2022


Here at AC HQ, our metaphorical mailbag is always overflowing with questions about the benefits of collagen – our Absoluters are an inquisitive, intelligent bunch, always keen to get the lowdown on how collagen supports their skin, hair, nails, and more.

We love keeping you all in the loop, so today we’ll be delving into all the details on whether Absolute Collagen is suitable for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. So, let’s take the plunge and do a deep dive into collagen, pregnancy, and whether it’s safe to take for breastfeeding women and mums-to-be. (Spoiler alert: it is!)

Pregnancy and Protein

Above all else, collagen is a protein.

This is great news for soon-to-be mothers, because during pregnancy, you need to make sure you’re getting enough protein as the foetus grows and develops. In fact, not only does protein have foetal uses, but it’s also good for uterine function and the development and growth of muscle, among other things.

Of course, “protein” is a bit of a blanket term, and it can take many different forms – plant-based protein and animal sources have different amino acid profiles, for example, with animal protein containing amino acids that our bodies can’t produce naturally.

Absolute Collagen is a great source of protein for mothers and pregnant women – just ask our friends at Mother and Baby, who recommend AC! For busy, time-poor pregnant women and new mothers in particular, our sachets are a quick and convenient way to top up your protein levels.

Boosted Skin, Hair, and Nails During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Pregnancy is a time of change for our bodies – and, while the miracle of life is nothing short of magical, we can all find ourselves struggling with some of the transitions our bodies undergo during and after pregnancy.

Here at AC, we’re all about helping you to feel your absolute best – and collagen can absolutely help pregnant women and new mums feel great, inside and out. With thicker-looking hair, glowing skin, and shiny nails, you can feel fantastic within and beyond pregnancy.

Infographic showing all the reasons Absolute Collagen is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women

100% Natural

When pregnant, we often start taking a closer look at what we put in our bodies for ourselves and our babies. Absolute Collagen contains 100% natural ingredients, with no additional preservatives and only natural flavourings.

Our collagen supplement does not contain lactose, gluten, or dairy, either!

No Shellfish or Crustaceans

We’re very proud that our collagen is manufactured from marine sources in the form of tilapia and pangasius fish farmed for human consumption. We don’t use any shellfish or crustaceans – though if you have a fish allergy, this product is unfortunately not suitable for you.

Rich in Vitamin C

As well as containing the most concentrated premium collagen on the market, Absolute Collagen contains 60mg Vitamin C*, (70% of your daily NRV) which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue - something new mothers can especially benefit from.

Plus, Vitamin C is essential for collagen synthesis, so our Vitamin C rich sachets mean your body will process the collagen effectively and efficiently, making the most of every dose.

No Vitamin A

Unlike some collagen supplements, we don’t include Vitamin A, either – meaning Absolute Collagen is completely safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

As this list suggests, we like to keep it simple here at AC HQ – our liquid sachets just contain 8000mg of premium marine collagen and essential Vitamin C for optimum effectiveness, making Absolute Collagen suitable for everyone and leaving you free to take additional supplements according to your needs.

After all, every one of our Absoluters are different – though, pregnant or not, they do seem to share the same glossy glow! We’re not medical professionals, however, and we do suggest that you consult your doctor if you’re worried about starting any new supplement.

Find out more about Absolute Collagen’s award-winning collagen supplement for women today.

*Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin. Enjoy a daily dose of Absolute Collagen as part of a balanced, healthy diet and active lifestyle. NRV is Nutrient Reference Value.