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.
From queries about whether to people wanting to learn more about the potential benefits of collagen during pregnancy, our metaphorical mailbag is always overflowing with pre-natal questions.
We love keeping you all in the loop, so today we’ll be delving into all the details on taking marine collagen during pregnancy, as well as whether it’s safe for breastfeeding women and mums-to-be. (Spoiler alert: it is!)
So, to begin your Absolute Collagen journey today, let’s really get into the benefits of collagen during pregnancy!
Can I take marine collagen while pregnant?
Let’s get this out the way early doors: yes, you can have collagen while pregnant. That’s because, 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! For busy, time-poor pregnant women and new mothers in particular, our sachets are one of the best collagen for pregnancy options, offering a quick and convenient way to top up your protein levels.
What are the benefits of collagen during pregnancy?
While the miracle of life is nothing short of magical, pregnancy is a time of great change for our bodies. We can often find ourselves struggling with some of the transitions our bodies undergo during and after pregnancy.
Well, here at Absolute Collagen, we’re all about helping you to feel your absolute best – and taking marine collagen during pregnancy can help mums-to-be and new mums alike feel great, both inside and out!
For more details about the benefits of collagen during pregnancy, see our helpful graphic, below:
100% natural ingredients
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, so it can be counted amongst the best collagen for pregnancy!
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, which means pregnant women can take our collagen.
However, if you have a fish allergy, this product is unfortunately not suitable for you.
Rich in vitamin C
Absolute Collagen contains 60mg vitamin C*, (75% of your daily NRV) which can help you feel less tired and fatigued - something new mothers can especially benefit from.
What’s more, vitamin C is essential for collagen synthesis. This means our vitamin C rich sachets help your body process the collagen effectively and efficiently, making the most of every dose.
*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.
No vitamin A
Unlike some collagen supplements, we don’t include Vitamin A, either. This means Absolute Collagen is completely safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
As this list suggests, we like to keep it simple here at Absolute Collagen. Our liquid sachets just contain 8000mg of premium marine collagen and essential Vitamin C for optimum effectiveness, meaning you can take our marine collagen during pregnancy.
In fact, Absolute Collagen is suitable for everyone and leaves you free to take additional supplements according to your needs. After all, every one of our Absoluters are different!
We’re not medical professionals, however, and we do suggest that you consult your doctor if you’re worried about starting any new supplement or looking to take marine collagen during pregnancy.
So, now you have the facts, shop our award winning marine collagen supplement and begin your Absolute Collagen journey today!