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Old Wed, Apr-08-20, 06:54
CarlieW CarlieW is offline
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Default Are collagen powders a waste of money?

I see this all over the place now. Are they really necessary? Do they work? Does anyone have any experience with it?

*I am not sure if this has been discussed before. I tried the search feature but it doesn't seem to be working.
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Old Wed, Apr-08-20, 07:10
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I'm not sure about their therapeutic use. One thing concerns me--I sometimes see them labeled as a "protein supplement." Technically true, but collagen is the one incomplete protein from an animal source that's readily available, it lacks tryptophan. A protein shake diet popular in the 70s resulted in a number of deaths, likely due to reliance on collagen as a sole protein source. It's fine (at least, it's safe) as a supplement--but shouldn't really be counted towards your protein requirement.
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Collagen is very important to the health and vitality of tissues. In my mind it is separate from protein requirements. As it fills a different job. IMHO eating real foods including bone-in soups and organ meats are the best source. However, for most people a powder is the prefered method of consumption.

https://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=483483

see if this helps.
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Hi Carlie. Have you read this currently active thread? Healing? Let's talk about collagen. (ETA - MsArielle beat me to it. )

Is there something in particular you're looking for it to "work" for?

I think a lot of us don't get enough collagen - it's easy to eat nothing but boneless muscle meat, fish and dairy. If you eat a lot of bone broth, chicken wings, pork ribs, meats with lots of sinew bits, and other products where the joints and bones are included in the cooking process, you're probably better off. I like all of these things, but to be honest, I don't really eat a lot of it.

I always incorporate as much of the leftover broth and fat as I can when I make anything in that above category, eg ribs.
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Old Wed, Apr-08-20, 11:25
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Thanks for the links everyone.
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