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Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:06 am      Reply with quote
What's the best collagen supplement in capsule/pill form? I'm taking 5mg BioSil a day, but I'm looking for something more. Btw, I'm 20, but I still think it's important to get collagen=D
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Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:25 pm      Reply with quote
BioSil is NOT a collagen supplement. It is ch-OSA, which is a biologically active version of silicon.

It does help support collagen generation (as well as keratin and elastin), but that is quite different than taking collagen itself.

http://www.natrol.com/biosil/

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Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:20 am      Reply with quote
bethany wrote:
BioSil is NOT a collagen supplement. It is ch-OSA, which is a biologically active version of silicon.

It does help support collagen generation (as well as keratin and elastin), but that is quite different than taking collagen itself.

http://www.natrol.com/biosil/


Ok, I guess I'm still looking for a collagen supp then..
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Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:02 pm      Reply with quote
Toki collagen supplement is awesome. It comes as a powder drink mix or tablets.
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Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:31 am      Reply with quote
Over at the QVC beauty board they have been talking about a collagen powder that many are taking. I know that a few of the threads have been deleted because they get so long, but check it out.
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Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:59 am      Reply with quote
I don't eat meat so I cannot take collagen Supplements as they are from an animal source but eating a healthy wholefood diet high in anti-oxidents as well has looking after your skin using sunscreen everyday and good habits are probably the best bet for protecting and optimizing your collagen production into the future. You are still young so it's a really good time for you to start.

Here is a link to a previous thread on collagen supplements: http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=18032
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Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:43 pm      Reply with quote
I think who just 20 may not need collagen supplement , it's for 25+ at least, isn't it
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Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:37 pm      Reply with quote
chyi wrote:
I think who just 20 may not need collagen supplement , it's for 25+ at least, isn't it


In my opinion, the earlier you begin the better. Remember skin aging begins from the day your born..
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Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:17 pm      Reply with quote
I completely agree with Barksdale. Preventative anti-aging and collagen supplementation never goes to waste, our bodies are in a constant state of catabolism so the more collagen you have the better.
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Mon May 04, 2009 11:39 am      Reply with quote
What about adding Proline to help building collagen?
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Wed May 06, 2009 8:25 am      Reply with quote
BioCell Collagen II is good for skin and joints.



BioCell Collagen IIŽ

Feeling better and looking younger.* Perhaps no other nutritional ingredient works with the human body in so many ways to provide these exciting features than BioCell Collagen IIŽ(hydrolyzed collagen type II).

BioCell Collagen IIŽ is a natural hydrolyzed type II collagen ingredient that provides a complex matrix of elements (Collagen Type II, Chondroitin Sulfate & Hyaluronic Acid) that support joint and skin health. With the patented process, BioCell Collagen IIŽ was developed as a low molecular weight ingredient that could be easily absorbed by the body.*

BioCell Collagen IIŽ is a revolutionary powerhouse ingredient that provides the body with "tissue specific food" for maximum nutritional support. The most common structural protein in the body is Collagen and BioCell Collagen IIŽ is the ultimate collagen food. By supplying the body with key collagen building blocks such as Collagen Type II, Chondroitin Sulfate, Hyaluronic Acid and a unique Amino Acid profile, BioCell Collagen IIŽ provides nutritional support few other ingredients can offer. BioCell Collagen IIŽ is widely used by our marketing partners in products providing nutritional support and promoting:

* Healthy Active Joints*
* Healthy Young Looking Skin*
* Healthy Strong Connective Tissue*
* Healthy Cardiovascular System*


I just found this one (below) and although it does not have as much HA as my Doctor's Best with HA it does have a LOAD of Collagen- 1500 mg! I'm thinking about changing over to this brand. It never came up on my searches because I was always using HA as my keywords.

BioCell II by Olympian Labs
http://www.evitamins.com/product.asp?pid=5152
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Thu May 07, 2009 2:52 am      Reply with quote
Barksdale wrote:
What about adding Proline to help building collagen?


Anyone who knows?
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Sat May 09, 2009 11:58 am      Reply with quote
meiji amino collagen
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Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:55 pm      Reply with quote
I like the Neocell Super Collagen Plus C. It comes in either tablet or powder form. The price is great, and it has a low molecular size which is supposed to make it more easily absorbed. I always notice benefits when I take it.
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mk12 wrote:
I like the Neocell Super Collagen Plus C. It comes in either tablet or powder form. The price is great, and it has a low molecular size which is supposed to make it more easily absorbed. I always notice benefits when I take it.


Just checked the ingredients list of Neocell, and it didn't look to promising..For example, no hydraulic acid and chicken collagen..
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Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:28 pm      Reply with quote
Barksdale wrote:
mk12 wrote:
I like the Neocell Super Collagen Plus C. It comes in either tablet or powder form. The price is great, and it has a low molecular size which is supposed to make it more easily absorbed. I always notice benefits when I take it.


Just checked the ingredients list of Neocell, and it didn't look to promising..For example, no hydraulic acid and chicken collagen..


Chicken collagen is type II which is primarily for articular cartilage / joint problems. Types I and III are the types of collagen used for skin, hair and other tissues.

I take Hyaluronic Acid separately (Now brand), so I don't mind that it's not in the Super Collagen plus C. If you want a supplement that contains HA, you could try Neocell Labs, Collagen + H.A. with Natural Hyaluronic Acid. Iherb sells it, but I don't have enough posts to include a direct link.
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Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:56 am      Reply with quote
Bumping this thread a bit;D
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Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:38 am      Reply with quote
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Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:58 am      Reply with quote
What about fish collagen then?
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Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:42 am      Reply with quote
Have to agree with DevDio on that one...I've been taking Neocell for almost 2 months now and I love the stuff! The first thing I noticed was a bit of plumper lips and the fact they felt so moisturized, like I have lip balm on all the time.

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Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:34 pm      Reply with quote
I've used this in the past and can't say I'm sure it did anything. I keep reading that collagen cannot be absorbed and utilized by the body in the way we'd like it to be. vitamin C helps with collagen but the link is more indirect.

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Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:31 pm      Reply with quote
I'm actually using a collagen supplement right now - I got it from the UK. It is meant to be taken on an empty stomach - probably to minimize gastric secretion. I can't recall the exact name. I think I need to quit entirely to tell if it's doing anything. PLus I do so many other things that are "supposed" to help the whole package. I'm not sure what's doing what. I do believe HA helps and that is one supplement I'll never stop taking.

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Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:01 am      Reply with quote
Bren21 and DevDio,

Neocell has several different products - which particular ones are you ladies using that are giving such good results?
TIA
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Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:13 am      Reply with quote
The collagen I use has four types of clgn. - It is from the UK.
http://www.aivahealth.co.uk

It is called Ultra Coll. by Pureclinica.

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Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:42 pm      Reply with quote
I've noticed mild skin firming from taking 5,000 mg of vitamin C a day.
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