The Best Time To Take Collagen

The Best Time To Take Collagen


The Importance Of Daily Collagen

Collagen is super important to your daily routine. It’s so important we wrote a whole post about all its benefits here. Like any important daily supplement, you want to get the most out of it. That's why we are going to tell you everything about when the best time to take your collagen is below.

Understanding Collagen

Collagen serves as the scaffolding of the body, providing structural support to tissues and organs. Comprising amino acids like glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. Collagen safeguards the integrity of skin, bones, tendons, and blood vessels. However, as you get older, collagen production wanes, influenced by genetics and lifestyle choices. Sometimes you can do everything right, stay active, eat well etc., but your body just won't make as much as it should. That’s why consistency in your supplementation is so important. Clicky joints as you get a bit older, Collagen can fix that. Check out our benefits of collagen post to see all the crazy stuff collagen can do for you.  

When to take collagen 

The most important part of your collagen routine is not when to take it but to make sure that you do. Consistency is far more important than your supplement timing. However, if you really want to optimize your absorption it is best to spread it throughout the day. Collagen unlike many other supplements is water soluble so you do not need to consume it with any other foods to increase absorption. This means taking collagen on an empty stomach is absolutely okay. We recommend 20g of collagen a day, taken as we specify below. We should also say that collagen is an excellent protein source so if you would like to use it as protein booster to shakes or yogurt bowls that is an excellent idea. My breakfast for ages has been thick organic Greek yogurt with collagen and berries, and I love it. I cannot recommend a high protein breakfast enough. It is just such a light but powerful breakfast to start your day.  

The Best Time To Take Collagen

The #1 Best Time To Take Collagen Is In The Morning  

Morning is the best time to take your first serving of collagen. Hopefully you slept long and well. If so, your body has been utilizing up its energy store rebuilding your body while you rested. Hitting your stomach with easily absorbable peptides like our hydrolyzed collagen  first thing can help replenish amino stores to keep you going throughout the day. Not all collagen is easy for your body to digest its very important that you pick a quality product that has been hydrolyzed to its peptide form. There is nothing worse than taking a product for ages to learn it is not doing what is promised.

There are great benefits to protein being the first thing you eat in the morning. People who consume high protein breakfasts usually feel fuller, more energized, and have less cravings throughout the day "study here".

We like to add collagen to our morning mushroom coffee when we are busy for a creamy dairy alternative. This is just such an easy and tasty way to get your daily dose in. If you are only going to take one dose of collagen a day, take it now. If you want to really optimize take ½ your dose at breakfast and keep reading.  

The second-best time to take collagen is Post Workout 

Many people think of collagen as a skin, hair and nail booster. This is not all it should be famous for. Collagen is an excellent workout recovery tool. In a 20g scoop of our collagen there is 18g of absorbable protein. That is better than any weigh isolate protein powder ratio I have ever seen. Collagen is stacked with easily absorbable amino's and is incredibly underrated as a post workout supplement. We recommend taking ½ your daily dose immediately after your workout to optimize protein synthesis, and joint and muscle recovery.  

The Best Time To Take Collagen


What if you miss the best times to take collagen 

If you forget to take your collagen at breakfast or pre or post workout, do not despair. Like we were saying before, the most important thing is that you get your daily in. There is even an argument to be made that nighttime is best so your body can use the amino's throughout sleep recovery. Almost everyone can use more amino acids and proteins so if you miss a dose just take an extra big scoop next time. The benefit of using high quality collagen peptide powder is that it is very difficult to overdo it and consume too much. I hope this helps answer your questions about the best time to take collagen peptides. 


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