If you’ve been following Lively – or have spotted Vital Proteins on Instagram (@vitalproteins) – you’re probably well on your way to becoming a collagen pro. In recent years, we’ve addressed users’ most frequently asked questions about hydrolyzed collagen and the different types of collagen, among other topics. But one question we keep seeing over and over again: how much collagen is too much to take? Keep reading for a refresher and find out our answer to this particular inquiry.

Remind Me Again: What Is Collagen?

At a certain age – around 25 to be exact – our body’s natural collagen production begins to decline. Collagen is responsible for helping to promote strong hair, skin, nails and joints. This is why we recommend supplementing your diet with our products, which are sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides, in an attempt to help boost these health benefits.

How Do I Use It?

We have plenty of collagen products to fulfill every need and lifestyle. Our Collagen Peptides – the OG product in our lineup – is the most versatile. Feel free to mix in a scoop or two into your iced coffee, hot tea or bake it into your cookies, brownies or savory foods. Unlike the peptides. our Beef Gelatin dissolves in hot liquids and solidifies in cold liquids. It’s ideal for thickening soups and stews.

Of course, these aren’t our only collagen products. We also offer a line of Collagen Creamers (including our newly-launched Mocha flavor!), Bone Broth Collagen, Beauty Collagen and more.

Is It Possible to Take Too Much Collagen?

As is the case with all our Vital Proteins products, we recommend following our suggested serving size, which is 1-2 scoops. If you’re thinking of going above that, we recommend consulting first with your doctor.