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Can You Use Collagen for Weight Loss?

by grace gavilanes - January 21, 2019

While Vital Proteins® does house an impressive collection of different collagen products – Collagen Water™, Collagen Bars™ & Collagen Creamers™, oh my! – longtime fans can’t get enough of our hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides. And they have every right to be obsessed. Not only is our popular blue tub the most versatile of the bunch for being unflavored and odorless, it also helps to support healthy hair, skin, nails and joints.** Newbies may not know how to use collagen or have interesting questions – like “Can I use collagen for weight loss?” – which are totally fair. You’re just starting out! And we’ve got you covered.

When it comes to collagen 101, we like to dive a little deeper when answering your questions. Because we believe raising your collagen IQ takes the (matcha crepe) cake! One question that’s most frequently asked is “What’s the best collagen powder for weight loss?” In short: This has never been top of mind for our company as our M.O. has always been (and will always be) to help others live full, vibrant lives. 

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Collagen For Weight Loss: Does Taking Collagen Help You Lose Weight?

As mentioned above, Vital Proteins is not in the “weight loss” business. Rather, we provide a range of collagen powders to help boost your daily routine. That could mean adding our collagen supplements to your morning smoothie, afternoon coffee or stirring it into your favorite stew.

Collagen Peptides, like any protein, may promote satiety (a feeling of fullness) and can easily be added to any beverage, like fruit smoothies or post-workout shakes. We advise using this product as a food supplement only. Do not use it for weight reduction. Since we can’t offer individual medical advice, discuss your health goals with your licensed healthcare professional. They can best provide you with the diagnosis and treatment of any medical condition and assist you as well in deciding whether a dietary supplement will be a helpful addition to your regimen.

On That Note, How Much Collagen Should You Take Every Day?

We recommend taking 10-20g of collagen per day. That being said, we do recognize that everyone’s lifestyle and wellness goals are unique, which is why we created our first-of-its-kind Collagen Calculator. Just add in some information (like your sex, age, weight and protein diet) to find the perfect-for-you serving size. We developed this tool based on published research to help guide you in your personalization of your collagen routine. We ask that you consider our recommendation as a starting point in your daily collagen use, and discuss its recommendations with your healthcare professional.  

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