As the body’s most abundant protein, collagen is responsible for keeping our hair, skin, nails, and joints healthy and strong. Collagen is found in connective tissues, like cartilage, tendons, bones and ligaments. But as we get older – around the age of 25 – our body’s natural collagen production begins to slow down.

Adding Vital Proteins to your diet may help continue promoting the health and beauty benefits we previously mentioned. Of course, doing so may spark a few questions about how much collagen to take, how to take it and if there’s a best time to consume it. Find the answers to some of your most pressing collagen questions below.

Is There a Preferred Time to Take Collagen?

In short, the answer is no. There is no preferred time to take your daily serving of collagen. It can be taken in the morning, afternoon or in the evening.

So, How Should I Take It?

The beauty of our products – most specifically, our hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides – is that they can be added to all kinds of foods and beverages. Add our Collagen Peptides to your coffee, water, slow-cooker pot roast or cookie batter. It’s soluble in both hot and cold liquids (and foods!). Our Beef Gelatin is partially hydrolyzed, meaning it’s only soluble in hot liquids and solidifies in cold or lukewarm liquids. This makes it the optimal collagen option to add to your diet if you’re looking to thicken stews or make homemade gummies. It’s also helpful for users who follow diets for sensitive gut health.

And of course, there’s also our other products that contain our hydrolyzed (and pure) Collagen Peptides, such as our Matcha Collagen, Beauty Collagen and Bone Broth Collagen.

Can I Increase My Collagen Intake?

Like with any supplement, we recommend consulting with your doctor first before increasing your collagen intake. Our suggested serving size, which is listed on each of our canisters, is 1-2 scoops.