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What is the Best Time to Take Collagen?

Chelan Wilkins, RHN

With so much information out there and different types of Collagen on the market, what is the ideal way and time to take it? How much do you need to take and how long until you notice the health benefits? First, Collagen is so very versatile! That is one of its fantastic traits. You can take collagen any time of the day for its benefits. Organika’s Enhanced Collagen is flavourless and odourless, so it is so effortless to add into your daily routine! Here are a few of our favourite ways to take & use Collagen.

Best times of day to take collagen

  • First thing in the AM in your morning coffee! Collagen contains protein, so this is an excellent way for you to start your morning and keep you feeling full.
  • One hour before exercise!  Collagen contains over 17 different amino acids, which are essential for muscle repair, recovery, and growth!  Also, protein is an excellent source of long-lasting energy. Collagen is the fastest absorbing form of protein we can uptake in the body and won't leave you feeling sluggish during those workouts.
  • Night Time Tea:  I love to have a tablespoon Of Organika’s Enhanced Collagen Relax in a cup of tea in the evenings. Due to its high glycine content, collagen can help you feel relaxed and rested. It also promotes a healthy and restful sleep.

How many times can I take collagen in a day?

Personally, I like to take up to 6 tablespoons a day. This works out to 3 servings of protein a day (17 grams- per 2 ). I find that this helps keep my protein uptake adequate. It also ensures I am getting the maximum benefits for my health needs. Ideally, you don’t want to take much more than that (especially in one serving ) as your body won't absorb it and will utilize it for energy.

You can’t "overdo" collagen; however, it won't be beneficial to your body if you exceed more then 2-3 tablespoons a serving as your body can't absorb that much in one serving. Ideally, for the various benefits, I take and recommend up to 6 tablespoons a day.   

When is the best time to take collagen for you?