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Collagen supplements

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by DiamondAsh, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. DiamondAsh

    DiamondAsh Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A quick question. I'm thinking of taking collagen supliments for my general health and wellbeing. Will they raise my glucose levels?
    TIA.
     
  2. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I don't know if they will raise BG levels but you would need to keep a close eye on your levels when taking collagen in order to avoid Glycation and the problems it can cause.

    Also there are side affects involved like raised calcification of joints and such.

    http://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/group/duer/research/collagen-glycation-and-diabetes

    Though wound dressings with collagen added are used for diabetic wound management as an aid to healing.

    http://www.podiatrytoday.com/closer-look-role-collagen-healing-complex-diabetic-foot-ulcerations
     
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  3. DiamondAsh

    DiamondAsh Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That is extremely helpful info thank you.
     
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    Collagen is a protein, so it won't raise blood glucose like sugars would. But I would keep an eye on the rest of the ingredients in the capsule. Sometimes they use bulking agents which may have an impact.

    Having said that, how many capsules will you be taking? I imagine that it would be difficult (and expensive!) to take so many that there was a significant impact.

    Also worth bearing in mind that there are a number of different types of collagen, and you need to take the right type to target the issue you are wanting to treat. Skin? joints? connective tissue? Worth doing a bit of research before you shell out £££

    Hope that helps. :)
     
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  5. DiamondAsh

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    Those are very good points for me to consider. Thanks
     
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