Is it necessary to have 10000mg marine collagen daily?
Every Kollo sachet contains 10,000mg, or 10 grams, of premium marine collagen peptides. This means you put 10 grams of that high-grade collagen into your body every day to fuel the process of creating new collagen in your body. You may come across other collagen supplements that contain 2 grams or 5 grams of collagen peptides, so it begs the question: is it necessary to have 10000mg marine collagen every day?
Well, when developing Kollo, we followed the science, and we believe this is the optimal daily dosage to get the wide range of age-defying benefits you want from your collagen supplement. Read on to learn why we chose this dosage as well as the other choices we made for Kollo.
What is collagen for?
Collagen is actually a protein that our body naturally produces. It is an abundant one in our bodies, and the bodies of many animals, providing structure to various tissues like skin, tendons and muscles, as well as bones, teeth and various internal organs. With high levels of collagen, these areas of the body are firm and strong, and the cells within them are healthy and function properly. Unfortunately, as we age, our collagen levels decline and we start to experience the early signs of ageing. These include:
• Sagging skin
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Thinning hair and nails
• Stiff, aching joints
• Loss of bone density and muscle mass
We can counter these things by boosting our collagen levels. Our bodies need specific amino acids and other nutrients to synthesise collagen, some of which are difficult to get in the required quantities through diet alone. This is where collagen supplements come in, packed with collagen peptides derived from animals that supply a wealth of those amino acids to fuel our bodies with everything they need to speed up collagen production.
How much collagen does my body need from supplements?
As previously mentioned, every serving of Kollo includes 10000mg of marine collagen. Marine collagen is extracted from the skin and scales of fish before being put through a process called hydrolysis to break the large molecules down to smaller amino acid chains called collagen peptides. These are far easier for our bodies to absorb, so you will get maximum benefit from collagen that is supplied in a hydrolysed form.
We didn’t arrive at the 10000mg dosage at random. There are various anti-ageing and health benefits to taking collagen supplements, but the research indicates that they all require different amounts of collagen supplementation and take different amounts of time to materialise. It’s important to note that, at present, there is no official guideline for the recommended daily allowance of collagen.
Let’s take a look at what the science says about what’s needed to experience the various benefits of collagen.
Improved skin hydration and elasticity
There have been various studies into the role of collagen supplementation in improving the health and condition of your skin. The general consensus is that the hydration, elasticity, smoothness and density of your skin can all be improved by taking collagen peptides. You may be surprised to learn that it actually doesn’t take a huge dosage of collagen to experience these benefits.
One study concluded that a daily dosage of 2.5 to 5 grams per day could yield benefits for skin elasticity in as little as 4 weeks. Another study indicated that greater success could be enjoyed from taking 10 grams of collagen peptides each day, and the more pronounced results would begin to emerge after approximately 9 weeks.
Improved joint health
If you are seeking relief from discomfort relating to osteoarthritis, or simply from stiff joints relating to age, studies have found that collagen peptides can deliver this benefit. The research suggests that a dosage of between 8 and 12 grams per day can provide the collagen necessary to relieve symptoms.
Some studies have even suggested that higher dosages – up to 40 grams – might be the best way to experience these benefits, though the majority of research doesn’t indicate a need for anything like this much. Participants in these studies found that it might take 3-6 months to start noticing a difference in joint suppleness and comfort. Continuous use of collagen in the 1-12 grams daily dosage range may also help with a later onset of joint pain during exercise.
Improved bone density
Loss of bone density is a problem that relates to declining collagen levels, and this can lead to issues like fractures and osteoporosis. Research has indicated that collagen supplementation can help restore bone density, and a daily dosage in the region of 5 grams can help bring about these results. The studies suggest that these results generally take longer to experience, so it could be 12 months before your bone density improves with collagen supplementation.
Improved muscle mass
If your goal is to improve muscle mass, collagen supplements can help as they are a protein. Studies indicate that a dosage of 10-15 grams per day might be a good guideline to follow. Combined with exercise, that quantity of daily collagen could also help with losing fat and building strength.
Why we chose 10000mg marine collagen for Kollo
We looked at all the available research into the effectiveness of collagen supplements. The tests with different dosages led to the conclusions listed above and various others, so we used this information to inform what we thought would be the optimal dosage to deliver the widest range of benefits.
Skin health is generally considered to contribute to the health of hair and nails, since these grow from follicles or roots in the skin. So it was clear to us that our customers would get the most cosmetic benefit from having in excess of 5 grams of collagen per day. Similarly, we wanted to deliver the necessary dosage for all the other key benefits, so we had to consider all these factors.
Essentially, it amounted to supplying the daily dosage required for the benefit that research has indicated needs the highest dosage, and ensuring we deliver that. At 10000mg (10 grams), we feel that Kollo covers all the bases for the health and cosmetic benefits you could want. The existing science supports that daily dosage, and our thousands of satisfied customers have reported improvements in their:
• Energy levels
• Muscle mass
Other key features of Kollo
In addition to the 10000mg daily dosage, there are various other choices we made during development to ensure Kollo delivers the maximum benefits for you. The key features of Kollo that set us apart are:
We choose to add 10000mg marine collagen as opposed to bovine or porcine collagen. This is because the science has shown that marine collagen, derived from the skin and scales of fish, is the most bioavailable. What this means is that it is very easy for our bodies to absorb the collagen peptides and use the amino acids to fuel collagen production. So we chose marine collagen to maximise the benefits you get from the supplement.
A liquid supplement
Collagen supplements tend to come in powder, pill or liquid form. We chose to make Kollo a liquid supplement for the following reasons:
• Liquid doesn’t need to be broken down to access the nutrients, so your body can absorb the collagen peptides quickly.
• In a liquid suspension, we could add a high dosage of collagen peptides and ensure it is perfectly consistent from one serving to the next.
• A liquid collagen shot like Kollo is easy to add to water each day, so it only takes a minute to get your daily dose. With our natural tropical flavourings, it tastes great as well!
Collagen peptides provide amino acids like glycine, proline and hydroxyproline to fuel the creation of collagen within your body. But the processes by which that collagen is created also need nutrients, and we have thought of that too. Every sachet of Kollo contains B vitamins, vitamin C and l-lysine to give your body all it needs to maximise its ability to synthesise new collagen and deliver the benefits you want.
Kollo: your daily dose of 10000mg marine collagen
Kollo is emerging as a popular choice in cosmetic and health industries as a collagen supplement to experience the true benefits of boosting your collagen levels. We have attained Informed Sport certification and been selected as an ‘Amazon’s Choice’ product on the world’s largest ecommerce platform. On top of this, we have won numerous awards, been featured on television and received over 2,000 5-star reviews from verified buyers who love what Kollo does for them!
If you want to learn more about collagen dosages, different types of collagen and collagen supplementation in general, please visit our blog. You will also learn more about Kollo, and you can read the details about the ingredients on the product page. You can find out pretty much everything you want to know about Kollo by exploring our website, but if you have any other questions then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.