I know I've asked about collagen before ... but I was watching an infomercial yesterday for Calorad, and liquid collagen product, and it got me curious again. I went researching for more about calorad and found a LOT of positive testimonials on many sites which surprised me because I figured it was just another overpriced hyped product. It IS expensive!
So what is the best collagen to take? How much is a good therapeutic dose? Any down side to taking it? I've been taking a powdered collagen but will run out in a few weeks and want to try another kind, perhaps a capsule? Calorad is way to expensive and some people said it tastes horrid too.
Anyone else take collagen?
If this is the same stuff that I am thinking about this came out years ago as a weight loss product. It is hydrolyzed collagen, or to be more precise gelatin.
Best thing to do is to go buy some bulk gelatin. Keep in mind though that the gelatin primarily supplies the amino acids for collagen production. But you need more than amino acids for collagen formation. You still need silica, vitamin C and traces of copper and zinc.