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Is anyone taking collagen to help with skin elasticity?
I hear it has some benefits to not sure iof the benefits or dangers it would have with Bariatrics. My sister takes it I do notice a difference in the glow of her skin and her nails are growing rapidly. She said she also notices she has to color her roots more often as well. 

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I use powdered collagen every day with no dangers. I think it does help with skin elasticity -- I did it more as a preventive measure to avoid losing hair or having brittle nails.

My go-to Breakfast is:
8 oz of black cold brew
1 scoop of collagen
1 scoop of unflavored whey Protein powder
2-3 squirts of skinny syrup
Blend all of that together, then pour in a 12 oz premade vanilla Protein Shake

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Yes, for the past couple of years, I always take collagen (Verisol collagen bioactive peptides, recommended by ConsumerLabs.com) in my coffee for skin elasticity and health. I am in my sixties, and I go in for Botox (forehead) but my dermatologist always comments on how I do not have any wrinkles under my eyes, nasoblasial area, and how nice my skin is.

Unfortunately, since I am at my lowest weight, I do look more haggard but there isn't much I can do with facial fat loss volume except for fillers or facelift. I opted for Sculptra since it has always given me a natural look, promotes collagen and helps with facial fat loss. It has helped a lot in the last few months. Hopefully, once my weight stabilizes, so will my skin.

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I took collagen powder & silica for about 5 or so months for the supposed benefits but didn’t see any difference. My hair didn’t grow faster than it’s usual cycle & wasn’t any thicker, my skin was much the same & my nails were the same too. 🤷🏻‍♀️ It does take time though to see any effects as it’ll only boost new growth but I should have seen some effects even for a time after I stopped.

Then I started slathering on a collagen serum my beauty therapist recommended. Cost a fortune & 10 months later still no noticeable change. Gave it up & began using a Vitamin C serum & within two weeks I was getting compliments about my clear & glowing skin & was being asked what I was doing from like everyone: friends, family, my former dysport lady & even my doctor. Actually had to order the Vitamin C serum for my 82 year old mother she was so impressed - 😁.

Maybe it works. Maybe genetics plays a role. Maybe your diet & how your body absorbs & uses nutrients contributes. Maybe hormones affects how successful it will be. Always worth giving it a go.

PS - When I recently starting going to a cosmetic physician for my dysport I heard this crunchy sound as she injected my forehead (never heard it before). I asked what it was because it was weird. She said it was collagen & she loved hearing the sound. Still freaked me out.

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