How does Collagen Type Ii work?
Chicken collagen is said to work by causing the body to produce substances that fight inflammation, but this is unproven. Chicken collagen also contains the chemicals chondroitin and glucosamine, which might help rebuild cartilage.
Are there safety concerns?
There isn't enough information to know if chicken collagen is safe or what the side effects might be. Other collagen products, such as bovine collagen and gelatin, have caused allergic reactions. Since chicken collagen contains chondroitin and glucosamine, large doses might lead to the same side effect as those seen with chondroitin and glucosamine supplements. These side effects include nausea, heartburn, diarrhea and constipation, drowsiness, skin reactions, and headache.
Do not take chicken collagen if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You are allergic to chicken or eggs.
Dosing considerations for Collagen Type Ii.
The appropriate dose of collagen type II depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for collagen type II. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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