What is Collagen?

Category: Supplements

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Many people also use collagen topically and via supplementation for improving the appearance of hair, skin and nails. Currently many lip plumpers, skin products and other collagen supplements increase collagen upon application and tout this because collagen is thought to create a more youthful appearance.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Joint pain 6 4
Support bone/joint health 5 3
Improve flexibility/strength 4 3
Eczema 2 0
Acne 1 0
Body hair loss 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Collagen

Side effect Patients
Choking on pills 1
Excessive gas 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Collagen

Dosage Patients
1 tsp. every other day 1
1 mg daily 1
4 tbs. daily 1
12 g daily 1
700 mg daily 1
1,000 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Collagen

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Reason Patients
Expense 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Collagen

Duration

Currently taking Collagen

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 3

Stopped taking Collagen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 0
Not specified 7
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