What is the best time to take collagen?

Collagen intake

Okay, so you know that supplementing with collagen can visibly improve your skin, hair, and nails and you’re willing to try it. But at what time of the day should you take it? Does it matter? How does your body even absorb the collagen and how does it get to your skin? Read this blog to find out how you can give collagen supplements a fair chance.

Woman with beautiful skin

Beauty from within

Taking collagen peptides is increasingly common in the lives of people with a healthy lifestyle, wanting to look and feel young. Beauty is more than what you put on your face or how you wear your hair, it all starts from within. With a supplement like CelioGenix, it is easy to take care of your skin and body from the inside out. It is nice, however, to know more about how this works and when the best time of day is to take your beauty shot.


How the peptides reach the dermis

It all starts when you take a shot of CelioGenix, but how does this end up in the right layer of your skin, the dermis?

When you take the supplement, it travels from your mouth through your gullet. The gullet has muscles and can push the supplement down until it reaches the stomach. From here, the collagen needs to go into the blood stream so it can travel through the body and to the skin. This is only possible if the collagen you take has been hydrolyzed. The image below illustrates what happens in the process of hydrolysis:

hydrolyzed collagen peptides

So you start with a collagen molecule, the ones in CelioGenix are sustainably sourced from marine life in Canada. This exists of three different strands. First, they are seperated (denaturation), and then they are broken down into smaller particles: peptides. This last step is called hydrolysis, and now you have hydrolyzed collagen peptides.

collagen peptides

These peptides are now small enough for your body to actually absorb them. This step is extremely important and something one should always pay attention to when buying collagen products. Now the collagen can enter the blood stream and reach the skin from within.

Good morning!

So we know that the hydrolyzed collagen peptides in CelioGenix can reach the skin from within, but there is something you can do yourself to make this process as easy as possible:

For the best absorption, we advise to take CelioGenix at least 30 minutes before your breakfast.

Good morning!

If you take it on an empty stomach, your body can absorb the peptides more easily. It is wise to also wait 30 minutes with your breakfast to give it some time. Another possibility is to drink the shot in the evening at least two hours after your last meal; whatever works for you!

Long-term usage

The fact that our bodies produce less and less collagen as we age means that supplementing with collagen is something for the long term. Look at it as part of your beauty ritual. If you completely stop using it, eventually there will be a deficiency again. If you stick to your routine and give it some time, however, you will enjoy and keep enjoying the results!

60-Day Power Boost

We advise to start with the 60-Day Power Boost: a period of 60 days in which you take one 50ml bottle every day, so 60 bottles in 60 days. Like the name suggests, this gives you a nice boost of collagen, vitamins, and minerals for the best (and fastest) results. After this period, you can easily reduce to one bottle of our Beauty Drink every other day. The boost period can be shorter or longer if you prefer of course.