I get these questions a lot!
When is the best time to drink collagen?
Is it better to take collagen in the morning or at night?
The answer is to drink collagen at whatever time of day you remember to take it.
I take mine in the morning with breakfast so I don’t forget.
Let’s look at a few reasons people may think a certain time of day is better.
You will see some of the benefits and reasons overlap.
Benefits Of Taking Collagen In The Morning
Drinking collagen in the morning means you can check it off your list of things to do for the day.
Here are a few potential benefits of taking collagen in the morning with breakfast:
Boosts skin health: Collagen is an essential component of skin tissue and taking collagen with breakfast may provide the body with the building blocks it needs to repair and regenerate skin tissue throughout the day.
May support joint health: Collagen is a vital component of joint tissue, and consuming it in the morning with breakfast may help support joint health and reduce joint pain and stiffness.
Aids in weight management: Collagen is a protein, and consuming protein with breakfast may help reduce hunger and support weight management goals.
May improve gut health: Some evidence suggests that consuming collagen may improve gut health by supporting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Taking collagen with breakfast may ensure that the body has the necessary amino acids to support gut health throughout the day.
Better absorption: Consuming collagen with food may aid in better absorption, as the food can slow down digestion and allow for more efficient absorption of the collagen.
Benefits Of Taking Collagen At Night
You can drink collagen at night if it fits your schedule or routine.
Here are several potential benefits of taking collagen at night:
Aids in muscle recovery: Collagen is a crucial component of muscle tissue, and consuming it before bed may help with muscle recovery during sleep. Sleep is a time when the body repairs and regenerates itself, and collagen can support this process.
May improve sleep quality: Some people report that taking collagen before bed helps them sleep more soundly. While the research on this topic is limited, some evidence suggests that consuming collagen may promote relaxation and reduce stress levels.
Better absorption: Consuming collagen on an empty stomach can aid in better absorption, and taking it at night ensures that there is a longer period of time without food, allowing for more efficient absorption.
May support skin health: Collagen is a vital component of skin tissue, and some studies suggest that consuming collagen may improve skin health. Taking collagen at night may provide the body with the building blocks it needs to repair and regenerate skin tissue during sleep.
Best Time Of Day To Take Collagen For Weight Loss
Some people suggest that if you take collagen on an empty stomach it might help you fill full and satiated.
While that may be true depending on how much collagen you take there is no information that taking collagen at a certain time of day will help you lose weight.
Can You Take Collagen On An Empty Stomach?
Yes, you can take collagen on an empty stomach but if you find it irritating take it with food.
Depending on the form of collagen you take can determine when and how you take it.
Liquid collagen is usually kept in the refrigerator and can easily be pulled out to drink at any time of the day.
Powdered collagen takes a little more time to mix in water, food, or into your protein shake.
Side Effects Of Taking Collagen
Side effects of drinking collagen are rare.
According to WebMd collagen peptides have been safely used in doses of up to 10 grams daily for up to 5 months.
There isn’t enough reliable information to know if collagen peptides are safe to use when pregnant or breastfeeding so stay on the safe side and consult your doctor.
Collagen can be taken safely at any time of day. Take it at a time you will remember and take it daily for the best results.