When I upped my powdered hydrolysed collagen intake to a whopping 40 grams a day (that’s 4 table spoons), a friend told me I was crazy and heading for severe kidney damage! So that inspired (well scared) me into embarking on a quest to find the scientific evidence and ultimately the truth.
I put in the hours, trawled through the bowels of PubMed and Google Scholar, and after months of painstaking research, I found the unequivocal answer to my question.
So, “does taking hydrolysed Collagen powder damage your kidneys”?
Well, based on all the literary evidence, the short and simple answer is NO!
To put it straight, there is no evidence that taking even extremely high daily doses of Collagen over long periods of time will have any negative impact on healthy kidneys.
And how did I come to this conclusion I hear you ask. Well, read on......
My vegetarian diet had left me looking gaunt, skinny and lacking energy. Friends were commenting on how much lean muscle mass I had lost over the years. Chronic stress was taking its toll. Thats when I introduced pure marine hydrolysed collagen protein powder and within a few months I had regained strength and energy, improved muscle mass and definition, and my vitality was restored.
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