Collagen is a type of protein found throughout the body, especially in the muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments.
While there is no data specifically studying collagen peptides in pregnancy, there is data that exists suggesting that it may help improve skin’s hydration, wrinkling, and elasticity.
As of May 2020, we are not aware of any adverse effects of pregnant women taking collagen peptides.
Facts About Collagen and Pregnancy
- Collagen peptides are a source of certain amino acids that can be found in food sources too. If you are a fan of bone broth, animal skin (sounds gross..think chicken wings), or other glycine-rich foods, you could potentially skip the collagen peptides.
- Many women take collagen peptides to support their growing skin and possibly reduce stretch marks and support their skin elasticity. Others take it as an easy-to-digest protein source if they are experiencing morning sickness.
- Women may also take it to support baby’s growing skin, nails, etc. It is easy to take.
- Make sure you are choosing a reputable brand and checking with your doctor first.
Ways To Incorporate Collagen Peptides
– Mix into your smoothie
– Stir it into a glass of water or juice
– Add to your morning coffee
The Big Business of Collagen
In 2020, in the United States alone, consumers are expected to spend $293 million on collagen supplements, up from just $50 million in 2014, according to market research firm Nutrition Business Journal. Globally, as collagen makes its way into more foods and beverages, topicals, and even the operating room, the market is projected to reach $6.5 billion by 2025.