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How Much Collagen Do You Really Need?

With so much buzz around the importance of collagen, it’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed with your options. How much is too much? Are there any side effects? What are the facts? Yet determining which dose is right - or just flat out necessary -  is essential for boosting your inner glow. Lucky for you, our Scientific Advisory Board boasts only the best of the best, whose sole interests lie in uncovering the facts. Which is why we’ve decided to break down all the nitty-gritty details on what’s essential for your daily dose. Let’s get to it.


1,000mg or 10,000mg?

Based on heavily-vetted scientific research, including this systematic review (AKA the golden standard), those who consumed 3,000mg of collagen over a period of 4-12 weeks saw notable improvements in skin elasticity and hydration. In fact, this amount has proven to be the most effective dose for boosting radiance, with consumers enjoying additional benefits like reduced fine lines and wrinkles, anti-photoaging effects, and improvements in skin density and healing.

Furthermore, studies have shown that for most people, collagen is detected in the bloodstream at 3,000mg, meaning this dosage is key for your body to fully absorb its lengthy list of beauty benefits. And what’s more? Those who choose to consume 10,000mg or less have shown no adverse effects to ingesting collagen (woot, woot!).

Ok, so what if you have more than 3,000mg per day?

That's cool! However, it's important to know that some people may experience GI (gastrointestinal) discomfort or feelings of fullness when consuming over 10,000mg of collagen per day. And while this is typically nothing to be too concerned over, we prefer to play it safe and stick to recommending 10,000mg or less.

And if you have less?

Turns out, newer studies have recently emerged indicating that consuming anywhere between 1,000-1,500mg of collagen per day may still be enough to get you glowing.

Ok, so how much collagen is in SkinTē?


Due to the above findings, we’ve carefully formulated each can of SkinTē to contain exactly what you need: 3,000mg of kosher, grass-fed, pasture-raised, bovine collagen peptides. With this dose of bioavailable collagen (more on the importance of bioavailability HERE), and positive feedback from trials like our 30-Day TēTox, we feel confident recommending 1 can of liquid radiance per day. If you’d like an extra boost, feel free to up your dose to 2-3 cans!

Grab Your Daily Dose

We know navigating your way through the web can be a pill (and we prefer to skip those😉), which is why we’re here to always give you the facts. If you ever have any questions, concerns, or Tē inquiries, feel free to email us anytime at hello@skinte.com. We're always here for you!