Collagen

What is Collagen?

The major protein (comprising over half of that in mammals) of the white fibers of connective tissue, cartilage, and bone; insoluble in water but can be altered to easily digestible, soluble gelatins by boiling in water, dilute acids, or alkalis. It is high in glycyl, l-alanyl, l-prolyl, and l-4-hydroxyprolyl residues, but is low in sulfur and has no l-tryptophanyl residues. It comprises a family of genetically distinct molecules all of which have a unique triple helix configuration of three polypeptide subunits known as α-chains; at least 18 types of collagen have been identified, each with a different polypeptide chain.

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I have severe diareha I am taking collagen can that cause it

the correct name is immodium

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I am not sure why were you using collagen at this age. Did you start it recently?
Collagen is purely...

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Do you know of an alternative and effective medicine to Santyl*Collagenaes).I have chronic wounds on my left and right ankles. But Santyl is too...

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You can try antibiotic coated dressing.

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Is it safe to take collagen for my arthritus while on warfarin
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Yes

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Welcome and thanks for your query.
There are no well documented adverse interaction between collagen...

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