Collagen drink - for skin sag?

anabanana1976
on 11/30/17 10:47 am
VSG on 11/21/17

Anyone out there try drinking Collagen?
I am particularily interested in Vital Protein Marine Collagen..

Any feedback would be good.
A

The Salty Hag
on 11/30/17 11:32 am
RNY on 05/20/13
On November 30, 2017 at 6:47 PM Pacific Time, anabanana1976 wrote:

Anyone out there try drinking Collagen?
I am particularily interested in Vital Protein Marine Collagen..

Any feedback would be good.
A

But..it's not vegan. Didn't you post another thread asking for help since you want to be vegan? I'm genuinely confused.

I've never heard of this working for sure, but maybe someone who knows can chime in. Age at surgery, genetics, how long you were morbidly obese are really what determine how much loose skin someone ends up having.

The only real fix for loose skin is plastic surgery.

I woke up in between a memory and a dream...

Tom Petty

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 11/30/17 11:35 am
VSG on 12/10/13

Can confirm; the manufacturer's site says it's made from fish.

"Vital Proteins Marine Collagen is made from the scales of fresh Non-GMO Project verified wild-caught snapper."

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

anabanana1976
on 11/30/17 1:28 pm
VSG on 11/21/17

I sure did. No Collagen is Vegan. This I am aware of. I am also not 100% Vegan just yet. I am intaking yogurt and drinking Isopure which has 40gms of protein (whey isolate)..

I am just exploring all options..

Thanks

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 11/30/17 11:35 am
VSG on 12/10/13

As we lose weight, our skin sags because we've grown extra skin around our fat. Collagen won't do a damn thing to prevent or improve it.

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

Gwen M.
on 11/30/17 12:02 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Ignoring the veg*n issue with collagen, I do add 2 TBSP of Collagen to my breakfast protein shake every day. Why? I honestly can't remember. I'm sure I had a good, well-researched reason for my decision at the time. I would NOT rely on it for a primary protein source.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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anabanana1976
on 11/30/17 1:29 pm
VSG on 11/21/17

Hi Gwen,

No, I wouldn't rely on it for protein source either. The RN at the clinic said if I want to use it for 'collagen' reasons after week 4, I would be safe to do so.
So just looking into feedback and experience.

A

Gwen M.
on 11/30/17 1:44 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

I definitely don't use it for skin sag. As evidenced by the list of reconstructive surgeries in my signature below :)

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Gina 16 Yrs and Still
Hanging In

on 11/30/17 4:38 pm - Burleson , TX

Hmmm...Just when I think I have heard of EVERYTHING :)

But...come to think of it...a couple of weeks ago, on the tv show "The Good Doctor" they were using tilapia skins to cover a lady's badly burned skin...

So...maybe fish is a skin thing, now ????

RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine

LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:160

I learn something new, EVERY day, from SOME body

MeerKat1994
on 12/1/17 4:54 pm
RNY on 05/09/17

Ohhh! I'm really enjoying that show! Glad to hear some one else watches it.

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