How Much Collagen Do I Need?
The perfect ratio | Resources
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and it is mainly found in our connective tissue. The body's natural ability to produce supportive amounts of connective tissue decreases after the age of 25. The average person today gets very little collagen from their diet, which is why it is so important to supplement collagen.
How much collagen you need differs from person to person. It all depends on the amount of animal protein you consume. Let's talk about the methionine/glycine ratio.
Methionine and glycine are two amino acids found in the protein we eat.
Methionine is found in (muscle) meat, eggs, dairy, poultry, and fish. Glycine is especially abundant in skin, bones, organ meats, ligaments and collagen powder.
The problem is that today most people eat too much methionine and leave out the glycine-rich foods. The key is a perfect ratio between both.
So, what would be the perfect ratio?
First, you have to understand that it is easier to focus on getting enough protein than on getting enough methionine, simply due the fact that if we get enough protein in our diet we will get enough methionine.
Every gram of methionine needs to be balanced out by 0.5-1 gram glycine. Collagen provides 25 times more glycine as methionine. You can opt for the perfect ratio by adding an extra gram of collagen for every 10 grams of methionine-rich protein. So for example, if you consume 100 grams of protein (lean meat, eggs, dairy or fish), add 10 grams of collagen powder that contains 10 grams of protein.
An easy tool to calculate your daily protein intake is the chronometer app (it's free!).
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