One of the common questions we get asked a lot is whether or not there are side effects when taking collagen supplements for hair loss. There are known side effects when taking collagen but none of the side effects are anything you really should be concerned about. These side effects apply whether or not you’re taking collagen supplements for hair loss or any other reason.

There are many reasons why you should start taking collagen supplements but here are the top five reason why we think you should start taking collagen supplements.

As you probably already know collagen is great for skin because of the amino acids it contains. The reason why collagen is great for hair growth is due to the fact that it’s one of the most abundant proteins in our body and therefore is required. The four amino acids that collagen consist of is proline, glycine, arginine and hydroxyproline. One of the roles that collagen plays in our bodies the renewal of cells. It also plays a role in maintaining the strength of our bones as well as tendons, eyes, organs, hair and nails.

When it comes to baldness there are several causes for it is not only due to the lack of collagen. For example, one of the biggest culprits for male pattern baldness is DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Just by blocking DHT you automatically significantly stop your balding. Two thirds of men face balding by the age of 35. Women lose hair for different reasons altogether, collagen can play a role in this but there are several different reasons as to why women lose hair such as side effects of medication, disrupted hair growth cycle, illness, etc... According to statistics 40% of all women will experience hair loss at some point in their lives.

One thing most people would like to know is when should you start taking collagen for hair growth because as you know as we get older our hair starts to deteriorate. Study shows that whether it be for hair growth or wrinkle reduction you should start taking collagen in your early to mid-20s... This is when our collagen level start to taper off and when we should start paying the most attention to slow down the negative effects that are associated with a lack of collagen.