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Side effect from marine collagen peptides.

Does anyone else get constipated from MCPs? ...and yes I do eat plenty of fiber, but still it's terrible constipation.

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Re: Side effect from marine collagen peptides.

I just started taking it for arthritis and have the same issue.  I decided to split the amount I take (mix w/hot beverage) into two doses.  Eat prunes and drink LOTS of water. 

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Re: Side effect from marine collagen peptides.

@SilleeMee 

 

I use two scoops in my coffee daily, but no side affects at all.

 

Maybe you are just sensitive to the ingredients.  It might not affect me, but it obviously is a problem for you.

 

Not sure I'd continue taking it if that was a side affect.

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Re: Side effect from marine collagen peptides.

I put one scoop (approx 2.5 grams) into my coffee, too. Then another scoop into my afternoon 'green' drink. My poo looks like deer turds...I know that's graphic but it's true.

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Re: Side effect from marine collagen peptides.

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Two scoops in my Zero Vitamin Water (lemonade!) ....  all is well.  
Eat a few apricots!!!!  Magic.

 

Edited to add ....   dried apricots.

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Re: Side effect from marine collagen peptides.

@SilleeMee 

 

do you have a hypothesis about why?

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Re: Side effect from marine collagen peptides.


@LTT1 wrote:

@SilleeMee 

 

do you have a hypothesis about why?


 

 

@LTT1 

I believe the supp absorbs a lot of water from the GI track, making everything else become dry. I'm not exactly sure how it does that but my stools are like hard marbles...not good. I'm going to cut back on the dose and see what happens.

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Re: Side effect from marine collagen peptides.

1 scoop every morning since the debut and no issues.

 

I used to mix it with water, flavored water, juice and now I mix it with a shot of coffee and MCT oil and some coconut cream and drink it as a shot.

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Re: Side effect from marine collagen peptides.

When I first started taking it  I had the opposite happen.

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Re: Side effect from marine collagen peptides.


@Pook wrote:

When I first started taking it  I had the opposite happen.


Same here....in fact both the Marine and the bovine collagen have the effect on me of loose stools.  

 

Try putting MCT oil in with it....and a strong cup of coffee in the morning....that would really have me in the potty!  

 

It is so odd how the exact same product can have such different effects on all of us.