Can 73-year-olds Take Collagen Supplements?
Hi, I want to ask … my mother is 73 years old and has a history of high blood pressure and stomach acid. For skin and bone care, I want to add collagen because, as far as I know, collagen is good for skin and bones. The question is … may I give you collagen powder supplements?
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Collagen is a protein that helps support connective tissue, muscle, and skin. In general, the human body naturally forms collagen, but as we age, the amount of collagen decreases, so that human skin looks increasingly wrinkled, or wrinkled. When there is a good amount of collagen in the body to help support its function, these complaints will decrease and the aging process will be slower.
Besides helping to prevent discovery, collagen supplementation can also provide several benefits for the health of the body, namely:
1. maintain healthy joints and bones
2. increase muscle mass
3. prevent bone loss
4. helps maintain heart health
5. helps the health of nails and hair
Several studies support the benefits of collagen supplements that are consumed, so if these supplements are consumed by elderly patients it is expected that the benefits of collagen supplements can be felt by the elderly. However, it remains to be noted that side effects may arise, such as stomach disorders, skin rashes, or diarrhea. Also note, whether the product you have purchased is registered with Bpom Indonesia. If the product you have purchased is not yet registered with Bpom, then the safety of this product for the Indonesian people cannot be formally guaranteed. So that its safety for Indonesian consumers cannot be guaranteed. Therefore, if you want your parents to consume collagen products, then choose products that are already registered with BPOM and see also the type of collagen used.
If you need further information relating to the use of this collagen product, or the active ingredients in it, then you should consult directly with an internist or a specialist. Thus, supervision can still be given by doctors. The doctor can also continue to evaluate your mother's health condition regularly, so that the doctor can provide recommendations or suggestions that are appropriate to your mother's condition.
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