Jan 6, 2023Liked by Fawn B.

Hi! This is great, thanks. I have two questions:

1. I’ve heard liquid collagen is better than powder form. Any truth to that?

2. BeverlyHillsMD has an anti-aging supplement called “Dermal Repair Complex” and I’m curious what your thoughts are on this/if it’s BS. Here’s the video: https://youtu.be/1qxMvmav7T8 It sounds convincing, but ads often are. :)

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Hi - I'll pass these questions along to Vitamins, hopefully he's able to review it soon!

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Oct 17, 2022·edited Oct 17, 2022Liked by Fawn B.

Great article.

Would you mind linking the studies that support the claims you've made regarding ubiquinol & collagen's ability to improve skin health and appearance?

Particularly for ubiquinol -> "supplementation of 50-150mg over a 12-week period reduced several signs of aging in the skin, including improved hydration, skin thickness, elasticity, and the appearance of wrinkles".

And for collagen -> "research shows that collagen supplements improve skin elasticity, reduce wrinkles, boost hydration, and increase the density of the type of cells that produce new collagen".

It's not that I doubt the veracity of these claims. I just like to read the specifics of the studies before adding a supplement to my stack.

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I've sent this comment to @BowTiedVitamins - please stand by for a response.

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This is a fantastic breakdown.

Since you're already going to be supplementing collagen/ubi, if you have any kind of joint pain: add vitamin c and take this combo 30-60 min before you exercise.

Dr. Keith Baar's research is brilliant might as well get the 1-2 punch. Be beautiful, feel better.


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Thank you, Brandon! I always appreciate your input.

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what formulation/brand/dose are you using? Thanks!

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Dr. Baar's research used this recipe: https://twitter.com/musclescience/status/903454079443021826

I personally tried it with apple juice and wanted to die because it was like chewing apple rubber. 0/10 do not recommend. Use juice that you like.

Instead I personally use Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. The chocolate kind warmed up is like hot chocolate and something I'd actually drink if it wasn't for the supplement. Vitamin C... you could honestly eat almost any fruit and be good to go. 1-2 scoops IDK the exact dosage, Google would be a better answer than me.

CoQ10/ubiquinone was either Thorne or Now brands, same dosage as Fawn's recommendations.

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Thanks for your feedback. Just trying to clarify if you are taking

1) Hydrolized collagen supplement (like the powder provided in the link ) or the chocolate flavored one you mention

2) adding 48mg (or 30-60 mg) of Vit C -- do you have a preferred brand/mode to do this? Tablet form/pills or powder?

(Subjects were then immediately provided with the isocaloric treatment containing 0, 5, or 15 g gelatin dissolved in a flavored low-calorie beverage containing 48 mg vitamin C.)

3) Taking the CoQ 200 mg


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