Collagen and hypertrophic scarring/keloids

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    Lois Miller
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    Is collagen supplementation good for people who develop hypertrophic scars or keloids? I thought they were due to excessive collagen?

    I have terrible scars from reconstructive surgery regardless of what I try.

    Thank you,

    Lois

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    Dana Faris RDN
    Dana Faris RDN
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    Hi Lois,
    I would suggest not supplementing with collagen in this case as both hypertrophic scars and keloids are due to excessive collagen build up. There are plenty of other ways you can support gut healing such as with zinc or L-glutamine.

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