Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I take the AM Collagen Formula?
Take 3 capsules right when you get up in the morning and do NOT eat or drink anything but water for an hour afterward.
How do I take the PM Collagen Formula?
Stop eating 3 hours before going to sleep to allow your body to go through it’s natural digestion process (you can drink water). Right before going to bed at night take 3 capsules with a glass of water and go STRAIGHT to bed.
How do Collagen Supplement’s work?
Collagen is a natural Protein supplement that safely and naturally assists the body in shedding excess fat, sugar and toxins. It does not starve, stimulate or trick your body into losing weight. In fact, it actually supports your body’s natural process in burning off fats and sugars more efficiently by building lean muscle. Collagen Protein is essential to the body’s well being. Collagen is the most prevalent protein within the body and is vital to our muscular strength, flexibility, resiliency and the ability of our joints and tissues to absorb impact.
Collagen is incredibly important for maintaining our youthful appearance by promoting supple, wrinkle-free and non-sagging skin. Collagen is also critical in the maintenance of our muscles, the support of body organs and keeping our blood flowing through healthy and resilient arteries, veins and capillaries. Since Collagen is a critical component of all these important tissues is it easy to realize the maintenance of our collagen levels is imperative to our health.
What should I expect to see the first month of taking Gentle Solutions Collagen?
Only 50% see pounds come off thier first month. Remember, Collagen heals from the inside out. Give your body time to repair itself, because it's then that your muscle will burn fat. Take your measurements before you get started. Inches are more important the first month than pounds! When inches come off, your BMI will go down.
Is there anybody who shouldn’t take Gentle Solutions Collagen?
No testing is ever done on pregnant or nursing mothers; therefore they should not take any kind of dietary supplement. There are NO negative side effects on record in correlation with Collagen Supplements, however as with any new medications, please feel free to contact your doctor or pharmacist before beginning Gentle Solutions Collagen Supplement. Please consult your physician if you have any questions or concerns regarding our product and other health conditions you may have or any medications you are taking and review our supplement facts and ingredient list, as well as our product information with them.
I work Swing Shift, which formula is right for me?
If you are working the night shift and want to take it in the mornings before you go to sleep, then choose the PM formula since this is when you are going to bed. If you want to take it when you first wake up in the afternoons or evenings then choose the AM formula since this is when you wake up. On your days off, you can take your PM formula in the morning when you go to sleep, and then again at night right before going to bed if you want to.
Can you drink other liquids and take other medications during the "empty stomach" time?
No. Medications need to be digested. The only thing that truely doesn't require digestion is water. Therefore we want you to take your AM formula when you get up and only drink water for that one hour afterward. Once that hour is up, you can take your medications and drink your coffee. When taking the PM formula it's best to take your medications at least an hour prior to taking your PM supplement and only drink water for 3 hours prior to taking the PM supplement.
I'm Menopausal, will this still work for me?
Yes. Menopausal women have a very hard time losing weight. Research has shown that this can be attributed to the drop in estrogen level in the body. Even if you're taking medications from your doctor to compensate for that, it still may not be the same as when you were younger. By adding collagen protein you helping the body build that lean muscle mass that is so important when trying to maintain a healthy metabolism and lose weight effectively.
Have you already developed the stomach area "pouch" that seems to come along with menopause too?
You could try adding our C.L.A. to your diet as well, our C.L.A. will help to target the middle area by flushing the sugar out of the stomach muscles.
Are there any other tips you can give to help me through my weight-loss?
It's incredibly important to drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. As your lean muscle develops, your body burns excess sugars and fat. This in turn causes your body to release a toxin. If you don't drink enough water during the day then your body is forced to hold on to those toxins which could actually slow your metabolism and the weight-loss process. Remember to take your vitamins! VitaminC in particular will help to strengthen your metabolism and enhance your weight-loss. Do not ingest foods containing aspartame or phenylalanine. This ingredient is found in many diet drinks and diet foods. Your body cannot break down the ingredients used to make aspartame and this in turn slows your metabolism and may even stop weight-loss altogether. Instead you can choose drinks which contain Splenda, like Diet Coke with splenda or Pepsi One. Do not eat anything at least 3 hours before going to bed! Only drink water and take 3 Collagen capsules on your empty stomach just before going to sleep! Or if you take the AM formula only drink water during that first hour after you take your capsules. NO coffee or tea is allowed during the first hour after you take your capsules. FOR THOSE WHO WORKOUTTake your Collagen supplement (3 gel caps) half an hour prior to your workout. This will help to break up the lactic acid that it’s in your muscle tissue, making muscle tissue more agile and assisting you to have a better work out period. You will also notice that you won’t feel so stiff, sore and achy after your work out! We recommend for people who want to lose 40 pounds or more, to use both the PM and the AM Formula. Gentle Solutions Collagen Supplement is a 90 day program, but you can remain on it for as long as you like. This is not a 30 day program, your body needs time to rebuild lean muscle, which in turn will burn your fat. Your weight loss will be a 100% fat loss, just give your body some time to start working for you, you'll be glad you did!
Do the Gentle Solutions Collagen supplements contain stimulants?
Gentle Solutions Collagen Supplements have NO stimulants, ephedrine, amphetamine, herbs or caffeine. These ingredients tend to increase heart rate, and give such negative side effects as sleeplessness and the "jitters." Our collagen is so gentle you can take it on an empty stomach before sleep and get a good night's rest!
Are you a member of the Better Business Bureau?
Yes! We are! You can find us in the Eastern Michigan chapter.
What happens when you stop taking Gentle Solutions Collagen supplements?
With most other dietary programs, up to 40% of your weight loss is muscle loss. This is why you gain the weight back when you discontinue the program; because you don’t have that muscle working for you anymore. With Gentle Solutions Collagen you only lose fat and actually gain muscle which helps to keep your body and metabolism healthy and working properly.