How Much Collagen Should I Take Each Day to Heal Leaky Gut?

Written by Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician

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Today’s question comes from one of our viewers asking about collagen for leaky gut. Specifically, this individual says, “A lot of people are taking collagen, but we’re not sure what is the right amount. Can you clarify, for individuals who want to heal leaky gut, how much collagen should we be taking?”

Collagen Supports Digestive Healing

This is a fantastic question because our Clean Sourced Collagens is highly effective at helping you heal the open, leaky junctures – the tight junctures that get opened from digestive imbalances in leaky gut. Collagen can help support that closure of the gut juncture.

How to Microdose with Collagen Supplements

But the best way to consume collagen for leaky gut is actually to do what I call microdosing. So having a dose in the morning, having a mid-sized dose in the lunchtime zone, and then also right around dinner or maybe even before bedtime. But this allows the collagen to have its most effectiveness throughout the day, so every time you’re dosing it in the smaller microdosing versions or therapeutic doses, that delivers consistent delivery of the healing properties that we need collagen to take effect.

And collagen has this amazing capacity to support, not just our external skin, but our internal skin, and our digestive process, and the shape and the function of our small intestine and large intestine is skin. It’s just internalized, and there’s a mucosal membrane, and the collagen can be really helpful in achieving that.

How to Maximize Collagen Effectiveness

Now, I do recommend also – to maximize the effectiveness of collagen – is to add in our Enzyme 17, and that can be taken about 20 to 30 minutes before you take and consume your collagen. Because the Enzyme 17 has the right enzymes to break down and help your body assimilate the collagen, so you get your max absorption and then max assimilation.

So that is what I recommend for any individuals looking to use collagen to heal leaky gut. So I hope that’s helpful, and please feel free to send us more questions. I love answering your questions and helping support your body through our fabulous products here at Organixx.

Organixx Clean Sourced Collagens blend contains five types of collagen from four sources. What’s more, it’s combined with targeted nutrients such as zinc, vitamin C, and vitamin B6 which specifically enhance the bioavailability and potency of collagen. Clean Sourced Collagens is formulated from the ground up to enhance and support your body’s natural ability to heal and rebuild itself from the INSIDE out.

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Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician, holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition and a Doctorate of Naturopathy. In addition to providing expert guidance to Organixx, Dr. Melissa maintains a busy private practice in Texas. Her primary focus is working with individuals addressing digestive disorders, hormone balance, detoxification therapies, and primary and secondary lymphedema cases through lymphatic decongestive treatments.


  1. Hello! When you speak about micro dosing, how much is that? Divide 1 scoop into 3 amounts during the course of the day? More than 1 scoop per day? Please give specifics if possible.

    Thank you!


    • Hi Deborah, There is no current definitive dosage or limit set for collagen supplements. We recommend taking 3 scoops per day for 1 month if you have never taken a collagen supplement in the past. This equates to 25.5g if using our Clean Sourced Collagens. After that 1 scoop daily which is 8.5g per day for maintenance. Some people take more and some may take less. Micro dosing would be splitting your ideal dosage up into multiple dosages throughout the day. For example if you determined that 24g a day provides the desired results then instead of taking it all at once you would split it into three 8g dosages throughout the day. I hope this helps to explain it. Have an awesome day!

  2. You never actually define a dose or a micro dose. How many grams are we talking about for a Therapeutic Dose and how many grams for a Micro Dose please?

    • Hi Sara! Our Clean Sourced Collagens contain 8.5g of collagens per scoop. If you have never taken a collagen supplement before then we recommend taking 1 scoop in the morning, afternoon and evening for a month. After the month you can do a maintenance dose of 1 scoop per day. If you want to split your maintenance dose up over the course of the day you may do this as well. Collagen is generally a safe daily supplement. However, there is no current definite recommendation on the limit to be used daily. Most people will take the amount that fits their specific needs. Some things to watch for to know if you may be taking too much for your body are indigestion and bloating. I hope this helps. Have an awesome day!

  3. What about the high arginine content and influence on Herpes or other viral replication? Do you recommend adding Lysine?

    • Hi Pat, This is a great question. Arginine has been known to assist the herpes virus in replication. While lysine has been known to slow down or prevent the growth of HSV-1. However, both of these amino acids are in the Clean Sourced Collagens. In this case we suggest speaking with your doctor to find out if taking collagen would be right for you. The label that shows the amounts of arginine and lysine can be found here: This may be helpful when discussing this with your doctor. Wishing you a happy and healthy day!

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