The use of collagen, which is known to be an important building block for the human body and is thought to make the skin more moist, taut and soft, is increasing every day. Turkey Medicals hospital member and department Dermatology Specialist Doctor, “Before using collagen, a doctor’s advice should definitely be taken.” he informed me about the matter by saying.

Collagen, which is found in the skin, bones, joints, tendons and muscles, has the task of strengthening the connective tissue that serves as a support in our body and thus muscle the integrity of the body. For the use of collagen, which is so important for human health, it is necessary to first obtain a Turkish doctor’s recommendation.

In collagen supplements, the collagen content should preferably be 10 grams or at least 5 grams. It has been revealed that the supplement taken to support collagen synthesis contains copper, zinc, and vitamin C, which increases the effectiveness of the supplement.

The human skin is divided into 3 layers, and the dermis, which is its middle layer, contains a dense amount of collagen. Collagen is one of the important factors affecting the strengthening and elasticity of the skin.

It is known that collagen production decreases as we age, and about 1 percent is lost every year, especially after the age of 20. Over time, the skin loses its elasticity, dryness, sagging, wrinkles, sun spots, thin skin and brittle nails appear on the skin. It is possible to alleviate these signs of aging with collagen supplementation. Type 1 and type 3 collagen are most commonly found in the skin. For this reason, it is useful to use type 1 and type 3 collagen mixtures while supporting them for the integrity of your hair and nails.

Collagen supplementation is more effective when used regularly. It provides a decrease in skin aging, an increase in skin elasticity, hydration (water retention), an increase in the density of dermal collagen.

Collagen supplements have different shapes in the form of tablets, capsules, powders, liquids and bars. The most effective form of collagen is its liquid state. When collagen is taken orally, it is broken down into building blocks, i.e. amino acids, in the intestines and enters the blood as an amino acid. In order for it to be more effective, to be better absorbed from the intestines, preference should be given to hydrolyzed collagen, which is a slightly more fragmented form of collagen. Liquid forms are therefore more effective.

Although it is stated that collagen supplementation is generally safe and has no reported side effects, it is necessary to consult a doctor before using it. The source of collagen in the supplement can be fish, chicken or beef. Those that contain collagen of fish origin are often recommended.

Collagen obtained from fish has a smaller molecular size and is therefore better absorbed from the intestines. Those who are allergic to seafood, beef-chicken meat, and diabetics may also experience undesirable effects due to these products.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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