A Vegetarian’s Guide to Collagen and Healthy Bones

Updated: June 14, 2024

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, making up around 30% of your total protein mass.1 As a structural protein, collagen plays a crucial role in the health and function of various tissues, including your skin, muscles, bones, and connective tissues.

While your body makes plenty of collagen on its own, emerging research shows that supplementing with collagen may promote various health benefits. But is there a way for plant-based eaters to get the benefits of collagen supplementation without changing their diet?

The research says yes. 

This article will explore:

  • The research-backed benefits of collagen supplementation
  • The connection between collagen and bone health
  • How vegans and vegetarians can naturally boost their collagen production without taking any animal-based products

Health Benefits of Collagen

Skin Health

If you’re looking for a way to firm up your skin and enhance its elasticity, collagen may be the way to go. 

Collagen makes up a significant portion of your skin’s extracellular matrix (ECM) – the scaffolding that lies beneath your skin surface, which allows it to look taut and firm.2 

As you age, your ECM naturally begins to break down, producing fine lines and wrinkles on the surface of your skin. Research shows, however, that when you supplement with collagen, you can enhance the integrity of your ECM and therefore create more youthful-looking skin.3

Other research shows that collagen may play a role in wound healing.4

Joint Health

As a key component of connective tissue, collagen plays an important role in the health and maintenance of your joints. Specifically, collagen supports your cartilage tissue, which wraps around the ends of your bones to protect them and prevent wear and tear. 

Cartilage can break down due to excessive use (in athletes, for example), inflammation (like that seen in rheumatoid arthritis), or the natural aging process. When this happens, you start to experience joint pain that can range anywhere from inconvenient to debilitating – depending on the severity of the damage.

Research shows that collagen supplementation may support joint health by providing the building blocks they need to support and protect them from damage. 

In one study, participants with rheumatoid arthritis experienced significant improvement in both joint swelling and pain.5 In another study, athletes with activity-related joint pain significantly improved their pain measures at rest and during activity.6 

Digestive Support

Although the exact mechanism is unclear, there seems to be a correlation between low serum levels of collagen and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). One theory is that a deficiency in this structural protein makes your digestive tract more vulnerable to inflammation and therefore sets the stage for digestive issues.7

In one study, participants noticed improvements in bloating and other mild digestive symptoms after a 6-week trial of collagen supplementation.8 

Bone Health

We’ve already covered the positive impact collagen can have on joint health, which indirectly relates to the health of your bones. But that’s not the only connection between bone health and collagen status. 

Your bones are made up of protein and minerals, with 90% of the bone matrix composed of collagen.9 While minerals provide strength, collagen provides structure and flexibility.10 Collagen is a vital aspect of bone health because it allows your bones to absorb impact rather than fracture, and to bend instead of break. 

Studies show that taking collagen supplements can improve bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women.11

Is There a Vegetarian Source of Collagen?

Collagen comes from animal sources, so plant-based collagen simply doesn’t exist. One animal-derived collagen, from eggshell membrane, may fit into certain vegetarian diets but isn’t compatible with a vegan or lacto-vegetarian diet.

However, keep in mind that your body makes collagen on its own when provided with the right nutrients. This means that even for the vegan and all the vegetarian folks out there, you can enhance collagen production and gain all of the benefits discussed here; you just need to know which nutrients to incorporate.

Vegetarian Foods and Nutrients That Increase Collagen Production

Vitamin C

Vitamin C adds oxygen and hydrogen to amino acids so that they can do their part in collagen production. If you don’t get enough vitamin C, collagen production will slow.12

Vegetarian vitamin C sources: many fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, citrus fruits, kale, kiwi, mango, papaya, peppers, pineapple, and strawberries.


Proline and hydroxyproline are amino acids that make up 23% of collagen and have been found to be precursors to sustaining collagen production. They play a key role in the stability of collagen.13,14

Vegetarian proline sources: asparagus, beans, buckwheat, cabbage, chives, cucumbers, garbanzo beans, peanuts, soy, and watercress.


Silica is a mineral that assists in collagen synthesis, playing a role in the activation of enzymes responsible for collagen production.15

Vegetarian sources of silica: oats, barley, avocados, cucumbers, asparagus, horsetail, nettle, and strawberries.


Strontium is a mineral that helps your body make and maintain healthy collagen levels by promoting collagen synthesis while suppressing its degradation.16 

Vegetarian sources of strontium: Brazil nuts, milk, cheese, spinach, carrots, peas, beans, and root vegetables.

Unfortunately, although the above options do contain trace amounts of strontium, it’s unlikely that you’ll get enough of this nutrient from diet alone, particularly if you’re looking for bone health benefits. That’s why you’ll want to look for a high-quality strontium supplement like Strontium Boost to fill the gaps.  


Copper increases the production or utilization of collagen and elastin; it also helps facilitate the fibril structure of these proteins.17 

Vegetarian copper sources: sunflower seeds, lentils, almonds, apricots, dark chocolate, mushrooms, greens, and blackstrap molasses.


Lysine helps to give collagen its stability and structure by assisting in cross-linking. It also increases intestinal calcium absorption.18,19 

Vegetarian lysine sources: eggs, dairy products (particularly parmesan cheese), tofu, brewer’s yeast, and spirulina.


Research suggests that arginine stimulates insulin-like-growth factor-l (IGF-1) production and collagen synthesis in osteoblast-like cells. In this way, arginine makes the cells in your bone that are responsible for bone growth and mineralization more active.20 

Vegetarian arginine sources: eggs, sesame seeds, spirulina, coconut meat, cultured yogurt, kefir, and raw cheeses.


Manganese increases collagen and elastin production by increasing the enzyme responsible for proline formation, especially when healing wounds.21 

Vegetarian sources of manganese: leafy vegetables, nuts, pineapple, seaweed and other sea vegetables, and whole grains.


Studies show that zinc can enhance collagen synthesis while also slowing down its degradation, which in turn helps protect your current collagen stores.22

Vegetarian zinc sources: seeds (pumpkin seeds, in particular), nuts, and beans. 

Are Vegetarians Lacking Collagen?

Since your body makes collagen on its own, vegetarians may not necessarily be lacking collagen as long as they’re getting enough of the right nutrients to keep their collagen stores healthy. 

With that being said, as our bodies age, collagen production slows down, and the wear and tear of life starts to catch up with us. For this reason, ensuring that your collagen status is healthy as you get on in your years is important whether you’re a vegetarian or not. 


When it comes to collagen and bone health, the two big takeaways include:

  1. Collagen is essential to bone health (and so much more!)
  2. Your body produces collagen naturally, and will produce more if you eat foods rich in the nutrients listed above. You don’t need to eat meat or take a collagen peptide supplement to maintain proper levels of collagen.

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Is there a vegetarian source of collagen?

Collagen comes from animal sources, so there aren’t any collagen sources compatible with vegan or vegetarian diets. However, your body makes collagen on its own when provided with the proper nutrients.

How can vegans increase collagen naturally?

Vegans can naturally increase their collagen production by getting specific nutrients that support collagen synthesis. These include vitamin C, the minerals manganese, zinc, silica, strontium, copper, and the amino acids proline, lysine, and arginine.

What plant-based foods build collagen?

Sources of vitamin C like mango and citrus fruits can assist with collagen production, and mineral-rich vegetables like asparagus, spinach, carrots, and cucumbers. Vegan protein sources like soy, nuts, beans, and spirulina also contribute to the amino acid pool necessary for collagen production. 


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  1. misty

    June 6, 2017 , 12:01 pm

    Vegetarian here! My favorite protein source are local-sourced eggs. I eat at least one a day, but usually shoot for two. Lately I feel like I may be deficient in protein, so I’ve started eating Sacha Inchi seeds daily (8.5 grams per handful serving + lots of good omega 3s).
    Love this info above, thanks for sharing!

  2. Monica

    June 7, 2017 , 8:23 am

    Hi Misty,
    Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your go-to choices for protein. I’m not too familiar with Sacha Inchi seeds, but will definitely look into them now!

    – Monica

  3. Stefanie

    July 25, 2023 , 1:30 pm

    What is Sacha Inchi seeds and where do you get them?

  4. Manja AlgaeCal

    July 26, 2023 , 11:14 am

    Stephanie, sacha inchi, also known as mountain peanut, is a plant that produces fruit with large, edible seeds, rich in protein, fiber, and heart healthy fats. These are typically roasted, ground into a fine powder, or pressed to extract the oil. They can be found online or at the local health-food store.
    – Manja

  5. Karl

    July 12, 2017 , 7:23 pm

    misty said:

    “Lately I feel like I may be deficient in protein, so I’ve started eating Sacha Inchi seeds daily.”

    Nonsense. You’re not protein deficient.

  6. Paulette

    July 22, 2017 , 6:55 am

    If I am taking strontium boost and algaecalplus plus and omega what else do I need for collagen and do I have to take strontium at night

  7. Monica

    July 23, 2017 , 8:57 am

    Hi Paulette,

    You don’t have to take your Strontium Boost at night. However, you do need to take it 2-3 hours apart from any calcium-containing foods. We have listed an extensive food list in the post itself, but you can also supplement with collagen. Collagen can be found online or at your nearest health food store.
    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  8. Gabrielle Hochberg

    July 22, 2017 , 10:42 am

    Great article! What do you think about taking silicon with stabilized Choline orthosilica acid vitamins to help build college and elastin?

  9. Monica

    July 24, 2017 , 8:23 am

    Hi Gabrielle,

    Silicon has many positive effects on bone – and studies show that Choline-stabilized orthosilicic acid supplementation may be beneficial for osteoporosis. As it shows a potential beneficial effect on bone collagen https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2442067/.

    If this sounds like something you’re interested in adding to your health regimen, it is best to discuss with your doctor as well.

    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  10. Katie

    July 22, 2017 , 11:10 am

    Liked the topic in the article, but I’m confused on some of the information you provided.
    In bold letters you say arginine and lysine are important for bone metabolism and growth.
    The food chart lists the same foods for both amino acids but different nutrient amounts, it’s like the wrong foods were listed for one of them.
    I then read the more detailed information you wrote on each amino acid and there was only one food, tofu, that was also shown in the food chart. The other food sources mentioned were not listed in the food chart.
    Can you please clarify the discrepancy?
    Thank you.

  11. Monica

    July 23, 2017 , 9:10 am

    Hi Katie,

    In the chart, we list the same foods for lysine and arginine. Those foods have different amounts of arginine and lysine.

    For example, Tofu has 450 mg of lysine and 1250 mg of arginine in 100 g of tofu. There are foods shown in the chart that aren’t in the paragraphs below in detail, that’s correct. We wanted to name additional foods not in the table that were also sources.

    Hope that helps to clarify!

    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  12. a Vegetarian

    July 22, 2017 , 4:25 pm

    Gelatin, Dry Powder – usually NOT vegetarian. If it is, can you please tell us the name brand that is and where to buy it? Thank you.

  13. Monica

    July 24, 2017 , 8:41 am

    Great point – there are vegetarian alternatives like agar agar, pectin, vegan gel powder and carrageenan that you can use in place of gelatin for baking, cooking etc. Although these aren’t from proteins (as they don’t contain amino acids) and won’t promote collagen production.

    You should be able to find gelatin alternative options at your nearest health food store.

    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  14. Courtney

    August 22, 2017 , 6:41 am

    I am vegan, some tell me there is a plant based collagen I can take in place of regular collagen, is this true? If so, any idea what it is?

  15. Monica

    August 22, 2017 , 8:15 am

    Hi Courtney,

    I’ve seen some brands of plant based collagen that contain key co-nutrients like silica (from plant sources), which promotes collagen production. I’d recommend searching “vegan collagen supplement” or “plant based collagen supplement” and see what comes up. I haven’t personally used any of these types so can’t attest to the quality.

    If you do find a great one, please share!

    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  16. Nancy Blum

    July 2, 2019 , 6:04 pm

    AlgaeCal contains silicon, a building block for collagen. To get even more silicon, I’ve heard that BioSil is a great product, and it is vegetarian. If you ingest enough protein and the nutrients listed above (especially vitamin C, also in AlgaCal), your body would generate enough collagen.

  17. met

    August 20, 2020 , 10:34 am

    i could not see glycine aminoacid.

  18. Ilene Ungerleider

    June 26, 2022 , 6:36 am

    I’ve been taking the vegan collagen booster from Future Kind. They are a lovely company.

  19. Suzanne Stoeckle

    October 21, 2017 , 2:27 pm

    If you want a vegan / vegetarian protein – consider Quinoa & potatoes not Chia seeds. Although they have a good amino acid profile …… see this study: very poor digestability. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/267834776_Protein_digestibility_of_chia_seed_Salvia_hispanica_L: ” When soaked seeds were analyzed, a low value was obtained (24.30% of digestibility), we were expecting a highest value. It have been reported that acidic environments like employed in soaked treatment (pH 3.0) increase digestibility susceptibility, like in artichoke products where pH 4.0 induce increase in this parameter (40). But, hydration of soluble fiber induces a gel formation, which might affect in an adverse fashion enzymatic activity which in this case might be observed in low digestibility activity (41). As well Quinoa offers an amazing mineral and anitoxidant profile. Chia is great for its oil profile however.

  20. Cindy

    March 10, 2018 , 8:29 am

    You are missing hemp seeds, and hemp oil.

  21. Cammie Noel

    June 3, 2018 , 9:58 am

    Hi. I am going to order some algea cal ASAP.I have trouble with too much argenine as I get cold sores.Being a vegan this is hard.I need to know exactly how much argenine is in Algea cal plus.I called and the representative said none.I am sure she is wrong.Can you please ASAP tell me how much is in it? Thank you

  22. Monica AlgaeCal

    June 4, 2018 , 8:48 am

    Hi Cammie Noel,

    The Bone Health Consultant you spoke to is correct, while AlgaeCal Plus is a natural calcium supplement with additional vitamins and trace minerals — arginine is not one of them.

    If you have any further questions, please let us know!

    – Monica

  23. Cammie Noel

    June 3, 2018 , 10:00 am

    How much argenine exactly is in the Algea Cal plus with strontium boost? I need to know this before I order.

  24. Adele Meyburgh

    June 17, 2023 , 6:35 pm

    hi Cammie i have the same issue with Argenine…took Vital Proteins and boom Cold sore a week later
    did you order the AlgaeCal?
    would you recommend?

  25. Sharon

    June 26, 2018 , 10:33 am

    Hi, this is a mixed topic and I love that you posted the food sources to keep up the production. I see that the majority of employees are young and full of vibrant collagen. The question for us baby boomers is how to keep it going in your 70’s. I eat all of the good stuff but I quit doing tofu and frankly I have been so confused with what to eat. My husband is a meat eater and I don’t do well, but I need a bioavailable source of protein. Like many of the people here I am a vegetarian. So when I called and talked to one of your staff they said the organic red sea algae does not have vitamins, so what does it do? Thanks I would love to hear from you.

  26. Jenna AlgaeCal

    July 2, 2018 , 2:03 pm

    Hi Sharon,

    We definitely understand – it can be tough to figure out the right foods to eat! For a little inspiration in the kitchen, visit our blog for lots of nutritious recipes here 🙂

    Sharon, we’re glad to see you’ve connected with our Bone Health Consultants via email about these questions! To clarify, our raw algae is naturally rich in bone supporting minerals. And to make the most complete bone-building supplement, we’ve added vitamins C, D3, and K2 into our AlgaeCal Plus formulation!

    Hope that helps!

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  27. Garance

    July 20, 2018 , 7:22 pm

    Synergy of grouped foods is critical too. A lot of people dont appreciate how much a well balanced and properly cooked recipe is actually healthy as well as good tasting. Other things like always using a pressure cooker to cook legumes. Its an 8000 hr apprenticeship to learn ‘foods for health’ in the west though in India its often common knowledge.

  28. Joy

    July 24, 2018 , 6:32 am

    I’m a vegan yet my chiropractor told me to take collagen peptides (bovine)in water in the morning before I eat. I’ve been doing some research and I see that the gut produces TAMO, trimethylamine n-oxide, from the collagen, which is part of cancer production. I’m 72 and I take collagen for my skin and joints -is there a vegan powder that is nonbovine collagen and peptides that I can take? Lately my stomach bacteria is telling me that it’s upset with what I’m taking. Thanks for any help you can give me.

  29. Jenna AlgaeCal

    July 31, 2018 , 2:33 pm

    Hi Joy,

    Awesome to hear you’re doing your research! One option we found is the Organic Plant Collagen Builder by Garden of Life. You can see it here.

    We hope that’s helpful in your search 🙂

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  30. Liselle

    January 1, 2020 , 5:20 pm

    If one uses a good vegan protein powder every day and eats plenty of fruits, is it useful to add some Collagen Builder, as well, as in the one you recommended above?

  31. Blaire AlgaeCal

    January 2, 2020 , 11:08 am

    Good question, Liselle! You can add collagen to your supplement routine if needed ? Of course, it’s always a good idea to compare your additional supplements with it and determine what may be reduced or eliminated. We also recommend speaking with a doctor before starting any new supplement regimen ❤️

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  32. Loretta

    July 26, 2018 , 12:21 pm

    I was diagnosed with ER/PR+HER2- breast cancer in the fall of 2014. I have treated all naturally. Not related to the diagnosis (I think more to do with age) some pain that comes and goes and I believe it’s due to bone loss. I am on no pharma at all. I am on strictly natural supplements, etc. Insofar as ER+ BC is concerned, there are no contra-indications? I have no other health issues. I’m 53. Thank you!

  33. Jenna AlgaeCal

    August 10, 2018 , 9:55 am

    Hi Loretta,

    Thanks for taking the time to reach out! I asked Lara Pizzorno, Bone Health Expert and author of Your Bones, for her best recommendation specific to your situation. She confirmed that the nutrients in AlgaeCal Plus, Strontium Boost, and Triple Power Fish Oil will not cause harm and should be protective against breast cancer as well as bone loss.

    I’ll send you an email shortly with her full response and the research behind this!

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  34. Nanita

    May 20, 2020 , 8:59 pm

    hi can you also send me the full response email for the research behind the AlgaeCal Plus, Strontium Boost, and Triple Power Fish Oil will not cause harm and should be protective against breast cancer as well as bone loss, from Lara Pizzorno as well? I am interested in learning more about the research please thank you for your time~

  35. Megan AlgaeCal

    May 22, 2020 , 10:13 am

    Hi Nanita!

    We’ve forwarded the email to you 🙂

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  36. Ann Franzino

    August 30, 2018 , 7:50 am

    My son has Scleroderma which is an over-production of collagen.
    Is there a preferred diet for this condition?

  37. Jenna AlgaeCal

    September 12, 2018 , 10:48 am

    We’re sorry to hear of your son’s scleroderma, Ann.

    AlgaeCal is a bone-health company – we’re sorry to say this condition is outside of our area of expertise. You may wish to discuss your concerns with his medical practitioner, or with a trusted nutritionist or naturopath.

    We wish you and your son every success in finding the right diet for his needs.

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  38. stelioscdn

    August 31, 2018 , 9:40 pm

    Hi Monica,
    I like the (excellent) way you introduse the facts into collagen article.
    Keep up the good work.

    S. Georgakakis
    Toronto Canada

  39. Jessi

    May 7, 2019 , 9:09 am

    I’m looking for a vegan collagen supplement or powder to take ,is there one you can suggest?

  40. Jenna AlgaeCal

    May 14, 2019 , 10:19 am

    Hi Jessi,

    We don’t have a specific product recommendation, however, another reader may have one they can share! Otherwise, your local health food store should be able to recommend a high-quality vegan collagen supplement to you.

    – Jenna @ AlgaeCal

  41. Arun Jain

    May 9, 2019 , 7:39 pm

    My doctor has prescribed me collagen peptides granules. Internet search revealed that this is obtained from cow hides. I am a strict vegetarian. Is there any vegetarian substitute to collagen peptides granules or any food that would give me these?

  42. Angela Dill

    August 23, 2019 , 5:16 pm

    I’m going t have a Bone Density Test, is it dangerous? Can it cause some damages to the body? I’m 82 years old, never broke a bone in my life. But have in the knees osteoarthritis for some time with some swelling too. About a week ago started to take “complete Collagen” . It will take some time to see any results? Thank you.

  43. Blaire AlgaeCal

    August 27, 2019 , 11:18 am

    Hi Angela,

    It’s great to hear you will be having a bone density test soon – please do keep us updated! Bone density tests are safe; however, it is best to limit them to once a year or so. You can learn more about bone density tests here.

    We’re so sorry to hear about your osteoarthritis. You might be interested in trying our Triple Power Fish Oil, which helps fight inflammation.

    Any questions, don’t hesitate!

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  44. Blaire AlgaeCal

    August 27, 2019 , 11:09 am

    Hi Arun,

    We recommend checking out your local health food store for a high-quality vegetarian collagen supplement. One of the best ways to support collagen production through vegetarian foods is to eat foods high in nutrients known to boost collagen – such as swiss cheese, broccoli, eggplant, dried prunes, black beans, and sweet potatoes.

    Hope that helps! Let us know if you have any further questions ?

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  45. Clark Kent

    December 14, 2019 , 7:47 am

    I have heard that vegan collagen products contain genetically modified ingredients if so is this a health risk?

  46. Blaire AlgaeCal

    December 16, 2019 , 12:11 pm

    Hi Clark,

    You’re right – some vegan collagen products do contain GMO ingredients. It is best to avoid GMO ingredients, so please do look for a high-quality vegetarian supplement! If unsure, you can always ask your local health food store to point you in the direction of a non-GMO vegetarian collagen supplement ?

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  47. Janis

    December 19, 2019 , 2:13 pm

    And does yours?

  48. Blaire AlgaeCal

    December 20, 2019 , 12:08 pm

    Good question, Janis. While AlgaeCal does not contain collagen, it does contain vitamin C, which stimulates collagen production! And not to worry, AlgaeCal Plus is non-GMO 😀

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  49. Ana Mirkovic

    January 20, 2020 , 12:29 am

    I take L-lysine to prevent geting cold sores.
    It works.
    Can be taken in capsules or powder form.

  50. Megan AlgaeCal

    January 21, 2020 , 8:39 am

    Thanks for the tip, Ana! ?

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  51. Ess

    January 23, 2020 , 11:06 am

    Very informative article on Collagen typies, its interface w. bone production and the various sources….

    My Q. though concerns algae and other sea-plant products (e.g. seaweed, kelp, etc.) being used in many supplements SINCE the Fukoshima tragedy. Since water is one the world over (& lets mot forget the then reporting of high radiation levels showing up on the shores of the whole Pacific at least (CA and OR among them).
    Sooooo…it’s hard to identify any of these sea plant foods and/or supplement products as safe (given radioactivity breakdown takes ‘forever’). But, shelves are STILL stocked w. such products (I stopped ingesting any of them since that unfortunate world crisis in Japan– a friend was lucky– she had a stockpile of PRE-Fukoshima seaweeds, etc).
    Soooo, WHAT of them IS safe to eat, IF any???
    I’ve not seen much discussed at all about this concern.
    Thank you for weighing in on this topic….

  52. Blaire AlgaeCal

    January 24, 2020 , 11:25 am

    Thanks for reaching out to us, Ess! We’re glad you found the article informative ?

    AlgaeCal is made from the coralline algae, Algas Calcareas, which only exists in certain areas of South America, on the Atlantic ocean. Your concern about radiation in the ocean stems from the incident in Japan, in the Pacific ocean. Although we do not specifically test for radiation, AlgaeCal is USDA/EU/IFOAM certified organic and free of pollutants. In order to obtain this certificate the product must annually meet very strict requirements and standards regarding contaminants and sustainability. Please be assured that every single batch of AlgaeCal produced is tested by AlgaeCal and independently by a third party laboratory to ensure our high quality standard.

    Hope this helps ease your concerns! Let us know if you have any further questions ❤️

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  53. Donna

    December 27, 2020 , 9:57 am

    Why don’t you test for the radiation?

  54. Alicia Menon

    June 22, 2020 , 6:58 pm

    I take bone drug injections every 6 months. Would taking collagen supplements interfere with the effectiveness of these injections?

  55. Blaire AlgaeCal

    June 23, 2020 , 3:17 pm

    Hi Alicia,

    Thank you for reaching out! We recommend discussing any supplement or medication interactions with your pharmacist – he/she will be able to provide you with the best insight in regards to this matter ❤️

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  56. raj

    October 20, 2020 , 6:49 am

    I really like Algaecal daily workout plan. If I followed that exercise plan is it enough for daily workout. Is it ok If I do exercise every day and go for walk for 30 minutes.
    It would be nice if we can get daily meal plan. so I just get roughly idea what to eat and how much, Plus can we eat bread every day? what bread is good to eat.

    Thank you,

  57. Megan AlgaeCal

    October 20, 2020 , 12:15 pm

    Hi Raj, so happy to hear that you’re enjoying the daily workout plan!

    Yes, combining this workout plan with walking for 30 minutes each day sounds like a great way to get in both your aerobic and resistance exercises.

    While we currently don’t have a meal plan, we do offer many bone-healthy recipes on our blog here. You can also subscribe to our blog to gain access to our 32 Recipes for Stronger Bones eBook. ❤️

    -Megan @ AlgaeCal

  58. Mary

    August 6, 2021 , 2:52 pm

    Have a problem with collagen in powder form. I can taste it and want to know about capsules. Would I benefit as much as using the powder? Thank-you!

  59. Blaire AlgaeCal

    August 10, 2021 , 1:41 pm

    Thanks for reaching out, Mary!

    We don’t have a specific product recommendation; however, another reader may have one they can share! Otherwise, your local health food store should be able to recommend a high-quality collagen supplement to you.

    – Blaire @ AlgaeCal

  60. Mary Greene

    December 29, 2021 , 9:40 am

    Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (non gmo) brewers yeast has a magnificent amino acid profile . It is great for vegetarians as well and contains many other nutrients. It contains telomerase. It would be hard to beat as the ultimate longevity food.

  61. Luisa

    March 6, 2022 , 11:42 pm

    build a new bones means , our bones get bigger and we gain more weight and we can see it physically we grow more .which is an ugly thing to happen while we are trying to lose weight?

  62. Kirby Johnson

    March 7, 2022 , 1:50 pm


    We absolutely understand your concern; you bring up a great question! Increasing bone mineral density (BMD) improves the overall health of our skeletal system by building new bone which we naturally lose at a rate of approximately 1% each year after the age of 40. You’ll be happy to hear that BMD is positively associated with body weight rather than contributing negatively to weight gain. This study found no independent association between weight gain and forearm BMD. You can learn more about weight loss and bone health HERE. If you have further questions about building new bone, please don’t hesitate to connect with our knowledgeable Bone Health Consultants at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free). Hope this helps!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  63. Patti

    June 25, 2022 , 1:41 pm

    Fantastic information! Thank you so much! It’s refreshing to get great information and I’m not having it sell me something! I love algae Cal! I

  64. Kirby Johnson

    June 28, 2022 , 5:35 pm


    We’re absolutely thrilled that you’ve been enjoying our content – thank you so much for your kind words 🙂 Please don’t ever hesitate to reach out if you should have any questions along your bone-health journey!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  65. Gloria Scalise

    June 25, 2022 , 5:14 pm

    Is there a collagen supplement that Algae Cal recommends?

  66. Kirby Johnson

    June 28, 2022 , 2:25 pm


    Thank you so much for taking the time to read through our content 🙂 With the vast number of high-quality collagen supplements available, we don’t have any particular supplement we’d recommend above others. We’d encourage you to discuss your bone-health goals with your doctor in order to find the right fit for you!

    – Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  67. Ishka McNulty

    June 25, 2022 , 6:50 pm

    Thank you for this article. I needed this information as I’m vegetarian not vegan. However I did take a collegen supplement for a month or so and noticed that my skin and nails were much better. My skin is basically ok but as I’m 79 not it is starting to show a few more wrinkles than it used to (haha). My dies includes many of the items recommended for nutritional intake to increase the production of collagen But obviously It seems I need to include more things more often. Are any of these things in the algecal capsules? calcium of course but what else?

  68. Ilene Ungerleider

    June 26, 2022 , 6:34 am

    I am a vegan and am very interested in how to get collagen into my diet. I eat a wide variety of food, but wonder if there is a vegan collagen supplement that you recommend.

  69. Kirby Johnson

    June 28, 2022 , 2:24 pm


    It’s absolutely wonderful to hear you’ve been prioritizing your bone health through whole foods <3 While there are likely a number of vegan collagen supplements available, we don't have any particular supplement we'd recommend above others; your doctor may have a specific recommendation that would be a good fit for you!

    - Kirby @ AlgaeCal

  70. David DeGreat

    September 14, 2022 , 8:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing

  71. Chelsea Dugas

    September 15, 2022 , 11:54 am

    You’re so welcome, David! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  72. Perveenkhan

    September 24, 2022 , 8:50 am

    Very good information i am found of eggs and nuts. Will try to have more vegetables. Thanks a lot

  73. Kendra AlgaeCal

    September 26, 2022 , 1:46 pm

    I’m glad you found the information helpful! Eggs and nuts really are sources of food for supporting collagen production – we’re glad you’re fond of them!

    – Kendra @ AlgaeCal

  74. Samia

    October 14, 2022 , 11:24 pm

    I read that MSM (organic sulfur supplelment) is helpful in production of collagen.

  75. Brianne Bovenizer

    October 16, 2022 , 10:59 am

    Hello Samia,

    Thank you so much for your comment! This is a great point, and I believe you are correct as the sulphur MSM provides is a building block for collagen. Hopefully we will have more information about this in the future! 🙂

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  76. Marleen

    October 22, 2022 , 8:22 am

    I am a vegetarian since 2006,and my favorite protein is Beans and tofu, love all the berries and fruits, I am feeling much better health wise

  77. Brianne Bovenizer

    October 23, 2022 , 8:39 am

    Hi Marleen,

    It’s so great to hear that you’ve found a diet that works for you, and that you’re feeling better! 🙂

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  78. Amy

    October 22, 2022 , 6:37 pm

    I really appreciated this article! It’s good knowing the specific amino acids, what they do and the foods that provide each one as a plant based eater. Thank you so much!

  79. Brianne Bovenizer

    October 23, 2022 , 9:25 am

    Hi Amy,

    We’re so happy to hear you found this article helpful! 🙂

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  80. Carmen Cruz

    October 30, 2022 , 7:42 pm

    Excellent information. I have arthritis. Thanks a lot for your time.

  81. Chelsea Dugas

    October 31, 2022 , 1:31 pm

    You’re so welcome, Carmen! Please feel free to contact our Bone Health Consultants 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada, toll-free) or email [email protected] for more information and personalized support! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  82. Cecilia Ayuketah

    October 30, 2022 , 9:03 pm

    Great information. Thanks.

  83. Chelsea Dugas

    October 31, 2022 , 1:32 pm

    You’re very welcome, Cecilia! Please feel free to contact our Bone Health Consultants 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada, toll-free) or email [email protected] for more information and personalized support! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  84. Domenica

    November 2, 2022 , 9:44 pm

    Great information

  85. Shelby AlgaeCal

    November 3, 2022 , 9:05 am

    Hi Domenica,

    Thank you for sharing this with us – we’re so happy to hear that you found this information helpful!

    Of course, if there is anything else we can to do assist you on your bone health journey, feel free to call us at 1-800-820-0184!

    – Shelby @ AlgaeCal

  86. Ŕita Morrow.

    November 5, 2022 , 12:50 pm

    very interesting and learned many things from this article.I am 88 yes old an although I use a walker(Spinal Stenosis)I am in good health.
    Eating right with some vitamins C ,D,Magnesium etc.all is going well.
    Thank for the information..

  87. Brianne AlgaeCal

    November 6, 2022 , 10:39 am

    Hi Ŕita,

    Thanks so much for commenting, and we are so happy that you found this article interesting! Keep up the great work! 🙂

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  88. Peggy godley

    November 7, 2022 , 7:23 pm

    Lov trying to eat healthy

  89. Shelby AlgaeCal

    November 8, 2022 , 11:22 am

    Hi Peggy,

    Thanks for sharing this with us – we love to hear this! A healthy diet is certainly important when it comes to supporting your bone health, and we always suggest trying your best to get the right nutrition! If you need any recipe inspiration or general information to help, please feel free to check out our Recipe Blog HERE, and our Nutrition Blog HERE! Hope this helps! 🙂

    – Shelby @ AlgaeCal

  90. Juliet

    December 1, 2022 , 9:27 pm

    Very good and helpful information.
    Thank you

  91. Shelby AlgaeCal

    December 6, 2022 , 1:23 pm

    Hi Juliet!

    We’re so thrilled to hear you’ve found our article helpful!

    Of course, if there’s any other specific information you’d like, or anything we can do to support you going forward, please feel free to call us at 1-800-820-0184 – we’re always happy to help!

    – Shelby @ AlgaeCal

  92. Darrell Glenn

    December 9, 2022 , 8:57 am

    Very good comments about colegen please don’t hesitate to contact me with anything else that needs be addressed

  93. Brianne AlgaeCal

    December 13, 2022 , 9:57 am

    Hi Darrell,

    Thank you so much for commenting, and we are so happy that you enjoyed this article! For more information, and helpful articles, visit our main blog page HERE! 🙂

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  94. Michael DCa

    January 19, 2023 , 6:54 pm

    I m Vegan now for 8 years ! I eat a lots of fruits and veggies and I’m.
    getting more and more in shape ! I’ve just turned 70 and I don’t believe that milk and cheese 🧀 and eggs 🥚 are good for humans lots of cancres coming from the animals proteins !!

  95. Chelsea Dugas

    January 24, 2023 , 11:42 am

    Hi, Michael! If you’re interested, we have an in-depth blog post that goes over the research on dairy and bone health HERE. Let us know if you have any questions! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  96. Ester Rorig

    January 20, 2023 , 3:44 am

    thanks have joint issues

  97. Brianne AlgaeCal

    January 22, 2023 , 8:26 am

    Hi Ester,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your joint issues. We have a an article on our blog with more information on some natural remedies for joint pain HERE that you may find helpful as well.

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  98. Francois Stinson

    January 20, 2023 , 9:04 am


  99. Brianne AlgaeCal

    January 22, 2023 , 8:28 am

    Hi Francois,

    You are so very welcome – glad you found this article helpful! 🙂

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  100. Patricia Allison

    January 20, 2023 , 1:23 pm

    AlgaeCal. how can I purchase from Canada without a credit card?

  101. Brianne AlgaeCal

    January 22, 2023 , 8:30 am

    Hi Patricia,

    Give us a call at 1-800-820-0184 (we’re open 7 days a week!) and any one of our Bone Health Consultants would be more than happy to help you. We offer Paypal and Google Pay options on our website, or you would also be welcome to pay by cheque! 🙂

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  102. F Guetarni

    January 22, 2023 , 5:37 am

    Thank you soooo much !! I’m a vegetarian that information is very helpful 👍

  103. Chelsea Dugas

    January 24, 2023 , 11:53 am

    Happy to hear this article has been useful, F! Please be sure to check the rest of our BLOG for more bone-supportive information! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  104. Jeanne Charron

    January 25, 2023 , 6:39 pm

    Very interesting

  105. Shelby AlgaeCal

    January 27, 2023 , 10:27 am

    Thanks so much for your feedback, Jeanne! Of course, we hope you continue to read and enjoy other articles from our blog HERE! 🙂

    – Shelby @ AlgaeCal

  106. Gloria Rivera

    January 28, 2023 , 2:00 pm

    Thank you for such informative information on collegen. Thank you I truly appreciate it.

  107. Brianne AlgaeCal

    January 31, 2023 , 12:33 pm

    Hi Gloria,

    You are so very welcome, so glad you found this helpful 🙂

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  108. Gerald Rana

    January 29, 2023 , 8:25 pm

    Very helpful

  109. Brianne AlgaeCal

    January 31, 2023 , 1:01 pm

    Hi Gerald,

    So happy you found this helpful! 🙂

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  110. Norma Jones

    February 1, 2023 , 4:08 pm

    Even though I’m not a vegetarian I have several trees growing in my yard therefore it’s eaten often, thank for the info

  111. Chelsea Dugas

    February 6, 2023 , 7:27 am

    Lucky you, Norma! Feel free to take advantage of many more articles provided on our BLOG. 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  112. Juanita Dulnuan

    February 6, 2023 , 12:39 pm

    I have osteoporiosis and most of the natural foods listed are not available buy I take supplements and I found them helpful thank you for all informations I may want to know more

  113. Yoori AlgaeCal

    February 7, 2023 , 9:25 pm

    Hi Juanita,

    While most of the natural foods on our list may not be readily available, we are glad to hear that you found supplements to be helpful! Of course, our nutrition blog HERE is an absolute treasure chest of bone-health related information that you can take advantage of :).

    Do let us know if you have any questions! We are always happy to help.

    – Yoori @ AlgaeCal

  114. Colleen Chapeskie

    February 9, 2023 , 5:25 am

    Can’t wait to try this interesting product

  115. Chelsea Dugas

    February 9, 2023 , 8:06 am

    So glad to hear this, Colleen! You can view our price options on our website HERE, or feel free to contact our Bone Health Consultants 7 days a week at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada, toll-free) to place an order and receive personalized support! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  116. Melody mack

    February 10, 2023 , 6:50 am

    I drink bone broth daily maybe with greens and quinoa added onion jalapeños and garlic and sometimes add nutritional yeast…eat one egg fried in olive oil and an avocado each morning..also add Ezekiel bread toasted.
    so healthy….then at least 5 days a week I juice one bag of celery and 5 carrots mixed together and drink immediately….its the enzymes that are the miracle health benefit…I feel great at 72…..everyone says I do not look like I’m in my 70s but you know age DOES Happen….no way around it and makeup looks worse on ur skin …it just lays in the fine lines and wrinkles and enhances them….not pretty…use less of everything you’ve always put on your face.

  117. Brianne AlgaeCal

    February 12, 2023 , 2:23 pm

    Hello Melody,

    Thanks so much for your comment! Wow, it certainly sounds like you put quite the effort into your health, and I am not surprised to hear that everyone says you look younger than your age! Keep up the great work! 🙂

    If there is anything we can ever do to help, please reach out to us at 1-800-820-0184!

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  118. Aida

    February 13, 2023 , 6:31 pm

    Very very useful information.

  119. Tammy

    February 14, 2023 , 8:26 am

    Hi Aida,

    We’re happy to hear that and please let us know if you have any questions!

    – Tammy @ AlgaeCal

  120. Mimi

    March 12, 2023 , 12:28 pm

    HELP! Vegetarian for over 25 years, all fresh vegetables and fruits with various styles of protein from homemade seitan, WTF, then from plain soy tofu & tempeh including dairy cheese, homemade Greek yogurt, eggs. Homemade various breads and both husband & are are losing hair etc. to the point that a new hair stylist point this out and advices both of us to look into increasing our collagen.
    To add to this dilemma, in 2019 I was diagnosed with Acute Heart Failure with no known cause (now finding out lack collagen affects your muscles (heart). Only vegetable (?) we do not consume are mushrooms. Otherwise a board range with my international cooking. Occasionally will have a Gardein burger or chix patty. My husband is also started taking vegetarian collagen peptides that the ingredient is Lou Han Guo Extract aka Monk fruit. This is fairly expensive so wondering what the difference is from monk fruit sweeteners sold in stores. Is this really a good source of collagen? What are we doing wrong? Thank you in advance for your help!

  121. Yoori AlgaeCal

    March 13, 2023 , 9:08 pm

    Thank you so much for taking your time to share your concern with us, Mimi. I certainly understand how concerning this must be!

    Mimi, as everyone is built differently and this falls outside our scope of research, it would be best to consult this with a healthcare professional on this matter. In the meantime, please do incorporate more collagen-rich foods listed in this blog article.

    – Yoori @ AlgaeCal

  122. Gloria Jones

    March 18, 2023 , 1:23 pm

    Thank you for all the helpful hints. I’m trying my best to get well balanced and healthier bones. I already love this company.

  123. Chelsea Dugas

    March 20, 2023 , 12:42 pm

    So happy to hear it, Gloria! Have you had the opportunity to join the AlgaeCal Community yet? It’s a supportive space for AlgaeCal
    customers to learn and grow together! We’d love for you to join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/algaecal. Cheers! 🙂

    – Chelsea @ AlgaeCal

  124. Gloria

    March 18, 2023 , 1:25 pm

    What is the best form of collagen 1 to buy?

  125. [email protected]

    March 21, 2023 , 1:23 pm

    Hello Gloria,

    Thank you so much for your question! We actually don’t have a specific form of Collagen 1 that we would recommend, and we know that there are many great options to choose from. We can suggest a trip to your local health food store or else a look at THIS list to see what’s available! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions!

    – Hillary @ AlgaeCal

  126. Linda

    April 3, 2023 , 6:59 am

    mussels, eggs, cheeses and yogurt are not vegetarian foods

  127. Sunny O.

    April 3, 2023 , 7:03 am

    Protein is protein. Don’t be fooled by collagen companies telling you you’re skin will be plump and youthful from eating collagen peptides. Just eat clean, lean protein like tofu and you’ll get the same effects. Saying that collagen will go directly to your skin is like saying eating a rump roast will give you a butt like J Lo. It’s marketing

  128. Brianne AlgaeCal

    April 4, 2023 , 8:40 am

    Hi Sunny,

    Thanks so much for your comment! Check out the references listed in the article, specifically this one, for more info! 🙂

    That said, you’re absolutely right that when you consume the right amino acids from protein that your body will be provided with what it needs to make its own collagen. Nutrients like vitamin C also help to stimulate this process!

    I hope this helps!

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  129. Evelyn Harrison

    April 3, 2023 , 4:35 pm

    The article on collagen was splendid. This type of information is excellent. Thankyou. Please share more helpful material!
    Evelyn Harrison

  130. Brianne AlgaeCal

    April 4, 2023 , 8:42 am

    Hi Evelyn, thanks so much for your comment and kind words! We’re so happy you found this article helpful! 🙂

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  131. Jill Buckley

    April 3, 2023 , 6:12 pm

    Wondering about taking Strontium – a friend went for bone density test recently and was asked specifically if she took Strontium and was told it was not recommended as it affects bone density , giving artificial readings

  132. Brianne AlgaeCal

    April 4, 2023 , 8:51 am

    Hi Jill, thanks so much for commenting!

    It is true that strontium weighs more than calcium, and its mass does impact DEXA readings…but only by a very small amount. The possible overestimation is not great enough to discount DEXA results showing improvements in BMD. Furthermore, strontium has been shown to reduce fracture risk independent of bone density! To review the latest research on this, visit our blog HERE for more info! 🙂

    I hope this is helpful!

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  133. Claire Zaehringer

    April 4, 2023 , 3:09 pm

    Very interesting. Please send me more information about foods with Collagen.
    Thank you.

  134. Samantha AlgaeCal

    April 5, 2023 , 7:12 am


    You can find more information about collagen HERE! I hope this helps!

    – Sam @ AlgaeCal

  135. Teresa Soto

    April 14, 2023 , 4:09 pm

    Great article.

  136. Sabita Barratt

    June 10, 2023 , 10:38 am

    I like to know how to get help from any of these items for my health since all of things mention are important

  137. Shelby AlgaeCal

    June 12, 2023 , 1:08 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to comment on our post, Sabita! We definitely agree that the points mentioned in our article are important for bone health, and we would love to answer any questions you may have and support you in any way we can!

    Our Bone Health Consultants are really knowledgeable and would be happy to assist you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) or [email protected].

    – Shelby @ AlgaeCal

  138. joan

    June 13, 2023 , 1:12 am

    Thank You! Love the information.

  139. Brianne AlgaeCal

    June 13, 2023 , 7:27 am

    You are most welcome, Joan! So glad you liked this article! 🙂

    – Brianne @ AlgaeCal

  140. Agatha

    June 17, 2023 , 8:28 pm

    Could I join your group please?

  141. Shelby AlgaeCal

    June 19, 2023 , 1:30 pm

    Thank you so much for your interest in the AlgaeCal Community, Agatha! All of our customers have free, lifetime access to the Community, and you are more than welcome to request to join HERE. 🙂

    If you have any other questions, please do reach out to our lovely Bone Health Consultants at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) – we would love to support you!

    – Shelby @ AlgaeCal

  142. Patty Johnson

    June 27, 2023 , 2:42 pm

    Very good platform for the nutritional information well done.

  143. Samantha AlgaeCal

    June 28, 2023 , 8:04 am

    Thank you for your lovely comment, Patty! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. 🙂

    – Sam @ AlgaeCal

  144. Sylviy Freeman

    July 7, 2023 , 8:44 pm

    I need infysboiy goofs that are healtyfor mr now that I’ve changed my diet regimen more vegetarian

  145. Shelby AlgaeCal

    July 10, 2023 , 12:14 pm

    Thank you for commenting, Sylviy! It’s wonderful to hear that you’re interested in a healthy diet, and for resources to support you, you’re welcome to browse through our nutrition blog HERE. Of course, if there’s anything you’re looking for in particular, just let us know and we’ll be happy to help. 🙂
    – Shelby @ AlgaeCal

  146. Olinda Aresta

    July 14, 2023 , 6:10 pm

    Very important information

  147. Shelby AlgaeCal

    July 17, 2023 , 1:05 pm

    We’re so glad you found the information useful, Olinda! 🙂
    – Shelby

  148. Lisa Kelly

    July 16, 2023 , 5:45 pm

    was very insightful

  149. Shelby AlgaeCal

    July 17, 2023 , 1:06 pm

    Thank you so much for commenting, Lisa! If there’s any other information we can provide that will be of use on your bone health journey, please do let us know!
    – Shelby

  150. Grace

    July 19, 2023 , 7:41 pm


  151. Sylvia Chodun

    July 30, 2023 , 7:47 pm

    I eat many of the things you mentioned. However, even though I’m very active at age 80, I have Sciliousis and Arthritis Osterperious. Will your product help with this?

  152. Brianne AlgaeCal

    July 31, 2023 , 8:11 am

    Thank you so much for commenting, Sylvia, and we are so sorry to hear about what you are experiencing. AlgaeCal has been studied specifically for improving bone mineral density and not Scoliosis and Arthritis. You may benefit from our product called Triple Power Fish Oil! It eases oxidative stress through a combination of EPA + DHA omega 3s, turmeric, and astaxanthin. You can learn more HERE We also have an article on natural remedies for arthritis you may find helpful HERE. I hope this helps, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 1-800-820-0184 (USA & Canada toll-free) if you have any questions!
    – Brianne

This article features advice from our industry experts to give you the best possible info through cutting-edge research.

Lara Pizzorno
MDiv, MA, LMT - Best-selling author of Healthy Bones Healthy You! and Your Bones; Editor of Longevity Medicine Review, and Senior Medical Editor for Integrative Medicine Advisors.,
Dr. Liz Lipski
PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMP, BCHN, LDN - Professor and Director of Academic Development, Nutrition programs in Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health.,
Dr. Loren Fishman
MD, B.Phil.,(oxon.) - Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Founder of the Yoga Injury Prevention Website.,
Prof. Didier Hans
PHD, MBA - Head of Research & Development Center of Bone Diseases, Lausanne University Hospital CHUV, Switzerland,