Collagen risky for people with gout?
I'm 37, I have light gout, so if I'm careful not to eat too much meat, I'm fine—I just shouldn't overdo it. I try to avoid consuming fructose, and I think I succeed at that on 9 out of 10 days.
Today, I took one heaped tablespoon of pure, grass-fed hydrolyzed collagen powder (from Primal State, a German supplier) blended into this evening's BP Vanilla latte for the first time, and soon afterwards I felt gout-like symptoms in my finger, knee and foot joints, and also pain behind my eyes. It was very similar to having eaten too much meat, in spite of not having eaten any other gout inducers along with the vanilla latte.
I found some other comments of people on the web reporting similar experiences, but they didn't know what it could be due to. Can anyone help out?