Here’s a product that I’ve been using for the last 2 months that’s worth sharing with you. Collagen Peptides from Vital Proteins boasts many health and anti-aging benefits. Not only is it good for hair, skin and nails, but aids digestion and supports joint and muscle health. The range of benefits is wide and varied depending on the individual. For me it has improved digestion, with improved regularity and I’m loving the convenience of getting more protein in my diet and the variety of ways it can be used. I noticed a difference in my regularity immediately. Bringing it with me on vacation was awesome. I’ll never leave home without it.
For those who are allergic to whey based protein powders and don’t care for the vegan protein powders available this is an excellent substitute. It’s perfect in smoothies adding that needed protein boost. It’s changed the way I do morning coffee. When I did my first whole30 over a year ago, I gave up using dairy and sweeteners in coffee. This frothy coffee drink has evolved instead, using 1 scoop of Collagen Peptides with full fat coconut milk, shake it up in a blender, and there is one satisfying morning drink. Collagen Peptides by Vital Proteins is unflavored and dissolves well in hot or cold liquids which makes it so versatile. Add it to pancake batter, or oatmeal to make a more protein rich breakfast without resorting to eggs and breakfast meats.
Before I sign off, here is more info in the companies own words. Please refer to their website (link above) for further research on this amazing product.
From Vital Proteins:
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is a key constituent of all connective tissues. Collagen provides the infrastructure of the musculoskeletal system, essential for mobility. Peptides are short chain amino acids naturally derived from collagen protein. These natural peptides are highly bioavailable, digestible and soluble in cold water. The intake of collagen ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin, hair, tendon, cartilage, bones, and joints.
Collagen is a natural and healthy ingredient that has been used for centuries. Collagen-rich foods are a large part of traditional diets. Our ancestors utilized whole-animal nutrition, which provided an abundant amount of collagen, the native form of gelatin. Over time, we have lost touch with this powerful, healing superfood.
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides are sourced from pasture-raised, grass-fed bovine hides to ensure a natural, high quality, and sustainable source of this ancient nutritional powerhouse.
Collagen Peptides Benefits:
- Promotes youthful skin, healthier hair, and stronger nails
- Helps keep bones healthy and strong
- Supports joint health
- Contributes to a balanced diet and helps maintain weight
- Supports healthy inflammation response due to overexercise
- Natural glycine improves sleep quality.
Collagen Peptides Highlights:
- Pasture Raised, Grass-Fed
- Naturally Minimally Processed
- No Additives or Preservatives
- Cold Water Soluble
- Great for mixing into a quick drink with juice, milk, or water
- Easily mixed into foods such as oatmeal, pasta sauce, or smoothies
- Light molecular weight is highly digestible
Collagen Peptides Information:
Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed Nutrition
Our cattle graze on lush grasslands in Brazil and are not given hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. They eat their natural diet – grass, and receive plenty of open space and sunshine. We believe in providing our animals with an environment that nature intended, and the result is a high quality protein that is natural and pure.
Nourishment from the inside out
Want to look and feel younger? 70% of our skin is made up of collagen. Collagen ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin. Maintaining the amount of collagen is the key to beautiful skin. Glycine, proline, alanine and hydroxyproline are the main constituents of collagen; replenishing these constituent amino acids appears to be needed to maintain the amount of collagen at healthy levels. These amino acids are essential for maintaining an even skin structure and thus healthy skin. Clinical research has shown that collagen, a natural protein:
- Promotes younger looking skin
- Improves skin moisture level
- Improves skin smoothness by reducing the number of micro-relief furrows
- Improves the signs of deep wrinkles
- Improve Skin Suppleness
Bone and Joint Support
Collagen represents 90% of organic bone mass and is a major component of ligaments, joints, and tendons. Dietary supplementation provides rapid absorption and repair of all structures in the body. Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides support healthy
- Bone and Mineral Density
- Joint Health
- Inflammatory response due to joint overuse or exercise
Fit for Life
Collagen has been shown to be more effective than whey protein in regards to athletic performance and building muscle. The naturally occurring amino acids support a healthy inflammation response due to inflammation from training and exercise. The protein from collagen also helps to:
- Restore Muscle
- Maintain a lean body
- Stabilize Appetite
- Lose & Maintain Weight
- Increase Athletic Performance
The most abundant amino acid in collagen, Glycine, an immunonutrient which supports healthy inflammation response, promotes deeper, more restorative sleep as well.
What is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is a primary building block of skin, hair, nails, bones, tendons, joints, and cartilage. It is considered the “glue that holds the body together”.
Why do I need collagen?
When we get older, the production of collagen begins to slow down and cell structures start losing their strength. As a result, the typical signs of aging: loose skin, wrinkles, joint pain, low bone density, thinning hair, begin to show.
Supplementing with collagen is a vital way to help your body rejuvenate and stay youthful.
Backed by clinical studies, collagen supplementation is the most effective anti-aging method known today. By giving your body the raw materials it needs to repair, you are healing your body from the inside out.
The cold-water soluble nature of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides makes it fantastic for mixing into almost any drink or dish imaginable.
- Mix with fruit juice or milk
- Add to a post-workout protein shake for added support
- Add to a smoothie for a boost in protein
- Mix with common foods such as oatmeal, cereal, or even the pasta sauce for your spaghetti.
For a full list of recipes, please visit www.vitalproteins.com/blog/category/recipes/