Talking collagen peptides today on the blog! I have had some questions about collagen peptides, and why I am using it. I hope to help answer those questions here. 🙂
I was looking to try something new after having my third baby, to help my hair, skin and nails. If you have had a baby then you might know about the loss and regrowth of hair. I feel like mine always takes forever, but I am sure that goes for all mommas out there.
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
A little information about collagen peptides……This information comes from Vital Proteins’ website, since it is the site I went to for all my information when researching. You can also click here to read all about it.
Collagen is the vital building block of our bodies including skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints. Vital Proteins work from within to enhance your skin, hair and nails, naturally. Collagen helps restore the skin’s moisture, improving the elasticity, tone and vibrancy that’s already within you. Collagen can support healthy digestion and restore gut health, helping you feel better and get the most out of every day.
A more youthful appearance
Tendon & bone strength
Increased athletic performance
How I like to use collagen-
Black Coffee-one scoop every morning (I do this every morning)
Smoothies-one scoop with my usual ingredients
I like to add a scoop of collagen to my coffee and/or smoothies. This is another great way to boost your protein intake too. One scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen has 18 grams of protein. The collagen doesn’t alter the taste of my smoothie or coffee either.
My favorite smoothie
I make a lot of smoothies and 1/2 of them are what is in the fridge, but I do have a favorite that is almost like a treat to me!
1 cup of almond milk, 5 strawberries, 1 small banana, 1 tbsp flax, 1 tbsp chia, 1/2 old fashion oats, 1 tbsp raw almond butter, ice, and one scoop of vital proteins.
It is also suggested to add it to your oatmeal or baking. I haven’t done this yet, but sounds like a great way to add protein to your breakfast or to your baked treats! This would work especially if you aren’t a coffee drinker.
Collagen I use
I have been using this one for the last 8 months, but am excited to order the new traveling packets. (HELLO….no more zip lock bags counting out my scoops when I travel) LOL ;). I also am curious about the Marine Collagen Peptides.
My personal experience
I personally feel like my skin is a lot brighter. My hair has most definitely seen the most change in appearance and texture. It seems so much healthier and has been growing so fast. (although I just chopped it! 😉 These are the two results I have seen the most after using collagen. I am going to continue to take collagen daily for all the added benefits.
If you are looking to add something into your routine, collagen may be something to look into. I would give it 2-3 months before making a decision if it works for you. It doesn’t work overnight.
I have been so pleased after 8 months of using collagen! If you have been using collagen for awhile, I’d love to hear how you add it into your daily routine and what benefits you have noticed.
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