Collagen, collagen, COLLAGEN! Everywhere you go, collagen seems to be the newest health trend everyone is talking about- and for good reason. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet…let me explain why now is the time.
WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
Collagen is the main structural protein found in our skin, bones, muscles, digestive system and other connective tissues and is the “glue” that holds our body together.
WHY IS COLLAGEN IMPORTANT?
As we age, our body’s production of collagen naturally begins to slow down. Not to mention many of the foods we consume are overly-processed and stripped of collagen and other nutrients vital to the human body. Speaking of vital… this must be where Vital Proteins gets their name.
Vital Proteins understands the benefits of collagen and why it is essential for our bodies to incorporate a healthy amount of collagen into our diet and daily routine.
BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN:
- Reduces signs of aging
- Reduces cellulite & stretch marks
- Increases metabolism
- Improves skin elasticity & natural glow
- Promotes healthy immune, digestive & nervous system
- Reduces joint pain & degeneration
- Boosts metabolism, muscle mass & energy output
- Strengthens teeth, hair & nails
- Helps detox the body & prevent bone loss
- Promotes restful sleep & helps alleviate anxiety
- Can prevent hardening of the arteries
COLLAGEN FUN FACTS:
- Collagen is one of the best (and natural) skin care ingredients available
- Vitamin C plays a major role in the formation of collagen
- Collagen makes up approximately 30% of the proteins within the body
- Collagen is a protein made up of amino acids built of oxygen, carbon & hydrogen found all over the body
WHY I LOVE VITAL PROTEINS
Vital Proteins products produce natural sources of essential proteins sourced from pasture-raised cows in Brazil & New Zealand, and wild-caught fish in Hawaii.
VITAL PROTEINS ARE:
- Cruelty free
MY FAVORITE VITAL PROTEINS PRODUCTS:
Collagen Beauty Greens is a nourishing elixir combines marine collagen peptides with raw organic greens, hyaluronic acid, and probiotics. I LOVE the natural coconut flavor made from organic coconut water & the finest Madagascar vanilla beans. These Beauty Greens help prevent signs of aging while improving skin’s moisture, smoothness & tone, giving your skin a natural, healthy glow.
Collagen Peptides is a premium elixir that blends grass-fed, pasture-raised collagen peptides with Madagascar vanilla beans, coconut water, hyaluronic acid & probiotics. They are easily digestible and soluble in both hot & cold liquids. The smooth vanilla & coconut water flavor smells absolutely amazing and tastes even better in a smoothie! Click here to see how I make my delicious Collagen Smoothie using Vital Proteins & homemade coconut almond butter!
Collagen Whey Protein is an advanced protein utilization formula containing collagen peptides and whey protein providing natural hyaluronic acid for joint support and probiotics for increased protein utilization. The vanilla & coconut water flavor is my favorite and tastes amazing in a post-workout shake. This may or may not single handedly be my main motivation for working out.
*Side Note: If you’re asking if I’m suggesting that you reward yourself after a hard workout with a delicious (and good-for-you) post-workout shake, the answer is yes. Yes I am. #TreatYoSelf
Marine Collagen is made from fresh wild-caught snapper & natural glycine that promotes healthy immune, digestive, and central nervous systems. It promotes youthful skin, healthier hair, and stronger nails and also supports joint health.