As I inch closer to 30, I’m taking seriously what I can do to help my body stay healthy in the long run. One of those ways is via a simple morning routine: adding collagen peptides to my coffee. It’s tasteless, easy to mix and over time has shown some serious benefits; all the more reason to stick with the routine.
I always get questions on collagen peptides. Does it actually work? Will I see a noticeable difference? Does it taste like anything?
So I figured why not have a blog post that answers all these questions in one place, and share my top 3 reasons to love Collagen Peptides.
I’m not a huge supplement or vitamin taker, I’ll order protein supplements in my smoothies, but it’s my husband, Rick, who has always been in the know when it comes to vitamins and supplements.
A little over a year ago, a Whole Foods employee told me about Vital Proteins. How adding the supplement to a smoothie or coffee can be beneficial in a variety of ways.
The employee mentioned she liked my manicure, and we got to talking about how we love Shellac, but hate the effects – weak and brittle nails after two weeks of wear. She suggested I try Collagen Peptides, as she did, to help with her nail and hair growth, amongst other things.
To be honest, I was a bit hesitant after looking at the price. I didn’t want to invest in a supplement powder that’s expensive, to not be sure if I’d see the same results as her. Fortunately Vital Proteins makes single serving packs, so I decided to pick up a few and give them a try.I’m pretty picky about things I add to my coffee/smoothies/etc., usually I can taste a flavor, but surprisingly with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, I could not. The powder mixed easily into my coffee, without any lingering residue or flavor.
This post is not sponsored by Vital Proteins, but it’s the Collagen Peptide mix that I use and like the best. I’ve also tried Glotrition collagen peptides (best suited, for me, when mixed with water) and the Vital Proteins collagen creamer (tasted fake to me).
In case you didn’t know, collagen is a key component to our bodies’ connective tissue. It’s one of the most abundant proteins within our bodies and provides the necessary infrastructure for the body’s musculoskeletal system. Unfortunately, due to modern modern-day food processing techniques, collagen is more often than not, stripped over everyday diets and foods.
Like with most everything else, seeing results takes time. I decided to add it to my morning coffee three times a week for two weeks. There weren’t immediate results, but after two weeks, I definitely noticed my skin was a bit softer and my nails were growing a touch faster. These tiny results were enough to keep me sticking to the routine for weeks and months to come.
Fast forward to today, I add collagen peptides to my coffee about 2-3 times per week, and I am definitely seeing a positive difference in my skin, hair and nail growth, plus joint health. I used to feel so sore and unable to move after tough workouts, but now that I added collagen peptides to my weekly routine, I still feel a little soreness, but can proceed everyday without feeling like I’m 20 years older, with considerable fatigue. It’s definitely helped my muscles rebound quicker than usual.
Here are my top three reasons to love this supplement.
3 reasons to love collagen peptides
1. It’s an easy supplement to add to your regular morning routine
I could never jump into the juicing or cleanse trends because they are a big change from my regular routine. With the powder collagen, I simply add a scoop to my morning coffee. I can’t taste it, but know that my cup of coffee is filled with a variety of benefits.
2. Stay full longer! Collagen Peptides features a considerable amount of protein per serving
I’m not a big breakfast eater. I love eating breakfast out at restaurants, but don’t enjoy making it for myself. Collagen peptides has been a game changer in terms of helping me stay fuller, longer. Along with my usual piece of Peanut Butter toast or yogurt and granola, a scoop of Vital Proteins collagen peptides in my coffee, adds 18g of protein to my morning intake. It’s truly helped me stay on a regular eating schedule and not feel hungry before lunchtime.
3. Keep your digestive tract on track
My family has a history of some gut issues, so when I was presented with an easy solution to keep things regular, I jumped on it! Research shows that because our digestive tracts are made up of similar amino acids found within collagen peptides, our tracts can benefit from the addition of collagen peptides to our routine. It definitely helps keep me regular and doesn’t upset my stomach. I’d say that’s a win, win. Although my gut issues aren’t completely resolved, I’ve definitely seen a noticeable improvement after adding collagen peptides into my weekly routine.
Have you tried collagen supplements for yourself? What are your favorite aspects about it? Tell me in the comments below!