You may have seen my Instagram Instastories or my blog post here and here on how I have been incorporating Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides in my daily health and beauty routine. I promised you a review and here it is, finally!
I love this product so much that I am giving one lucky winner a box of Collagen Peptides On-the-Go Packets (a $50 value). Be sure to enter by clicking on the Rafflecopter at the end of this post.
Before I get into my review, I want to point out that I am obviously not a doctor. Please talk to your doctor before starting any supplements or changes in your diet.
What is collagen?
“Collagen is the vital building block of our bodies including skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is a key constituent of all connective tissues. The intake of collagen ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin, hair, tendon, cartilage, bones and joints. If you lack the amino acids that combine to form collagen, your body’s cells can’t produce enough of it.”
What are collagen peptides?
“Collagen peptides are natural bioactive ingredients that improve epidermis moisture content and prevent skin aging.”
What are the benefits of collagen peptides?
“Glowing skin, a more youthful appearance, joint health, tendon & bone strength, healthy cartilage, increased athletic performance, improved digestion, gut health, deeper sleep”
My Review of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
I started using collagen peptides in my daily dietary routine about 6 months ago. I lead an active lifestyle (cardio 3 times a week, weight training 3 times a week, etc.) and I needed to start taking supplements to promote healthy joints and bones to keep up with this active lifestyle.
What intrigued me most about this product is that I did not have to worry about taking another vitamin pill. Instead, I just add two scoops of the collagen peptides powder to my morning coffee. It dissolves right away leaving no taste or odor! Two scoops gives me 18 grams of protein and 20 grams of collagen.
Aside from improving the health of my joints and bones, I noticed other health benefits since taking this supplement. For starters, I have naturally coarse, dry Middle-Eastern hair that can be quite unruly. I should be better about using hair masks and treatments, but reality is, I do not have the time. Other than washing my hair and applying a heat-protectant, I don’t do much else for maintenance.
But ever since taking collagen peptides, my hair is drastically stronger and smoother, not breaking as much, and is easier to straighten. To give you an idea, my hair used to take 50-60 minutes to straighten. Now it takes 30 minutes tops and this is attributed to how much smoother and softer it feels.
In regards to the health of my skin, I would not be able to say that it is only due to Vital Proteins, because when it comes to skin health, it is the sum of all the parts (hydration, diet, skincare products). But I can say that Vital Proteins has definitely improved the health of my skin from within. My skin is brighter, more even-toned and noticeably youthful looking. If you want to know more about my skincare routine, check out this post.
Like I said, I take two scoops in my morning coffee, but you can dissolve the powder in any 8 oz hot or cold liquid of your choice. Some other ways you can take the supplement:
* As creamer in your coffee. They have coconut, vanilla and gingerbread flavor!
* As whey protein in your protein smoothies or pre/post workout shakes.
* As matcha powder stirred into water, coconut milk, or other beverages. The powder comes in original flavor and peach.
* As capsules.
* As flavor to add to your water. They have cucumber, lavender, mint, and strawberry flavors. Yum!
* As broth in your cooking!
* Traveling? No worries! They have on-the-go packets!
Vital Proteins makes it pretty simple for you to incorporate collagen peptides in your daily routine. If you have been thinking about ideas on how to jump start your health this year, talk to your doctor about the benefits of collagen peptides. And if you are currently taking collagen peptides, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Also, don’t forget to click on the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a box of Collagen Peptides On-the-Go Packets (a $50 value)!
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