There has been some serious buzz around Collagen Powder. I myself was curious, so I got my hands on some Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides  to see what it was all about. Did I see results right away? No. Did I see results a month in? YES. Collagen is not only great for your skin, hair, and nails, but it’s also loaded with protein, reduces inflammation and is really healing for the gut. Today, the main focus is why and how it helps with our skin.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body made up of amino-acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine that account for 1/3 of the protein in our bodies and 70% of the protein in our skin. It is helps give our skin strength, smoothness, elasticity and replaces dead skin cells. As we age (starting in our 20’s, 30’s), the amount of collagen in our body decreases (!!), this is a good enough reason to start implementing collagen into your diet now.

Benefits of Collagen: Collagen promotes healthy skin from the inside out vs. topical products that contain collagen. Why is that? The collagen molecules are too big to be absorbed through the skin, meaning it’s way more effective and beneficial to get collagen from the inside out (orally). More specifically, Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides is a natural protein and is proven to:

  • Promote younger looking skin
  • Improve skin moisture level
  • Prevent the formation of deep wrinkles
  • Improve skin suppleness
  • Replenish moisture levels in hair
  • Support nail growth

Collagen Peptides has zero taste and dissolves in both hot and cold liquids without thickening. You can add Collagen Peptides to:

  • Smoothies
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Water
  • Eggs
  • Salad Dressing
  • Soup
  • Yogurt

Adding Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides to my daily routine has been a noticeable, positive difference for me. If you want to have hydrating, fresh looking skin, hair and nails, give Collagen a try! Read more benefits here.