Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and makes up about 30 percent of your total body mass. It is the main protein found in skin and connective tissues.
As we age, collagen production slows and can lead to signs of aging in the hair, skin, nails, joints, tendons and bones. Adding collagen into your daily diet is Key to your overall health and well being.
Benefits of Collagen
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Increase skin elasticity and moisture
- Reduces cellulite and stretch marks
- Strengthens and improves hair, skin and teeth
- Builds and restores muscles
- Supports natural hormone production
- Supports bone and joint health
My go to brand for collagen is Vital Proteins. I’ve tried several brands but Vital Proteins just gets me. They are very transparent about their quality plus no fillers, non GMO, gluten free and sugar free.
So how do I incorporate collagen into my diet you may ask??
I’m a huge fan of smoothies!! 1-2 scoops. You can also add a scoop in your coffee, tea, water, oatmeal, yogurt, etc.
Currently using Vital Protein- Collagen Peptides “Unflavored”, Collagen Whey Protein Banana Cinnamon and Vanilla, and Collagen Peptides Dark Chocolate and Blackberry.
Another reason I love Vital Proteins is that they sell stick packs of 20 with 10g of collagen per pack.
Keep a few in your purse, gym bag or leave a few in your car.
Do you have a favorite collagen brand? Or a way to incorporate into you diet? Do share…
Stay tuned for some smoothie posts with collagen.
~ Melissa ~