Adding Collagen to your LIFE!
I’m curious about how many of you supplement with collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein in the connective tissues of animal bodies. Simply put, this string of amino acids has tons of benefits to the human body. I’ve been adding it to my diet for a while now, and have noticed improvements! My nails are stronger, my hair is growing, and my skin seems better. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it’s doing though since I’ve also been gluten-free for a couple months now and certainly my body is benefitting from not having an allergen present! I’m trying to do everything I can now so I’ll reap the rewards in my 40’s. Plus good healthy habits are always a good idea to get started on.
Here’s a list of other reported benefits from taking collagen:
-improved bone strength
-increased joint flexibility
-reduce cellulite and prevent stretch marks
-some report weight loss
-detox the liver
-repair leaky gut
-supports healthy teeth and gums
-helps balance hormones
-promotes restful sleep
Once I read all these possible benefits I was like SIGN ME UP! I’ve tried a few different brands and found my favorite so far is VITAL COLLAGEN. My juice bar uses it as well. I find it easiest to mix into my daily smoothie but they also have “creamers” now that you can mix into coffee, tea or any hot drinks.
Also, I just read that one of Jennifer Anniston’s beauty secrets is collagen! She says it changes you from the inside out. It’s one of her obsessions and she has to have at least one scoop of this collagen a day.
Here’s my current go-to smoothie recipe featuring this CHOCOLATE PROTEIN POWDER – it’s an amazing plant-based organic protein powder. You can prime it to your house. wink, wink.
1 cup of almond/coconut milk (or reg. milk/liquid of your choice)
1 whole scoop of chocolate or mocha protein powder (1/8 cup)
1/2 banana (preferably frozen)
1 handful spinach
Ice to desired thickness
- When I’m in a peanut butter mood I add 1 scoop of PB2 powder. Tastes just like a scoop of peanut butter. YUM!