Collagen Protein Powder & Gelatin
I love trying new protein powders and learning more about what different supplements can do to maximize my performance. Today’s guest post is by Shannon Kingsley who tells us all about what exactly collagen protein powder is. And why you might want to add it to your diet.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and with the rising popularity of bone broth’s health benefits; collagen is being brought back into the health industry spotlight. And for good reason. Supplementing with collagen has a range of great benefits for your body. Especially as you get older and your own body’s production of collagen starts to decrease.
Our ancestors traditionally would eat all parts of an animal, which would provide them with all the collagen they needed. However our modern day diets contain only limited amounts of this healthy protein that is a vital building block for our skin, hair, nails, bones and joints. So what are some of the benefits of a collagen supplement.
1. Great Skin
Collagen is an important building block for great skin. It’s important for the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of your skin and has long been included in skin creams and beauty products due to its contribution to beautiful skin. Loss of collagen as you age and through sun exposure is largely responsible for wrinkling of skin. So taking a collagen supplement may strength and improve the appearance of your skin. Collagen also promotes skin hydration, prevents deeper wrinkles and maintains your skin from the inside out.
2. Joints & Bones
Adding collagen to your diet can help improve the flexibility and mobility of your joints. As well as provide support for strong bones and help prevent the loss of skeletal mass as you get older.
3. Performance and Weight Loss
Collagen protein similar to their protein sources can help with weight loss by satiating hunger for longer and reduce cravings. However studies have shown that collagen peptides consumed at breakfast are 40% more satiating than other proteins (such as whey or soy). And correlate to a 20% reduction of food intake at lunch. Collagen protein can also help stimulate growth hormone release and provides nutrients that help to repair your muscles while you sleep. It’s a great protein source for before and after exercise as it helps to maintain and restore the protein content of your muscles.
4. Additional Benefits
Collagen may also help to thicken your hair, improve your nails, improve your immune system, help you sleep, reduce inflammation and balance your blood sugar.
So my favorite way to get more collagen in my diet is through Vital Proteins’ Collagen Supplements. They are sourced from pasture raised bovine hides from Brazil. Make sure you always try and find grass fed collagen products as what a cow eats profoundly affects the animal’s health. As well as the nutritional quality of its milk, meat, and hide. They have two products including a gelatin and their collagen peptide. Their collagen peptide is more like a protein powder.
And substitute in the collagen peptides in a smoothie recipe such as my Maca Choc Protein Shake or any other protein shake recipe. I have a whole bunch of awesome recovery protein shakes in my Recover Ebook. Check out details here.
Or for the next two weeks RealEnergyFood is running a contest that you can enter for a chance to win a canister of the collagen peptides.
Enter your details HERE and the winner will be announced by email and on social media!!
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