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Collagen Peptides. If you are active on social media you may have seen and read a lot about people taking collagen peptides lately. It seems like everyone I know is taking them and raving about them and I honestly had no idea what they did or if there were any benefits to taking them so I did what any collagen newbie would do and I went on Amazon and ordered myself some. Because everyone orders something without knowing exactly what they do right? Just me? HA!
After I got my collagen peptides in the mail I decided to do a little research on them. I chose the Vital Proteins brand because that’s what I had seen everyone else taking plus they had the best reviews on Amazon at the time. There are many other brands selling collagen out there, this is just what I chose based on the people that I trust and have followed for a long time taking them. To each their own.
Things I already knew about collagen peptides when I placed my original order:
- They are flavorless and you can put them in anything.
- They mix well in both hot and cold liquids.
And that’s about it, HA! Things I learned after I received my collagen peptides:
- Collagen is a protein.
- Supports overall health and wellness.
- Promotes healthy immune and digestive systems.
- Promotes youthful skin, healthier hair and stronger nails.
- Contributes to a healthy diet and helps maintain weight.
- Keeps bones healthy and strong.
- Supports joint health.
I started by mixing my collagen peptides into my coffee in the mornings. I figured it was hot so that must be the best way. Then I switched my coffee for hot Spark and went that route. Since then I have switched mixing it in cold Spark and I can honestly say I can’t tell a difference. It mixes just as well in cold beverages as it does in warm ones and I can’t even taste it (as advertised).
You can also mix it in smoothies, soups, oatmeal, cereal, pretty much anything you can think of! I think I will stick to mixing it with my Spark simply because that’s something I drink every day when I wake up so it’s already part of my routine.
Now, as far as being able to tell if I’ve taken it, I’m not really sure? I feel like my hair has grown a little faster and is definitely stronger and my nails are a little stronger (I have also been getting regular manicures and actually taking care of my nails soooo…???).
I bought a small canister at first and when it ran out I was about a week without it before I remembered to order more and while I did feel little wonky (technical term there…HA) it was the holidays and I was eating like crap so who really knows? I have read where some people can tell that they missed a day of taking it. Maybe they are just really in tune with their bodies??
Overall I have been very pleased with taking it, have zero complaint about it and will continue to take it. I am always down for anything that can benefit my health and that isn’t anything extreme. Mixing a supplement in a drink isn’t extreme to me. If you have any questions about feel free to drop me a comment and ask or email me!
Vital Proteins comes in a small canister (I recommend this size if you just want to try it), a large canister and stick packets! Vital proteins also has a Marine Collagen (versus this beef version) and flavored Beauty Collagen Water if that’s more your style.
Have you taken collagen before??