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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??
robin rue says
I had no idea what they did, but now that I know they support joint health I want to get some for my husband. He has a bad knee and taking these might help!
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
I’ve never heard of collagen peptides before. I have heard of collagen in relation to skin, I had no idea there was a form you could put in food.
Amber Myers says
I have heard about this, but haven’t tried them out yet. Maybe I will at some point. It sounds like they have a lot of benefits.
Anything that makes my skin better I am definitely all for it! I have never heard of this product but I will check it out.
Sarah Honey says
Love Spark! Especially the Strawberry Kiwi flavor. Haven’t tried collagen peptides. Will have to give this product a try!
Franc Ramon says
Collagen Peptides can be a healthcare partner. It ‘s all around including skin, joints and overall immune system health.
Interesting. I admit that I had no idea what it was. I would be curious to hear if you notice that you stop taking them again when life is more normal.
Sounds like a great product, and I love how versatile it is. I have been hearing about how important collagen is to incorporate into our diet, especially when it isn’t just for skin.
I actually met the Vital Proteins team at ShiftCon and learned about the importance of this product. I use it everyday in my coffee!
I have never taken collagen before. I’m glad it doesn’t have a taste because I think that would bother me. I would love stronger hair. It tends to break off these days very close to the root. I’m not sure what is going on with me. Maybe stress.
Sarah Bailey says
I have to admit I didn’t know anything about collagen peptides before this, so this was really interesting to read, I Think i might have to look at adding some into my routine.
So many great reasons to use collagen peptides. Honestly hadn’t heard about this before reading your post. Wonderful thing about blogging I always learn new things to help me and my family.
I have heard about a lot of people taking collagen peptides. I didn’t know what they did so thanks for the overview.
Everyone is using this product and I’ve been super curious! I’ve been thinking of adding it to my bulletproof coffee in the morning!
Jill Robbins says
I have tried Spark and I had no idea it was Collagen Peptide. I need to do more research – thanks for the info!
Spark isn’t Collagen Peptides, it’s just what I mix my Collagen Peptides in…LOL!
Lynsey Wagen says
This sounds wonderful, especially for your skin, I didn’t know they had other benefits, I’ll need to try them out!
Ali || Veggies by Candlelight says
I had no idea that Collagen Peptides had so many benefits! I laughed at the word wonky because I use it too haha. I love that it can be mixed in different foods.
Dhemz Apdian - Dias says
I honestly have never heard of this before. Sounds like a good product to try. Thanks for sharing.
I definitely want to work on my skin this year. This might be a great place to get started.
Michael Lee says
Before I read this article, I did not know that peptides were so useful. I have a poor immune system so I might have to start buying peptides online so I don’t get sick so much. My wife would also enjoy better hair so I’ll have to show her this also.
Peptides are super useful! Thanks for commenting!!