“Glow is the essence of beauty.” – Estée Lauder
Beauty is an inside job, I’ve always believed that. What you put into your body affects how you feel and how you look. Over the years, I’ve learned to pay particular attention to the ingredients I’m consuming, especially when I see my skin and hair go out of whack. Once you start paying attention to the cues your body is giving you about foods, it’s amazing how much you can learn about yourself.
Lately, collagen has been having a moment and with good reason. Collagen is a vital building block of our hair, skin, nails, bones and joints. With so many amazing benefits, I was more than excited to try Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides.
You’ve probably noticed the beautiful iconic blue canister floating around Instagram and wondered what all the hype is about, so let me break it down. A daily dose of collagen peptides helps contribute to:
- Glowing skin
- A more youthful appearance
- Joint health
- Tendon and bone strength
- Healthy cartilage
- Increased athletic performance
- Improved digestion
- Gut health
- Deeper sleep
Now, I truly believe that nutrition should come from a diet made up of whole foods. However, since our bodies cannot synthesize enough collagen on their own and our diets today contain minimal collagen, adding collagen peptides to your diet is a great way to get all the beauty, health and wellness benefits.
Why Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides?
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides are sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides to ensure a natural, high quality, and sustainable source of this ancient nutrient. The powder contains just one ingredient – bovine hide collagen peptides, that’s it! One serving provides 20 g of 100% pure collagen protein that’s quickly absorbed by the body for maximum benefits.
Brittle nails, thinning hair, and dull skin are usually a sign that something is missing from your diet (or you’re hella stressed). Collagen peptide give your body the extra boost of vitamins to help increase skin’s moisture (perfect with the colder months coming up), improve skin elasticity, tone and vibrance, and strengthen nails and add volume to your hair.
Collagen can help improve digestion and overall gut health. Our digestive tracts are composed of the same amino acids that are abundant in collagen, so adding Vital Proteins collagen to your diet may help keep things running smoothly.
Joint & bone health
Fitness being such a big part of my life, I’m conscious of the health of my joints and muscles. Collagen has been shown to promote healthy cartilage, tendons and ligaments, while protecting and promoting bone and joint health.
Sleep is so so important for our overall health. A good 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night helps to manage stress, control appetite and perform better. So if you’ve had a few too many short nights, collagen can help you get the quality sleep your body needs.
How to add it to your diet
These collagen peptides are flavourless and odourless, so you can mix it in pretty much anything from smoothies and oatmeal, to soups and sauces. The Vital Proteins Blog is filled with recipe ideas, but I love adding it to my morning coffee. It dissolves super easily and leaves zero grittiness.
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve incorporated collagen peptides into my morning routine and I’m already starting to see a difference in my hair, skin and nails. I’ve had a lot of trouble sleeping in the past few weeks and I’ve noticed that I do sleep much better on the days that I take my collagen peptides in the morning. Coincidence? Perhaps, but I feel so good when I take them that they’ve become an essential part of my overall wellness lifestyle.
Vital Proteins offers so many other amazing products that I can’t wait to try, including beef gelatine, marine collagen, whey proteins… I’m especially excited to try the Beauty Waters and flavoured collagen peptides that I’ve heard so much about.
If you’ve tried Vital Proteins, tell me which are your favourite products so I know which ones to try next!
Disclaimer: Although this product was sent to me for review, all opinions expressed are honest and 100% my own.