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Why Collagen?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016




As I exit my late 20's, I've definitely been experimenting with various skin care products, better eating habits and different forms of fitness to improve my skin and health. This year I've changed my meals to 70% paleo throughout the week and incorporated a 10 step skin care beauty daily regime. With all these working parts in motion, I knew I also had to step up precautions against bone damage, signs of aging, aching joints, hair & nail thinning, and all of that other lovely stuff.
For the last few weeks, I've been using collagen products from Vital Proteins. Now I've heard many things about collagen and benefits associated, but I had no idea it was something you could actually drink and/or include into your meals. I've never been one to add supplements into my routine, but I'm definitely warming up to the idea of it - especially since Vital Proteins' products are non-GMO, all natural, and whole-food-based. 
 The two collagen-based products I've tried thus far are the Collagen Beauty Greens and the Collagen Peptides. Now, I know bloggers have a reputation for using this word, but I'm obsessed with both of these powders! Here's why:

Collagen Beauty Greens- 
Has a great coconut flavor, due to the addition of organic coconut water and Madagascar vanilla beans.
Gives you a beautiful glow that begins from the inside, out.
It's natural elixir of marine collagen peptides, 5 raw organic greens (yay!), probiotics (a healthy dose of bacteria), and hyaluronic acid (for youthful skin) - all in one! 
  Collagen Peptides-
A natural, flavorless powder comprised of just one ingredient- collagen peptides, sustainably sourced.
This anti-aging protein supports youthful skin, strong bones, reduces joint paint, and it promotes more restful sleep (thanks to the amino acid, Glycine). These peptides are soluble in cold liquids, as well as hot! I've been adding this into my waters, soups, and even sauces. 

Why Collagen?
1. Prevents signs of aging by increasing skin moisture levels.
2. Reverses the sign of aging- not only does it prevent, it can actually reverse some signs such as fine lines, deep wrinkles and reduce elasticity.
3. Improves digestion in two ways: 1) Collagen supports hydrochloric acid production in our stomach, which aids in digestion. 2) Collagen helps to repair the lining and infrastructure of our stomach, and large/small intestines. Improving your digestion improves skin issues such as acne, eczema and rosacea.
4. Strengthens hair and nails! 

Since I'm not a coffee person, in the morning I'll drink a cup to feel refreshed and awake. I'll even have a cup in the evening to curb those late-night cravings. 
  Recipe:
1 Scoop of Collagen Beauty Greens
1 Cup of Coconut or Almond Milk
1 TBS of Maple Syrup or Honey
A pinch of Cinnamon
Ice

Mix in liquid, maple syrup, cinnamon, and protein till it all dissolves. Then serve over ice. That's it! 
I'll be sharing with you guys a few more recipes, along with updates on my progress and results in the coming months. Hope you guys are encouraged and inspired to try new forms of supplements to improve your health inside and out! 

In collaborations with Vital Proteins. Opinions are my own. 


16 comments:

  1. That looks like a great supplement to have! And you're making me feel thirsty after reading your drink recipe! Have a great weekend ahead ;)

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  2. Great post babe I too as I;ve hit my mid 20's have amped up my anti-ageing routine but I haven't considered Collagen Beauty Greens or Collagen Peptides might just check these out. Thanks for the great tips XOWP

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  3. Ive only heard about collagen in skincare. I had no idea this is something we can consume as well! Oh I learn something new every day. Will definitely look this up and check these products out. Sounds super interesting and it is never to early to start taking car of myself!

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  4. I love Vital Proteins and their products. As we get older collagen is so crucial in our bodies and I love that we can add it to our foods and drinks to get that extra boost. Can't wait to try that recipe! xoxo, Christine
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  5. Love that 'love' chain in your photos babe. Where is it from?

    xx, Jessie
    I love this jacket! it's so pretty ! my next purchase of bike jacket will definitely be a statement jacket

    xx,
    Jessie
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    1. Hi Babe!

      The Love Charm is linked at the bottom of the post!

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    2. Hi Babe!

      The Love Charm is linked at the bottom of the post!

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  6. Anti-ageing is getting more and more on top of my priority list the older I get and I thought I knew all (well most) of it, but I've never heard of this way of getting a collagen boost. I'm not a coffee person either, so this "shot" would be perfect for me in the morning too! :) Thanks for teaching me something new!
    xoxo
    Thomas

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  7. Ooh yes I've been seeing more posts about this collagen product lately. I'll definitely need to check this out since I'm currently already taking collagen supplement from Amazon but I would love to try this brand as well.

    xoxo
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  8. Hello dear!!
    Love this post, benefit informations are essential.
    Collagen is important like elastine they run together.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Xx Eva
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  9. I definitely know how you feel! This year I have officially entered the mid twenties and you notice a change for sure! I now have to moisturize my face and take much more preventative measures. Thank you for this post! I will definitely have to try!

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  10. Sold! Going to check out these products ASAP! I knew collagen was good for you but never exactly knew the benefits! Thank you for sharing doll and for the yummy recipe!

    Alexandra xx
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  11. I'm not a coffee fan either so I truly must try the recipe you shared! I hope it's tasty :)

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    x Mandy

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  12. Ohh dear I need to try this ASAP! this look very good for beauty and health. I always love taking vitamins for my skin and hair and collagen is always a good option! Kisses

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  13. I've been seeing collagen a lot recently and was really curious about its benefits to our health. Thank you for sharing all this info. I definitely would love to incorporate collagen in my daily routine because I could definitely benefit from all it has to offer. Can't wait to try your recipe :)

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  14. I've heard a lot of great things about collagen too and I actually saw this particular brand at beautycon event in New York. It seems like they really mastered the formula as so many people are swearing by these powders!

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