Happy rainy Thursday everyone!
It’s almost the weekend and I thought I’d starte this Easter weekend by sharing some benefits something I’ve started taking over the last month or so: Collagen Peptides.
Collagen Peptides are an easy to digest and highly bioactive form of collagen.
But first, what is collagen?
Collagen Is an important building block and makes up about 30% of the proteins in our body. Collagen is key to making sure the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of the connective tissues we have, including skin, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones, are good.
Essentially, collagen is strong and flexible, and has been referred to as the ‘glue’ that holds everything together.
You can get collagen in pill form and powder form. I believe powder form is the best, because it’s more versatile. Plus, I’m not a fan of having to swallow pills, so I like the easiness of being able to take the collagen.
On to the benefits!
1.Supports Skin Health
Collagen helps with strengthening your skin, rejuvenation,and its elasticity. A lot of people make sure their intake of collagen is higher in the winter due to drier and colder weather conditions that can be harsh on our skin.
2. Healthy joints + ligaments
We don’t always think about the upkeep/health of our bones, joints, or ligaments until we have injured them. 90% of our bone mass is made up of collagen.
Collagen peptides aid in stimulating osteoblasts, which are the cells that help in bone formation.
3.Aids in Digestion
We all experience the uncomfortableness of our digestion after eating different foods: fried, greasy, certain vegetables, etc. It happens.
The amino acids found in collagen provide a reparative property that actually helpe to ease/soothe our digestive tract. It gives a boost to the stomach acid and helps not only with easy digestion, but the absorption of nutrients from our foods.
4. Very Versatile + Easy to Consume
One of my favorite points about collagen today is how versatile it is in powder form. I do NOT like taking big pills so this powder collagen is fabulous.
One scoop of collagen gives you 11 grams of collagen peptides, no carbs, no fats, 10 grams of protein, and of course, tons of benefits. I love to mix mine in with smoothies, protein shakes, and even my oatmeal.
You can also bake with collagen peptides, too. I made a batch of almond butter cookies and they were wonderful! I’ll have to make more soon and post the recipe.
However you want to take it, you’ll still reap the benefits, even if you just mix it in your water or coffee, which I’ve seen people do. It’s tasteless so the possibilities are endless.
I’m excited to be able to continue with this and see what it does for me health! 😀
NOTE: There are different brands of collagen peptides you can purchase. Sports Research and Vital Proteins are my top go-to’s. You can find them in the links below.
Sports Reseach (listed above in post): Find HERE.
Vital Proteins: Find HERE.