Here it is, the post I’ve been building up but have been so nervous to write. I’ve been raving about my collagen protein for months, and now it’s finally time for me to give you my honest review.
The struggle with proteins is never even knowing where to begin. They’re so important for daily nutrition, but they’ve exploded when it comes to supplementation, as well. It can be overwhelming. It doesn’t help that some people will tell you that protein supplementation is worth it, and others will say it’s a waste of money.
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Being a health and exercise science junkie, I take careful consideration when it comes to what type of fads + supplements I partake in. I rarely do diets, nor have I ever been one to take much interest in whey or protein powders in general. That was, until I received a sample of Vital Protein’s Marine Collagen powder. Granted, it was only a sample, but nevertheless, I was intrigued.
I had tried taking biotin supplements but it ended up making me break out more, but I was interested in trying to find something to help with hair, skin, and nails.
One-third of the body’s protein is collagen protein, making it the most abundant protein in the body. It makes up skin, muscles, bones, and tendons/joints. We lose collagen as we age; this is where we start to see wrinkles appear and weakening in the joints. You’ll see a lot of skincare products say “WITH COLLAGEN” to try and combat wrinkles, but collagen is too big of a particle to be absorbed into the skin and those products are not as likely to do what they say they will (Medical News Today, 2017). Not to mention, collagen is in so much more than just your skin!
I decided to read up on Vital Proteins specifically. The claims they make for their products are as follows: glowing skin, a more youthful appearance, joint health, tendon + bone strength, healthy cartilage, increased athletic performance, improved digestion, gut health, and deeper sleep. Furthermore, their products are gluten free, dairy free, Whole30 approved, paleo friendly, Kosher, and have no added sugars or GMOs. Something to keep in mind when it comes to claims on supplements is that they are not required to go through the FDA, so both claims and the products themselves might not be all they’re cracked up to be – use your own discernment.
But I personally was sold. They have a wide variety of products taken from different sources – beef collagen, marine collagen, beef or chicken bone broths, whey + collagen… they even just recently came out with powdered creamers (that I’m itching to try!) I bought two products: the marine collagen and the lavender lemon beauty water. The beauty water is amazing to add to teas, and I always put a scoop of the marine collagen into my coffee each morning. These products have lasted me quite a while; it took me 2 months to run out of my marine collagen.
I have noticed my nails are stronger and my hair has been growing a lot faster and feels stronger. Plus, it hasn’t made me break out. I’m due to buy some more, but I’m hoping to see even more results as I continue to take it. As a side note, I have a friend that also uses Vital Proteins – she has mentioned struggling with joint issues but that the products have helped her tremendously.
If you are interested in checking out Vital Proteins for yourself, CLICK HERE (affiliate link)! Browse for yourself and see what products fit your needs. If you can’t decide, they even have stasher sampler bags (affiliate link) so you can try the products before you commit to the full size! If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me (-: I would not be promoting the product if I didn’t actually like it and believe in its potential.
Besides the anti-aging properties, there are clearly so many benefits to taking collagen. These powders are so easy to add to food and drinks for better health and a healthier glow. I hope y’all found this useful and worth the anticipation (-: