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March 16, 2017

Review: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

Should you be taking Collagen Peptides? Here are some of the advantages to this wonder powder.
Collagen that you eat? It sounded crazy to me too, at first. I thought I’d give it a try after I learned that collagen is really essential for so many functions in our bodies.  The theory is that our diets are low in collagen, compared to our ancestors, because we don’t eat as much of the animal parts as our ancestors did (sorry if you just puked in your mouth a bit, but those folks wasted nothing, you know?). Adding Callagen Peptides to your diet could benefit you even if you already have a healthy lifestyle.

Collagen, like the Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides I’ve been experimenting with, contains amino acids that are used as building blocks for our skin, nails, hair, bones and joints. Not only does collagen promote skin elasticity, it can also prevent injury in athletes by protecting against connective tissue damage. Skin benefits? I’m listening, now.

The most surprising thing about the Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides is that they are flavorless! The product is a very fine powder that won’t change the texture of whatever you’re adding it to. I have been adding the peptides to a smoothie or yogurt for an instant upgrade, but I’ve even tried them in tea and juice for a quick boost. This powder is not only a great way to try collagen, but a sneaky way to increase my protein intake as two scoops contain a whopping 18 grams of protein. A protein supplement that helps my skin and joints without changing the taste or texture of my meal? Yes, please!

Have you given Collagen Peptides a try? We’d love to hear what you think in the comments section.

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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