Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is a key constituent of all connective tissues. Collagen provides the infrastructure of the musculoskeletal system, essential for mobility. The intake of collagen ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin, hair, tendon, cartilage, bones, and joints.
Collagen is a natural and healthy ingredient that has been used for centuries. Collagen-rich foods are a large part of traditional diets. Our ancestors utilized whole-animal nutrition, which provided an abundant amount of collagen, the native form of gelatin. Over time, we have lost touch with this powerful, healing superfood.
Vital Proteins Collagen Protein is sourced from pasture raised, grass-fed bovine hides from Brazil to ensure a natural, high quality, and sustainable source of this ancient nutritional powerhouse.
Collagen Protein Benefits:
- Promotes youthful skin, healthier hair, and stronger nails
- Helps keep bones healthy and strong
- Supports joint health
- Contributes to a blaanced diet and helps maintain weight
- Natural glycine improves sleep quality
Collagen Protein Highlights:
- Pasture Raised, Grass-Fed
- Naturally Minimally Processed
- No Additives or Preservatives
- Traditional beef gelatin
- Gels in cold liquids
- Great for making hot drinks to boost daily protein intake
- Perfect for food applications such as gelatins, custards, and mousses
Collagen Protein Information:
Our cattle graze on lush grasslands in Brazil and are not given hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. They eat their natural diet – grass, and receive plenty of open space and sunshine. We believe in providing our animals with an environment that nature intended, and the result is a high quality protein that is natural and pure.
Nourishment from the inside out
Want to look and feel younger? 70% of our skin is made up of collagen. Collagen ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin. Maintaining the amount of collagen is the key to beautiful skin. Glycine, proline, alanine and hydroxyproline are the main constituents of collagen; replenishing these constituent amino acids appears to be needed to maintain the amount of collagen at healthy levels. These amino acids are essential for maintaining an even skin structure and thus healthy skin. Clinical research has shown that collagen, a natural protein:
- Promotes younger looking skin
- Improves skin moisture level
- Improves skin smoothness by reducing the number of micro-relief furrows
- Improves the signs of deep wrinkles
- Improve Skin Suppleness
Bone and Joint Support
Collagen represents 90% of organic bone mass and is a major component of ligaments, joints, and tendons. Dietary supplementation provides rapid absorption and repair of all structures in the body. Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides support healthy
- Bone and Mineral Density
- Joint Health
- Inflammatory response due to joint overuse or exercise
Fit for Life
Collagen has been shown to be more effective than whey protein in regards to athletic performance and building muscle. The naturally occurring amino acids support a healthy inflammation response due to inflammation from training and exercise. The protein from collagen also helps to:
- Restore Muscle
- Maintain a lean body
- Stabilize Appetite
- Lose & Maintain Weight
- Increase Athletic Performance
The most abundant amino acid in collagen, Glycine, an immunonutrient which supports healthy inflammation response, promotes deeper, more restorative sleep as well.
Why do I need collagen?
When we get older, the production of collagen begins to slow down and cell structures start losing their strength. As a result, the typical signs of aging: loose skin, wrinkles, joint pain, low bone density, thinning hair, begin to show.
Supplementing collagen is an essential way to help your body rejuvenate and stay youthful.
Backed by clinical studies, collagen supplementation is the most effective anti-aging method known today. By giving your body the raw materials it needs to repair, you are healing your body from the inside out.
Collagen protein is a traditional gelatin formula, this means that it will gel in cold liquids. It is recommended to add to hot liquids, or to use in recipes that require gelatin. Combine 1-2 scoops, one to two times per day with 4 fl oz of cold liquid, add 4 fl oz of hot liquid, mix thoroughly. Drink immediately.
- Add to hot tea
- Mix with hot juice such as O.J. or apple juice
- Add to soups or stews to increase thickness and add protein
- Home-made marshmallows
- Fruit Jello
- Desserts such as mousse, pie, or custards
For a full list of recipes, please visit www.vitalproteins.com/blog/category/recipes/