Megan Ahearn is an expectant mom who takes collagen every day to help support her hair, skin and nails.** Here, she writes about her experience. All views are her own.
Alarm. Pet dog. Brush teeth. Turn on the coffee pot. I’m sure my morning routine looks similar to thousands of others, especially now that the majority of us are working from home during the pandemic. As Phog, our 5-year-old husky, and I wait for the coffee pot to heat up, I give him a scoop of food, and I add a scoop of the Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer® in Vanilla to my cup of coffee.
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My journey with Vital Proteins® started in January 2020. (If only we knew what the rest of 2020 had in store then!) To be honest, I started using this collagen powder after seeing so many ads promoting it. I was already intrigued by collagen, its benefits and the different offerings. It was only a matter of time before I started stocking up on Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer® in Vanilla, the Collagen Peptides, Vital Performance™ RECOVER in Passion Fruit and Collagen Water™.
The love affair started with the Vanilla Collagen Creamer™ supplement. As a coffee addict, this product made the most sense for me to start taking. It’s so easy to add to coffee. Plus, it adds just enough flavor and helps boost my collagen intake every day. I add the Collagen Peptides to all sorts of things, like scrambled eggs, protein balls, or just a plain ol’ glass of water. My husband is eating and drinking collagen without even knowing it! My favorite thing about Vital Proteins products is how many ways I can incorporate them into my daily routine.
When it comes to benefits, I’m happy to say I’ve noticed collagen has helped my hair, nails and skin. My nails go through the ringer; they are always doing dishes, typing an email, conquering a workout and getting a dip manicure, among other things. They used to break, be brittle and not recover as quickly. Now, they are stronger and never break!
I also feel like I’m able to recover faster after my workouts thanks to Vital Performance™ RECOVER. Of course, this was after my husband and I found out we were expecting a baby girl! It helps in other ways too. I mean, my belly is literally stretched to capacity, so I need all the skin elasticity I can get for when we meet our baby girl!** And of course, I’m going to need strong joints and muscles for when I go back to my normal workout routine.** Carrying a diaper bag, baby and car seat will be a breeze!
It’s been almost a year, and I 've tried more products, including other Collagen Water™ flavors, Hydration** + Collagen stick packs, Energy Collagen Shot™ and Sleep Collagen Shot™. There really is a Vital Proteins product for anyone at any stage of life. Life before a pandemic was on the go, busy and consisted of running from work to a workout class to home to make dinner, then to relax — only to do it all over again the next day. Life during a pandemic (and pregnant) is much slower, but Vital Proteins products still fit.