One of the greatest things about collagen is that it’s a simple supplement to integrate into a diet. And one of the best things about Vital Proteins' collagen products is that there is so much to choose from. That said, there are still a lot of questions about how to use collagen. On its own, unflavored Collagen Peptides or Marine Collagen are by far the most versatile forms of collagen, as they both dissolve easily into hot or cold liquids and have no distinguishable flavor. But if you’re curious about other Vital Proteins collagen-based products, and how to use them, read on!
Before we dive in, here's a quick recap on collagen. Collagen is the body's most abundant protein. Unlike other types of protein, collagen has a unique combination of amino acids that help support healthy hair, skin and nails.** No other protein can do this in quite the same way!
If you’re not sure where to start, consider trying out some of these popular Vital Proteins products: Collagen Peptides, Marine Collagen, Beef Bone Broth Collagen, Matcha Collagen and Coconut Collagen Creamer. These are all available in stick pack form, making it easy to try for the first time or take on the go for a healthy addition to any snack or meal.
Here is a little information on each of those products – and how to use them.
Collagen Peptides are extremely versatile and can be used in just about anything, from a hot cup of coffee to an ice-cold smoothie – without any change to food or drink texture or flavor. A few other popular ways to use Collagen Peptides include:
Marine Collagen is a close cousin to Collagen Peptides, with the distinction being the source. Marine Collagen comes from the scales of white fish, a sustainable source of collagen, and particularly beneficial for pescatarians or those who don’t consume land-based foods. Similar to the Collagen Peptides, Marine Collagen is just as versatile (without any fishy smell!). Here are a few ways to incorporate Marine Collagen into your diet:
Beef Bone Broth Collagen is sourced from grass-fed cow. A single ingredient product, Beef Bone Broth Collagen (also available in chicken), has a neutral flavor and can be added to a number of recipes to bring out the benefits of collagen, including:
Matcha Collagen combines the benefits of matcha green tea, which we source from Japan, with the health and beauty benefits of our Collagen Peptides. Matcha is a powder of finely ground green tea leaves. It’s loaded with antioxidants and L-theanine, an amino acid that provides an “alert calm” in matcha drinkers. Some people enjoying adding Matcha Collagen to the following recipes::
Collagen Creamer is packed with 10g of Collagen Peptides per serving to help support healthy hair, skin, nails and joints.** It’s also free of gluten, dairy and added sugars. So, it’s time to start feeling great about what you’re putting in your coffee or other recipes: