We’re officially one month into 2022 and it might be time to check in on your wellness journey. If you’re like us, you decided to recommit to wellness, all year long. So instead of going too hard in the gym and getting burnt out one month in, we’re here to help you build a routine you can stick to, year after year.
Lively synced up with our Vital Proteins® functional nutrition expert, Olivia Peláez, MS, FMCHC, to share the scoop on building a vital routine to support your wellness journey.
6 Tips for Building Your Vital Routine
1. Identify habits that you already have established
Research shows that it takes, on average, 66 days to build a new habit. One of the easiest ways to incorporate collagen into your routine is to identify a habit you already have, like drinking coffee in the morning, and building off of that. One of the most common ways for fans of Vital to use our Collagen Peptides is in their morning coffee. Since it is flavorless and odorless it is incredibly easy to add to your favorite morning beverage without changing the taste or texture.
“Collagen Peptides in my coffee has been my routine for years, but lately, I’ve loved adding the Chocolate Collagen Peptides,” Pelaez says. “The chocolate flavor is delicious and not too sweet, almost like a healthier mocha!”
Looking for a made-without-dairy creamer alternative? Try scooping our Collagen Creamers in!
2. Make Simple Swaps
You might already have some habits established that you want to swap out for a healthier option. Find yourself in that afternoon slump reaching for a sugary snack as a pick-me-up? Try replacing it with our delicious Vital Performance™ Protein Bars. Available in three flavors and packed with 20g of protein to satisfy any craving!
3. Consider your lifestyle
Here at Vital Proteins®, we have developed a vast portfolio of products with your lifestyle in mind. Whether you are looking for a flavorless, odorless product (like our Collagen Peptides) that can be seamlessly integrated into your existing wellness routine, or maybe you are in search of easy-to-pack products that you can take on-the-go—we’ve got you covered. Our stick packs make the perfect travel companion while our Collagen Gummies are a delicious way to get your collagen in anywhere.
Consider yourself a fitness fanatic or weekend warrior? Vital Performance™ Protein Powder was developed with you in mind! All four delicious flavors offer the benefits of collagen in addition to a complete amino acid profile, perfect for post-workout nutrition.**
4. Wellness products, your way
You might be most familiar with our famous blue tub. Our Collagen Peptides have garnered over 6,500 5-star reviews and become America’s #1 Collagen Brand* for a reason—they are incredibly versatile and easy-to-use. Don’t worry, if you’re not a fan of powder supplements, you can still get your daily collagen fix! Vital Proteins® Collagen Gummies are a fun and delicious way to do it. Get 2.5g of clinically proven VERISOL®Collagen Peptides in every dose, which improves hair, skin and nails, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles**^.
But why stop there? All of our Wellness Gummies offer a delicious, flavorful way to get a variety of benefits like immune support or healthy digestion**. The best part—our entire gummies collection is made without gluten, dairy or soy, and are free of synthetic colors and artificial flavors.
5. Combine Your Favorites
Did you know that our full line of products is made to be mixed and matched? If you prefer to get your collagen through our Collagen Peptides, you can still add non-collagen products such as our Wellness Gummies to your routine. Bite into two of Immune** Support Gummies or Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies to your morning wellness routine to support your immune health.** Make our Sleep Gummies an essential part of your nighttime routine, to slip into better sleep to wake up feeling rested and ready for the day.**
6. Choose your benefits
While Vital Proteins has basically become synonymous with the word collagen, many of our products offer additional benefits beyond collagen. Our products are formulated with intention and with as many purpose-driven ingredients as possible, just take a look at our Ingredients Page. You can find ingredients like Biotin, Vitamin A, and antioxidant vitamins and minerals that support healthy hair, skin and nails in our Beauty Gummies.**
Looking to support a restful night’s sleep**? Reach for our Sleep Gummies which offer relaxation and sleep-supporting ingredients like melatonin and L-theanine.** If athletic performance and recovery is what you’re after, our Vital Performance™ Protein contains 25g of protein (including 10g of collagen) per serving to support muscle protein synthesis and improved recovery.**
Need some inspiration on how to build your vital routine? Check out the graphic below!
*Source, SPINS, TOTAL US MULO + NATURAL ENHANCED, L52 weeks ending 12/26/2021.
^After 8 weeks of supplementation with Verisol® bioactive collagen