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What’s The Difference Between Vital Proteins & Vital Performance?

by Jordan Smith, NASM-CPT - January 06, 2022

If you’re here, you’re probably a fan of both Vital Proteins® and Vital Performance™. Us too! But, you might be wondering exactly how to (and even if you can) use products from both lines in your daily wellness routine. The great news—there are tons of ways to do this! Below, we’ve highlighted some examples, but the possibilities are endless.

What Is Collagen?

First, a refresher on collagen.

Collagen is the body's most abundant protein and helps give structure to our hair, skin, nails, bones, ligaments and tendons. Thanks to collagen, we're better able to move, bend and stretch. Collagen also promotes healthy hair, skin, nails, bones and joints.** 

So, what is collagen made of? Collagen is a protein made up of amino acids glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine — all of which help our body's connective tissue, skin, hair and nails stay as healthy as possible.**

As we age, and the more stress we put on our body, the greater the impact on collagen production. Adding ingestible collagen peptides to a balanced diet can help our bodies regenerate what's been lost or broken down.** 

Collagen peptides are different than whey and casein protein because of these high levels of amino acids. Muscular growth, joint health and an overall glowing appearance can be partially attributed to the amino acid blend in collagen.**

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What Is Vital Proteins® ?

As America’s #1 collagen brand,* Vital Proteins® has helped people live fuller, more vibrant lives through premium collagen products. We pride ourselves in delivering quality ingredients, clean labels and transparency about our sourcing.

You might know us best for our blue tub—Collagen Peptides—but we also carry an array of products for every lifestyle and wellness goal. From Hydration** + Collagen to our Wellness Gummies line to Chocolate Collagen Peptides, we know wellness is a journey and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

What Is Vital Performance™?

Vital Performance™ is a Vital Proteins® brand—the same collagen you know and love, but with an added boost to help you conquer every part of your workout and recovery.** Ranging from collagen-based products that help you dig deeper to protein-packed supplements that help you recover stronger,** there’s something for every athlete. 

Can I Take Both Vital Proteins & Vital Performance™ Products In My Wellness Routine?

The short answer—yes. Since we carry a variety of products to fit your lifestyle, it’s all about figuring out your goals and what products you need to get there.

For example, you may enjoy supporting your wellness goals with our Collagen Peptides in your morning coffee, but if you’re looking for a product to help promote a restful night’s sleep** without melatonin, Vital Performance™ SLEEP might be right for you. Or, you might be a fitness guru who likes to boost your hydration with Hydration**+ Collagen and also enjoy Vital Performance™ Protein to help support improved recovery, stimulates muscle protein synthesis and promotes healthy bones, joints and tendons.** There are so many combinations you can create and personalize! 

While we normally recommend taking 10-20g of collagen per day, we also recognize that everyone's lifestyle is different in terms of diet, activity level and overall wellness goals. It’s also best to check in with your healthcare provider before adding any new supplements to your diet.

Vital Note: This article has been made available for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Your licensed healthcare professional can best provide you with the diagnosis and treatment of any medical condition and assist you as well in deciding whether a dietary supplement will be a helpful addition to your regimen.

*SOURCE: SPINS, TOTAL US MULO + NATURAL ENHANCED, L52 weeks ending 11/28/2021

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