Yesterday I opened my Instagram account for some questions and got some great questions about collagen so I wanted to share them with you. One of the big ones was… should you take collagen?
Should You Take Collagen?
Collagen is a great way to increase your protein intake (it’s so convenient), but there also seems to be a lot of confusion about it. It is definitely one of those wellness buzzwords doing the rounds!
But unlike the many “magical” supplements on the market that claim to change your life, collagen is one of my tried-and-true staples that I’ve used for years as a way to increase my protein intake and help keep me healthy supports skin, hair, nails and other tissues in my body.
What exactly is collagen?
Collagen is basically the “glue” that holds our body together. It is a key protein (30% of the proteins in our body are collagen-based) that ensures the flexibility and elasticity of our connective tissue, including skin, bones and ligaments.
As we age, we naturally begin to produce less collagen, making supplementation important. Some of the side effects of lower collagen production include thinner skin (also known as wrinkles), brittle bones and a general loss of muscle mass.
Why I love collagen
I started taking collagen many years ago, and I am happy to report that I have seen an improvement in the overall appearance of my skin. I look back at pictures of myself in my mid-30s and think my skin looks so much better now at 42!
My hair and nails also feel stronger, much healthier and less likely to break. Plus, the extra source of protein in my diet doesn’t hurt, especially as someone who leads an active lifestyle and wants to build and maintain muscle!
If you’re like me, you’ve spent a lot of time (and money) searching for the best collagen with clean ingredients that won’t destroy your digestion. Sure, I found some I liked, but no love…
I searched and searched for years before I discovered Paleovalley’s Grass Fed Bone Broth Protein Powder and now i’m in love! This is such an easy way to reach my daily goal of 120g of protein a day!
My favorite collagen powder
I love its simple ingredients (no funny stuff), extra boost of protein, and its healthy dose of skin, hair, and nail-supporting collagen that you can mix into baked goods, your morning(y) coffee, smoothies, and so much more!
Guys, I literally put it in everything from my morning iced coffee to soups and smoothies to sauces and so much more. It dissolves instantly and does not change the taste or texture of the food.
Frequently asked questions about grass-fed bone broth protein powder
How does it taste?
If you’ve ever had bone broth before you know it can have a mild beef flavor. The Grass Fed Bone Broth Protein has a mild flavor that is virtually unnoticeable when added to coffee, a smoothie or any recipe. It has a slight nutty flavor which we quite like! ,
What is the best way to use it?
I use this product in a number of ways. Add it to hot water and mix, add it to your smoothies for a collagen boost, add it to any recipe you can add protein to…the possibilities are endless!! ,
Does it mix well in water?
The answer is “yes”, but with some explanation. If you are familiar with collagen, you know that those products mix completely in water and are completely unscented. While this may seem like a good thing, the problem is that extreme processing is required. Paleovalley uses no chemicals or harsh processing. Their bone broth protein will not mix as easily and completely in water as a commercial collagen product. However, in a shaker or blender it mixes wonderfully in both cold or hot water. ,
What makes 100% Grass Fed Bone Broth Protein better than other similar products?
Although there are many collagen products on the market, only a few are derived from bone broth, but Paleovalley’s is different for three main reasons:
- These are derived from 100% grass-fed and finished bones, while others are obtained from grain-finished cows.
- It is derived from bones NOT skins. Other collagen products (unless otherwise specified) are derived from the skins of the animal that requires extreme processing. When collagen is obtained from the animal’s skin, we miss out on all the extra nutrients and restorative benefits of the bones.
- It is minimally processed. While other collagen products use extreme processing using harsh solvents, acids and other chemicals, we use water, bones and nothing else.
Paleovalley is my favorite company when it comes to natural, whole food derived supplements, and clean, nutrient dense snacks. (I also love their Essential C Complex as a whole food form of vitamin C!)
If you need help getting quality resources *actually* into your kitchen, you should definitely check out the product offerings at Paleovalley.
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I love their grass-fed whey protein powder (vanilla), bone broth protein powder (unflavored), organ complex, and so much more!