Supplementing with collagen peptides has become very popular in the past few years, and for a good reason, it has many incredible benefits!
It is a product we recommend for most of our clients.
So first, what is collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. Our bodies use amino acids to build our skin, hair, nails, joints, tendons, ligaments, and bones. It is also high in a specific amino acid, L-glutamine, vital for repairing the digestive tract's lining.
Why is it essential to use collagen peptides?
Instead of eating the whole animal, we mostly consume muscle meat, which means minimal collagen in our diets. Most people have compromised digestion and do not eat enough protein, and do not assimilate the nutrients well. Thus they are deficient in these amino acids and do not have enough for the body to repair itself.
What does collagen do?
We hear such positive feedback from clients once they take collagen peptides regularly:
Stronger nails that grow faster!
Less joint pain!
Faster recovery from injuries!
How to take it?
Most collagens are hydrolyzed, which makes them easy to digest. It is a tasteless, odorless powder that mixes well into cold or hot drinks. For example, many of our clients put it in their morning coffee or tea; you can even add it to smoothies, soup, or oatmeal.
Sourcing is important!
Most collagen peptides are highly contaminated with glyphosate, the active ingredient in Round-up.
Since collagen has become so popular, you want to make sure you are getting it from a good source. The collagen we carry at Nutritional Wellness Center is made from the hides of pasture-raised (grass-fed) cows and is lab-tested to ensure it is free of pesticides, hormones, chemicals, and other contaminants. It is the first collagen to be certified free of glyphosate residue!
If you don't currently use collagen, we highly encourage you to add it in!
Your body will thank you for it!