I’m sure by now many of you have heard of collagen peptides from friends or have seen it on Instagram or elsewhere. If you aren’t sure what they are or how they benefit us, this post should help! I was unfamiliar with them at one point too, but having been taking collagen peptides every day for the past six months, I can now say that I have since noticed an incredible difference in my hair, skin, nails, and digestion.
What is collagen?
Collagen itself is the most abundant protein in the human body and is the glue that holds us together. Collagen is found in the bones, muscles, skin and tendons where it provides strength and structure. Unfortunately, as we age (as early as 29!) our body begins to lose collagen and the supple elasticity that comes with it. This happens for a number of reasons including daily free-radical damage.
Collagen Peptides Benefits
Fortunately, supplementing with collagen peptides will restore your skin’s moisture and improve its elasticity, tone and vibrancy! So there is hope 🙂
In addition to being a part of my natural beauty routine, collagen peptides are my staple post-workout source of protein. Containing essential amino acids, collagen peptides are ideal for muscle repair and recovery. They are incredibly satiating so they are great in staving off hunger. They’re also wonderful in alleviating joint pain, stiffness and inflammation.
What’s more is that collagen also supports a healthy gut! It contains certain amino acids that are essential to healing and strengthening damaged intestinal lining.
These benefits are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this powerful supplement.
The Brand I Love
I love Further Food Collagen Peptides because they are of the utmost highest quality! One ingredient and sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine, their peptides are odorless, tasteless, and mix easily into anything from water, coffee, yogurt, oatmeal, sauces, baked goods and more! Their website also has a lot of fantastic recipes to get you started!
How I Use Them
I use them every single day, sometimes twice a day! Here are just a few of my favorite ways to to include them in my routine: A scoop in my bulletproof coffee; mixed in my matcha lattes or mochas; stirred in my chia puddings; blended into smoothie bowls; added to my bliss cups; mixed in my energy bites/bars; blended with my nicecream; and I even add them to pizza and spaghetti sauce when I make meat-free versions.
Seriously, the options are endless and I can’t wait to continue exploring with them! I’ll share many recipes where this powerful supplement is added. If you’d like to try Further Foods collagen peptides (they have marine collagen peptides too! E.g., from fish as opposed to cattle), please use my code BRINGOUTYOURBLISS10 for a lovely discount!
Are you already using collagen peptides? How do you use them? Let me know below!