In addition to expert advice on growing your business and tools to help you maximize productivity, on occasion we’ll also share must have products that we just can’t live without for a variety of reasons – health and beauty being one of those reasons. This is one of those posts.
As a woman in my mid-40s, I’ve noticed that my hair has started to thin and both my skin and hair are beginning to lose some of the natural moisture and glow I previously had no shortage of. While I hate to admit it, I also notice my joints have a harder time bouncing back from workouts. So when a friend mentioned that I should try supplementing collagen for my joint pains, I of course had to research it to death and find the best product. I’m not a fan of pills, so I looked for a powder form that I could mix into smoothies, my coffee or food.
After trying a few different brands, Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides are by far my favorite. The completely tasteless (unless you choose a flavored version) powder easily mixes into hot and cold beverages and two scoops a day has made the world of difference in my joints AND my hair, skin and nails. After just a couple of weeks, I saw a dramatic difference in my skin – stubborn sun spots and scars started to fade, my skin had a healthy glow again. I’ve noticed my nails are stronger (my manicurist even commented on the improvement) and my hair has regained it’s healthy Indian shine and thickness.
Plus – each serving packs 18 grams of protein, making it the perfect supplement in my book. You can find them at Whole Foods, health food stores and on Amazon.
Do you use a collagen supplement? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides – 10 oz for $25 at Amazon.com.