Learn about the many health benefits of collagen supplements.
My daughter first drew my attention to collagen supplement powders after I complained to her about my fingernails and thinning hair. My skin had lost some elasticity and my joints were achy when humidity was high. I am in my early 50’s and have been taking a collagen supplement powder daily for about five years. I wish I had started taking collagen supplements twenty years earlier. Read to the end to learn 3 frequently asked questions about collagen peptide powder.
Most of us notice a decrease in collagen production as early as our mid 30’s. That is when fine lines will appear around the eyes, skin will start to sag and become dull, hair will often get thinner and we slowly start to develop age or sun spots. Sadly, these are just a few of the early signs of aging.
Since we don’t all age at the same speed, it’s a good idea to start taking a quality collagen supplement pretty early in life. It will not only benefit your skin, hair and joints, but will also support healthy weight management since this supplement is low in calories and high in protein. In addition, collagen may help improve the structure and permeability of the lining in your gut. This lining serves as a barrier to harmful parasites, bacteria and toxins, and is important for the absorption of nutrients.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body!
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Even though collagen supplements can come from many different sources, Bovine (cattle) has been found to be the most potent and effective source for collagen. It’s good to know that Naked Collagen uses only one ingredient – Bovine hide collagen peptides sourced from pasture-raised cows in Europe that eat a natural grass diet. You probably already know this, but in case you don’t, Europe has much higher standards and inspection procedures for all of their livestock and agriculture.
I also like the fact that Naked Collagen Peptides Protein Powder is independently third party tested for purity, safety from heavy metals contamination and nutritional value. So you can rest assured collagen from Naked Nutrition is GMO free, Keto and Paleo friendly and has no fillers, sweeteners or added flavors.
It is recommended that you look for a supplement that lists at least 9 different amino acids. Look at the impressive Amino Acid Profile in each can of Naked Collagen and compare it to some of the other supplements on the market today. Each serving of this powder includes 9 grams of protein and only 35 calories.
Personally, I prefer collagen in powder form instead of gummies or tablets. Luckily, Naked Collagen is available in convenient Single Serve Packets and a 20 oz. Container.
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Collagen supplements are most effective when taken in the morning or before you go to bed. I like to add a full scoop of powder to my morning coffee along with a dash of milk. I do this simple ritual almost automatically now. As with all supplements, consistency is key!
The Naked Collagen supplement dissolves quickly and doesn’t impact the taste at all.
You can practically add collagen powder to just about anything, a breakfast protein smoothie, hot or cold tea, your favorite juice or even a glass of water. Naked Collagen is tasteless and odorless! You can even sprinkle collagen powder on your favorite Sunday pancakes. Yum! Check out these 5 Easy Collagen Recipes for you to try out.
A study concluded that 10 grams (or one heaping scoop) of collagen peptides taken as part of a fruit-based beverage were significantly more successful in decreasing the depth of existing skin wrinkles in middle-aged women compared to a placebo after only 9 weeks.
Learn more about Naked Nutrition Supplements, how much collagen you should take per day and be sure to check out this Protein Calculator on the Naked Nutrition website.
Healthy Living Work Out Tip
If you want to decrease workout recovery time after going to the gym or playing a game of tennis, pair a scoop of Naked Collagen with the Naked Whey powder and add some frozen fruit and milk. It creates the ultimate, nutrition-packed protein shake to support muscle recovery and overall health. Collagen gets to work in the body pretty much as soon as it’s absorbed and taking collagen with a source of vitamin C like Kiwi, strawberries, pineapple and orange supports your body’s natural production of collagen. But don’t just take my word for it…
With a healthy, well-balanced diet, regular exercise and by simply adding a high quality collagen supplement to your daily regime you can ease the pains of aging and grow older more graceful.
Top 3 Collagen FAQ’s:
- Does collagen make you gain weight? NO, taking collagen supplements does not make you gain weight. It will help you build muscle if you’re on a work out regime. Remember, muscle weighs more than fat!
- Does collagen help with belly fat? A good quality collagen supplement can help with belly fat as it will help you feel full longer, thus reducing the need to constant snacking. Collagen has been shown to support healthy weight management and improves gut health.
- Is collagen better as a powder or pill? It is a little easier and faster for your body to absorb a supplement in powder versus pill form. Collagen peptide powders dissolve quickly, and are free of any taste or odor, so it is mainly a personal preference on how to take it.