Collagen. It’s the most abundant protein in the human body—nearly 30 percent of total protein—and the second most abundant substance in the body after water. “It’s found nearly everywhere—in your connective tissues, skin, bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, hair and nails,” says Jenn Randazzo, M.S., R.D., C.L.T., director of education for Vital Proteins, makers of high-quality collagen products. “And it acts like a scaffolding, supporting your body in a variety of ways, from strength and flexibility to movement and motion.”
Our body naturally generates collagen, but as we age, the body becomes less efficient at producing it. And this starts around age 25! That’s why it’s important to support your body with collagen nutrition and supplementation starting NOW.
America’s #1 Collagen Brand. Founded on the belief that collagen nutrition is fundamental to maintaining overall health and longevity, Vital Proteins makes it easy for everyone, every day to get collagen and live a more vibrant, healthy life.**
Where Vital Proteins Collagen Comes From
“We take our collagen sourcing very seriously, using single sources for immediate traceability and quality control,” explains Jenn Randazzo, M.S., R.D., C.L.T., director of education for Vital Proteins.
Bovine Collagen from the hides of grass-fed and pasture-raised cattle in Brazil, with minimal processing and no chemical solvents.
Marine Collagen from the skin and scales of non-GMO, wild-caught fish (mostly cod).
There are no known sources of vegetarian or vegan collagen.
Many Benefits of Collagen
Skin: Firms skin and boosts elasticity**
Hair: Promotes healthy, strong hair**
Nails: Accelerates nail growth and strength**
Bones: Strengthens bones**
Joints: Supports cartilage production**
Add Collagen Peptides to Drinks and Food
“What I love about Vital Proteins collagen peptides is that you can add it to your favorite beverage: coffee, water, citrus water, a smoothie,” says Jenn Randazzo. “It’s odorless, flavorless and doesn’t change the viscosity of what you eat or drink.”
TIP: When dissolving collagen peptides in water, Randazzo recommends room temperature to avoid clumping. Add a scoop of powder and stir with a fork or frother wand for 30–60 seconds, until dissolved. Then add ice or more cold water.