2 Reasons You Need to Be Drinking Collagen

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If there’s one supplement I am obsessed with, it’s drinking collagen peptides. I love them! Whether it’s a skincare product creating collagen in my skin or a drinkable supplement healing my gut I LOVE IT. Gimme all the collagen.

It’s been well over a year since I started drinking collagen peptides in my coffee. I’ve found multiple ways to sneak it into my daily routine thanks to a myriad of products I own. Finding two brands that not only produce quality products but create supplements that taste great has made it easy to sneak in extra collagen in my beverages.

I alternate between Primal Kitchen and Vital Proteins unflavored option, specifically for drinking with my coffee. With a little Califia Farms coconut creamer, of course. Vital Proteins Coconut Creamer packets are always on hand too, but I keep these around for traveling and breakfast dates. They’re a great dairy-free option and create a creamy texture. Honestly, I’m surprised the Amazon reviews are so awful?? The mix is bomb for baking cookies if you’re into that sort of thing.

My FAVORITE protein powder without whey is from Primal Kitchen, though. If you need dairy-free, make sure you grab Collagen Fuel, not Primal Fuel! Collagen Fuel is the dairy-free version, both their chocolate and vanilla flavors are perfection. Post-workout, I’ll mix a couple of scoops with water in a shaker bottle (has to be a cute shaker, ya know?) or blend up delicious chocolate almond butter smoothies. Lately, I’ve been on a vanilla banana strawberry kick, so refreshing in this insane Dallas heat!

 

YouGlowGal You Glow Gal Esthetician Sarah Payne Spa Dallas Denver SkinBlog Beauty Blogger Sarah Nicole Skincare Glowing collagen peptides gut health glowing skin vital proteins primal kitchen matcha protein powder creamer anti-aging wrinkles hydration

So, why am I obsessed with drinking collagen daily? Well, there are a couple of reasons…

1. Collagen is fantastic for gut and joint health

My original reason for sticking with collagen in my daily routine was the improvement I noticed in my gut health. What took longer to notice was the improvement in joint pain, specifically my knees and ankles. Food sensitivity could have potentially caused past joint pain, but I never correlated the two.

2. Collagen is great for improving hydration

Collagen peptides increase water levels in your skin and body. Probably safe to assume many of us can benefit from extra hydration! There’s evidence it creates collagen in our skin, too

Now I know there are plenty of women out there who swear adding collagen to their diet helped reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and that very well may be the case. Personally, I need more research showing evidence. I haven’t noticed an improvement in my own skin, but my lines are minimal at best–I’m not a proper candidate here. It’s possible the improvements other see in their wrinkles are coming from the increased hydration. Either way, it’s a bonus, right?

About Sarah Nicole

Sarah is a Denver based expert esthetician, known for returning abused sensitive skin back to a glowing state without harsh products while boosting her client's skin confidence and self-worth. Sarah has been featured in Allure, New Beauty, Greatist, NBC News, and D Magazine among others. You can follow her on Instagram @sarahnpayne.

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