I’m a HUGE fan of collage protein and have been adding it to my coffees and/or smoothies almost daily for the past few years.
Not only is it flavorless, odorless and therefore easy to add to your beverages, but it has a plethora of amazing health benefits. This is because taking collagen orally actually stimulates your body to produce more of your own, which is the connective tissue in structures such as your hair, skin, nails and joints.
Collagen production declines with age, which is part of the reason why getting older is associated with more wrinkles and fine lines, sore or inflamed joints, muscle pain, thinning hair, etc.
Thus adding collagen to your regular routine is an awesome way to mitigate these “aging” effects. A few of my fave side effects of using collagen every day include —
+ Glowing, hydrated skin
+ Thick hair and strong nails
+ Joint & bone health
+ Less gut permeability (aka a healthier gut/intestinal tract)
My favorite collagen brand is Bulletproof, as it is sourced from pasture-raised cows without any added hormones. It’s also enzymatically processed several times, which is a fancy way of saying it makes the collagen peptides more bioavailable (for maximum nutrient absorption) and creates a neutral-tasting, odorless protein that doesn’t thicken and mixes easily.
I add mine in my Bulletproof coffee every morning, and the protein (22g per serving) helps me stay satiated throughout the day.