Collagen is all the rage right now, so you can imagine my excitement when Vital Proteins shipped me some goodies to try out! So why are people going bananas over collagen? Collagen makes up some pretty major parts of your body, such as your skin, tendons, ligaments and muscles. To boot, it ensures that your skin is properly structured and your bones are nice and strong. *The skin factor has me more excited.* All in all, Collagen improves skin, promotes heart health, prevents bone loss, relieves joint pain, increases both hair/nail vitality and growth, as well as promotes gut and brain health. *claps!* This is one supplement I can definitely get on board with, based off it's reputation alone.
Vital Proteins helps people feel better and live fuller lives through sustainably-sourced nutrition products, promoting health, fitness and natural beauty. We do that by providing nourishing collagen and promoting our production of collagen - an essential nutrient stripped from our diets by modern food-processing.
MY HONEST REVIEW
COLLAGEN COLLAGEN - UNFLAVORED - $25
Alright, I was a little skeptical on whether or not visible results would come to fruition, but kid you not, they did. I felt like my hair and skin were smoother, my nails were stronger and overall I had more energy - energy is not a promised side effect, but one I observed. This powder is comprised of pasture-raised bovine hides - a high-quality and sustainable source of collagen.
Psst. this product also comes in pre-measured packets! You're welcome. x
WHAT I DO
I used this once a day for two weeks straight . You can mix this into a glass of water (which is what I did most mornings) OR you can add it to literally anything under the sun - smoothie, pasta sauce, soup, ice tea, coffee. Endless possibilities. It's flavorless, so I promise you won't taste a thing.
COLLAGEN SHOT - DEFENSE, $36
Okay, I originally thought I would like these shots better - 'easier to down', 'tasty flavor' - however, this was not the case. While I still noticed comparable results to the powder, the flavor was not for me. I can pretty much take a shot of anything, fireball (college days), wheat grass (the time I thought I could be a vegan and drink grass for breakfast), tequila (when I am already on a roll) - Vital Proteins Defense Collagen Shot - barely. In all seriousness, this stuff wasn't disgusting, just a little sour. It did still give me glowing, smooth skin, shiny hair, strong nails and increased stamina. So, it was still totally worth it.
WHAT I DO
I took a shot once daily for two weeks. I took on both an empty and full stomach.
*DISCLAIMER* This is sponsored content, however, my feelings, recommendations and styles are all my own.