With the overwhelming amount of information available about nutrition online and on social media, it is likely that you have heard or seen information talking about the benefits of collagen powder.

So what is collagen all about? Is it as good as it sounds?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body; however, production of collagen begins to decrease with age. Simply put, collagen promotes health and healing from the inside out. Scientifically speaking, the amino acid glycine found in collagen supports metabolic functions.

Supplementing one of your daily meals or drinks with collagen does actually provide noticeable benefits. *Studies show that collagen is critical to the joint support and reduces inflammation. Additionally, utilizing a collagen supplement may also strengthen hair and nails, improve skin, aid in recovery and restore the intestinal lining.

Consistency is the key when using collagen protein. It can be taken anytime but should not be taken in place of a post workout fuel replacement. HSN recommends a collagen protein powder that is truly unflavored, exceedingly soluble, like Bubs Naturals Collagen Protein. It is tasteless and does not change the consistency or flavor of your food.

You can incorporate Bubs Naturals Collagen Protein the following ways:

1.     Add a scoop to your morning coffee

2.     Mix into recipes like Amish Oatmeal or Protein Pancakes

3.     Use with your favorite smoothie recipes

Collagen is not just a passing fad. In just a few weeks, you will start seeing some subtle changes by using this supplement. So why wait?

Studies referenced above:

Clark, Kristine L, et al. “24-Week Study on the Use of Collagen Hydrolysate as a Dietary Supplement in Athletes with Activity-Related Joint Pain.” PubMed.gov, U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, May 2008, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18416885.

Camacho-Zambrano, M.M., et al. “A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Efficacy and Safety of a Food Ingredient, Collagen Hydrolysate, for Improving Joint Comfort.” Taylor & Francis, International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 2009, www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09637480802498820?src=recsys.

Clark, Kristine L, et al. “24-Week Study on the Use of Collagen Hydrolysate as a Dietary Supplement in Athletes with Activity-Related Joint Pain.” PubMed.gov, U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, May 2008, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18416885.

Ashley Osterman, Dietitian
Senior Content Creator
Healthy Steps Nutrition
www.growyournutritionbusiness.com