THE MANY BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN
BY GRACE GAVILANES - JANUARY 04, 2022
Vital Proteins® helps people live fuller lives through premium nutrition. Our Collagen Peptides, found in a blue tub, introduced the benefits of collagen to people everywhere. It’s our goal to help you feel your best, give your best and look your best by providing you with a way to easily boost your collagen intake with minimally-processed, clean label products.
As a refresher, collagen is the vital building block of our bodies. It represents almost 30 percent of all human protein content. It is one of the most abundant substances, second only to water. Collagen is composed of three chains, wound together in a tight triple helix (like a hair braid). Each chain is composed of amino acids — predominantly, glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. This very specific composition of amino acids makes collagen a unique type of protein.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING COLLAGEN?
There are two primary reasons why collagen nutrition can be beneficial. First and foremost, the body becomes less efficient at producing collagen as we age. It’s believed that the body's natural collagen production declines as we age and may begin as early as young adulthood, around the age of 25.
Secondly, our dietary preferences and patterns have changed over time. Centuries ago, humans utilized bones, broth, organs and tendons to enrich the diet with whole-animal sources of collagen nutrition. Today, more individuals are either gravitating toward plant-based diets or, if they do eat meat, are discarding collagen-rich parts.
These two factors can contribute to collagen deficiency, which can lead to a variety of signs of aging, ranging from dull, lackluster skin to less joint flexibility and mobility.
HOW DOES COLLAGEN WORK?
Collagen supplementation benefits the body in two ways: It’s bioactive and supplies the body with key amino acids. Collagen peptides act as messengers to the cells and trigger the synthesis and reorganization of new collagen fibers, therefore supporting skin, bone and joint tissue structures.**
Along with its bioactive capabilities, collagen peptides also provide the body with the specific amino acids required to do so. Consumption of collagen peptides will help supply the body with amino acids needed as building blocks to renew tissues, like skin, bones and joints.**
HERE ARE JUST A FEW BENEFITS WE’VE SEEN FROM TAKING COLLAGEN DAILY:
A FIT FOR ANY LIFESTYLE
Many of our formulas are odorless and unflavored powders that dissolve instantly in liquids. They can be mixed ito water, beverages and smoothies — making them easy to incorporate into whatever your diet is. We also have a variety of naturally flavored products to suit your personal preferences. It’s also important to note that collagen should complement current protein intake, not replace it. Lacking tryptophan, collagen is not considered a complete protein. Therefore, we recommend that it's consumed in addition to other protein sources rather than as a replacement.
BEAUTY THAT BEGINS WITHIN
Vital Proteins restores and boosts your body’s natural beauty, as it was meant to shine. Our products work from within to enhance your skin, hair and nails.** So, does collagen make your skin better? Collagen helps support the skin by helping to restore the skin’s moisture, improving the elasticity, tone and vibrancy that's already within you. We're all about providing natural, simple ways to slow down the signs of aging and help you look and feel your best.**