Should You Switch to Collagen Protein?


Are your joints achy? Is your hair thinning or falling out? How about your skin, is it dry or wrinkly? If you answered yes to these questions, it’s likely that you can benefit from collagen protein. Here’s why.

Collagen isn’t a beauty supplement or a health hoax to get people into believing this protein is the miracle drug for all. Collagen is actually the most abundant protein in your body, it makes up one third of all that protein! Your body naturally produces collagen and it is found in your skin, hair, nails, tendons, joints, muscles, and bones.

Collagen has been known as the “glue that holds the body together” because it provides structure to our bones, skin, and connective tissue. It’s responsible for our skin elasticity, the strength of our hair and nails, and even the flexibility of our joints. Since collagen is a protein, it helps improve our muscle mass and prevent bone loss. Collagen is also linked to our gut and cardiovascular health, as well as mood and anxiety.

After your twenties, your collagen production decreases. So, what happens when the body stops producing what is holding everything together? This is usually when you start to notice dry skin, wrinkles, and stiff joints. Motor function, flexibility, and muscle mass start to deteriorate, as well. Collagen decline comes with aging and it’s impacted by UV rays, alcohol consumption, and unhealthy habits.

Knowing this, do you think you can benefit from adding collagen to your diet? Collagen supplementation can definitely help boost our collagen production and somewhat replenish the collagen that has been lost during the years.

But should you ditch your other protein supplements and just stick to collagen protein? Some believe that replacing a protein shake or a protein recovery drink with collagen protein is inefficient because collagen does not contain all essential and non-essential amino acids; thus, it is an incomplete protein source. And while this is certainly true, it is not the case with our collagen protein, Proteinex. Proteinex is formulated to contain all essential and non-essential amino acids, making it a complete protein source. In two tablespoons you have 18,000mg of collagen protein! That is an extremely high amount for such a small dose. Taken daily, it can certainly provide all the great benefits that collagen has to offer.

One of the good things about our collagen protein, Proteinex, is that you can take it as is. No mixing required! You don’t need to consume 16oz of a dense, bloating shake. With just two tablespoons you get a high dose of collagen. You can also mix with water or your favorite beverage – whatever works for you! Plus, its free of fat, sugar, carbs, dairy, and gluten, making it a great addition to any diet.

When deciding whether to switch to collagen protein the only thing we can really tell you is to try it out! As with everything, you won’t really know the real benefits until you try it and stick to it for a couple of weeks. You may want to ditch your other protein supplements and stick to collagen, or you can add collagen to your supplement mix. Either way, collagen provides unique benefits that other protein supplements lack. To learn more about the benefits of collagen protein, browse through our blog posts and read up. You’ll be surprised at everything this protein has to offer.


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