Hey my sweet health-seekers!
True to form, I’ve found something new to become obsessed with and I’ve been consuming it every day (whenever I remember, at least). Whenever I get excited about a new health-related product or experience, I tend to jam pack my life with it, at least temporarily, so I can adequately and knowledgeably report back to you about it.
Someone’s gotta do it, and guess what – it’s gonna be me. (If you just got “It’s Gonna Be Me” in your head, I truly love you for that).
Alrighty then, let’s get to the point. My newest finding is COLLAGEN POWDER. I’ve been hearing about it a lot from fellow health coaches for months now at Dr. Lipman’s office, and I keep seeing it pop up everywhere. When that happens, when something enters my consciousness this many times in a row…I know it’s time for me to dive into it.
If you’re like me and love reading Amazon reviews, you’re about to have the biggest party of your life. There are 929 reviews on this product!!!!!! HOURS OF FUN!!!! Man, that makes me so excited. I would love to pretend I don’t lay in bed at night reading Amazon reviews, but the truth is, I do. I really do. NOT EVERY NIGHT GUYS!
So if now is the time to abandon this blog in favor of the Amazon reviews, I totally understand. Less pressure on me that way anyway. But if you’d like to chill here instead, I’ll give you some info.
What is collagen powder?
Collagen powder comes from the same collagen found in skin, bones and cartilage. Remember when I blogged about bone broth? One of the best benefits of bone broth is the collagen in the broth. With the powder, you don’t have to make bone broth (although you might wanna because it’s awesome and delicious and has tons of benefits) to get the benefits of collagen.
It’s pure protein that is quickly absorbed in the body/digestive tract. This particular one comes from beef bones.
What are the benefits of using collagen powder?
After age 25, our body’s ability to repair tissue and cartilage starts to diminish. This means joints, skin, hair, nails, etc.
- Lubricate joints
- Build connective tissue
- Heal injuries
- Promote healthier, stronger, younger-looking skin, hair and nails
- Regulate the body’s metabolism
- Reduce inflammation
- Support hormone balance
- Improve digestion
Read more in the Amazon reviews for the benefits people are experiencing.
How do you use collagen powder?
The green canister of Great Lakes Collagen pictured above will dissolve in any liquid, hot or cold. It has barely any taste at all so I put it in tea, water or smoothies. You can use it in a smoothie instead of protein powder. The collagen powder in the green canister does not gel up when added to liquid.
2 tbsp a day, dissolved in liquid, is the recommended amount on the canister.
Great Lakes sells another kind (the red canister) of gelatin that DOES gel up in liquids — it can be used to make jello or even gummies (I NEED TO MAKE THESE). The green canister powder will NOT work to make jello or gummies.
Ready to experiment?
Cool! Let me know if you have any experience with collagen powder, or if you have any questions- I’ll do my best to answer!
Onward health vikings!! Heal those joints! Get that glorious skin, hair and nails!!