Aging, in one word sucks. The sun spots, the wrinkles, the thinning hair, the slower metabolism, gravity…it all happens. To every single one of us. It’s inevitable. In an effort to battle aging, I’ve realized I need to work harder at making exercise a priority and eating better (what else is new?).
Part of working on myself is eating right and using the right supplements that fit my body’s needs. I don’t know about you, but for me it is easier to add extra supplements to my morning green smoothie and acai bowl to ensure I get what I need. Proteins are a must for everyone, but add collagen to the mix and it is like the fountain of youth! Not only is collagen vital for our skin, hair, nails, and joints, it is what helps us appear more youthful and is essential for our overall wellbeing.
I started using Collagen Beauty Greens and Marine Collagen powders from Vital Proteins in basically anything and everything I can think of. I use the Collagen Beauty Greens in my smoothies, juices, and omelets because of the greenie taste and color and I use the Marine Collagen in my yogurt and granola, as a dip for my strawberries, and in my coffee and oatmeal. In the past I would be hesitant in adding protein to my food because of the obvious taste, but both of these proteins do not have an overly powerful taste (or smell for that matter) and don’t take away from the flavors of the food.
Other than tasting great and giving me the added benefits of collagen, the main reason I use these particular proteins is because they are made from organic products, are non GMO, wild caught, gluten free, and that I can read and understand the ingredients list. I also love the simple, clean packaging of these powders. This is helpful because instead of hiding them in my pantry where they can be neglected and forgotten, I can leave them out on my kitchen counter where they are easily accessible and guaranteed to be used on a daily basis.
I am a true believer in what you put inside your body reflects on the outside. By using these organic, essential proteins I’ve definitely noticed smoother, more glowing skin, improved elasticity, shinier and thicker hair, and healthier nails. Aside from my appearance, I’ve also noticed that I am able to push myself a little harder at the gym and that my body recovers faster after a workout. But who cares what I think right, it’s what others say about you that validates the claim. And if I’m being told I look ten years younger than I really am, who am I to stop my current routine and mess with a great compliment? Just saying.
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