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Adding Collagen To Your Diet

I’ve never considered my hair to be my crowning glory and my nails are a train wreck. They’re papery thin and tear no matter how short they are. It finally occurred to me that I may be lacking in collagen. Since collagen is principally found in animal products and I haven’t eaten meat since 2007, it’s not much of a stretch to think I may be deficient in it.

Our collagen production slows down as we get older, so if I am already lacking because of my diet, it’s a double whammy. My sister-in-law has been adding collagen to her morning tea for years and swears by it. I assumed I was out of luck because I don’t eat meat until Collagen For Her reached out.

 

collagen for her products

 

They asked if I would be interested in trying their product and sharing it with you. I initially said no because I assumed it would be made with beef. When they explained they make a pure Marine Collagen Beauty Blend with Biotin, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin C, I was all in!

 

blonde woman holding up jar of collagen for her powder

It’s made from hydrolyzed fish collagen and has added hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Biotin, Natural Flavor. OK, that’s a perfect formula for me because I know taking Biotin helps your skin and hair plus hyaluronic acid helps boost skin elasticity. Collagen in skin creams is nothing new and it makes sense that the best way to get it into our bodies is from the inside out. Don’t get me wrong, if you’ve got a great collagen face cream it can’t hurt, but what we put in our bodies also makes a huge difference.

woman scooping out collagen for her powder

I simply add one scoop to my afternoon tea and it dissolves completely leaving no floating gunk and it has no taste!  To be honest, I assumed it would have a fishy taste, but nada. I can’t tell it’s in there.

scoopful of collagen for her marine blend pouring into tea cup

Collagen plays a key role in the elasticity of our skin and a lack of it can cause dry skin and wrinkles. Hand up here because my skin is dry, dry, dry. Collagen also helps relieve joint pain. I don’t know about you, but some mornings I wake up, and every joint hurts. I do have a lot of arthritis in my hands these days and I’m hoping that adding collagen to my diet helps. Collagen is supposed to have some pain-relieving properties

 

What are the benefits of adding collagen to your diet?

Multiple studies report:

  • it helps relieve joint pain from arthritis
  • has the key amino acid glutamine, which helps prevent inflammation in the gut wall and healing leaky gut syndrome
  • aids in weight loss by boosting your metabolism
  • may help build bone density
  • helps increase muscle mass
  • maintains healthy joints and tendons

These may be lofty claims but I’m willing to try it and see if it helps with my nails and arthritis. How’s that for priorities? 🙂 If adding a tiny scoop of collagen powder to my tea once a day can help, I’ll be a happy camper.

pouring collagen powder into cup of tea

Since I am sharing with you, they also sent me their very popular Collagen Peptide Powder and Multi-Collagen Capsules…which would be super easy to take on the go.

My supermarket and beauty store shelves are lined with collagen supplements, which tells me I’m not the only one using them for health benefits. I like that Collagen For Her was created by a woman for women plus I’m always happy to support companies who give back.

‘Collagen For Her donates a portion of our proceeds to charities that support women empowerment in order to create a happier, healthier generation of women.’ ~ from their website

over 50 blogger jennifer connolly of a well styled life drinking tea with collagen powder added

 

The time it takes to see results varies with each individual but it can take up to 12 weeks to start seeing results so I will keep you posted on my progress.

Collagen For Her is generously offering my readers 10% off any order with the code WELLSTYLED at checkout here. You can also shop the entire line through their store on Amazon here.

Do you add collagen to your diet?

Thank you to Collagen For Her for partnering on this post, all opinions are my own.

 

 

 

 

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54 Comments

  1. Kathy
    July 26, 2021 / 9:34 am

    Do these powders dissolve well in iced liquids? I love tea except in the summer when the temps are too high to enjoy a hot beverage.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      July 26, 2021 / 2:21 pm

      I haven’t tried iced liquids but I assume they do.

  2. Kay
    July 5, 2021 / 2:54 pm

    Hi Jennifer,
    Was scrolling through your blogs and found this one on collagen. Now that you have been taking it for several months, are you seeing results?

    • Jennifer
      Author
      July 5, 2021 / 10:03 pm

      Yes, I am. My nails have stopped peeling. They’re never going to be long, but they are no longer torn to the quick. I think my hair seems better too, but I do use Rogaine, so I can’t say for sure it’s the collagen.

  3. Susan
    March 28, 2021 / 4:32 am

    I wish I could take collegan supplements, as my nails and joints would benefit. As a breast cancer survivor, it’s not approved by the oncology pharmacists at my cancer center. Any readers who are also breast cancer patients should check with their medical team before taking collegan. It’s a long explanation that medical professionals are best prepared to give. My lay person interpretation is that the binding properties that give collegan its protective features MAY also be protective of cancer cells as well. Stay healthy., everyone.

  4. Amy Palumbo
    March 23, 2021 / 10:19 am

    I’m going to try your recommendation. I recently tried another collagen powder in my coffee and it tasted terrible and was gunky with little bits floating to the top. I’m glad to hear this dissolves well and has no taste. I have arthritis in my knees (age 65) and take Mobic intermittently when they feel more inflamed and stiff after gardening.
    P.S. I love your blog, thank you.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      March 23, 2021 / 5:56 pm

      I put mine in my afternoon tea and can’t taste a thing!! I hope you like it

  5. Lauren
    March 22, 2021 / 8:42 pm

    For all of the Canadian readers out there…..check out your local health food store or health/natural section of your grocery store. There are many reputable brands of collagen available just choose whether you want it the origin to be beef, fish or vegan.
    As for does it work…yes but it is one of those things that takes time. An earlier comment here noted that when something changes slowly we often forget what caused the change or attribute the change to the wrong product or supplement. Sometimes we need a combo of supplements to get a result and as an earlier comment suggests Vitamin D may also be needed.
    Medical (allopathic) Doctors do not study supplements but Naturopathic Doctors do….they both spend the same amount of time in school but they focus on different things. If you wonder what supplements are best for you make an appointment with a Naturopathic Doctor

  6. Cindy
    March 22, 2021 / 5:39 pm

    I’ve been taking collagen powder for several months now. My hair stylist remarked that my hair has been growing faster ( I hadn’t told her anything).
    My knee pain has also improved significantly.
    My nails have always been strong, so no difference there.
    I wholeheartedly believe in taking collagen.

  7. Phyllis Hughes
    March 22, 2021 / 2:50 pm

    My nails have always been thin and weak. My hair is fine and thin, too. A couple of years ago my doctor tested me for Vitamin B and Vitamin D shortages because of some medical problems I was having. My Vitamin B levels were fine but my Vitamin D level came back super low. She started me on 50,000 units of Vitamin D weekly. A year later I realized that my nails were getting very long and were super strong. Unfortunately, the Vitamin D did not make my hair more plentiful, but after being straight for forty years, I suddenly have curly hair again. I am trying to learn how to style it again. The only change I made was the addition of Vitamin D

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