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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Do you add collagen to your diet?
Thank you to Collagen For Her for partnering on this post, all opinions are my own.