Remember the whole glucosamine craze of the 90s? We all just wanted to protect our knees, but maybe our perfect supplement just wasn't ready. It is now. From Vital Proteins you can enjoy the important parts of bone broth—collagen and all the tissue-healing goodness—without the work and with a smoothie-ready vanilla flavor. Only the best ingredients from pasture-raised cattle go into this jar, so you can scoop it out any time of day or night and have yourself a beverage that will make you capable of dancing a jig in celebration.
Your joints need and deserve smooth animal-sourced collagen, and lots of it. You can get these nutrients from bone broth, true, but that's a long process and a bit of work. Not to mention that putting meaty "soup" in a smoothie isn't the best tasting thing out there. That's why Vital Proteins has stepped up their collagen game with this peptides blend that adds coconut water and vanilla to give your restorative morning drink the rocketship power you want.
This powder has all the amazing nutrients you'll find in broth, things like crucial amino acids, anti-inflammatory compounds, and more. Now, with no 24-hour simmer required, you can have those same nutrients, in a delicious and convenient package. This is Vanilla Coconut Water Collagen Peptides from pasture-raised cattle, from Vital Proteins.
From Vital Proteins: "Collagen peptides are short chain amino acids naturally derived from pasture-raised collagen protein. Unlike gelatin, these peptides are soluble in cold liquids as well as hot. Collagen peptides contain the same amino acids as gelatin which are identical to the protein found in skin, nails, hair, bones, cartilage, and joints. Gluten Free, rBGH Free, Non GMO."
This is truly a premium elixir for your health. It blends grass-fed, pasture-raised collagen peptides with Madagascar vanilla beans, coconut water, hyaluronic acid and probiotics. Whew, that's a mouthful!
Here are just a few of the benefits to collagen peptides:
This is no ordinary "gelatin" powder, and here's why: Glycine, baby, glycine. It's one of the 20 amino acids and it is sorely lacking in the modern diet. It's why bone broth is so great for us. It's why natural gelatin and connective tissues that break down oh-so-slowly when you crock-pot a roast or oxtails make the dish delicious beyond belief. We've been trained to think that only fat is satiating and rich, but tell that to the best bowl of pork ramen you've ever had: it's a gooey stew full of dissolved collagen.
What else is in this collagen? Besides glycine, the predominant amino acid is proline. Proline is amazing for tissue development just like glycine. If you're ready to go really in depth and read about these wonderful amino acids and how they work to support health, this is a great write-up from Weston A Price: Glycine, Proline, Gelatin!
There are tons of ways to consume collagen peptides, and they are super-easy because peptides dissolve in cool fluid without much of a fuss, unlike gelatin. Down the hatch! However, if you're a frequent consumer of protein powders, you know that texture and flavor can be sticking points in making sure that you're getting the nutrition you need from the powders. That's where some inspirational recipes come in.
With collagen protein, you can add it to any kind of smoothie on the planet. Kale smoothie, fruit smoothie, Liz Wolfe's liver smoothie (Google it, really) - go wild.
How about a recipe from Vital Proteins themselves? Here's one for any season, but especially for Big Lebowski fans: a paleo-inspired white Russian. Trust me and just give it a try. Your joints will thank you later.
1 c. cold-brew coffee (regular coffee, chilled, works fine too)
1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop Vanilla Collagen Peptides
Combine coffee, almond milk and Vanilla Collagen Peptides in a glass, stirring briskly to dissolve. Fill glass with ice and savor that sweet vanilla flavor. For extra points, stir together the main ingredients, then tumble everything together with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake, shake, shake.
Vital Proteins helps people feel better and live fuller lives through sustainably-sourced nutrition products, promoting health, fitness and natural beauty. We do that by providing nourishing collagen and promoting our production of collagen - an essential nutrient stripped from our diets by modern food-processing.
We know that while our bodies’ collagen production slows as we age, our need for it only grows as our bodies become less efficient and we maintain a vibrant life. And Vital Proteins believes that if you want to, you can make the most out of every moment you’re given - that your body shouldn’t be a limitation, but a catalyst.
Our products are natural sources of essential proteins, sourced from pasture-raised cows in Brazil and New Zealand and wild-caught fish in Hawaii. Why go so many extra miles for these sources? Because there’s nothing more important than one’s health, and we believe the body needs and deserves high-quality building blocks for life’s adventures.
What is collagen?
Answer: Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is a key constituent of all connective tissues. Collagen provides the infrastructure of the musculoskeletal system, essential for mobility.
Are the cattle pasture-rasied?
Answer: Yes, our bovine hides are selected from cattle that graze on the lush grasslands of Brazil in South America.
What is the difference between Collagen Protein and Collagen Peptides?
Answer: Collagen Protein is a traditional beef gelatin that will gel in cold liquids, it is useful for recipes such as mousses, jellos, or for mixing into hot liquids. Collagen Peptides are a unique formula that are able to dissolve in cold liquids, making them ideal as a supplement that can be mixed with liquids such as juice or milk.
Where should I store collagen?
Answer: It is recommended to store in a cool, dark area away from moisture.