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Collagen Peptides or Bone Broth Protein?

Are you confused? I've had many clients wonder if what they're buying is the best choice. Here's some helpful [I hope] thoughts about what's best and where you can find it.



 

Peptides or Protein - Why I Switched.

My initial move to add collagen to my daily routine was all around improving my gut health. For years I've had a wonky stomach and honestly I just thought that's how everyone felt after eating.

But, after completing my studies in Nutritional Therapy, I realized gut health is paramount to a healthy life.

This led me to Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides from Costco. It was easily available and affordable, so off I went and encouraged many clients to add it to their daily routine.

But... as I've traveled down the rabbit hole of sourcing and processing, I've learned that as with everything - how it's made is so important.


Collagen 101.

Collagen is a powerful amino acid supplement that's beneficial for many things from gut health to joint health.
  • Most abundant protein molecule in our body and it's part of everything from skin, bones, muscle and tendons. Collagen is the scaffolding that holds our body together.

  • Provides structure and tone to our skin which can help to reduce wrinkles, makes us look more toned and give our skin better hydration.

  • Lowers inflammation and reduction of joint pain which improves mobility as we age.

  • Rebuilds damaged gut lining, especially helpful for leaky gut syndrome.

  • Regenerates bone and can help to build muscle, support heart health and fight against the effects of aging.

  • Boosts metabolism.

  • Healthier hair and nails.

  • Reduces arthritis and supports joints.

  • Contains glycine, chondroitin, glucosamine, glutamine, proline and hyaluronic acid all important nutrients that our body needs.

Most collagen powders are made using grain finished cow hides that are processed with chemical solvents.

That's why this post around sourcing can be helpful when you purchase collagen to support your health. Since most of these collagen products are sourced from hides or less nutrient-rich parts, they can state "grass fed" and "pastured" even if the animal is finished on grains.

Grains are inflammatory to our gut, so this can be a problem in choosing collagen to support better gut health.


100% Grass Fed Bone Broth Protein.

  • Bone broth has collagen + more nutrients.

  • High collagen content for gut health, skin, hair and joints.

  • Rich in essential minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium. [These minerals get lost in highly processed collagen powders.]

  • It's actually bone broth which gives us all the benefits of a homemade bone broth witout needing to sip on soup.

  • Mild flavor suitable for coffee, smoothies, fat bombs and more.

  • Free of pesticides, sourced from cows raised on grass pastures, never fed GMO grains.

  • Made from bones not hides that are simered in filtered water - nothing else.

  • No harsh chemical or solvent extraction used.


Should I Switch My Collagen?

My opinion is yes! I've done the research and believe it's the best choice.

I use Paleovalley [pictured above]. It's a company that provides a 100% grass fed, collagen-rich bone broth protein powder among other quality products.

I hope you will consider adding this supplement to your daily routine.


Next week I'll look at the confusing world of protein powders and my favorites.

Thanks for reading,

Jan




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