Breaking Down Collagen Peptides

Welcome to the Breakdown, and the first installment by me, Eric!  I will be discussing and reviewing various products that you may be seeing in the health and fitness world, some you may even see at Renovo Fitness! I will be breaking down what they do, why you should (or shouldn’t) take them, and why we recommend them!  We care immensely about the health and well-being of our clients, so we are very selective about the types of products we carry. My aim is to give you an honest review of products that we love, or maybe don’t love, ranging from nutritional supplements and cooking aids, to clothing and exercise equipment.  

This week’s review is on a brand and product that we at Renovo Fitness have loved for many years now.  Vital Proteins specializes in collagen-based protein supplements and is continually expanding their collagen based products.  The product we love and recommend the most is their flagship product, the Collagen Peptides.

The Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides is a flavorless powder that delivers 20 grams of collagen-based protein per serving.  The powder dissolves incredibly well in all liquids, hot or cold making it super easy to use on a regular basis. If you are a morning coffee drinker all you need to do is remember to add a serving of Peptides in your coffee and go! Your coffee will taste exactly the same, have no added texture, and have a 20-gram protein boost!  You may be thinking, “Yeah, that sounds cool but collagen? I thought that was something I rubbed on my face or people get injected into their lips.” You’re not wrong, but it’s so much more than that. According to the Vital Proteins website, “Collagen is the vital building block of our bodies including skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints. Our bodies cannot synthesize enough collagen on their own and our diets today contain minimal collagen.”

So what does that mean? Collagen is a naturally occurring protein that has tons of benefits, that your body makes on its own until about your mid 20’s.  After that, the body makes less and less which is a major contributing factor to signs of aging like wrinkles, achy joints, and poor mobility. By ingesting collagen, it is synthesized in the body much more efficiently than topical creams, and your body recognizes it and can instantly put it to work! Collagen powder is a more holistic protein compared to whey protein that tends to target muscle cells first. Collagen can diversify and spread throughout the body, leading to improvements in your skin, hair, nails, muscle tissue, joints, and even your bone density and digestive track! Best of all, Vital Proteins Collagen is made with one simple, clean ingredient; collagen!

Vital Proteins is extremely up front and transparent about the process used to hydrolyze their product, making sure everyone who purchases it knows that it comes from a natural source, either New Zealand free range bovine or wild caught Hawaiian red snapper, and exact what type of processing plant the supplement travels through.  If you are looking for a holistic, easy to use protein product, well, we haven’t found a better one yet! Ask your Renovo Fitness trainer next time you’re in and get a free sample and try it yourself