Collagen

Did you know that the majority of the population will start developing wrinkles between the ages of 30 and 35? The reason being is because the skin starts losing collagen around that time in your life.


Let’s not forget about hair loss. Did you know at about age 30, 30% of people will have some visible hair loss and by age 60, 60% of people will have some visible hair loss? This too, is related to the loss of collagen due to the aging process--loss of collagen causes hair follicles to shrink, in turn causing hair loss.


The aging process can leave us feeling unhealthy and lower our self-esteem. While we can’t stop the aging process entirely, there are some ways that we can fight back against it. And by doing so, we can feel healthier and look better.


Keeping up with hair, nail, skin, and joint health can be extremely time consuming, expensive, and sometimes even stressful. That’s why we believe incorporating a marine collagen powder into your diet can be beneficial, because it promotes the growth of healthy hair, skin, and nails.*[2] It also reduces the visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles and blemishes.*[3]


Thanks to discoveries in modern day science, we don’t have to resign ourselves to every negative aspect of the aging process. By incorporating marine collagen into your diet and working it into a few tasteful recipes, you can take control of your hair, nail, and skin health and mitigate the appearance of aging.*


Collagen is the most abundant protein found within the human body. It plays an important role in our health because it’s essentially the adhesive that unifies our bodies together.[4] Collagen replaces dead skin cells, and is what allows our skin to be strong and have elasticity.


There is still plenty of research to be carried out in regards to taking collagen as a supplement, but the results thus far point to its ability to strengthen the health of and improve the appearance of the skin, hair and nails. So how can we work collagen into our diet and receive these benefits?


How to Incorporate Marine Collagen Powder Into Your Diet


In most marine sourced collagen supplements, the recommended daily serving is 10 grams. In most supplements, that’s about 1 scoop.


The powder in most collagen supplements are unflavored for the most part, which makes it almost effortless to integrate it into your daily diet. We’ve compiled a few recipes that we’ve come across that are quick, easy to make, and very tasteful, that allow for adding collagen powder into your diet in a way that will make it a bit more enjoyable.


Creamy Chocolate Avocado Smoothie:

This is a great recipe for when you’re craving something sweet, but want to keep it light!


Ingredients:


  • 8 ounces of Almond Milk
  • • ½ cup crushed Ice
  • • 1 ripe banana
  • • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • • ½ Avocado
  • • 2 tablespoon raw cocoa butter
  • • 2 tablespoon almond butter
  • • 10 grams of Marine Collagen Powder

Directions

Get out your blender and get ready for a sweet surprise!


Pour the crushed ice, the almond milk, and your almond butter into the blender and blend until these three ingredients are a smooth texture.


Next, add the banana, honey, avocado, and raw cocoa butter. Blend until desired you achieve your desired thickness, then last, add your serving of collagen powder into your smoothie and blend until the powder is completely dissolved into your smoothie. Enjoy!



Recipe Credit


https://againstallgrain.com/2012/07/24/creamy-chocolate-avocado-smoothie/



Caramel Frappe with Collagen

This is the perfect recipe to kick-start your day with a bit of caffeine(which works out great if you’re coffee fanatics, like us) and incorporating your collagen supplement into your morning brew!


Ingredients:


  • •12 ounces chilled strong black coffee
  • • ½ cup sugar-free caramel creamer
  • • ½ cup almond milk or skim milk
  • • 3 cups ice more or less depending on how frozen you want your frappe
  • • Sugar-free caramel sauce(optional)
  • • Fat-free whipped cream or Cool Whip(optional)
  • •10 grams Marine Collagen Powder

Directions


In a large blender, blend coffee, almond milk, ice, and creamer. Then after blended to your liking, add in your collagen powder supplement, blend on a low speed until the powder is completely distilled throughout your frappe. Lastly, top your frappe with caramel sauce or whipped cream (If desired), and enjoy!


Recipe Credit

https://www.thecookierookie.com/skinny-caramel-frap/



Homemade Raspberry Iced Tea with Collagen


This is the perfect drink recipe for any time during the day where you want something refreshing where you can include your collagen supplement!


Ingredients


  • • 8-¼ cups water
  • • 5 individual tea bags
  • • 2/3 cup sugar
  • • 3 to 4 cups unsweetened raspberries
  • • Fat free whipped cream or Cool Whip(optional)
  • • 10 grams marine collagen powder

Directions


In a large saucepan, boil 4 cups of water. Stir in the ⅔ cup of sugar until dissolved.


Remove from heat and add the tea bags. Allow to dry for 5-8 minutes. Discard the tea bags and add 4 cups of water.


In a separate saucepan, bring the raspberries and 4¼ cups water to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 3 minutes. Strain the raspberries and discard the pulp. Add the raspberry juice to the tea mixture.


This recipe makes around 2 quarts.


Pour yourself a glass of this delicious drink, add your supplement of collagen, and then you’re all set!


Recipe Credit


https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/raspberry-iced-tea



Adding Marine Collagen to Your Current Diet


These are just a few recipes that are simple and easy, and may add a little bit more flavor into your daily intake of marine collagen.


Sometimes though, we don’t have all the exact ingredients on hand that we need to make certain recipes. Since most collagen powder supplements are unflavored, it can be mixed in with any hot or cold liquid.


Here are some recommended liquids that collagen can be mixed with:


  • • Coffee
  • • Iced Tea
  • • Hot Tea
  • • Lemonade
  • • Almond Milk (Strongly Recommended)
  • • Coconut Water
  • • Cashew Milk
  • • Coconut Milk
  • • Rice Milk
  • • Oat Milk
  • • Hemp Milk
  • • Flax Milk
  • • Soy Milk

In Other Words


We’re confident in marine collagen powder’s ability to benefit your hair, skin, nails, and joint health. The great thing about it too is that you don’t need to make any extreme lifestyle changes in order to get the life-changing benefits of collagen; just throw in a scoop to some of your favorite current dishes or try out some of ours that we recommend!



Sources

  1. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/02/05/national/science-health/age-linked-hair-loss-caused-disappearing-collagen-researchers-say/#.WuinCYgvyUk

  2. https://www.livestrong.com/article/132583-how-take-collagen-pills/

  3. https://www.healthline.com/health/collagen-powder-benefits#how-to-get-more-collagen

  4. https://draxe.com/what-is-collagen

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