With the growing popularity of collagen supplementation for preventative skin health, it’s essential to understand the core components of what encompasses a quality collagen product in order to gain all of the benefits! Collagen protein is not only what keeps our skin hydrated and glowing but it’s also what allows it to retain structure and firmness while reducing the appearance of fine lines. Aside from our skin, collagen protein also provides key nutrients for our hair and nails that help strengthen, support, and reduce breakage for faster growth.
According to Nutritionist Kim Bowman, not all collagen products are created equally. From collagen skin products to vitamin gummies, there are numerous products available that market the benefits of a premium collagen supplement yet lack the extensive research and lab-testing. Products that haven’t been thoroughly tested are likely to contain a number of ‘ingredient fillers’ including preservatives and/or additives (Ie. refined sugar and toxic heavy metals)! Not to mention there are thousands of topical skincare products with collagen noted in the ingredient list. However, topically applied collagen cannot penetrate our outermost skin layer--the Epidermis--limiting its overall benefit.
Collagen researchers have highlighted the use of collagen powder supplementation as opposed to topical skin care as the most effective way to gain its power-packed nutrients and skincare benefits. Hearthy Collagen Powder has been clinically researched and product-tested, to ensure you retain the purest form of collagen protein. Lab-testing means that quality and care has gone into the development of Hearthy Collagen to efficiently provide your body with all the nutritional benefits of this powerful protein (without the mystery ingredients)! To achieve maximal uptake, powder supplementation with Hearthy’s is highly effective for strengthening skin, hair, and nails in addition to promoting healthy joints and tendons.
What makes Hearthy Collagen a premium supplement?
Active amino acid structure:
Collagen plays an essential component to the structural framework of our body. Premium collagen is developed using ‘collagen peptides’ (also known as hydrolyzed collagen) which are made of the same amino acids as collagen yet are easily absorbed by our bodies versus topical skincare. These hydrolyzed collagen peptides are much shorter amino acids than collagen itself allowing them to be taken up more rapidly in our body to stimulate collagen production. Amino acids are collectively beneficial to tissue repair within the body along with cell reproduction to promote strength growth.
Clinically-researched and lab-tested:
With growing research, Scientists are learning more about how collagen protein may be the missing nutritional link in retaining a strong foundation for our body’s tissues (skin, hair, nails).
In addition, amino acid peptides play a key role in almost every bodily function, contribute to healthy aging and reduce inflammation.
Uses a grass-fed Halal-certifed collagen protein
Hearthy’s useds grass-fed collagen which is of higher-quality due to the fact that the animals it's derived from were raised under extreme high-quality standards. This means that all joints, bones, and tendons remain strong and healthy to produce a higher-quality collagen. Grass-fed collagen fortifies the intestinal lining to promote healthy digestion and immune system function. Therefore, using a grass-fed collagen means you’ll not only gain the skin hydration and strength benefits, but also maximize on gut health benefits including ‘leaky gut’ prevention!
How does Hearthy’s Collagen benefit our skin, hair, and nail health?
Not only does pure collagen peptide supplementation promote hair and nail growth, skin firmness, hydration, and overall complexion but it has also shown to reduce the appearance of cellulite. A recent study in the journal of food medicine found that regular ingestion of collagen peptides over a period of 6 months led to a clear improvement of skin appearance in women with moderate cellulite. (Schunck et al. 2015).
How best to supplement with Hearthy’s Collagen Powder?
What’s great about Hearthy’s Collagen is that it is completely flavorless which means it can be added to water, smoothies or even topped over Greek yogurt. Check out our favorite Collagen Acai Bowl recipe here. A common problem with collagen powder supplementation is the formation of large clumps as the powder can congeal when added to a liquid. Hearthy’s Collagen has been scientifically designed to be easily mixable in liquids including hot coffee, lattes, or soups so you can say goodbye to those clumps in your post-workout protein shake! This premium protein has excellent solubility and dispersibility
making it an ideal ingredient for pretty much any liquid or butter. Now you can transform your favorite healthy baked goods into a collagen boosting superfood. Fortunately, collagen peptides can retain chemical structure (and nutritional benefit) under extremely high temperatures.
Watch this video to see how we love to use Hearthy Foods Collagen Peptides.
Hearthy’s Collagen Powder
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ReferencesSchunck, M., Zague, V., Oesser, S., & Proksch, E. (2015). Dietary Supplementation with Specific Collagen Peptides Has a Body Mass Index-Dependent Beneficial Effect on Cellulite Morphology. Journal of medicinal food, 18(12), 1340–1348. https://doi.org/10.1089/jmf.2015.0022