November 18, 2019 4 min read

Collagen peptides can be a great way to amp up your healthy routine and give your body an extra boost of essential proteins.


Essential for fighting signs of aging, promoting vibrant skin and hair, protecting healthy joints and mobility, preventing bone mass loss, and more, collagen is undeniably a vital part our health.


Many times, the most difficult part of starting a new supplement regimen is figuring out how to incorporate it into your existing routine.


Here at Primal Harvest, we believe that adding collagen powders into your life should be enjoyable, stress-free and simple!


What is Collagen?

Collagen is our body’s primary protein. It is comprised of amino acids and makes up approximately 70-95% of all the protein in our skin and cartilage in our joints.

As the main component of our skin, tendons, ligaments, and muscles, collagen works to strengthen our bones and give structure to our skin. This fundamental protein is essential for maintaining healthy bone mass and joint mobility as we age.


What are Collagen Peptides?

Collagen molecules are generally considered too large to be absorbed directly through your skin, therefore limiting the impact of collagen-infused beauty products. This is where a ‘hydrolyzed’ collagen powder offers the most benefit when it comes to supplementing from the inside out.

Hydrolyzed collagen powders (also known as ‘collagen peptides’) have already been broken down for maximum absorption and are uniquely formulated to include more of the health-boosting amino acids vital for cell growth and regeneration.

Hydrolyzed collagen also features a lower molecular rate, resulting in faster absorption when ingested.


Here Are 6 Easy And Fun Ways To Take Collagen Powder:


1. KEEP IT SIMPLE: ADD INTO PLAIN OLD H2O

On hectic days, sometimes keeping it as simple as possible is just what we need. Since Primal Collagen is neutral in taste and flavor, and quickly dissolves completely with Solugel technology, you’ll have no problem mixing it into a glass of water or taking it on the go. It also mixes wonderfully with your favorite juice for a bit more variety.

 


2. MIX INTO YOUR MORNING OATS 

Eating oatmeal or steel cut oats in the morning is an incredibly nutritious way to start the day. Packed with heart-healthy fiber, oatmeal can balance your blood sugar, fend off hunger pangs, lower cholesterol, and aid in weight loss. Adding a bit of our collagen peptides will supercharge your breakfast and set your day on the right path.


3. TRY A COLLAGEN WATER INFUSION

Still a little bit pressed for time but want an extra vitamin boost? If you don’t love the taste of plain water, try cutting up your favorite fruits and herbs and let them soak in a pitcher for 2-4 hours (or overnight if you prefer).

In the morning, add a scoop or two of collagen powder, stir, and enjoy your homemade beauty water infusion! Try mixing cucumber, mint and strawberry or blueberry, lemon and rosemary!


4. SUPERCHARGE YOUR DAILY SMOOTHIE

A superfood smoothie is by far one of the easiest ways to pack many different nutrient-rich foods into one meal while getting closer to your fruit and vegetable goals for the day.

Perhaps the best part about smoothies and smoothie bowls is that it’s very easy to mask different flavors that might not be your favorite, such as spinach and kale. Try adding one scoop into your smoothie, protein shake, or smoothie bowl for an extra collagen boost.


5. GIVE SOUP OR BONE BROTH AN EXTRA BOOST

Whether it’s your favorite organic veggie stew or grass-fed bone broth, adding a bit of collagen powder to any soup recipe is sure to give it some extra health-boosting powers.

Since Primal Collagen mixes effortlessly and won’t interfere with your soup’s flavor, it’s a perfect way to get the extra health benefits without sacrificing taste.


6. ADD COLLAGEN COFFEE CREAMER TO YOUR MORNING CUP OF JOE 

As much as we all love our morning cup of coffee, we have to admit that many traditional coffee creamers are packed with unnecessary calories and sugar. For a healthier alternative, try a recipe that combines collagen powder with a non-dairy milk.

For example, you can try blending a low calorie non-dairy milk or can of coconut milk with a scoop of Primal Collagen, ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon or cacao powder, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. This recipe is dairy-free, paleo and keto-friendly!



7. SPRINKLE INTO BAKED GOODS OR PROTEIN BARS

For anyone who loves to bake, adding a bit of our collagen peptides to any recipe is a great way to meet your daily goals. Best of all, baked goods can easily be shared with friends and family so that all your loved ones can benefit as well.

Some ideas of our favorite anti-inflammatory recipes feature superfoods, such as collagen maca protein bites or pumpkin cacao collagen squares.

 

When considering a new supplement in conjunction with any existing medical conditions or medications, it’s always important to first consult with your personal physician or dietitian before starting a new regimen.


AND REMEMBER...
 

IT'S ABOUT YOU.  IT'S ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.  IT'S ABOUT RECONNECTING

 

All the best,


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