Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens
Smoothie For Your Skin
I’m currently closer to 40 than 20 (crowd gasps in horror)
but my skin is definitely closer to 20 than 40 (crowd, befuddled, whisper wildly with great confusion).
My skin looked un-healthier and older in my early twenties. Back in the good ol’ days, I was about 50 pounds heavier than I am now and was suffering through all manner of autoimmune issues, candida and a struggling, puttering gut. I’m talking about my GI tract not the stubborn little pooch.
What the heck does my GUT have to do with the comings and goings of my epidermis?
Well, the food that my GUT couldn’t fully digest, sat in my colon- fermenting and rotting like leftover protein in a shaker bottle, which then unleashed unheavenly toxins and other nastiness that eventually showed up on my poor, innocent skin.
I got my candida in check through various cleanses, then I loved up on my Gut with new and improved dietary choices and slowly but surely, my autoimmune issues took a hike. From there, my skin could breathe, dance, live, regenerate and glow as mother nature intended. My skin tends to behave except when Aunt Flow brings Uncle Acne Androgen to my my jaw line- but we’ll save that conversation about their mandated monthly visit for another day or (click here).
Today I wanna chat about collagen, the trendy stuff that happens to make up 70% of our skin and 50% of most cosmetic companies marketing budgets..
Collagen is a pretty unique form of protein because it’s a triple helix built out of amino acids. That’s the complicated way of saying it is a complicated mass of amino acids; the building blocks to protein and likewise, your muscles and skin.
Ideal skin is strong, firm yet soft, structured and yet, resiliently malleable.
You don’t want a gooey, wet rice paper texture or a Sahara desert lizard consistency.
Before you run to Amazon and buy 9 collagen products, let’s briefly discuss them so we can all make an educated decision.
Taking collagen does not equal collagen production since research has shown us that..
YOU AREN’T WHAT YOU EAT.. YOU ARE WHAT YOU DIGEST.
When you digest collagen it still has to be broken down into amino acids. You then need vitamin C to be the catalyst to produce collagen from those amino acids.
Further, not all collagen is created equal.
I found a supplement I love and trust.
What I LOVE about Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens is that it is a collagen peptide formula. Collagen peptides are the same thing as hydrolyzed collagen, meaning it has in some way been pre-digested so that it can easily assimilate into the body.
A great side benefit of of these long chains of amino acids in collagen is they help normalize gut hormones and can aid in healing leaky gut and bad GI issues. We ALL need balanced hormones.
They’ve even included hyaluronic acid which naturally occurs in skin but our lazy bodies stop making the stuff as we age, which can cause joint stiffness and dry, prematurely aging skin.
Hyaluronic acid binds to 1,000 times its own weight in moisture, which means this little molecule practically has 1,000 hands grabbing water molecules like Hungry Hungry Hippo, moisturizing your skin and lubricating your joints.
Here’s my skin saving smoothie.. It’s packed with Vitamin C to help make collagen, beauty boosting greens, antioxidant filled berries, inflammation squashing ginger and healthy fats all with a scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens that will have your skin glowing.. No Pregnancy Required.
Make sure to ALWAYS have these ingredients on hand so that you can make this beauty elixir as regular as you hope to be.
goods to get
1 handful of spinach
1 handful of baby kale
1 handful of berries of your choice (Snag frozen so that you have ingredients ALWAYS on hand)
½ ginger root
½ lemon, squeezed
1 scoop raw organic coconut oil or royal jelly if you don't like coconut but if you don't, you're cocoNUTS!
1 heaping scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens
1 cup water or unsweetened almond milk
Add ice to a blender & BLEND. SIP AT YOUR LEISURE
- 9,375 mg Collagen Peptides – Foundation for healthy skin, hair, and nails
- 80 mg Hyaluronic Acid – Promotes collagen production and skin hydration
- 2B CFU Spore Probiotic Bacillus Coagulans – Good gut bacteria for a glowing complexion, you will need additional since you need a minimum of 20 billion multi strained probiotics daily.
- 9,375 organic raw greens – Supports overall health and wellness
- Non GMO
- No artificial ingredients that will ruin your gut flora
If you have an Amazon Prime account you can get them here.
Let me know if you have any collagen questions and I’ll do my darndest to answer them!!