WHY DO YOU NEED COLLAGEN AND HOW DO YOU GET IT

Aging can be a royal pain in the rear! The aging process is something that we can’t stop, but we can control many aging factors and find ways to mitigate the damage that aging causes. You know that I highly promote keeping a good attitude about aging, but I also promote adding products that can keep us looking younger and pain-free. So, today, I am going to introduce you to a new product that I’ve used since June and show you how it fits into my daily routine.

Most of us start with a daily cup of coffee. I’ve recently started using my Mrs. Claus coffee cup to get me into the holiday spirit. I am also one of those who like a little coffee with my creamer, so I liberally add french vanilla cream to my cup.

This is where it gets interesting. If you have followed me for very long, you know that I have struggled to have strong nails and that mine are very thin, brittle, and break easily. I tried lots of different polishes and vitamins, and I thought that they were helping. At that same time, I also started using this Collagen Peptide Powder from Collagen For Her for joint pain in my elbow.

I picked Collagen For Her for several reasons, but one of the biggest reasons was because it is 100% flavorless and tasteless. It doesn’t have any weird smells, tastes, or texture, and I can add it to my coffee or smoothies. I add one scoop every morning to my coffee after I have added the creamer.

Then I pour in the hot coffee, and BAM! This powder instantly dissolves in hot liquids, so no floating chunks and no globs at the bottom of your cup. I don’t even have to stir after I add the hot coffee; it melts right away. You can also add the powder to baked goods and get extra collagen without altering the taste!

So, while you are enjoying a nice cup of hot coffee, you might be wondering why do you “need” collagen? “Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in our body, but as we get older (usually around the age of 25), our bodies naturally start making about 1% less per year, which can attribute to signs of aging such as joint pain, poor digestion, thinning hair, wrinkles, etc. Adding a collagen supplement to your diet can help our bodies replenish some of the collagen that it is naturally losing.” 

Helps Support Joint & Bone Health

My reason for trying Collagen For Her powder started with playing cards with my granddaughter. She came to spend the weekend with me, and I taught her how to play Go Fish, War, and Slap Jack. However, since she was only six-years-old, she had trouble with shuffling the cards, so I was the one who did all of that. We played over and over again for the entire weekend, and I can’t even begin to tell you how many games we played. In a few days, I noticed that my elbow was giving me trouble, but I had no idea why. Then, the next weekend when my granddaughter came to stay again, she wanted to play cards again. When I went to shuffle the cards, I felt pain in my elbow, and I realized that the shuffling motion was the culprit. I had heard good things about collagen powder and how it can help with joint pain, so I started using this product. I gauged how well my elbow felt every morning when I would pick up my cellphone from my bedside table.

I could feel my elbow getting better, and like a lot of us, I stopped using the product once my elbow was feeling fine again. My elbow pain didn’t come back, but I started to notice that there were other things that the powder was helping that I had attributed to other supplements.

Healthier Hair, Skin, and Nails

Our skin is made of up to 70% collagen, and as we age, we produce less and less, so by supplementing your body with collagen peptides, you help replace the diminishing levels your body can no longer reproduce. When collagen is taken as a powder, it is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, helping replenish your body with collagen more effectively than a topical product.

As I mentioned above, I started using several different nail polish products and also started taking Biotin. My nails grew and got stronger, and I was thrilled. I thought that those products were working, and I was delighted with the progress my nails were making. But, once I quit taking the Collagen For Her powder, my nails started to break again. I was confused since I was still using the nail polishes and still taking the Biotin. Since I started using Collagen For Her powder for my elbow joint pain, I hadn’t even paid attention to the fact that it also helped with skin, hair, and nails. Once I figured that out, I got more Collagen For Her powder and I stopped using the polishes and Biotin; then I waited to see what would happen. My nails started to grow again!!! Not only are they growing again, but they are starting to feel harder also, and I am thrilled!!!

Helps Support Digestion & Gut Health

Studies have shown that collagen can help aid digestion, reduce gut inflammation, heal stomach ulcers, and regulate acid secretion. The reason collagen peptides are able to help with all of these issues is because of its robust amino acid profile. Collagen For Her contains these amino acids; glycine, glutamine, and proline. Our digestive tracts are made up of the same amino acids that are abundant in collagen. These amino acids help stimulate cell growth, which in turn helps repair your intestinal wall.

 

Now, I’ve recently started adding a couple of Collagen capsules to my nighttime routine. A serving size is 3 capsules a day, but since I am using the Collagen powder in the morning, I am taking 2 capsules at night. This is just how I am using the product, but you can tailor it to your liking.

  • Contains Five Types of Collagen – Types I, II, III, V, X
  • 500mg of collagen per capsule!
  • Sugar, Gluten, Dairy, & Soy Free
  • Numerous benefits for your skin, hair, nails, joints, & more!*
  • Perfect for Paleo and Keto Diets

Collage For Her noticed that I was using the product and reached out to me to see if I would be interested in sharing with everyone. I love sharing the products that I use with you, especially when I know that they are beneficial.

I appreciate Collagen For Her for sponsoring this post and allowing me to tell all of my friends about their wonderful products and how they can make aging easier for us, and to give all of my readers a Special Code.

Type TANIA in the Discount Code Box at checkout to get 10% off your order.

 

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  1. Aylene wrote:

    Hi Tania,

    Greetings from Doha, Qatar!

    I have been following your page in Facebook.

    May i know where can i get/purchase the Collagen peptide powder please?

    Posted 11.18.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Aylene, you just click on the link in the post. You will have to check to see if they ship to Qatar.

      Posted 11.18.20 Reply
      • Lashell Creager wrote:

        Thank you for this post. I’ve been thinking about getting my nails “done” but don’t really want to because I had fungus from doing acrylic nails. Long time ago. Mine are weak and soft. Gonna try it! Thanks!!

        Posted 11.18.20 Reply
        • Tania wrote:

          I decided to stop getting gel put on my nails last November, and they have been a struggle ever since. I have started once again to see them improving, and I hope that they will get even better.

          Posted 11.18.20 Reply
      • Liane wrote:

        If a person is unable to purchase collagen powders there’s no reason to give up hope. Make simple chicken stock from organic chickens. Important to add a bit of apple cider vinegar in order to break down the bones. Leave the skin on the chicken. I prefer to use an instant pot to make broth after roasting a whole chicken. I buy little organic free range chickens — the size of a CAFO rotisserie chicken from a grocery store. I can use the meat from one of those in a single meal. What’s left I may use the next day.

        Also there are several brands of chicken broth commercially available but I’m not sure about Qatar. I do not recommend Kettle and Fire unless you love the taste of rosemary in your broth. Imagine also makes an excellent chicken bone broth. We take that in the motorhome due to freezer space being very limited.

        I put my homemade stock in one pint jelly jars with screw on plastic caps. I usually put three in the fridge and the rest in the freezer. I drink one each day mid morning hot.

        Hope this helps those who are not able to purchase supplements. I imagine (no pun intended) that Amazon will ship Imagine anywhere.

        The important takeaways are If it’s not organic non gmo chicken you start with, run. Factory chicken operations create chickens that are beinf sold with cancer (called trim-able ) or are genetically modified to be able to resist cancer.

        Posted 11.18.20 Reply
  2. Kathy wrote:

    I have used collagen (another brand) for about 3 years. I started using for “gut” health as I am a Celiac. The bonus side affect for me was my nails growing out. I had had a summer accident 10 years ago that damaged my big toenail. I had long given up that it would ever grow back normal looking. But with collagen it did! I was very pleased to stop having to polish my skin! 😂

    Posted 11.18.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Kathy, I saw that collagen was great for gut health, but my stomach can tolerate anything. Knock on wood! I can’t wait to get my nails whipped back in shape, and I hope to ward off any joint pain that might try to rear its ugly head.

      Posted 11.18.20 Reply
  3. sandy wrote:

    I too started using a collagen powder that I add to my coffee or just to plain water since it’s a chocolate flavor. I quit for awhile just to see if I could notice a difference and yes, my nails grow faster. I just ordered another container this week but I’m interested in trying the one you are talking about when I finish the one I just ordered. I am curious though Tania why you are taking additional collagen capsules at night??? What difference are you noticing by taking the additional supplement? I also love that purple sweater you have on…is it available somewhere 🙂

    Posted 11.18.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Sandy, I am bad to sip on coffee, and half of the time, I don’t even drink a full cup. So, I add the capsules to make sure that I get enough collagen throughout the day. BTW, the purple sweater is one that I bought from Loft last year, and it is no longer on the website.

      Posted 11.18.20 Reply
  4. Arna wrote:

    It wouldn’t matter if I added the powder to my afternoon, rather than morning coffee, would it? I do IF, and I don’t eat or drink anything (except plain water) until the afternoon.

    Posted 11.18.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I don’t think it matters when you add the powder. It doesn’t contain artificial sweeteners, and it is 40 calories per scoop, so it might not affect your IF.

      Posted 11.18.20 Reply
  5. Cheri Bilecki Emerson wrote:

    I am so glad you featured this product! I too, use Colagen for Her every day in my coffee. When my nails became brittle and actually some were splitting down the middle, I started to use this product, and within a week my nails became stronger. A little while longer, the ridges and splitting disappeared. What a miracle, I thought! So I continue to use this every single day with my coffee in the morning. I stopped using it for a few weeks once because I ran out, and my nails became brittle and soft again. Once I started it again, I saw definite improvement. And yes, it also helped my nagging shoulder pain I woke up with everyday because I have a favorite side to sleep on. It also helped take away my shoulder pain. Aging is hard enough, and collagen can be our best friend. Thank you for alerting everyone to this wonderful product! By the way, I am 71 years old, never to late to start an anti aging regime. Thanks, Tania!

    Posted 11.18.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Cheri, I am thrilled to hear that you have also used this product and love it too. I don’t always pay attention to what my body is saying, so it is great to hear your experience also!

      Posted 11.18.20 Reply
  6. Lisa wrote:

    Thank you for this! I just ordered the capsules. I have been waiting for someone I trust to recommend a good collagen product to try. Here’s hoping my awful nails will do as well as yours have!

    Posted 11.18.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am hoping that this helps your nails also. Mine has started to get stronger, and I am hoping that the ridges get better too.

      Posted 11.18.20 Reply
  7. Sandy wrote:

    Hi- I know you aren’t a doctor, but do you know what difference is between Collagen and Biotin? I’ve been taking Biotin for years for my hair and nails, but I would definitely like something for my achey joints.

    Posted 11.18.20 Reply
  8. Regina Plummer wrote:

    Tania, you mentioned it dissolves well in coffee because of the heat. If you add it to a smoothie is it gritty? I wanting to try but I do not drink coffee.

    Posted 11.18.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I don’t taste or feel any grittiness. But, I’ve only put in in my smoothie once or twice, and I have so much other stuff in them that I probably couldn’t notice if it did. I love adding things that have a texture like Chia Seeds and chunks of ice.

      Posted 11.18.20 Reply
  9. Liane wrote:

    I use collagen in my smoothie every morning. Brands I’ve tried dissolve well. Many smoothie products come with them. Like Dr. Amy Myers, Dr. Axe, and Mark Sisson’s line.

    FYI chia seeds disappear completely in a Blendtec blender. That’s the one that has the you tube video of grinding iPhones.

    Posted 11.18.20 Reply
  10. Diane Schulert wrote:

    I am also one of those long time Biotin users!

    Posted 11.18.20 Reply
  11. Cindy wrote:

    You probably will laugh at this question but I was wondering if collagen causes constipation?

    Posted 11.18.20 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Lol! You are right, I did laugh. So, not as far as I know. I know it is good for your gut, so I would “think” that it would actually help that issue.

      Posted 11.18.20 Reply
  12. Janet wrote:

    Thanks for the info. I have just placed an order for the powder and capsules . I hope to improves my nails. They always break so easily.

    Posted 11.18.20 Reply
  13. Charlcy L. Green wrote:

    I too have been using Collagen in my coffee for 2 yrs and taking Biotin. My nails ARE better but still don’t grow long. But my hair doesn’t seem to be growing longer or thicker. 😓

    Posted 11.18.20 Reply
  14. Kim Litten wrote:

    Hi Tania,, I have ordered the Collagen for her also. I am recovering from breast cancer, so all the help I can get from being on chemo and radiation last year would be great. Gotta say I love your blog and your post. It nice to see real people with real issues and life. Thanks,
    Kim

    Posted 11.19.20 Reply
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