What’s Up With Collagen Peptides?
Earlier this month I decided to jump on the Collagen Peptide trend I kept seeing on Instagram, and my friends at BeLive were kind enough to send me some product to try. I’ve been compensated for my time, but my opinions are (as always) my own.
I started seeing Collagen Peptides on social media after the Fab.Fit.Fun. boxes featured samples in their Summer Box. Everyone who tried them was remarking on how the usually colorless, flavorless supplement would keep them satiated, or fuller, longer. Since it has no caloric value – this sounded like a great deal to me!
And, once I started researching I discovered all of the positive side effective taking collagen peptides can have on the body. Collagen is a building block of hair, skin, nails, tendons, bones, and cartilages. As we get older, the production of collagen slows down, and our body loses the cell strength in those body parts.
Skin elasticity and the emergence of wrinkles are definitely on my mind these days. Gaining and then losing over -100lbs has definitely exposed some wrinkles I didn’t have before, and (if I’m being candid) I have some sagging skin that no amount of toning and working out is going to fix.
So taking collagen peptides in conjunction with toning exercises sounded like a really great way to work on firming my skin, while also getting the benefit of that satiation.
BeLive offers their products via Amazon, and even more importantly – via Amazon Prime. With my commuting schedule, I don’t have a lot of time to errands, so having it delivered to my door is an added bonus! And, if I’m being honest, the price is right. Losing weight is expensive and all of the healthy foods and supplements can really add up. I’ve seen collagen peptides cost anywhere from $40-75 per container, so $18.99 per container is an awesome value.
After three weeks of adding a scoop of collagen peptides to my menus, here’s what I’ve learned:
1. You can’t dissolve collagen peptides in just any liquid. You need hot liquids to dissolve the powder or trust me, you’ll know it. I know people say they put them into smoothies with no issue but that was NOT my experience. I definitely tasted them in nonfat fruit smoothies, but when I added them to lemon zinger tea or hot coffee, I didn’t notice them at all.
2. The anecdotes about satiation are real. I put a scoop of collagen peptides into my morning coffee, and that beverage, a hard boiled egg and a banana kept me full all morning long. My metabolism is pretty high, so that says a lot about their efficacy.
3. After three weeks, I definitely noticed improved nail growth, and I think my toe nails (long brittle and weak from the gel polish) feel stronger. I’m eager to see what my hairdresser says about my hair when I see her in a few weeks!
Have you ever tried collagen peptides? Have you had positive impacts on your body? Tell me about it in the comments!