Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It’s an essential component of skin, bones, joints and tendons. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen which can lead to weak bones, joint pain, wrinkles and other signs of aging. You’ve probably heard about the hype of Collagen, but how can you be sure you’re choosing the right one? We’ve got the scoop.
What to Look For in Collagen
There are many things to look for in a Collagen powder to ensure you are getting the most out of every scoop. Here’s a few of our non-negotiables:
Diverse Amino Acid Profile - Amino acids are the basic building blocks of proteins.¹ The body needs approximately 20 different amino acids in order to function. When looking at a collagen label, a higher number of essential & nonessential amino acids is always a good sign.
Low molecular weight, Hydrolyzed collagen - Hydrolyzed means the collagen has been broken down into smaller peptides that are easier for the body to absorb.
Collagen Types I and III - Many types of collagen have been identified, but types I and III are the most common and present in skin, bone, tendons and joints.²
No artificial ingredients or hidden fillers - most labels should have one ingredient: Collagen. If there seems to be a filler or something unnecessary that you don’t need to consume, that’s a problem.
Third Party Quality Testing - Every scoop should be free of GMOs, heavy metals and foreign materials. Strong certifications show that a brand is willing to invest in transparency and more importantly, their customer’s health.
Benefits of Taking Collagen
Now that you’ve learned the do’s and don’ts, a little background on why Collagen is worth incorporating into your daily routine. Because Collagen is such an abundant protein in the body, it has so many incredible benefits. Collagen is supportive of healthy skin and nails – incorporating Collagen daily promotes a radiant and youthful appearance.* Collagen is also supportive of joint and bone health. As we age, many of us start to notice brittle bones or weakening in our joints. Increasing your daily collagen can help with this.* Collagen also supports workout recovery. When our bodies undergo strenuous exercise, collagen helps our bodies to respond and recover properly.*†
Why Sports Research
With over 40 years of sports nutrition experience and 100,000 positive reviews, you could say that Collagen is kind of like our bread and butter. We’ve worked hard to be a trusted leader in the space because we deliver the highest quality to support and enhance your healthy lifestyle.
Investing in transparency and your trust is important to us. We ensure that each batch you scoop into is Third Party Quality Tested, IGEN Non-GMO tested, and Informed Choice Certified.
Our Collagen is acclaimed for its mixability and versatility. Whether it be your morning hot coffee, a nutrient rich smoothie, high-protein muffins or even a cup of water - our Collagen powder is a boost that’s easy to mix, without the taste.
We want your daily collagen intake to be something you look forward to, which is why we’ve developed it in many flavors and formats. We highly encourage getting creative in the kitchen, so you can find some of our favorite recipes HERE.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
† When taking 2 scoops (22 g) daily before a workout.
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