Why Collagen Peptides?

There are several products that I get lots of questions about and collagen peptides are definitely one of them. Whenever the topic comes up I find myself referring to various online discussions about it or write Facebook comments detailing some of the many benefits. I thought it was high time that I actually write a post that explains exactly why I use Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides and why we sell them at Kickshaws.

In the last several years bone broth has been a hot topic in the natural food communities. The Weston A. Price Foundation often refers to traditional foods like bone broth for their ability to miraculously heal the body. Truth be told, bone broth has been used for centuries in many cultures for its healing properties and for very good reason. The broth resulting from slow cooking of healthy bones contains various trace minerals, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous in one of the most bioavailable forms. It also contains chondroitin, glucosamine and gelatin- compounds that are very often supplemented for various joint and tissue issues.

So what’s the big deal with Collagen Peptides and are they any better than bone broth? While bone broth contains 12247794_717527565057577_372727050220126687_osome of the most important minerals and compounds, collagen peptides contain high amounts of certain amino acids (glycine, lysine and proline) that promote collagen and cellular development in the body. That helps your body more effectively rebuild protein structures like joint and connective tissues. This can help to reduce inflammation, improve joint stability and benefit skin condition. While collagen gelatin hold most of these same benefits, the molecular structure is larger so collagen peptides (hydrolysate) are much more easily absorbable like bone broth.

Should I do bone broth or peptides? My honest opinion is that generally speaking you cannot really over do it with these healing foods. I use both bone broth and collagen peptides on a nearly daily basis. I suffer from a number of issues including rheumatoid arthritis which causes pain and discomfort in many of my joints. Consuming broth and collagen peptides helps support my joints and when I am regularly using them, I rarely feel pain. We always recommend, like any healing food, go slowly and see how things go. Because we are not medical or nutritional professionals we always recommend speaking to an osteopath, natural doctor or nutritionist who can offer you some good guidelines on the best way to introduce collagen peptides for you.

For more information about Collagen Peptides and the benefits check out these sites:

Wellness Mama: http://wellnessmama.com/3058/collagen-hydrolysate/

Vital Proteins: http://www.vitalproteins.com/collagen-supplements-natural-protein-nutrition-benefits

http://www.vitalproteins.com/collagen-supplements-joint-and-bone-health

Great Lakes: http://www.greatlakesgelatin.com/consumer/CollagenFAQ.php

2 Comments on “Why Collagen Peptides?

  1. I’m really in need of a something to promote collagen and cellular development in the body. My friends have been suggesting I buy collagen peptides product but I didn’t know exactly how it was different then bone broth. It was really helpful of you to explain the difference and how good peptides are for you. Now that I know they are good I’ll just have to find a quality place that sells it, thanks!

    • Patricia- glad the article was helpful to you! It can be a lot of info to take in at times. If you happen to be in the FXBG, Va area- we try to keep Vital Proteins Peptides in stock in the shop (Kickshaws). You can also order online directly from Vital Proteins and Great Lakes. Those are the two brands I would really recommend if you are going to try to get started with them.

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