What we think
Vital Proteins has a great line of collagen products for a variety of uses. Why collagen you ask? Collagen has been on the rise in the sports nutrition realm and some of its benefits include:
- It may help improve tissue and cartilage repair (especially when taken before exercise or strength training)
- It can improve gut health, which is great for athletes to make sure they are absorbing all of the nutrients they are eating
- It contains 8 of the 9 essential amino acids, giving you the nutrients you need to recover.
- This Beauty Glow Collagen also contains probiotics, to help keep you healthy from the inside out
Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer contains easy to digest/absorb protein and healthy fats from coconut milk (rich in MCTs) to give you a slow burning source of fuel before your workout. It’s also made from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine, is paleo friendly and Whole30 approved, and is free from dairy, soy, carrageenan, gluten, artificial sweeteners, and added sugars. With 10 g of collagen per serving, it contains just what we need to improve the health of our hair, skin, nails, joints, ligaments, and tendons. What more could you want from your creamer!
All athletes, especially those who have experienced tendon, ligament, joint or muscle injuries, can benefit from including collagen in their daily fueling routines. This is why we love the Vital Proteins line!
HOW WE USE IT
To get all of the awesome benefits of collagen mentioned above, research suggests taking 10-20 grams of collagen one hour before a workout or strength training session. This Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer is a great way to do just that! Simply mix 1-2 sleeves with your pre-workout coffee, tea, or even oatmeal and enjoy a relaxing morning before hitting the roads, trails, or gym. It can also be used to give an extra nutrient boost to your baked goods, smoothies, or frappucinos.