Most people are aware of whey protein, which is a dairy based protein and a byproduct of the cheese making process. Remember Little Miss Muffet, who sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey, before that darn spider scared her away? Well, when you make cheese, you use heat and acid to separate milk into curds and whey, The curds become cheese, and the whey used to be discarded or feed to the animals on the farm. Today, large cheese producers sell off that whey to protein companies that dry the whey and turn it into protein powder. Whey protein has become the protein of choice for those who are looking for an inexpensive protein supplement. But what about those who are "dairy free" or "paleo"?
Collagen protein has emerged, over the last few years, as a very nice alternative to whey protein especially for those who need a dairy free protein source.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, and it is the main component of the connective tissue in our bodies, which includes the skin, hair, joints, ligaments, and even our teeth. As we age, the natural collagen production decreases, and the result is wrinkled skin, dry hair, sore joints, and even stretch marks and cellulite! Supplementing with collagen protein can help to slow or reverse these effects of aging.
As we learn from our friends at Cognitune, there are 6 major health benefits of using hydrolyzed collagen protein powder.
1- Helps Skin and Anti-Aging
2- Promotes Healthy Hair
3- Enhances Weight Loss
4- Reduces Joint Pain
5- Improves Digestion
6- Strengthens Bones
For these reasons, we highly recommend the use or collagen protein as a healthy supplement.
We recently introduced our first Collagen Protein Bar in a delicious Double Chocolate Espresso flavor, which we believe is the best collagen protein bar on the market today, in terms of flavor, ingredients, and texture!
We also like to supplement by adding collagen protein powder to our traditional post workout whey protein shakes, giving us a double dose of protein, and all of the benefits of whey and collagen protein together. Give it a try.