Just the other day I ordered a container of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides on Amazon here, and it has already arrived, so I’m excited to get this review series underway! I felt I should explain to you exactly why I’m doing this.
If you’ve read my earlier posts or watched my introductory video you already know that I’ve been doing workouts at CrossFit and that I’m going to be 59 years old in this coming August 2018. Before I started at CrossFit, I had torn my right hamstring, and had a number of other aches and pains that I haven’t been able to shake – even though I’ve gotten into MUCH better shape than I was earlier.
But Why Take Collagen Peptides?
A few months ago, Martin told me that he had been taking collagen and bone broth and that his shoulders had been feeling better. I enjoy bone broth, but don’t always have the time to boil down a chicken, and even when I do – which is every couple of weeks – it doesn’t last longer than a day or so since John and I love it!
But, since Martin is really into boxing, and works out for hours nearly every day, I thought, “You know what? I’m going to look at this, because he knows what he’s talking about”
So on Sunday, 4/8/18, I spent a number of hours researching collagen peptides, not just Vital Proteins, a whole bunch of them – including the Great Lakes Gelatin brand, but I decided on Vital Proteins for now – partly because Vital Proteins is stated Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed, Non-GMO, and Kosher. The other reason I decided on this brand was based on one of the Amazon Reviews where the reviewer broke down the cost per serving versus the amount of collagen in each serving. I did a video on this (see below), and in it I show the review I’m talking about.
I did a little collagen research
I looked up collagen in general because I knew that it had something to do with skin and elasticity in skin, but I really hadn’t known how it might be helpful for joint pain. I did a little research here on collagen in Wikipedia.
Then I went over to a few other sites (again, you’ll see them in the video where I visit each one) and noticed as I started researching that there are a lot of other potential benefits. There seemed to be quite a bit of emphasis on improving skin and hair, and thought, wow, if you could show me something to improve my skin, that would be amazing!
They also frequently mention how it might help your teeth, and I’m way into that as well. But my primary reason for buying it is to see if it will help my back, my tendons, ankles, and knees. I cannot easily do lunges at the gym, and I’d love to see if there is a way to improve my knees.
I noticed one woman in a magazine had used collagen and said that she noticed her knees definitely felt better, so I thought that was really interesting. That part is also in the video.
So, this is why I am giving this a try.
I just can’t resist trying it! As I did with the ol’ cabbage soup diet series, I’ll be back with follow up posts and videos. As I mention in the video, some of this may not happen until I get back to New Hampshire since John and I are into our last couple weeks here in Florida for the season. But I’ll be checking in again soon!