What are collagen peptides?
First, let’s begin with collagen.
Collagen is the naturally occurring, abundant protein that holds our body together. Collagen can be found in our body’s connective tissues; it plays a huge role in the health of our hair, skin, nails, bones/joints, ligaments and gut lining. It’s also made up of 4 amino acids: Arginine, glycine, hydroxyproline, and proline.
Compared to collagen gelatin, which is the pure form of collagen, collagen peptides are the broken down version of the amino acid chain. This hydrolyzed version is much easier to digest and absorbed by the body which makes it a great choice for those with gut issues.
SmoothieBox’s individually packed collagen peptides are odorless and tasteless which makes it great add-in for our real fruit and veggie smoothies. You can also add our collagen peptides to tea, coffee, soups, or most hot/cold beverages.
We ethically source our peptides from grass-fed and pasture-raised cows so you know you are getting a high-quality product.
Collagen for healthy skin?
Skin is our largest organ and according to research, collagen is an important element to support the health and elasticity of our skin. Amazingly, collagen protein makes up 70 percent of the protein in your skin.
As we age, it gets harder and harder to produce your own collagen and your skin goes through a process called elastosis which basically means the outer layer of skin starts to thin out and lose elasticity. Studies have shown that taking oral collagen peptides triggers the body’s own production of collagen.
We believe that increasing collagen consumption is beneficial to improved skin health, but we need to take a two-step holistic approach to fuel healthy skin cell production from the inside and out.
- Ensure you are putting organic whole foods into your body — for example, our real smoothie ingredients: organic ginger, kale, zucchini, dates, sunflower seeds, and more. Check out our full ingredient list here.
- Use natural and chemical-free skin care products made with high quality, organic ingredients. A skin care line the team has been obsessed with lately is Annmarie Skin Care. Our friends at Annmarie are changing the skincare industry by producing serums that are all-natural and beyond-organic. We never knew what good quality skin care should feel like until we tried Annmarie. This is a skincare brand that all of us at SmoothieBox can vouch for and we recommend you to give it a try!