Collagen Conundrums

COLLAGEN is a hot beauty topic and commodity these days. Have you jumped on the collagen bandwagon?

So what exactly is collagen?

Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein – it’s found in our skin, muscles, bones, blood vessels, digestive systems and tendons. Sadly, our body’s natural ability to produce collagen wanes with age, which can lead to chronic health issues like joint pain, digestive issues, low mood and dull, dry skin.
~ Sproos

Consumers have dished out billions of dollars on this neutraceutical, hoping it might be the elusive elixir of youth, or at least, beauty.

But is this fact or fallacy?

Some users swear it has revitalised their skin/hair/nails/joints; whilst others are on the fence as to its efficacy (Hot & Flashy); meanwhile, naysayers (Dr. Dray) cite lack of scientific proof to back up the glowing claims.

I finished my tub of rather expensive Vital Proteins, Collagen Peptides (not available in Canadian stores and ordered online) but wasn’t convinced it was a miracle product.

However, a recent YouTube video shed new light on why collagen may not be living up to its full anti-ageing potential: it’s not a complete protein.

The host suggests adding collagen TO a protein powder. So you might want to consider this amped-up mix for enhanced benefits.

I’m giving collagen another whirl, mainly for my hair, but this time I’ve decided to try a marine-based collagen by Sproos, a Canadian company, plus the Garden of Life Organic Raw Unflavoured Protein Powder.
I’m optimistic about this new approach, but I’ll keep you posted.
Let me know if you’ve tried collagen, I’d love to hear your opinion.


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Sproos also available at Thrifty’s, Save On Foods, Lifestyle Market, Planet Organic
Garden of Life also available at health food stores, Thrifty’s


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