There’s a new supplement frenzy circulating the internet right now. It’s a product that looks so easy to use but can be overwhelming when it comes to understanding the benefits it delivers. I’m talking about collagen powder. It seems everyone is using it and it’s most likely made you wonder why. Let me try and break it down for you in the simplest of terms. And before I begin, let me express that I believe that this supplement is hype worthy. Collagen aids our well-being in many different ways. Today I’m going to be specifically focusing on a Canadian made brand called Sproos because I believe that supporting local is a crucial and proactive move for our future.
Okay, now let’s get into it. Aside from water, collagen is the most abundant in our bodies. It’s a protein that holds us together and is responsible for building and maintaining healthy bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilage. Collagen also does wonders for our digestive system, joints, and skin, hair, and nails.
What does this really mean? It means it’s magical. Collagen decreases pain associated with joint related issues such as arthritis. It supports the health and maintenance of the bones and all their surroundings for everyone including professional athletes to our grandparents. It creates a glow alongside an increase in skin tone thus reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It hydrates and strengthens our hair and nails. It supports optimal digestive health and restores and repairs our gut linings-fabulous for those battling digestive conditions such as IBD and Leaky Gut. It can also help prevent stomach ulcers.
We are finding that today it is harder than ever to eat enough collagen sourced foods in our diets. We also produce less of it as we age. We can get this protein rich ingredient through eating gelatinous meats (and their broths), and through consuming fish and their skins. I don’t know about you but those are far from my favourite things to eat on a daily basis (or ever…if I’m being completely honest). The availability and price for quality sources of grass fed cattle and marine life these days are also a huge challenge. This is why we have been seeing collagen powder take over the internet. It’s an easy way to include this essential protein in our everyday lives and at an affordable price.
Sproos differs from other brands that I’ve seen as they offer two sources of collagen. They have Grass-fed collagen which is most common and Marine collagen. Both sources are pure, hydrolyzed, easily digested, bio-available, unflavored, and dissolve easily into both hot and cold beverages. For the easiest use, just add one scoop a day to your beverage of choice. I personally just add a scoop to my coffee, tea, or smoothies because my life loves that simplicity. See below for my current and favorite Collagen Boost Green Smoothie recipe. Of course there are also many other ways we can incorporate collagen powder into our diets. Some creative and inspiring ideas are using it in baking, for soups and stews, in raw goodies like energy balls, in dips or spreads, and in yogurt or oatmeal bowls.
Sproos has also fabricated specialized beverage crystal blends to target specific health issues or concerns (joint health, gut health, and skin and hair treatment). These hydrolyzed collagen based flavoured crystals are enhanced with nutrient rich ingredients to support our health and are naturally sweetened with plants (with 0 grams of sugar). Simply just mix your blend with water and enjoy a health boosting, flavored beverage.
My Favorite Collagen Boost Green Smoothie
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ an avocado
- 1 cup pineapple
- ½ cup zucchini ( 1 small-I save the inside cores after making zucchini noodles).
- 1 apple
- 1 inch piece fresh gingerroot
- 2 cups milk of choice or water
- 1 scoop of Sproos collagen powder
If you have been curious about collagen powders, it is now the time to try it out. The benefits of this protein are truly undeniable and are more in demand as we age. I’d love to extend my discount code to any Canadian and/or U.S citizens interested in placing an order. Simply head the Sproos website, www.sprooslife.com, and enter the code SPROOSCHANTAL at the checkout for 15% off your order. This promo code is valid until the end of May, 2018.
Disclaimer: Thank you to Sproos for sponsoring this post. My promise is to only promote content and products that I truly believe in, buy, and use myself. Here’s to optimal health for all.