Expert Advice, Healthy Eating

5 Benefits of Collagen

May 3, 2019

Here at Snap, we’re all about keeping up with the latest & greatest trends. We’re a bunch of foodies, after all. So now that collagen is everywhere, we figured we’d give you the scoop on this superfood. We use grass-fed collagen in our glow water as well as our chia berry boost smoothie, plus carry Vital Proteins products in our stores.

Curious about why we choose grass-fed hydrolyzed collagen for our drinks? Read here for more information on what it means for cows to be grass-fed. 

Why hydrolyzed? 

Our collagen (like most on the market these days) is hydrolyzed, meaning it’s molecules are small enough to be absorbed by the intestine and bloodstream. The protein in hydrolyzed collagen peptides is more bioavailable and easier to digest than normal collagen, since the hydrolysis process breaks the collagen down into shorter chains of protein. Though certain amino acids can help with absorption, collagen peptides don’t need fat or any other vehicle for proper absorption, so they can be mixed directly into water or other beverages.

Why should you drink it?

Collagen has a superfood reputation, and for good reason. Regular consumption of collagen (which can also be found in foods like eggs, bone broth, & salmon) can lead to improved gut health & digestion, improved skin health, decreased inflammation & improved hair, nail & joint health. No small feat! 

Here are some of the reasons we love collagen: 

1. Keeps skin firm and glowing – as we age, collagen production declines in our bodies. Regular consumption of collagen helps your skin cells to renew & repair normally.

2. Improves gut health – collagen helps sooth the gut lining & repair damaged cells, helping your gut and your digestion function optimally.

3. Strengthens hair and nails – do you suffer from cracking nails or split ends? A lack of collagen may be to blame! Supplementation can improve the strength of your hair & nails.

4. Helps joint pain – collagen can help your joints move more easily and can even help prevent joint deterioration. 

5. Builds muscle and burns fat – collagen (and protein in general) helps add lean muscle mass. Glycine, one of the components of collagen, converts glucose (a simple sugar) into energy that feeds your muscles!

Collagen truly is a superfood, and we’re proud to offer it not only in our glow water, but in our chia berry boost smoothie as well. We even offer single-serve packets of Vital Proteins! We’re all for easy ways to improve your health and live your best life!

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    Reply L.A. Kichamu October 14, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Grass fed collagen is not vegan or is there a vegetarian option

    • Shaady Ghadessy
      Reply Shaady Ghadessy October 14, 2019 at 6:19 pm

      Hi there! The collagen we use in our products and sell in stores is derived from grass-fed cows, and therefore isn’t vegan or vegetarian. There are marine collagen and vegetarian/vegan ‘collagen builder’ products on the market, but we do not offer them at Snap Kitchen.

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