The Truth About Collagen Peptides


      In the last few years, collagen peptides have made quite the name for themselves, as more and more people are beginning to see their wonderful effects. This is why we decided to add to the ever-growing Red Leaf product family and create our own protein-packed collagen formula. But what’s all this rave really about? Today, we’ll dive a little bit deeper into the benefits and uses of collagen peptides and what makes ours so special. 


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      Let’s start off with the basics: Known as the ‘glue that holds us together’, collagen is the most important structural protein for the connective tissue in our bodies. Even though our bodies naturally produce collagen, the production of it begins to slow down as we age, which is why it becomes easier and easier to break bones, lose hair, etc. Collagen comes from little pieces of animal protein, typically bovine animals, and collagen peptides are just a hydrolyzed form of collagen typically taken in a powder supplement. 

    Since our skin is largely made up of collagen, adding a collagen peptide supplement to your diet will greatly improve skin health and elasticity, decreasing the appearance of wrinkles. Collagen will also help boost the health of your hair and nails, by rebuilding damaged bonds from years of harsh treatments, sun exposure, and coloring. But collagen does more than just strengthen our external body, it helps to relieve joint pain from working out and disorders like osteoarthritis. Taking a daily collagen peptide supplement significantly reduces the risk of another disorder called osteoporosis, a condition where your bone density decreases over time, leading to bone breaks and fractures. For example, “A study found similar results in 66 women who took 5 grams of collagen daily for 12 months The women who took the collagen showed an increase of up to 7% in their bone mineral density (BMD), compared with women who did not consume collagen”.

    But the benefits of a collagen supplement don’t stop there. Several researchers have stated that it can also greatly reduce the risk of heart conditions such as Atherosclerosis, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes; Healthline states that “In one study, 31 healthy adults took 16 grams of collagen daily for 6 months. By the end, they had experienced a significant reduction in measures of artery stiffness, compared with before they started taking the supplement”. With all of these benefits and more, what’s stopping you from taking a collagen supplement like Red Leaf Collagen Peptides?

But in case you needed a bit more convincing, we got you covered.

    Red Leaf Collagen Peptides is a balanced formula, using hydrolyzed collagen (type I and III) from the highest-quality, grass-fed bovine. It is sourced from The United States and is completely non-GMO. We have ensured that our collagen is the best quality possible that will give you the best results. And last but not least, Red Leaf Collagen Peptides have 9 grams of protein per serving with 10 grams of collagen peptides and 0 grams of carbs. This silky powder can be mixed into virtually any drink or food item of your choice, such as smoothies, coffee, cookies, and more. Check out this blog and our Instagram page @red_leaf_official for delicious recipes. Also, don’t forget that our best sale yet is still happening on our website- if you buy two or more recovery products, Collagen included, you will receive 20% your order.