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It has been well-established that collagen is both safe and effective for a variety of uses ranging from arthritis pain relief to improving the appearance of your skin. If you count yourself among those of us who like to know exactly what a supplement is and how it works before adding it to your regimen – keep reading! We’ll dig into how collagen is formed. What is collagen made of? Just […]

How many times have you picked up a supplement bottle and read something along the lines of “take 1 to 4 pills, 2 to 3 times per day”? When you first start taking a new supplement, sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to determine the optimal dosage for your needs. Often, the packaging or label can be rather vague about how much you should actually take. Luckily, our […]

In short, yes! Collagen is a fantastic supplement to add to your regimen if you’re seeking any one of a variety of health benefits. As with any type of supplement, a few minimal side effects are possible, such as heartburn. It should be noted that collagen supplements may not be appropriate for people allergic to eggs, shellfish, or fish, as supplemental collagen may be derived from any one of these. However, […]

Collagen, a word derived from the Greek word for “glue”, does indeed function similarly to glue in holding our bodies together. Collagen is the most predominant protein in the human body, accounting for 25 to 30% of total protein stores. Collagen is a fibrous protein structurally arranged in a triple helix of two identical and one slightly different protein chains, similar to a spiral staircase. Each of these collagen structures are […]

As part of our commitment to nutritional education, along with the release of our new hydrolyzed collagen powder we want to examine the overall health and appearance benefits of supplementation. Collagen has become a popular supplement with people are adding it to their coffee, sipping bone broth, popping supplemental pills, and applying lotions to their skin. So, exactly what does collagen do that has allowed it to become so popular?   […]

“Clean eating” is sort of a tricky concept, because depending on who you ask, you may receive a variety of definitions and explanations. But the one thing that most clean eaters can agree on is this: Clean eating is about picking whole, minimally-processed, nutrient-dense foods. Contrary to how it might sound, clean eating is not a highly-restrictive diet. In fact, working from that primary rule, clean eating allows you a wide […]

If, like most people, you use protein powder as a supplement just to help fill in occasional gaps in your diet, there’s a strong chance that tubs of the stuff have a habit of sticking around for long stretches of time. When you do dig one out, then, you might very well find that the expiration has long since come and gone. What then? Does protein powder really expire? How do […]

Building muscle can be an extremely frustrating process. Often, people feel like they’re doing everything right and still struggle to meet their goals. It’s important to realize, right away, that building muscle is a complicated procedure that involves everything from your diet to your workouts and your sleep. There is, however, a relatively small dietary change that you can make that has been shown to help: eating protein every three hours. […]

Pea protein, like other plant-based protein powders, is largely under-appreciated. In truth, pea protein is not only an excellent source of protein, it also offers all sorts of other benefits. It is, after all, taken from peas. Which are vegetables. And vegetables are good for you. Although we tend to only pay attention to the body-composition benefits of proteins, these supplements often contain tons of different compounds that can help us […]

For a long time, people decided what foods they would eat or avoid based on very personal factors – things like flavor, diet preferences, and allergies. Increasingly, however, this is changing. Thanks to a greater understanding of food manufacturing processes and ecology, many people are starting to consider the environmental impact of their foods. This is particularly pronounced when it comes to protein, which is a fairly expensive macronutrient. To help […]