Everything You Need to Know About Collagen

What is collagen?

Collagen is the body’s most important building block and makes up approximately 30%
of all the proteins in our bodies. Collagen is the key structural protein that ensures the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of all our connective tissues, including skin, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bones. Essentially, collagen is the glue that holds everything together. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen.

 

What are Collagen Peptides?

Collagen Peptides are small bioactive, easily digestible peptides obtained by enzymatically hydrolyzing the native collagen. Collagen Peptides are also known as hydrolyzed collagen or collagen hydrolysate.

How does it work?

Collagen Peptides act as building blocks, renewing bodily tissues, such as skin, bones and joints. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated collagen peptides health benefits. Mobility Circle csm_Peptan_Mobility_Circle_226bbb1ad8Key areas of benefit include healthy aging, joint and bone health, sports nutrition and skin beauty.

Why Protein Essentials Collagen?

Our Collagen is Peptan, the worlds leading manufacturer of collagen and gelatin; Peptan is recognized for the substantial scientific evidence that backs it up. Together with Peptan we set high standards for sustainability and source using pasture raised, grass fed cattle. Our premium collagen peptides are 100% natural, safe and free from any preservatives or additives.

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Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides Sports Nutrition Benefits

It has long been known that protein is key for sports nutrition, specifically muscle building. Nutrition plays an important role as athletes prepare to reach optimum performance levels. The essential function of proteins is well known to competitive athletes as well as recreational athletes.

fullsizeoutput_12dProtein Essentials Collagen Peptides can offer important advantages beyond muscle building. Collagen benefits include improving athletic performance, protecting connective tissues, supporting healthy joint maintenance and helping to reduce the risk of injury.

With a unique amino acid profile, Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides contain high levels of the amino acids glycine, hydroxypoline, proline, alanine and arginine – providing specific nutritional benefits not found in other protein sources.

Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides deliver numerous health and nutritional benefits to athletes both during and after exercise: aiding muscle contraction, muscle restoration, performance energy, joint and connective tissue protection and weight management. csm_Peptan_Sports_Nutrition_small_845735a288

Pure, natural, easily digestible and absorbable, Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides are easy to use. Protein Essentials Collagen Peptides are gluten and dairy free. This is important for athletes with dietary restrictions and paleo athletes. Products range from unflavored collagen peptides, to Chocolate & Mocha Collagen to fruit flavored Perform 100.

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What Benefits Can You Expect From Collagen?

Collagen has been all over the news as an important natural supplement for 2017. What is collagen?  What benefits could you expect to see? Any side effects you should be aware of?  How is it best used? csm_peptan_powder_cefbe37e31

Let’s break it down! First, let’s take the mystery out of collagen. Collagen and its cousin, gelatin are not a new health phenomenon. Our ancestors knew the benefits of collagen – think jello and chicken noodle soup.

Protein Essentials Collagen, which is the supplement version of collagen, is derived from  100% natural, South American, pasture raised, sustainable sources and is free from preservatives, additives and has no known side-effects. Our collagen peptides are a unique, readily absorbed protein that offer proven benefits for healthy aging, joint and bone health, skin beauty and sports nutrition.

There is no denying that past the age of 30, when collagen production begins to  decline, a natural collagen supplement can be essential. Collagen improves a number of age related inflammation and degenerative issues.

Safe, natural Protein Essentials Collagen added to a daily routine is simple and offers huge benefits. As little as two scoops a day, morning and evening, will support bone and joint health, skin health, improve sleep quality while improving weight control, and leaky gut. A simple addition to the daily routine with healthy rewards, for an active lifestyle at any age.

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Studies have shown hydrolyzed collagen not only promotes muscle regeneration, but also stimulates bone tissue formation, reduces the cartilage degrading effects of osteoarthritis, lessens joint pain, improves skin appearance and decreases wrinkles. Collagen protects joints and improves athletic performance.

Protein Essentials Collagen is a non-allergenic, dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, soy-free, kosher and paleo protein supplement. It is the highest quality collagen peptide supplement; easily digested, non GMO, natural collagen protein powder with 18 amino acids. It is also flavor-less and odor-less, making it easy and convenient to use.

The simplest way to take collagen is to stir it into a hot or cool drink. Each serving has 13g of protein and 52 calories. Adding collagen to a morning cup of coffee, tea or juice is a healthy, protein rich way to start the day. Collagen can also easily mixes into foods like oatmeal or yogurt.  It is as easy as that!

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Using a Protein Shake for Weight Loss?Learn How to Choose the Right One.

The right protein powder can be an excellent tool in weight loss if you choose one that is low calorie and great tasting. According to Women’s Health “….getting some of your daily protein in powder form can save you tons of calories. It turns out, protein powder is the lowest-cal way out there to get your protein. That’s because protein powders contain little if any grams of fat or carbohydrates, so all of their calories come from protein.” 2

In addition to looking out for fat and carbs, you should choose a protein powder that does not contain a lot of added sugars. Aim for 2 grams of sugar per serving. According to the Cleveland Clinic, people watching their sugar or with diabetic concerns should look at ingredient labels and pick protein powders without added sugar. “Patients who have diabetes should choose protein shakes without added sugar (don’t choose protein powders with sugar listed as one of the first three ingredients). It’s also best to look for a shake that’s low in carbohydrates (less than 5 grams per serving).” 1

dscn3474It is really important to read the ingredient labels, because not all protein powders are the same. According to Active Times, “Many poor-quality protein powders have a lot of fillers and other cheap ingredients that affect the overall quality and bioavailability of the protein. It is important that the protein is bioavailable and easily digested because that means you get more bang for your buck, and you’ll get the most amount of protein to your muscles, which is what you want!” 3  Livestrong echoes that sentiment, “Some higher quality protein powders deliver all the nutrients you need and help your muscles to recover from exercise or simply help you boost your daily protein intake, while others lack quality, purity and even taste.”4
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Protein Essentials delicious Chocolate and Mocha Collagen Protein shakes deliver on all fronts! Our shakes are low fat, low carb and low sugar – packed with premium quality collagen protein. Plus PE collagen protein with Peptan utilizes a unique combination of 18 amino acids which offers a complete musculoskeletal health solution, including specific mobility benefits not found in any other proteins. Protein Essentials Protein Shakes are the ultimate clean collagen protein powder combining the highest quality pasture raised protein, convenience and great taste!

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1 http://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/protein-powder-guide
2 https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2016/02/7-tips-choosing-best-protein-powder/
3 http://www.theactivetimes.com/fitness/nutrition/how-choose-best-protein-powder
4 http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1010717-8-things-consider-choosing-protein-powder-5-top-picks/

Easy Veggie Packed Fried Rice

This is the perfect recipe to use leftover rice and leftover chicken. Or leave out the chicken and make this for meatless Monday, you can even make this a side – it’s a versatile and tasty dish!

1 c cooked rice *
1 1/2 c chopped vegetables
1 shallot, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T olive oil
1 t fish sauce
1 t low sodium soy sauce
1 T fresh cilantro or 1/2 inch cilantro paste
1/2 t ground pepper
pinch of ground ginger
1 t coconut sugar
pinch of red pepper flakes
1/2 c InstaBroth
2 eggs, beaten
1 chicken breast, cooked and cubed (optional)**

* Rice takes about 20-25 minutes to cook, which makes the timing pretty perfect. Set up the rice and let it simmer, while you do everything else.
** This is the perfect place for leftover frozen chicken. Whenever you cook chicken, add an extra breast or two. Double baggie them, label them and freeze them.  Defrost slightly before adding to pan.

Use a variety of vegetables with good crunch factor that you know your family likes. Excellent choices include: carrots, red peppers, green beans, snap peas and radishes. Add olive oil to large pan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic, cook for 30 seconds stirring frequently. Add remaining vegetables, cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add fish sauce, soy sauce, cilantro, pepper, ginger, coconut sugar and red pepper flakes. Stirring frequently, cook 2-3 minutes longer. Add InstaBroth, bring to boil, reduce to simmer. Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While that is simmering, grease a small saute/omelet pan. Heat to low. Add beaten eggs, help eggs to spread, making a big egg pancake. Cook for 1-2 minutes, flip and cook other side for 1 minute. Remove to cutting board and cut into small dice.
Add rice to simmering vegetables, stir to evenly coat rice with sauce. Add egg to vegetables.
Enjoy!
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Chocolate & Pineapple Smoothie

Easy, healthy, lightly sweet and satisfying – Protein Essentials Chocolate Collagen Protein shake with almond milk and frozen pineapple chunks. This is the way to start your day; 21 grams of protein and under 200 calories!

1 scoop Protein Essentials Chocolate Collagen Shake
1 c almond milk
3/4 c frozen pineapple chunks
4 ice cubes

Blend until desired consistency is achieved. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Mocha Granola

2 c rolled oats
1 1/3 c slivered almonds
1 c dried cranberries
1/2 c raw honey
1 T vanilla
2 T coconut oil
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1 t kosher salt
1/2 c dark chocolate chips
1/2 c Protein Essentials Mocha Protein Powder
1/2 c pepitas
1 1/2 T ground flaxseed
3 T warm water

Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl mix ground flaxseed and warm water. Set aside.
In large bowl mix remaining ingredients well. Stir flaxseed and warm water mixture again. Add flaxseed mixture to oat mixture. Mix until well combined. Spread mixture onto prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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Easy Chicken Zoodle Soup w InstaBroth

1 small to medium zucchini
1 c InstaBroth, chicken
1 – 2 scallions, chopped
1 t fresh thyme
1 t chive, chopped
dash of celery salt

Add the thyme, scallions and chive to freshly made InstaBroth. Set aside. Use spiralizer to create zucchini noodles. If you don’t have a spiralizer, cut the zucchini in to small strands.
Put the zoodles in the microwave for 30 seconds. If you like your zoodles al dente, skip this step. Add the zoodles to the InstaBroth. Add a dash of celery salt. Stir. Enjoy!

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How to Choose Protein? Thats Easy, Peptan Collagen is Backed By Science.

Protein Essentials products are all made using Peptan® collagen, a high-purity, natural bioactive product. Peptan® collagen peptides are type 1 collagen peptides. This means they are identical to the collagens found in human bones and skin. Peptan® is a high-purity, natural bioactive product, containing more than 97% protein.

Peptan collagen peptides are optimized for high bioavailability and activity, and their hydrolyzed form makes them easily digestible by humans. Peptan is a bioactive ingredient that has been specifically developed to deliver multiple health benefits and functional properties. In other words, by choosing Protein Essentials products with Peptan, you are getting more collagen bang for your buck!

Peptan contains 18 amino acids, the building blocks of our tissues and the primary component of proteins. Glycine, proline and hydroxyproline represent around 50% of Peptan’s total amino acid content; the glycine and proline concentration in Peptan is 10 to 20 times higher than in other proteins. As a result, Peptan offers nutria-functional properties that cannot be found in other protein sources; looking at you whey, hemp and pea protein.

Peptan collagen peptides were developed to improve health and as a result, deliver multiple health benefits. Peptan is continually involved in scientific studies, including in-vitro, in-vivo and clinical research to further substantiate Peptan’s health benefits.

The choice is clear – Protein Essentials products with Peptan deliver multiple health benefits backed by science! Protein Essentials offers a complete line of collagen supplements to meet your needs from Chocolate Collagen and InstaBroth to Perform 100.

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Gluten Free Healthy Tacos with InstaBroth

1 lb ground turkey
1 carrot, diced small
1 1/2 t paprika
1 1/2 t minced garlic, dried
1 1/2 t pepper
1 t red pepper flakes
1 t ground oregano
1 t salt
1 can diced tomatoes or fresh in season
1/2 c InstaBroth, chicken flavored
1 bunch cilantro, diced, put some aside to garnish
taco shells, tortillas or make a taco bowl
Toppings could include: black beans, julienned radishes, diced peppers, diced avocado, diced tomatoes, lettuce, purple cabbage…….

Brown ground turkey in large pan over medium heat until cooked thoroughly.  Add carrot to pan. Sprinkle all the spice ingredients over the ground meat and stir. Add the diced tomatoes. Stir, trying to scrape up any brown bits on bottom of pan and breaking up any large tomato chunks. Add the InstaBroth, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer. Allow to simmer for at least 15 minutes. Finally add the cilantro and serve. Enjoy!

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