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September 10, 2020 5 min read
By TJ Ferrara

Collagen protein works. If you don’t agree with this statement, consider this your invitation to find a more productive use of your time. We’re about to dive into the science behind collagen protein efficiency, and the last thing we want to do is scare your opinions with our facts.

Whether you’re looking to build muscle, control your weight, promote healthy skin and nails, fortify hair or simply maintain a healthy disposition, collagen protein needs to remain a critical piece of your self-care regimen. And we all know that it works; we wouldn’t receive reviews like this if it didn’t:

“I’ve been taking Bubs and the MCT for two months. I’m very active and my joints don’t ache as much, which is a huge win for me. Also, my hair was getting drier until I started using Bubs. My luscious locks are back!”

Whenever you’re looking into a new supplement to integrate into your diet, it’s important to gather as much information on its ingredients and effects. For this reason, we love to hear that our collagen protein is helpful in balancing health and wellness, but it’s also important to us that you know exactly why. Between workout sets or protein shakes, if you’ve ever wondered why collagen protein does what it does for your body, this blog is for you.

Why does collagen protein work? What’s the science behind it?

Don’t worry - we won’t get super technical on you. If you’ve ever been curious as to why our collagen protein works the way it does, we’re excited to answer that question.

A Little Background on Our Main Attraction

Our bodies use a variety of collagen forms, for an equally wide variety of applications. However, we’re primarily concerned with hydrolyzed collagen, or collagen peptides, which is collagen broken down into smaller amino acid particles for easier consumption and absorption into the body.

These smaller particles are what we consider “bioavailable.” A supplement with bioavailability is one that can enter the bloodstream and immediately begin working its magic inside the body. It doesn’t just pass through as waste, which is highly important! Otherwise, why would we take it in the first place?

We wanted a product that didn’t just work; we needed it to work fast and work well, which is why BUBS Natural Collagen Protein Powder is hydrolyzed, crafted from grass-fed and pasture-raised peptides from Brazil, and highly bioavailable so you can begin seeing immediate results upon consumption.

And where will you see these results? That’s the best part - from your skin to your hair to your nails to your digestive tract, collagen protein works wonders on exterior appearance and internal functionality alike. For all of us athletes, collagen protein works to promote healthy, mobile joints, elastic muscles and tendons, and firm ligaments.

Why Does Collagen Protein Improve My Skin?

Called the fountain of youth by some, collagen protein gained much of its reputation from the undeniable benefits it has on hair, skin and nail growth and appearance.

Now, your body itself makes collagen, but studies show that this production decreases by 1% each year as the body grows older. This is one of the contributing reasons for wrinkles and fine lines. As the elasticity provided through collagen production lessens, wrinkles become more prominent.

Meet glycine and proline, two of the major reasons why collagen protein works so well to fortify skin. Both essential amino acids found in collagen protein, glycine and proline help promote strong, smooth skin, boosting your body’s existing collagen production efforts.

Why Does Collagen Protein Help My Joints?

As mentioned before, there are many types of collagen protein. Types I and III are the types found in the skin and hair, whereas Type II is the collagen protein found in the protective cushioning between joints. Again, as one ages, this protective cushioning becomes, well, less protective and your joints are more inclined to grind against each other. When we found evidence for this, we said “hard pass” and immediately began searching for a supplement to prevent it.

We figured the best way to go was to create a collagen powder that goes straight to the joints and helps to build up the cushioning again (or prevent its breakdown in the first place). Consequently, collagen protein can have the lasting effect of lessening the pain of, or preventing arthritis, since it targets these tender areas of the joints. Collagen protein works to provide that, which your body no longer can. If you continue to act preventively against issues such as sore joints, your body will benefit from the help you’re giving it!

Why Does Collagen Protein Improve Muscle Health?

Many people choose to consume collagen protein after their workouts, because it not only helps with a faster recovery, but helps to build those muscles quickly. Studies have shown in both men and women that taking collagen protein as a workout supplement significantly supports muscle growth.

Specifically, BUBS Collagen Peptides' amino profile includes proline and lysine, two amino acids known to boost workout recovery time. Proline strengthens tendons and ligaments to help increase strength and lean body mass. Lysine is essential for muscle growth. The lysine in BUBS’ Collagen contains more nitrogen than whey or other types of protein supplements, making it the best option to help maintain positive nitrogen balance within the body during intense workouts.

These amino acids work with the body to promote healthy, natural muscle growth, while strengthening tendons and ligaments to prevent injury.

Collagen protein peptides work alongside your exercise routine by reinforcing your body against the strenuous body-building tasks it endures.

Collagen Protein, a Healthy Body Image Advocate

But when production slows down over time, it’s a great idea to supplement what your body can no longer do on its own! You can start this healing journey by simply pouring 1-2 scoops of BUBS Collagen Protein into your morning coffee or post-workout smoothie. It tastes like nothing, but it works like a savage.

The results are in, and they’re backed by science: collagen protein helps bolster your skin, your nails, your hair, your muscles and so many other bodily functions. Your body already makes collagen protein in different forms, acting as a spring in the step of your skin, joints and muscles. Better yet, collagen protein fulfills promises originally made by every miracle skin cream, workout supplement and miracle drug, without the painful side effects and empty results. Science proves that collagen protein supplements help your body do what it already does best. Enjoy health and improved wellness, no matter your age or daily routine!