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October 28, 2020 3 min read
By Sean Lake

So, you’re taking collagen protein.

Maybe you’ve been taking it for a while and you’ve already watched it work its magic in your body. Maybe you’ve just tried it for the first time. Here’s the question: between scoops of collagen protein, have you ever stopped to get the scoop on what it’s made of?

Today, it feels like everyone from athletes to beauty gurus to nutrition experts have sung the praises of collagen protein. And that’s a good thing: collagen protein is unparalleled in its ability to deliver natural, long-lasting energy, helpful in helping promote mental clarity, natural skin elasticity, even healthy skin, hair and nails.

Everyone deserves to understand the ingredients they’re putting in their bodies, and collagen protein is no exception. That’s why we’ve taken the time to break down exactly what you’ll find in every container of BUBS Naturals Collagen Protein, and what it can do for your body!

So Wait, What Is Collagen Anyway?

Before we talk about the specific ingredients that make up your collagen protein, we should talk about collagen itself, because your body is full of it. Collagen is one of the many proteins found in our bodies and the bodies of other animals. In fact it is one of the most abundant, accounting for about a third of all the proteins in our bodies. Our bodies have a wide variety of proteins that perform all kinds of functions, from acting as enzymes that break down food to building our DNA.

When it comes to collagen, it’s all about structure. This powerful protein is here to literally hold you up, giving structure to your skin, bones, joints...you name it. Credit collagen as the framework that allows the rest of your body to perform.

There are at least sixteen types of collagen in the human body, but the most abundant are types I, II, III and IV. Their structures and makeup vary slightly. Type I, for instance, is made of super-tight fibers perfect for providing structure to bones, skin and tendons, while Type II is more loosely-packed and cushions joints to minimize impact.

As we age and put our bodies through wear and tear, our collagen naturally breaks down.

The good news is that we can slow down this decline, and doing so has never been easier with collagen peptides. Not only are collagen peptides widely available, they are also readily digested. Oh, and we should mention they are super easy to mix into our favorite foods and drinks!

The Best Way to Supplement Collagen Protein

First, we should mention that our bodies do make collagen on their own from the amino acids in the foods that we eat. High-protein foods such as meat and beans go a long way toward providing your body with the amino acids it needs on a daily basis. However, it doesn’t hurt to supplement your collagen protein intake. In fact, studies show that taking a collagen supplement helps increase muscle mass, improves joint function and even slows arthritis.

Collagen itself is not a highly bioavailable protein, meaning that the body has to break it down a few times before it can actually use it. Here’s the good news: when you consume collagen or collagen peptides, your body does not use the collagen you consume to start building connective tissue or hair. Instead it breaks the protein down into amino acids to build the exact amount and type of collagen that it needs.

This is why you should seek out collagen peptides. Collagen peptides have already been broken down into a size that is easy for your body to absorb.

Where Can I Find Collagen Protein?

As you might imagine, the collagen has to come from somewhere. Collagen protein powders have a variety of sources, but the most common are the skin and bones of cattle and pigs, fish scales, and egg shells.

With this in mind, it’s important to find a collagen brand you trust. Look for brands that source their collagen from cage-free, free-range animals that don’t include antibiotics or artificial ingredients that might compromise the final product. (Hint...That’s us!)

Now that you know what’s in your collagen - or at least what should be in your collagen - make sure you are reaching for the best. Bubs Naturals Collagen Peptides are sourced from grass-fed cows and are free from antibiotics. And have you checked the ingredients? We keep it simple. Just pure collagen peptides, rich in amino acids.

So, what’s in your collagen protein? We’re not sure.

But we can tell you what’s in our collagen protein: long-lasting energy, without additives or fillers. Make our collagen protein yours today!