If You're on the Fence About Collagen Powder, These Photos Will Make You a Believer

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To many, collagen is a mystery supplement. Some suppose that it doesn't have much effect on the body, while others rave about its skin-firming, hair-growing, and joint-repairing powers. 

I’m a personal fan of the Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides ($43), which is a super powder that includes collagen, vitamin C and amino acids. The benefits are said to be plentiful: healthy bones and joints, better skin elasticity, hair and nail support, and a youthful appearance. I was skeptical about these claims at first: How could a do-it-all powder like this exist? My fears went away when I noticed how much longer, healthier and shinier my hair was just within three weeks of use; but I’m not the only one that's witnessed these life-changing results.

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A quick scan of Instagram tags will show you what millions of women already know: collagen works. All three of the below women have credited their newly healthy hair to the same product, each praising the results of their favorite Vital Proteins Powder. “Thank you @vitalproteins for this hair growth,” says one user. “@vitalproteins every day. I stir this into my coffee or my tea. Collagen plays a big role in renewing cells and maintaining strength and elasticity,” another raves.

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Phew, this is not easy to post because I am pretty self conscious about my hair, but I started this account to help people, so that is what I am here to do. A few years ago I was diagnosed anemic and shortly after I lost about 1/2 the volume of my hair. In clumps in my shower, on my bedroom floor and honestly it totally freaked me out and consumed my mind. I am finally on the road to getting that hair back.. and I really owe it to a few things: 1. Firstly use a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner and be very easy on the heat. I try to let my hair air dry and only style it every two days. 2. @vitalproteins collagen every day. I stir this into my coffee or my tea. Collagen plays a big role in renewing cells and maintaining strength and elasticity. We lose collagen as we age around age 25 to be exact, which can mean premature hair loss, adding collagen back in your diet can reverse this. 3. @hairanew pills. I found this after researching hair vitamins on amazon. The reviews were great and there were pictures to prove it! This pill has 5000mcg of biotin along with many other including horsetail and Kemp. These pills were a little hard on my tummy at first, so take after a big meal! These results are after 3 months, so be patient but happy growing, 💁🏽‍♀️ Hope I can help some of you! And tag others who might want this info 😌

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Unsurprisingly, celebrities are also big supporters of the brand. Kourtney Kardashian loves this supplement so much that her lifestyle brand, Poosh, collaborated with Vital Proteins in order to create Vital Proteins x Poosh Blueberry & Lemon Collagen Vibes ($44) and Vital Proteins xPoosh Pink Moon Milk Collagen Latte ($49), two flavors out of many in their range of collagen powders, waters and shots.

Kardashian uses this in a warm cup of water in the morning as it kickstarts her day and “it has vitamin C and zinc, so it's immunity-boosting especially, and everyone's getting sick," Kardashian said to Shape Magazine. It also has hyaluronic acid, which is essential for optimal skin health “and of course, it has collagen, which is great for skin, hair, nails—so many benefits. I drink this every morning.”

Collagen is a structural protein that strengthens the tissue within your body. It supports hydration, firming of the skin, heart health and much more. What many people don’t realize, however, is that after the age of 20, we lose about one-percent of our collagen production each year. Implementing a supplement into your diet now helps to promote optimal health and beauty benefits—Hhwever, it's important to note that taking collagen every day will unleash the best results. If you don’t want to experiment with a supplement, try implementing collagen into your system through foods like spinach, fish, beets, and bone broth or even by sleeping a few more hours at night.