A stroll down the supplement aisle can be a rollercoaster of emotions. At first, it’s inspiring: a better night’s rest, increased energy, even less bloating. It seems like I can tackle my biggest health challenges with a few delicious gummies. But then there’s the reality check. I know not all supplements are created equal.
However, in the quest for healthier skin, nails and hair, one type of supplement has made its way into the daily routines of celebrities, medical professionals and even beauty editors: collagen powder. A protein that gives our skin structural support, collagen decreases in our bodies as we age. And sun damage, smoking and alcohol can break down collagen even more.
When I heard that Vida Glow’s Natural Marine Collagen was backed by clinical studies, and people were experiencing real results, I was intrigued. And after experimenting with the mango-flavored and unflavored collagen powders, I’m a fan now, too.
What It Is
Vida Glow’s Natural Marine Collagen is a collagen peptide made from sustainably sourced fish skin. The protein is broken down into peptides that are small enough for the body to absorb the nutrients. According to the brand, the powder boasts “an absorption rate over 90 percent.” Vida Glow also claims that every batch of powders is tested for heavy metals, mercury and contaminants, so you can feel good and safe using them daily.
As for the taste? The powder has been infused with real mango, which lends to a sweet but not overpowering drink. In case you’re wondering, there is no fishy aftertaste either. Unlike fish oil supplements, you won’t have to deal with any embarrassing fish burps.
There are also clinical studies, which I really appreciate. In testing, the supplement proved to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin firmness and enhance skin elasticity.
How to Use It
I love the convenient sachet packaging that allows me to take perfect portions with me on-the-go. The powder easily dissolves into a glass of water, and you can take it one to three times a day, depending on your age. For those 25 to 35, Vida Glow recommends one to two servings, and for those 45 and up, three servings a day.
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