Incorporating collagen into your diet has become an integral part of a fitness schedule, and now the trend has got a new face with bottled water. Vital Proteins just launched its first ready-to-drink beverage, and each 12-ounce bottle packs a collagen punch — 10 grams, to be exact. The Collagen Water ($4.50 each) comes in five refreshing flavors: Original (a "citrus twist on a neutral taste"), Strawberry Lemon, Blackberry Hibiscus, Lemon Ginger, and Blueberry Mint, each with 60 or fewer calories. This water is also dairy- and gluten-free, has three or fewer grams of sugar, and is made without any sort of artificial colors or sweeteners (shout-out to monk fruit extract for a touch of natural sweetness).
You might have surely heard of the Vital Proteins collagen peptides, which some of them even add to smoothies, water, and coffee. Collagen has got quite similar benefits when compared to protein powder but without the same taste that some people find overbearing. Furthermore, the protein-packed substance can help benefit hair to become healthier and also, nails, bones, and joints. Drinking it in bottled-water form eliminates an extra step of scooping and stirring, so consider me on board.
As the most abundant protein in the body, collagen is available in our muscles, skin, blood, bones, cartilage, and ligaments. You may want to consider taking in an extra amount of this vital protein for many good reasons, as collagen is a building block that improves skin elasticity, holds together your bones and muscles, protects your organs and also provides structure to joints and tendons.
It has to be kept in mind that Vital Proteins collagen is not vegetarian or vegan because it's made from grass-fed, pasture-raised cattle (collagen is found in our bodies, too). If you're already aware of its benefits, get up close with the new waters ahead, and shop for them online and on store shelves later this spring.
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