Best Collagen Powders

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Many people like to boost their collagen in take when they are in their fifties because of the many benefits. Collagen can help aging skin look younger. It is really good for joints, hair and nails as well.

I’ve been making my own bone broth for the last few years and have found the benefits of the collagen amazing. My nails and hair are both strong. My hair has a nice shine to it and no longer breaks off like it did when I first started going through menopause. I have also noticed a bit of a difference in my skin especially around my eyes. Of course I will never get rid of wrinkles as I age, but collagen does seem to help my skin look healthier and clearer.

Natural collagen is probably the very best collagen that we can use. If you have a healthy diet and eat a good amount of eggs then you are probably getting many benefits of collagen. But there are other ways to up your intake of collagen and the benefits to go along with it.

Collagen Protein Powders are easy and convenient to use. I like to simply stir some in my morning coffee. Some are flavored and some have no taste at all. 

You can get lots of antioxidants from eating home made bone broth or by eating some jello. And you can take a collagen supplement. But today I want to share with you my favorite way of getting more collagen into my diet. And that is by using collagen powder.


Perfect Keto Chocolate Protein Powder

This collagen powder is the best tasting powder that I have used. I like all the flavors, however my favorite is the chocolate. It is also available in vanilla and salted caramel.

This collagen is a perfect addition to a low carb lifestyle. I add this to my first cup of coffee in the morning. I love the richness and creamy taste. The MCT oil that is in it helps to make my coffee bullet proof and I don’t need to worry about being knocked out of ketosis. 

Perfect Keto Collagen blends very well. My secret is to put a scoop of the collagen in the cup first, then add the coffee. It will mix almost instantly. I don't even need to stir it. Sometimes I add a bit of heavy whipping cream as well. This makes my coffee yummy! 

Some people feel that this is a bit pricey however to me it is worth the price because the product is from grass fed cows which is something that is important to me. I actually have this product autoshiped to me as I love the energy it gives me and how great my skin feels since using it.

Also, if you are missing chocolate milk with your keto lifestyle, then you really should try a scoop of this collagen powder in a cup of plain almond milk. I use a blender to mix it up and enjoy it over ice. I think it would also make a great low carb hot chocolate as well.

Hair Loss and Keto

 hair loss and keto

Today I wanted to share with you one of the not so positive side effects that I had when I first started my keto way of living 4 years ago.   One morning when I was blow drying my hair I noticed that my hair was really thinning out. I noticed it about 3 or 4 months after I started eating healthier. It was a bit scary when I saw more hair in my brush and on the sink almost daily. I also noticed the hair I had was breaking off and very frizzy. I was quite worried.

Has this happened to you as well

FEAR NOT! Hair loss during keto is only temparary. 

So why the hair loss while on keto?

It turns out that in a time of great stress we can lose our hair. personally, I don’t feel like I was under any stress when I first started my low carb way of living. Actually, the opposite was true. I was excited and happy to take control of my health. I loved the way I felt and I enjoyed seeing my healthy new body change for the better.

So I was a bit stunned and worried when I saw that my hair was falling out more than normal. So I did some research and learned that even though keto is a much healthier lifestyle, it can be a bit of a shock to someone (like me who didn’t eat exactly healthy in the past. I mean it must have been a total shock to my system when I quit sugar and switched over to fat. I literally was going from one extreme to the other.

The bad news for some of us is that hair loss is a part of low carb high fat. However, the good news is that it is only temporary. Thank Goodness! I started to see my new hair growth within a few months and now 4 years later my hair is shiny healthy and strong.

For those of you who are just starting keto, you can make hair loss less likely by doing a few things.

Start using a good multivitamin if you aren’t already. A good multivitamin like Ketolabs Keto Core Daily Multivitamin with Minerals & Probiotics can help give you the extra minerals and vitamins that you need on a low carb diet. This also includes probiotics.

I also find that taking a hair, nail and skin supplement that contains biotin also known as vitamin b7 is very helpful. A favorite of mine is powerful Hair plus.

Biotin helps to make your hair thicker and stronger and less likely to break off. I have noticed a huge difference in my hair and as a bonus, my nails are much healthier too. I love this product.

I also only use really good hair products that are free of chemicals that may damage my hair. I stay far away from products that contain sulfates as they really dry out my hair and make it frizzy.

I like to also use shampoos and conditioners that contain collagen like ILuseta Biotin & Collagen Shampoo & Conditioner. Collagen helps to make your hair strong. And it is good for your skin as well.

It helps to make your skin tighter and healthier. It also helps with the elasticity we lose in our skin as we age. Other benefits include joint support. Collagen help with joint pain.

Another way of adding collagen to your low carb diet is to make your own bone broth.

Read more about the benefits of bone broth.

Anyway, I hope I was able to reassure you a bit. If you are seeing a little bit of hair loss on keto it will soon get back to normal. But by taking vitamins you can help to prevent it from happening in the first place.