I always get asked “what’s the best collagen protein powder,” and that’s a tricky question to answer.

Many collagen products are marketed as healthy, but don’t actually contain quality ingredients and some actually contain some pretty yucky stuff. Which is why I do the research to find high quality supplements that actually work!

There are a LOT of collagen powders out there and YOU need to know what to look for.

The biggest problem with collagen protein powders is that most are made from the skin of the animals, not their bones.

When collagen is sourced only from the animal’s skin, it lacks all of the extra nutrients and restorative benefits of the bones.

What is collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body making up 30% of our total protein content. It is often called the “glue” that holds our bodies together and is the major component found in connective tissue. Collagen is important for the elasticity of skin, and the structure of muscle tissue, bones and tendons.

We simply get less collagen-rich meals and foods in our diet today because of how our diet has changed in the last 60 years.

Another problem is our bodies produce less collagen as we age–which totally stinks because collagen actually improves the way our bodies work.

Benefits of collagen protein?

  • Boosts metabolism
  • Supports gut health and improved digestion
  • Supports lowering the risk of heart disease
  • Helps arthritis and supports joints
  • Reduces cellulite
  • Grow healthier hair and nails
  • And the list goes on…

The best collagen protein powder is made from the bones of grass fed cows.

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Bone broth from grass fed beef bones is rich in the proteins and amino acids that are missing from todays diet. Bone broth protein should always be made from the bones of healthy, grass fed, pasture-raised cattle without using chemicals or solvents… just good old fashioned bone broth that is then gently powdered to preserve its benefits.

100% Grass Fed Bone Broth protein makes getting collagen into your diet faster, easier, and healthier without having to simmer bones yourself for 48 hours. You get all the benefits of an easily absorbable protein plus collagen.

After doing the research I feel Paleo Valley 100% Grass Fed Bone Broth Protein is the best choice. Their collagen protein powder is made from 100% grass fed cows that have been raised on pesticide-free, grass pastures. The cows are never fed GMO grains (or any grains, for that matter).

I like that they also have an unflavored product, so you can avoid added sweeteners and flavorings when choosing a protein powder. Adding collagen protein powder to beverages, soups and stews is an easy way to get more protein and the added benefits of collagen in your diet.

I am a passionate advocate for food as medicine, life navigator and culinary coach. This is my space for sharing what excites, inspires and motivates me to live my best life. It began as a recipe blog for nourishing, simple, weekday meals and has become something much bigger… a guide to resilient wellness. I am excited to share my knowledge of how daily habits can cumulatively help you to live like you mean it and age like you want to.