The Botox Replacement
YES, that’s exactly what I am calling it and NO they are not the same thing but I’ve heard people say they got the same results. As I was brainstorming trying to figure out the next article I would write, I started thinking about my experience with drinking bone broth protein and collagen peptides mixed.
In the past, I’ve had bone broth alone because I read about it is helpful for digestive issues and found it to be soothing to my upset stomach. I also wondered about collagen and if it was the same or different. I didn’t know so I really didn’t think about it anymore.
The only reason I knew about bone broth was that I was looking for a plant-based probiotic and when I found one the same nutritional doctor who made and sold them also sold broth protein powder. At first, I thought it was the kind that I am used to seeing in the can or cardboard box at the grocery store.
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I continued reading on and found it interesting and natural enough, so I assumed I could drink it the same time I took my probiotic. I bought both and started taking them immediately.
With the bone broth after a couple of weeks, I began feeling a difference in my knees which were stiff when I sat for a long time. I felt impressed by the look and smoothness of my skin. About 8 months later I stopped drinking it because I had long gotten better and wasn’t having anymore stomach discomfort.
I also heard others say they sometimes made their own so I figured I might try that one day as well. I didn’t think about it anymore until about a year later when my knee starting aching as cold weather was drawing near.
At the same time, I was having an issue with my face sagging on one side, making it look uneven. I even had a family member notice and mention it to me. The unevenness bothered me enough to see my doctor thinking it might be something very serious. Fortunately, it wasn’t but that didn’t make me feel any better because it was very noticeable in pictures.
Again I purchased the bone broth and started taking mine with water right away. Online I kept seeing collagen peptides every time I looked up the bone broth and starting thinking maybe I should have gotten that instead. I purchased some and decided to put the bone broth away for later and just take the collagen peptides to see what the results would be and if it was worth it. The label said it was good for hair, skin, nails, and joints. I wanted to see for myself.
The Snap-back Of It All
I was watching a video soon after and heard the same nutritional doctor say he mixes his adding a scoop of each in the morning with his smoothie. I hadn’t thought of that so, I did the same for a week and in the second week I took one kind one day and the other the next.
I continue to rotate with both until I ran out. I consider myself a straight shooter so it didn’t bother me to drink the plain pure flavored although there are several milder ones to choose from with filtered water. It doesn’t easily mix in the water at room temperature unless it’s warm or hot. The collagen mixes so well that the bone broth did as long as they were together.
I did this every morning for almost 3 weeks not knowing or paying attention to what to expect and I didn’t think much about it after that until I looked in the mirror. I stood there kind of shocked wondering where my droopy face had gone. It had snapped back in place like a rubber band.
I had no idea that would happen and took me a minute to make the connection. I was also noticing how flexible my joints were feeling. My skin was smooth and glowing. This is what made me want to share my experience especially having firsthand knowledge.
That’s my personal experience and love the results, but you’re free to mix or match yours whichever way suits you.
People often wonder what the difference is between Bone Broth Protein and Collagen Peptides and so did I. Now that I know, I will leave a few bullet points below so that you can get an idea of what role each play.
Bone Broth Protein
Bone broth has been around since prehistoric times and hunters gathered bones of animals and turned them into a broth that they could drink. It is not like the basic broth you see in the can or box at the grocery store, however, many butchers and meat sections at grocery stores sell leftover bones that they have available which are simmered to extract the maximum amount of nutrients.
The bones can come from a selection of many animals such as pork, beef, veal, turkey, lamb, bison, buffalo, venison, chicken or fish. The cooking process can be time-consuming because it’s done by slowly boiling animal bones over an extended period of time, 24-48 hours and (sometimes even days) while the collagen leaches out of the bones and ligaments into the simmering water. If you want, you can add salt, onion, vegetables and your favorite spices to give the broth more flavor for later use.
Contains Nutrients and Minerals That Help:
•Treating certain joint diseases
•Inflammatory bowel disease
•Boosting your immune system function
•The liver getting bad toxins out of the body by re-energizing and rejuvenating cells
•Combatting hardening of arteries which decreases the risk of heart disease
What Are Collagen Peptides?
Collagen Peptides are extracted from bovine hide instead of the bone of the animal. It can be found throughout our bodies in the muscles, tendons, joints, skin, and digestive system. Collagen helps hold everything together and gives our skin elasticity helping the turnover of dead skin cells to slow signs of aging, sagging skin, and wrinkles.
Collagen also contains amino acids like glycine, which helps boost muscle protein mass and protects against muscle wasting. Glutamine, another amino acid found in collagen, can help improve muscle recovery and reduce soreness after exercise. Those qualities make it popular with athletes.
Pure Hydrolyzed Collagen
Breaks them down into individual hydrolyzed collagen peptides to maximize absorption by the body.
Hydrolyzed peptides have a lower molecular weight and break them down into individual robotic to maximize absorption by the body. It also contains an amino acid known as proline, which may play a role in regulating blood pressure and arterial stiffness.
Hydrolyzed marine collagen peptides are made from fish skin is predominantly made up of the amino acids Glycine, Proline, and fibbers, which together represent about 50% of total amino acid content that stimulate cells in the skin, hair, nails and even the bones and joints.
•Boosts Muscle Mass
•Supports Gut Health
•Reduces Joint Pain
•Preserves Bone Density
•Improves Hair and Skin Health
•Enhances Heart Health
Type 1/Type I: is the strongest, type of collagen found in the human body. It forms parts of the body, including tendons, ligaments, organs, and skin. It’s found in the GI tract and is important for wound healing, giving skin its stretchy and elastic quality, and holding together tissue so it doesn’t tear.
Type 2/Type II: Type 2 collagen primarily helps build cartilage, which is found in connective tissues
Type 3/Type III: Type 3 helps give skin its elasticity and firmness. It also forms blood vessels and tissue within the heart.
Type 4/Type IV: Type 4 forms tissue that surrounds organs, muscles and fat. The thin layer of gel-like fluid provides cushion and padding
Type 5/Type V: This makes the tissue found in women’s placentas (the organ that develops in the uterus during pregnancy, provides oxygen and nutrients to the growing baby, and removes waste).
Type 10/Type X: Type 10 helps with new bone formation and forming cartilage. It’s been found to be beneficial for bone fracture healing and repairing of synovial joints.
Some types of collagen are made from common food allergens, including shellfish and eggs. If you’re allergic to these foods, it’s important to pay close attention to the ingredients list of your supplement to avoid symptoms of itching, swelling, and hives. Some other potential collagen peptide side effects can include heartburn, constipation, and fatigue.
Selecting a high-quality supplement made from pure hydrolyzed collagen peptides can help minimize any side effects.
I hope you now have a better understanding of what bone broth protein and collagen peptides are and what they do. If you have used either, both or plan to use them, leave me a comment below and tell me your experience. I’d be interested in hearing from you.