Collagen products are more plentiful than ever. Powders, gummies, chews, pills, and coffee creamer include CBD. I recently tried NativePath Collagen supplements.
Human bodies have the most collagen. It's our structural protein. It's present in skin, cartilage, tendons, and bones. The Greek word kolla means "glue."
Unfortunately, aging causes our collagen production to go down. Chronic stress can mimic the effects of aging, weakening our collagen “glue.”
I got to try both the Original flavor and the Chocolate flavor. The original flavor is straight-up hydrolyzed bovine collagen from grass-fed cows.
Type I CollagenType I collagen is known for joint support. A 2017 study looked at athletes with functional knee pain. Over the 12 weeks with daily collagen they had much less activity-related joint pain.
Type III CollagenType III collagen makes up the skin (including the gut lining). You’ll also find it in some organs, bones, bone marrow, blood vessels, muscles, and other fibers.
I also got to try NativePath’s Collagen Creamer and was really impressed with it from the get-go. I tried the French Vanilla, which was slightly sweet. It provided a delicious cream substitute for my morning coffee.
It’s a clean list of ingredients, including collagen from grass-fed cows and no added sugar. Monk fruit and stevia provide mild sweetness.