Protein and amino acids are vital for proper body function. If you’re eating a meat, egg and fish inclusive fat fueled diet, you’re most likely getting your fair share of amino acids, but sometimes it’s helpful to get a boost through supplementation, especially if you’re working out, are older, or injured 💪🏻
There are many different protein supplements out there and it can be very confusing to know which supplement to purchase. I would be very careful and only buy high quality products. I avoid any dairy based supplements (no whey or casein) as well as any plant based powders since they usually aren’t well absorbed and often times are contaminated with heavy metals and other toxins 🦠
Essential Amino Acid supplementation is important for almost anyone, and I even wrote a whole post about them earlier! Check it out here!
In a nutshell, EEA are 99% digestible and give the body all the building blocks it needs in the proper ratios (this is very important)!
Everyone in my house uses them either in bar form or as a powder! Our go to brand is BodyHealth Perfect Amino. The powder comes in a bunch of fun flavors (we love Mocha Boost) and the bars come in Blondie, brownie and mocha flavors, all which are hits!
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Collagen and Gelatin Supplements are especially important for those who only eat muscle meats since muscle meat lacks some of the special peptides found in bone/cartilage/skin.
Supplementing with these two proteins helps with joint, tissue and skin/nail/hair health, especially for those who are recovering from injury or those who are working out and are wanting to maintain joints/muscles 💪🏻
According to an article from Bulletproof:
As the most abundant protein in the body, collagen wears a number of important hats. Want smooth and supple skin? Or, how about healthy hair and nails? Collagen makes that possible. Plus, it’s one of the major building blocks for your bones, tendons, ligaments and connective tissues.
Your body naturally produces collagen. But as you age, both the rate and quality of collagen production slow down. That doesn’t exactly bode well for bone creation and joint health, but not all hope is lost! Your skin may be the first to show signs of aging in the form of wrinkles and fine lines, but taking collagen as part of your skincare routine can help support skin elasticity, skin hydration and overall skin health.Those who want to read more can check out the article
My mom typically puts a scoop of unsweetened collagen peptides in her morning coffee (along with before mentioned mocha boost EAA powder 🙃) but brands like Bulletproof also sell flavored collagen and gelatin products that you can use mix into a shake, as well as a wide variety of delicious bars! You can also use my code CURE.EATED to save some money 😋
Marigolds Bars also has a collagen protein coffee that we love as well! Using my special code CURE.EATED you can save some money on your order 😉
You can also throw a scoop of unflavored gelatin or collagen protein powder (both sold by bulletproof) into dishes like Gulasch or No-bean chili to help give the dish some body and umami flavor (and you’ll never know you’re eating more nose to tail 😉)
As with all supplements, quality is very important and it’s critical to check for third party testing for environmental pollutants, especially heavy metals. We use Marigolds and Bulletproof at home because we trust that it’s the highest quality product!