This post is written in partnership with New Chapter, a Vermont-based maker of whole-food vitamins and supplements, however all opinions are my own. I only work with and recommend companies whose products I love, and I’m so excited to share these with you!
When I first started working with New Chapter over a year ago I fell in love with all their products as their efficacy and commitment to quality is second to none. So I was so excited when they let me into a secret they had been keeping for a while – that they were launching three new collagen products! I finally got my hands on them a few weeks ago and have been obsessed ever since! They honestly taste great and blend so smoothly into coffees, lattes and my beloved breakfast smoothies.
Those of you who have been following me for a while know how crazy I am about collagen – I truly believe it is something we should all be supplementing with for a number of reasons. We used to get collagen naturally from our foods when we ate ‘nose to tail’, and would make soups and broths from the bones of our meat. Our move to a more processed way of living, and our reluctance to eat anything other than muscle meat means are diets are woefully lacking in this true superfood.
In humans, collagen comprises one-third of the total protein in our bodies, accounts for three-quarters of the dry weight of skin, and is the most prevalent component of the extracellular matrix. As we age (after 25) our natural collagen production decreases, which can lead to tissue degradation and aging – resulting in poor gut health, lean muscle loss and premature aging of the skin.
Just with all of our food sources and supplements, quality is key when it comes to collagen powder, and as I always say ‘you are what you absorb’! New Chapter’s new collagen products come as hydrolyzed peptides, which means they are easier for your body to absorb and use for growth and repair. They are also 100% hormone free, iGen Non-GMO Tested and are humanely sourced from cage-free chicken collagen and grass-fed, pasture-raised beef collagen. They do not contain any artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners, which makes them perfect for blending into your lattes and smoothies on a daily basis.
One of the key focuses of my nutrition practice is to help my clients achieve beautiful skin from the inside out (it’s why I partner with one of the world’s top dermatologists), so I love helping them find products that support glowing, healthy, youthful looking skin. Collagen Glow not only formula contains 12 g of Types I, II & III collagen but also features Sea Buckthorn, a berry that is a great source of anti-oxidants and Vitamin C, which is known to support anti-aging activity at the cellular level.*
Collagen plus Matcha and Adaptogens? Be still my beating heart! Helping my clients manage their stress response and cortisol release whilst staying energized and ready for the day is a key component of my work, and I love that Collagen Elevate pairs Types I, II & III collagen with Matcha Green Tea and 6 DNA-tested mushrooms (cordyceps, reishi, king trumpet, shiitake, lion’s mane and turkey tail) for a sustained and gentle energy boost that supports adrenal health.*
My goal for my 40th birthday is to be in the best shape of my life – and I have about a year to achieve that! Collagen Move supports my workouts as its Types I, II & III collagen help to support my joints and bones and promote mobility and flexibility, which is vital for powering me through my weekly runs, pilates classes and boxing sessions!* As a female over the age of 35 joint health and bone density are so important to me, and I love that Collagen Move includes plant calcium that’s sustainably sourced from Lithothamnion red marine algae.*
You can find all of the New Chapter products mentioned here in your local health food store, Whole Foods, CVS, on Amazon, or at www.newchapter.com.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.