For anyone who has ever tried protein powder, you may or may not be aware that most versions tend to have multiple additives that are completely unnecessary for your recovery and/or overall health. Ingredients such as artificial flavoring, soy protein isolate, carrageenan, rGBH, heavy metals, and sweeteners are some major additives to avoid in general, and unfortunately many protein shakes or powders include these substances within their long lists of ingredients. The perfect answer? Eat a meal that is high in protein and contains high glycemic carbohydrates fifteen to thirty minutes after every workout. Realistically though, this isn't always the easiest or most convenient option. Luckily, we have done the hard work for you and have found a better product.
Body In Motion is now offering products by Vital Proteins. Unlike most protein powders, Vital Protein is all about sustainable practices that produce the highest quality nutrition products all based around collagen Collagen is an essential nutrient in our diet that is unfortunately stripped from many of the processed foods we eat daily. Collage promotes good health in a variety of ways. The most notable for our patients is joint and bone health. Multiple studies have shown that collagen peptides may support bone health through increased bone and mineral density, increased bone size, decreased bone fragility, and increased joint comfort. But wait, there's more! Collagen also promotes and supports:
- lean body mass
- athletic performance
- weight loss and maintenance
- muscle restoration
- healthy skin, hair and nails
While Vital Proteins offers many products, we have decided to carry the two that we think are essential:
The Collagen Beauty Greens contain marine collagen peptides mixed with raw organic greens, hyaluronic acid (promotes collagen production, skin hydration, cartilage flexibility and strength), and probiotics. This mixture provides all of the benefits mentioned from collagen while also boosting your intake of healthy greens high in Vitamin A. For those that are looking for some added protein in their diet, the Collagen Whey contains grass-fed, pasture raised beef collagen along with grass-fed, pasture-raised whey protein, Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans, probiotics, and natural hyaluronic acid to achieve a premium protein blend for improved athletic performance. The probiotics in both products are an added benefit as they aid in promoting good gut bacteria and also support protein absorption and recovery.
We are so excited to be offering these new products, as we believe Vital Proteins to be a stand-up company that aligns their values with what we believe in when it comes to health and wellness. If you are interested in either of the products we are offering at Body in Motion, please let us know and we will set some aside for your next visit. Also feel free to call or email with any questions about these or any other products that Vital Proteins offers and we will be happy to assist you!