What is Banana Cinnamon Collagen Whey?
Vital Proteins Banana Cinnamon Collagen Whey combines collagen with 27g of organic grass-fed whey protein per serving, organic banana, organic Ceylon cinnamon, Madagascar bourbon vanilla bean, probiotics, and natural hyaluronic acid in an advanced formula. This premium protein blend is packed with potassium for added electrolytes for enhanced athletic performance, improved joint flexibility, natural hydration, and faster recovery. Mix Banana Cinnamon Collagen Whey into smoothies, shakes, and other recipes.
Benefits of Collagen
- Promotes Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is responsible for supporting skin elasticity, stronger hair and nails. Studies have shown that 2.5-5 grams of collagen hydrolysate used for eight weeks by women aged 35-55 significantly improved skin elasticity and hydration, reduced skin dryness, and had virtually no side effects (1).
- Supports Bone and Joint Health
Collagen has been shown to improve joint health as a result of it’s gel consistency and ability to replenish ligaments and tendons surrounding joints. When ingesting collagen, it allows the joints to move with ease and, as studies have shown, can help to reduce pain associated with aging and lowers the risk of joint deterioration (2).
- Helps Digestion
Research has shown that people battling inflammatory bowel disease are at a deficit of collagen and when collagen is supplemented in the body, gastrointestinal symptoms like leaky gut syndrome, IBS, and acid reflux are more easily manageable (3).
- Improves Weight Management
Glycine, an important amino acid in collagen, has been shown to help maintain a healthy body as a result of the roles it plays in the digestive and central nervous systems. Research shows that glycine can help slow effects of aging since it replenishes healthy DNA and RNA cells, as well as improve how the body uses antioxidants (11).
Benefits of Whey
- Promotes Muscle Growth
Whey protein is a high-quality protein that contains essential amino acids and can be absorbed very quickly compared to other protein sources (4). Whey protein is often associated with muscle development. Supplementing with whey protein, in addition to strength training, has been shown to be an effective strategy for building and maintaining muscle (5). Research has shown that whey protein can also aid in muscle loss due to aging (5).
- May Help Reduce Inflammation
The body may experience inflammation due to wear and tear as a result of exercise or poor lifestyle habits. One study found that inflammation sufferers who took larger doses of whey protein supplements experienced a reduction in C-reactive protein, which is a main component of inflammation within the body (6).
- May Lower Blood Pressure
Studies have shown that whey protein, often found in dairy products, can positively affect high blood pressure in adults (7). It was found that bioactive peptides in dairy products, called ACE-inhibitors contributed to reduced blood pressure in the adults tested (8).
- Can Reduce Hunger
Whey protein has been shown to be the most filling of all the proteins, contributing to reduced hunger (9). Eating more protein has proven to promote fat loss, and whey protein’s high concentration of nutrients is a great contributor (9). Studies have shown that whey protein can boost metabolism as well (10).
Recipe: Peanut Butter Strawberry Protein Shake with Banana Cinnamon Collagen Whey
- 2 scoops Vital Proteins Banana, Cinnamon & Vanilla Collagen Whey
- 2 overripe bananas
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup ice
- 1) Blend together all ingredients except for the Banana, Cinnamon & Vanilla Collagen Whey
- 2) After all other ingredients have been blended, add in the Banana, Cinnamon & Vanilla Collagen Whey
- 3) Enjoy immediately!
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