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Prime Day 2023: This Jennifer Aniston-approved collagen powder really is worth the hype

🛍️ Product reviewed: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
Tested for: One year 
Rating: 5/5
💸 Reasons to buy: It is super easy to use, and can easily be blended into hot of cold drinks 
Reasons to avoid: The price is a little on the high side
💰 Best deal we've found: You can currently save a whopping 33% off the celebrity-approved supplement in Amazon's Prime Day sale.

Vital Proteins review
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides powder has significantly improved the texture and quality of my skin. (Yahoo Life UK)

I originally started looking into collagen peptides as a supplement when I read that it can help to improve gut health. What I didn’t expect was the noticeable changes in my skin, nails and hair to be the thing that kept me taking it.

I suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease, as well as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and both can wreak havoc on the gut lining, so I’ll try anything that promises even the smallest bit of respite.

Research has shown that taking 20g of collagen peptides a day can improve the gut barrier and improve tight junctions. Collagen plays an integral role in rebuilding and strengthening the lining of our digestive tract due to the amount of amino acids – in particular glycine and glutamine – that are essential for repair.

It's this combination of amino acids in collagen that also contributes to maintaining a youthful appearance. Collagen can be found everywhere in the body, from tendons and ligaments to bones and connective tissues, and it's responsible for keeping skin plump, hydrated and tight. As the body ages, it slows down its own natural collagen production, so we have to ingest it instead to get that sought-after glow.

I landed on Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides after looking into the ingredients of the collagen powders available on the market. Vital Proteins is known for its commitment to sourcing high-quality ingredients and its collagen powder is gluten-free, dairy-free, and contains no artificial additives or preservatives.

Knowing that I was consuming a product that is free from unnecessary fillers or allergens meant I didn’t experience any nasty side effects, too.

Its no wonder that actor Jennifer Aniston loves the stuff, and is a brand ambassador.

💸 Reasons to buy

Firstly, the effect on my skin since incorporating Vital Protein Collagen Peptides into my diet has been remarkable. It took a few weeks of consistency, but my skin feels noticeably smoother and more radiant, with a visible reduction in fine lines.

Not only that, but my hair and nails have grown at the speed of knots. I've always been a chronic nail picker (terrible, I know) but I feel that they've finally had a chance to grow since taking the peptides.

Plus, who doesn't love glossy hair?

Vital proteins collagen peptides review
The Vital Proteins collagen peptides powder can easily be added to hot or cold drinks. (Yahoo Life UK)

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The Vital Proteins powder is one of the best consistencies I've tried on the market. The powder effortlessly mixes into hot or cold drinks, and its so easy to add a 20g scoop to my coffee or smoothie.

I have also noticed an improvement in my joint health, as any pain and stiffness I might have experienced before has significantly improved.

Reasons to avoid

The price is one point that might put buyers off. At nearly £30 (at full price) for just under 300g it's not cheap. However, I will say that it does last, and it really does do the job, with much better results than some of the other, cheaper alternatives on the market.

Another point some reviewers have made online is that whilst the Collagen Peptides powder is unflavoured, there is a slightly bitter taste if you’re drinking it on its own. I have never personally tasted it when adding it to other drinks like coffees and smoothies, but it’s worth considering if taking it straight is your vibe.

💰 Best deal we've found

The Collagen Peptides 284g container is currently available on the Vital Proteins Amazon UK store for £18.79, which is by far the cheapest price we’ve found out there.

If you’d prefer to buy straight from the source, Vital Proteins currently has a Summer Sale which means 20% off everything online, or 25% off if you spend more than £40 (plus free delivery) and 25% off bundles.

Shop now: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides | £18.72 (Was £27.99) from Amazon

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