Why I Take Collagen


Thank you to Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

Hello friends, how are are you all doing today? I’ve been receiving a lot of questions about my morning routine, and that “strange blue stuff” I add into my coffee each and every morning (I swear it’s not blue haha!). I have been taking this collagen¬†for a little over a year now, and it’s become a staple in my morning routine. I find as I’m getting older, it’s so important to be taking better care of my overall health as a whole, and begin…dare I say it? an anti-aging routine. Yep.. long story short, that’s why I take Collagen. Today, I will be sharing with you my “why” as well as the many benefits of collagen and how you can take it!



Collagen is the vital building block of our bodies including hair, skin, bones, joints, and nails. Simply put, it’s the most abundant protein in the human body, and is what holds the body together. Collagen is found in our bones, skin, muscles and tendons. And as we age, our collagen production begins to drastically decline. I knew the sooner I took collagen, the better, in terms of keeping my skin, hair and nails in tip top shape. My top choice for collagen?¬†Vital Proteins because it’s natural and has one simple ingredient. When I began taking collagen, I noticed a huge difference in my skin overall. I noticed it seemed brighter, and even had a glow to it. My nails began growing faster, and they didn’t seem to break or chip as often. As for my hair, it’s seemed shinier, and softer as a whole…which I’m all for!


Benefits of Collagen


How I Take Collagen

I find the easiest way to take my collagen, is by simply mixing it into my coffee each morning. It’s as easy as taking a scoop (this one is my favorite!) and mixing it into my black coffee. There is no odor, or taste, making it great to mix into water, coffee, or even smoothies. I have actually mixed it into cookies, and you can’t even taste it…who wouldn’t eat a cookie loaded with good for you ingredients?!

Ever since I turned 25, I knew I needed to protect my joints, tendons and begin thinking about starting an anti-aging routine. What’s been the easiest way to ensure I’m taking care of my skin, hair, nails and joint health, is by taking a scoop of Vital Proteins daily, it’s been something that’s become a no-brainer in my every day routine. There are so many different flavors, and even to-go packets, which I love for travel. If you want to take care of your overall health, what better way than to incorporate collagen into your morning routine?


Do you take collagen? What does your beauty routine look like? Share with me in the comments below!




Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

A lifestyle + wellness blog, This Northern Native is a place to come for major realness. I deliver raw, honest content created for those who value becoming the happiest & healthiest versions of themselves possible, and share a love for New England living.