“I’m so pleased to have finally found a clean protein powder to recommend to my sugar detox clients. Further Collagen is all natural, paleo, free of gluten, dairy, sugar and soy, and dissolves completely with no gritty taste. It’s a welcome addition to my morning routine!” – Julie
My clients often come to me looking for an option for a clean protein supplement. They want a protein source that is all natural, dairy free, gluten free, sugar-free, paleo and has no gritty taste. Something that they could even use while on a sugar detox. I thought there was no such thing. Until now.
I’ve heard a lot of buzz recently about collagen, which is an animal protein source that also has several superfood health benefits. Once I heard that my friends over at Further Food were developing a new product made from 100% grass fed collagen that is paleo, dissolves completely and has no flavor, I knew I had to try it. Finally, a protein powder that is compliant with the 21-Day Sugar Detox (and Further’s 7-Day Sugar Detox Challenge)! It’s called Further Collagen, and I have been using it daily as a new addition to my morning routine. A scoop dissolves completely in any hot or cold liquid, and it’s 100% tasteless and grit-free! Some other proteins have made me feel too full or even upset my digestion. Not this one. I have used it in soups, juices, smoothies and even bone broth. You can also cook with it. They have a whole collection of recipes on their website!
But wait… what exactly IS collagen? Well, first of all, collagen is the most abundant protein in our body – it makes up 90% of our connective tissue, 70% of skin, and 90% of bone mass. As we get older, our body starts producing less collagen. This decline is what leads to wrinkles, saggy skin, joint stiffness, and weaker bones. Our ancestors practiced whole-animal eating to supplement this collagen loss, but we don’t eat this way today.
You can read all about the benefits of collagen here. These are a few of the benefits that have been studied:
- Stronger bones, joints, hair, nails and teeth
- Reduced wrinkles and firmer, more hydrated skin
- Improved gut health
- Weight loss and decreased appetite
- Increased athletic performance
I have been using Further Collagen post-workout, and find that it helps my body to recover more quickly. I’m typically a bit of a skeptic when it comes to superfood claims, but I do believe my skin is looking firmer already! I should also mention that Further Collagen is affordable. A one-month supply is less than $20.
Have you tried collagen protein powder? If so, I would love to hear how it’s been going for you!
Ready to cut sugar out from your life? Sign up for Further Food’s FREE 7-Day Sugar Detox Challenge that starts January 3, 2017!
AND continue your Sugar Detox with Julie’s 21 day Sugar Detox that starts January 16, 2017.
Want to see all the wonderful effects that collagen has for yourself? Try adding a scoop of Further Collagen into your morning routine and see the changes happen before your eyes!