Happy Tuesday! This week we have a FREE topic, so you can write about any running related topic. Since I’ve been using Great Lakes Gelatin collagen products for almost a year, I thought that would be a great topic for today. A lot of athletes uses collagen because of all the great benefits. As a runner, I was really interested in using collagen to help with my joints.
Here are a few reasons why I love using Great Lakes Gelatin collagen products.
Great Source of Protein
I use the collagen hydrolysate and collagen endurance plus products. The collagen hydrolysate has 11 grams of protein per serving and the collagen endurance plus has 14.5 grams per serving. One of my goals this year is to get more protein in my diet and this is a perfect solution. I usually add the collagen hydrolysate to my morning cup of tea or coffee and I enjoy the collagen endurance plus when I workout.
Add to Food or Drinks
The collagen hydrolysate is flavorless and odorless, so you can really add it to almost anything. I have added it to drinks, smoothies, baked goods and salad dressings. I use the collagen hydrolysate in one of my favorite smoothies (recipe here). Between the protein powder and the collagen, it’s super packed with protein and it’s a great way to start my day or nice to drink after a hard workout.
One of the main reasons I wanted to try collagen was because it’s supposed to be great for your joint and bone health. It also helps with mobility. Besides a few days this month, I will say that I’ve noticed a decrease in sore/achy joints and muscle fatigue. I have also noticed that I’m slightly more flexible. When I do my pre and post workout stretches I am able to breathe into the stretch more. By no means am I super flexible, but I’m not as tight so that’s a win-win in my book.
If you want to try any of these products remember to use my discount code, GLGKookyRunner20, to save 20%!
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