Hi there! I’m Kaitlyn, Co-Founder of Collagen For Her! Every time I tell someone that I own a collagen company, I get asked a ton of different questions and the most common is if I take it every single day and why. So, yes I take Collagen For Her every single day! The organic matcha collagen is my favorite and I always start my morning with an iced collagen matcha latte (total side note). There are a few reasons why I take and swear by Collagen For Her, so I wanted to share that here!
Joint & Bone Health
If you’ve had a chance to check out my personal collagen story on our About Us page, you already know this but the main reason I take collagen everyday is for my knees. I was always a runner until a few years back when I started experiencing a pounding in the front of my knees when I ran. I tried everything from resting to icing to heating to special stretches and nothing made my knee pain go away. I was about to give up on running all together when I started taking collagen. I noticed after about a month or two of taking it every single day that my knees weren’t cracking the way they once did. I was hopeful and decided to go for a run and I had no pain! That was almost three years ago and the only time the pain comes back in my knees is when I stop taking collagen (for example, when I go on a week long vacation and don’t use it). This is the main reason daily collagen is a non-negotiable for me and I highly recommend Collagen For Her to anyone who is experiencing similar problems!
The real reason I started taking collagen was not because of my knees (that was just a very pleasant surprise) but because I cut about 6 inches off my hair and immediately regretted it (I feel like a lot of women have been there, ha!). Not only did I feel like it made my hair grow back quicker than it normally would have but my hair was much fuller than usual. Around the same time, I also started receiving a ton of compliments with people telling me my hair looked very healthy and shiny (despite not cutting my hair for an entire year). I chalk it up to the collagen! I’ll include a photo below of my most recent hair growth!
One of my favorite things about collagen is the added protein that comes along with it. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, so when you take a pure collagen powder, you are also taking a pure protein powder. I don’t eat a ton of meat and I’m always struggling to hit my protein goals (especially if I am counting macros). An extra 10g goes a long way for me and I love that I get it first thing in the morning because it really helps to kick start my day in a healthy way. I also love having my matcha latte before I workout because it has the protein for me not to get hungry and adds a little boost of energy. Get my matcha latte recipe here!
A few years ago, you never would have caught me without nail polish on my fingernails. I’m not sure why but I just had this constant need to always have my nails painted. Part of it was because my nails were always cracked to the point where it almost hurt. They are so much stronger than they used to be and they grow so fast - I have to cut my nails at least once a week. Nowadays, I don’t even really like painting my nails that much because I think they look great and healthy without nail polish!
This has just been my personal experience with collagen. Like I said, I’ve been taking Collagen For Her every single day for almost three years and the number one thing I tell everyone is that consistency is so important! It is just like working out or eating healthy - you can’t do it 25% of the time and expect to get the same results as people doing it 100% of the time. It is so easy to incorporate into my everyday routine and when I started my own collagen brand, I wanted to make sure it would be easy for other women to incorporate it too! That is why we try to have a variety of easy to use products - something for everyone!
If you have any other questions about my collagen journey and why I love taking it every day, drop them below! Thanks for reading and as always, thank you so much for supporting Collagen For Her!