Have you tried collagen water yet? Most grocery stores are now stocked with colorful bottles of collagen water in a variety of flavors. But do you know what’s in them? And did you know that you can make it at home?
Collagen water is probably exactly what you think it is: water mixed with collagen. Collagen is a protein found in humans and animals and makes up a good portion of our connective tissue. It’s responsible for healthy tendons and ligaments, and strong hair and nails. Collagen water contains collagen peptides that are small enough for your body to absorb, break down, and put to good use!
People love collagen water because it is good for you and easy to grab-and-go. But unless it has other nutrients added to it, store-bought collagen water is no better than just adding your favorite collagen peptides to water or your favorite beverage.
There’s no way around it: we need water. But for whatever reason, many people do not drink enough every day. Staying hydrated is super important for maintaining a healthy metabolism, working out, keeping a clear head--the list goes on and on. Drinking more water is often the first step to better digestion, a better workout, and better skin. Luckily, these are all activities that collagen can help as well.
One of the biggest keys to happy, healthy skin is hydration, and for as much moisturizer as we may apply, nothing will truly replace good old-fashioned water. This means that collagen and water are a powerful team. Why? Well, amino acids such as arginine and methionine work together to make up the skin’s natural moisturizing factors (NMFs) such as hyaluronic acid and peptides that help maintain moisture and a smooth, youthful appearance. And of course, the amino acids in collagen help your body build more collagen, which provides a strong structure for the skin. With NMFs and collagen in place, your skin is ready to retain moisture and stay bright, smooth, and wrinkle-free. So why not enjoy your water and amino acids at the same time with collagen water?
While there are certainly plenty of flavored collagen waters out there, you do run the risk of additives. If you are trying to stick to a gluten-free, Whole30, or Keto diet, it is hard to be certain that those collagen waters meet those standards unless they are explicitly certified. Another benefit of making your own collagen water? You will save money. Collagen water can add up quickly. Making collagen water at home will cut down the cost with all the same health benefits.
BUBS Naturals Fountain of Youth Formula is a delicious collagen blend made especially to support hair, skin, and nails. Collagen peptides bring 17 amino acids to the table, while Vitamin C and Biotin work together to support collagen production and hair and nail growth. It is flavored with the South American Maqui Berry which is light and refreshing. All you have to do is mix with water and voila! A light, refreshing collagen water with a tropical flair. We like to throw a scoop in our water bottle at the beginning of the day as we run off to work or the gym. However, if you would like to blend your own flavor, read on!
Making collagen water is surprisingly simple. First, let’s pick a collagen! We recommend BUBS Naturals original unflavored collagen peptides since they mix with water super well and have minimal taste. Mix your collagen with water. Now comes the fun part: flavors!
We recommend infusing your water with fruit. If you let it sit in the fridge overnight the flavor will come out a little stronger.
Other flavors you may want to try:
If you want to sweeten up your collagen water without adding calories, add a little stevia. If you don’t mind the extra sugar you could also sweeten it with raw sugar, honey, and agave.
Try using coconut water instead of plain water for added antioxidants and a slightly sweet flavor.
Some refreshing flavor combinations we enjoy include
If you don’t drink your collagen water right away (which we doubt will happen), it should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Make sure that you drink it within a few days of making it.
Are you ready to make your own collagen water? BUBS Naturals Collagen Peptides are extracted in a finely-tuned process that makes them dissolve faster and finer than many other collagen brands, so it will mix effortlessly with your water. We also stand by the flavor (or lack of), so your favorite flavors will shine through. If you don’t want to hunt for flavors, try our Fountain of Youth Formula which has been flavored for you!