Following my work outs I always try and eat or drink some source of protein. I, personally stay away from the chalky powdery shakes because of taste and texture, and hate trying to choke it down.
The passed two weeks or so, I have been drinking a clear powder from Vital Protein, supplemented with protein, vitamins and collagen and I can sayyyyy I am never goin back. Here's a little more about why collagen is so important to incorporate into your daily diet.
According to Healthline and Web MD. "Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin and muscles." As you age, your body produces less collagen, leading to dry skin and the formation of wrinkles. Taking a collagen supplement helps slow the aging of your skin by reducing wrinkles and dryness.
It also helps with joint pain and could prevent bone loss.
It does so by helping maintain the integrity of your cartilage, which is the rubber-like tissue that protects your joints.
With your bones being made partly of collagen, as you age you again; continue to loose, which in turn make your bones more brital and weak. Taking collagen supplements gives them structure and helps keep them strong.
One more thing, collagen also promotes hair and nail growth so you can leave those smelly fish pills behind.
My conclusion ^^^ I mean do I really need one? The research and findings are all there.