Protein Peptides: What Are They & Are You Taking The Right Kind?
There has been a lot of buzz around protein peptides in the media lately, and for good reason. And the most talked about protein is collagen. Why? Because it naturally declines as we age. Seventy-five percent of your skin is made up of collagen and is responsible for maintaining a thick and supple appearance. What most people don’t realize is that applying collagen creams and serums topically won’t work because it can’t penetrate the skin. That’s why you have to take it via supplements. This is where LynFit Daily Joint Recovery & Repair with Collagen Peptides come in.
When it comes to improving hair, skin, and nails, the best way to feel the benefits of collagen peptides is to take Daily Joint Recovery & Repair daily to help build up your body's collagen peptide storage. These VIP peptides can signal cells to produce more collagen, and in turn, repair damaged cells and strengthen skin, hair, and nails. But that’s not all collagen does. Collagen is the best way to slow the aging process by tightening skin and improving nail and hair health.
Daily Joint Recovery & Repair contains the exact amount your body needs when it comes to these VIP collagen peptides, plus, it contains a smaller version of these bioactive peptides, so they are easier to digest.
The most popular question I’m getting lately, besides how can I tighten loose, saggy skin is, "What are these peptides?”
In simple terms, peptides are just small proteins but don’t be fooled. Just because they are small doesn’t mean that protein peptides aren’t extremely effective and more powerful than just about anything else you’ll ever take. Peptides are naturally occurring molecules that are found in all living organisms and play a critical role in every living system.
What most people don’t realize is that protein peptides need to be taken daily, especially if you're over 25. While you’ll see and feel a big difference taking them, you may need to double up your dose for the first month to rebuild depleted storage. I can notice a difference in my facial wrinkles (yes, I have them) when my storage is refilled, and when I skip a dose.
Protein peptides are loaded with all sorts of benefits, and that’s why they are being recommended for just about everyone. There benefits range from burning fat to preserving lean muscle tissue and tightening skin everywhere from the backs of your arms to the tops of your thighs. And yes, your face, which is my personal favorite. They also help heal and reduce aches and pains, from carpal tunnel to sciatica, and everything in-between.
- Strengthens skin, hair, and nails
- Improves hair and nail growth
- Supports joint and bone health
- Nourishes and protects muscles, joints, cartilage, and nerves
- Helps heal the digestive tract, reducing inflammation that is at the root of almost every digestive issue we face
Taking the right amount of the right kind of protein peptides every day is the secret to getting the results you're looking for without stopping your weight loss.
By now, I’m sure you’re asking, "What’s the difference between drinking my Complete Protein Shake and a Peptide?"
Yes, protein peptides are essentially just smaller versions of the same protein, but the big difference between the two is the protein peptides are made of strings that are the body’s building blocks — amino acids that are all glued together by peptide bonds.
Scientifically speaking, as a rule, peptides are defined as a compound containing two or more amino acids. When it comes to using the term “protein,” it’s used to refer to a large peptide molecule with a long chain of amino acids. (Thank you for allowing my inner scientist to come out. I couldn’t help myself; I had to let her out on this one.)
In a short speech, peptides are the Powerhouse Proteins. They are precursors to proteins, and not only do they perform a host of vital functions in the body, but they also do it more efficiently.
Proteins and peptides are made from amino acids, so consuming enough amino acids is vital for producing the peptides needed for proper bodily functions, but there's a catch — if you're not eating enough of the right kind of food, at the right times (or if you're over 25 and your body’s digestive system is off) this doesn’t always work out the way you plan. That’s why taking supplements like liquid Daily Joint Recovery & Repair is your best bet, especially if your skin is showing signs of aging (wrinkling and loss of firmness), as well as body aches and pains. In fact, it’s the only way you can give your body what it needs to look and become healthier. It’s the BEST way to improve whole body health!
Did you know that a chain of more than 50 amino acids is called a protein instead of a peptide?
Twenty percent of our body is made up of protein, and since protein is made from amino acids, you can see why getting enough amino acids is so important.
In my 29+ years of metabolic nutrition, the biggest mistake people make when it comes to their health (ranging from losing weight, alleviating aches and pains, improving hair and nail growth, tightening and firming the skin) is NOT getting enough of the right kind of protein every day. Supplementing with Daily Joint Recovery & Repair makes this easy and more cost effective and won’t cause bloating or stop your weight loss the way drinking bone broths will.
Long story short — amino acids are essential every day, and here are a few of their jobs:
- Promote healthy new cells and create stronger cell structure (like firmer, healthier skin)
- Improve healing for everything under the sun (bones, muscles, tissue, ligaments, nerves, and every vital organ in our body)
- Provide a backup (storage) and expedite the transporting of critical nutrients
Now you know a few of the reasons why protein peptides are so popular, and why you should be supplementing with them every day.
These peptide powerhouses found in Daily Joint Recovery & Repair are in a colloidal form, making it easier to digest than long chain amino acid strands. Not only that, supplementing with Daily Joint Recovery & Repair enables you to absorb more bioavailable amino acids quickly, making it the best supplement to stack all your other supplements with, so you see and feel results faster.
Promote gut health and improve digestion
In addition to the skin, supplementing with collagen also improves gut health. Amino acids like glycine, found in collagen help to reduce gastrointestinal (GI) inflammation, including conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you struggle with a leaky gut or you experience poor digestion, taking a collagen supplement can help because collagen is in the gut’s connective tissues and taking it helps to strengthen the protective lining of the digestive tract.
When there are gaps in the intestinal barrier (due to lack of nutrients in order for it to heal correctly), toxins, and undigested food can leak through into the body, this is known as leaky gut. Protein peptides promote proper collagen production, helping to heal leaky gut and improve digestion.
Glycine (found in collagen) is loaded with benefits, including how well it protects against several intestinal disorders. In addition to glycine, another amino acid found on collagen is glutamine. Glutamine helps prevent gut inflammation before it begins and prevents oxidative stress in the intestines. Glutamine helps with all types of digestive issues, from IBS to irritable bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and many more.
It’s a key nutrient when it comes to any type of bodily repair, especially when it comes to healing intestinal health and to help to rebuild and repair, creating a healthier gut. One study even found that glutamine not only reduces intestinal inflammation, but it can also help people recover from food sensitivities.
For fast results, take Daily Joint Recovery & Repair first thing every morning (so you don’t forget), again, in the early afternoon when your body begins to become depleted (that’s why we start to look tired), and after a workout or performing strenuous tasks like yard or housework, to improve your recovery time.
Special mention: If you had surgery or you're planning on having any type of procedure (from knee surgery to dental, and everything in-between) performed, I suggest increasing your dose to 2-3, or more, times daily to prep your body before, during, and afterward. This helps reduce pain, controls inflammation, and shortens your recovery time.
It doesn’t matter if you’re not big on exercise, supplementing every day with Daily Joint Recovery & Repair, that contains the right amount and the best kind of these powerful protein peptides, makes it easier on your body to use the peptides to improve your whole body health. Try it and see for yourself!
- Lisa Lynn