Can Protein Powders Be Harmful?

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about this truly amazing protein—hydrolyzed collagen—over the past few days, and maybe even tried some of our recipes! If you missed our videos, check them out here. Find our hydrolyzed collagen on Amazon here.

I’ve been getting some questions about it via email, so I thought I’d take a moment to answer a few of them here.

Can collagen replace whey or other protein powders?

Many have asked if hydrolyzed collagen is a replacement for whey protein powder. The answer is absolutely yes. Like whey protein, hydrolyzed collagen is easily absorbed and utilized by the body, making it a perfect post-workout protein.

In fact, many people use collagen instead of whey because it is a cleaner, less processed source of protein.

While I do not claim to be an expert on this, there has been some negative publicity about whey protein powders, highlighting questions about quality and purity. Many of these powders are processed and packaged in China, and a 2010 Consumer Reports analysis and 2013 and 2015 analyses found potential contamination issues (heavy metals, arsenic) in 20-20% of the samples tested. You can read more about this here, here and here if you want.

I do believe that there are safe, high quality, whey protein powders and, in general, whey is a great, easily absorbed protein if you can tolerate dairy. But some people are choosing to avoid the potential risk completely by switching over to hydrolyzed collagen or some other single source protein (hemp hearts, pea protein, etc).

The other major and noticeable difference between whey protein and hydrolyzed collagen is that collagen does not have a flavor. Some protein powders can be chalky tasting and require a lot of sweetener to make them palatable. Hydrolyzed collagen does not change the taste or texture of things and has no added sugar (or any other ingredient).

How much should I use and how quickly will I see results?

We recommend 2 scoops per day—1 in the morning and 1 in the evening—for the best results. You should notice a difference in 4-6 weeks.

Can I use it in a meal-replacement shake?

Yes—the protein will help you feel full longer and will balance your blood sugar. Just make sure that, if you are making a meal-replacement smoothie/shake, you include healthy fats along with the collagen protein and the carbs (fruit, vegetables etc). You can use a nut butter, avocado, coconut oil, or even chia seeds. Including a healthy fat will balance the meal and keep you satisfied.

Click here to order our Hydrolyzed Collagen on Amazon, and use the code FM4LVIPS for $8 off!

I still think back to when Tracie Fountain introduced me to this product. I was so skeptical, but I cannot get over the difference it has made for me and just about all of my clients who use it.

Every day I hear from people who can walk up and down stairs without pain; who no longer suffer cravings because they’ve managed to balance their blood sugar; who are no longer hungry all of the time because they’ve increased their protein consumption.

Can you take too much of it–is too much bad for you?

No. Because hydrolyzed collagen has no other ingredients and is simply protein from pastured cattle, there is no toxic amount. You cannot “overdose” on collagen.

Just check out a few of the comments we’ve been getting on Amazon:

This product is amazing. My wife & I enjoy going to the gym but do not enjoy the soreness that follows. My wife found this product on Fit Moms for Life, and she ordered it and we began to take it immediately on arrival. It WORKS….the soreness is minimal and our energy levels are improving daily. I would like to say THANK YOU for creating this product and I am in hopes more people begin to use it. You won’t be disappointed!!!!! Daniel & Leslie M

This product dissolves easily into almost anything. The free cookbook is a nice touch and the Baked Oatmeal is outstanding! I like that when it lists the Other Ingredients: it says “Nothing!” I bought it to help with sore wrists. I hadn’t noticed until now that they are not sore. I plan on using it for a full two months and then going off it for two weeks to see if the soreness returns. It is easy to add to my diet so keeping up with 2 servings a day is simple. Mary M

I have been using this product for a couple weeks and absolutely love it. I try not to eat carbs alone, so this is a really nice addition to my coffee or tea if I am enjoying it with oatmeal or a muffin. I did find it to add a really subtle vanilla flavor, but my husband disagrees. The protein adds a satisfying component that I didn’t anticipate, but really love! I have also experienced less soreness post-workout than I ever have before! I’m looking forward to seeing if it has any effects on my hair and nails in a few more weeks. Will definitely be purchasing again! Katie C

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As a reminder, you may see our brand new foam roller on Amazon—click here to check it out. We haven’t officially launched that yet, but if you are interested, don’t buy without using the code FM4LLOVE to get $15 off!

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