As you’ve likely heard by now, Stefan and I started running a little over a year ago, and already have our first marathon behind us, along with several half-marathons and other various races and long runs. One thing that you really have to keep in mind when you do strenuous activities for more than an hour at a time is how many things you are depleting from your body. I was talking the other day about some of the many things we use for long runs to keep our bodies going, like MSM and amino acids, and this is another product that I think could be beneficial. Find more info at Monica’s Health Mag.

Several weeks ago I was approached by the company Vital Proteins to try out one of their products. I had never really even heard of collagen peptides or proteins, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I went with the Peptides because I liked the fact that it would dissolve into hot and cold liquids, and I am truly amazed at how well it dissolves. It also has no noticeable flavor.

Like with many things, while I was taking the Collagen Peptides, I wasn’t really sure if I was feeling anything. But within a few days of stopping to consume a scoop of powder in my morning protein shake, I feel more sluggish getting out of bed, less well rested and my nails seem a bit more brittle again. I take other regular vitamins during the day, but am a firm believe of powdered vitamins since it makes since that they would be better absorbed by the body. So I’ll definitely be getting another canister of the peptides soon.

collagen peptides


Collagen Peptides Benefits:

  • Loaded with amino acids
  • Promotes youthful skin, healthier hair, and stronger nails
  • Helps keep bones healthy and strong
  • Reduces joint pain and helps prevent joint degeneration
  • Contributes to a balanced diet and helps maintain weight
  • Natural glycine is anti-inflammatory and improves sleep quality
  • One scoop equals 18 grams of protein

Collagen Peptides Highlights:

  • Pasture Raised
  • Kosher
  • Naturally Minimum Processed
  • No Additives or Preservatives
  • Cold Water Soluble
  • Great for mixing into a quick drink with juice, milk, or water
  • Easily mixed into foods such as oatmeal, pasta sauce, or smoothies
  • Light molecular weight is highly digestible

The Giveaway

I liked the product a lot and I think you will enjoy trying it out as well. So, No Ordinary Homestead is giving away ONE container of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides! (US entries only.)


Main entry (required)

There’s a lot of different reasons that you might be interested in supplements from Vital Proteins. After you’ve checked out their website a bit, answer me this:

What makes you look forward to trying Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides?


Leave your response in the comments below!

The contest will be open until midnight EST, Tuesday, May 13th, 2014.

Winner Selection

One US winners will be chosen via the WordPress plugin And the Winner Is...

Once the winner is announced, you will be contacted via email and must respond by May 15, 2014 to qualify.

Note: I received a container of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides to experience their products first hand. I was in no way paid for this giveaway or to express my opinion. The thoughts are my own and have in no way been influenced by outside parties. The supplement being given away was provided by Vital Proteins.