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  1. Can’t wait to try this, though I just ordered the beef one. I would prefer the marine option! Thanks for sharing such amazing products. Best of luck with your new endeavor can’t wait to know more about it!

  2. Thanks for the info, Lauren! I have been using the Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides for over a year, and the Great Lakes before that. Have seen amazing improvement in my skin. I turn 50 in a few months and can honestly say my skin is firmer than it was 10 years ago. My nails were always good but even stronger now. I’ve always used the beef, which I am completely cool with (even though I was vegetarian for over 30 years) but great to know that this is available for my non-beef eating friends.

  3. I just stumbled across your blog and I love the information, your personal experience and the lay out! I am brand new to blogging and have so much to learn. This site really inspires me to do it right.
    I’ve recently been researching collagen and have yet to decide on which way to go forward, but I thank you for the information.
    I’m also curious about the conference you attended. I have a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and studied holistic nutrition, (online ) at Clayton College of Natural Health, before it closed. I would love to obtain a certification in nutrition, do you have any suggestions of where the best place would be to obtain that?

  4. Hi Lauren, my 16 yo son was just diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and the medication he’s taking has raised his liver enzymes. I would like to see him healed instead of treated. I was just reading some articles on how collagen can repair gut/intestinal lining, one article in particular stated its best to take marine collagen for colitis and stay away from bovine. Do you have any information that would confirm or contradict this?
    Thank you for your time! Cheryl

  5. I use the Vital Proteins bovine collagen per your recommendation and love it! Actually I bought both the collagen and the gelatin which I mix together with cranberry juice or orange/lemon juice from our trees and make jello (knox blox) — makes me feel like a kid again, it’s a good for you and a great treat 🙂

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Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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