Last weekend, I attended the Nutritional Therapy Association Conference in Portland. As one would expect from a gathering of NTPs, this conference was, in a word, delicious. And also educational… that too. But food comes first, when you are in Portland with NTPs.
Some momentous highlights included:
- Finally meeting face-to-face with bloggers and readers who I’ve only known through online communication
- Attending the presentations by an incredible line0up of leading holistic health educators
- Gorging on bone broth samples
- Discussing how to turn blogging into a business on a panel, alongside Caroline Potter and Liz Wolfe
- Announcing the upcoming launch of the company which I’m co-founding, which will offer energy medicine remedies to families and practitioners. (Yeah, that little thing, just starting a company and sharing my soul’s passion for energy medicine. By the way, that’s the big project to which I alluded in my last post. The launch is many months away and I will keep you updated!)
- Chatting with my friends at the Vital Protein booth to discover the launch of their new Marine Collagen.
So, it was a full weekend.
What is marine collagen?
You’ve likely seen my recipes and posts discussing the benefits of hydrolyzed collagen, which I refer to as simply collagen. I’ve used and recommended Vital Protein’s collagen, which comes from grassfed cows. However, I’ve recieved many comments and questions about alternatives for those who are allergic to beef, are pescatarians, or choose not to eat beef. Marine Collagen provides a fish-based alternative to reap the convenience and nutrition boost of collagen.
- Is tasteless, odorless, non-thickening, and dissolves in any liquid
- Comes from the scales of wild and sustainably caught wild snapper
- Provides 11 grams of nutrient-dense protein in 1 serving (this is less protein than the original collagen)
The benefits of marine collagen include:
- Supporting skin health: elasticity, regeneration, and moisture
- Supporting balanced hormones
- Supporting digestion and satiety
- Supporting joint and bone health
- Increasing protein intake without processed powders and bars (For details and research on all these points, see my post 5 Benefits of Collagen Protein)
Uses for Marine Collagen
Enjoy Marine Collagen wherever you would use the original Collagen Peptides, including:
- Blended into your morning coffee (I rarely start my day without collagen-and-ghee-boosted coffee)
- Stirred into soups and sauces
- Added to smoothies
- In my Cake Batter Collagen Bars
The Collagen Cookbook
In collaboration with Vital Proteins, I created The Collagen Cookbook, packed with beautifully-photographed, paleo-friendly recipes, which is FREE for download! Click here to download the book.
The Marine Collagen can be used in place of the collagen peptides in these recipes. Note that Marine Collagen does not replace gelatin, which gels.