What are Zentein protein bars?

Zentein protein bars are delicious, convenient, and nutritious. They are made to order with just 5 recognizable ingredients: collagen, rolled oats, peanut butter, honey, and dark chocolate. There are 25 grams of protein per protein bar and no artificial sweeteners, fibre syrups, or fillers that will upset your stomach. Ingredients and description: Collagen is the most abundant protein in the connective tissues of your body. Adding it to your diet can improve muscle recovery rates, relieve joint pain and strengthen tendons, improve skin and heart health, and much more! Our collagen comes from porcine sources. Oats are high in fiber and zinc, anti-inflammatory, lowers blood sugar, prevents cardiovascular disease... the list of benefits from eating oats goes on and on. Oats are also a source of complex carbs which helps keep you fueled and full long after your snack. Peanut Butter is high in protein, healthy fats, and contains nutrients like magnesium and vitamin E. It makes you feel satiated, satisfied, and adds a great texture to our protein bars. It also tastes amazing... Honey contains antibacterial and antioxidant properties while serving as a natural and healthy substitute to sugars or artificial sweeteners. The naturally occurring simple sugars also provides an instant energy boost. Dark chocolate is packed with iron, magnesium and antioxidants— all crucial for healthy psychological and physiological functions. It contains natural compounds that reduce anxiety, lowers stress levels, and supports healthy skin. Our dark chocolate is made without dairy ingredients (although it is processed in a facility that handles dairy).

What can be the benefits of eating collagen?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in our connective tissues and it's integral to their health and formation. Connective tissues in the body do exactly as their name suggests: connect various parts of the body together. As such, collagen can be found in our skin, our muscles, our tendons and ligaments, in our blood vessel walls, and more. Our body can naturally produce collagen when eating the right foods (meats, bone broths, foods with Vitamin C) but the quantity and quality of natural collagen production decreases with age. Eating foods with collagen has been shown in studies to increase skin elasticity, hydration, and appearance; increase muscle recovery rates and strength; increase bone density; and reduce joint pain and even rebuild cartilage.

Why are Zentein protein bars one of the best ways to eat collagen?

Collagen can usually be seen as a fine white powder. However, due to its properties, when collagen powder mixes with water, it can gel up and become sticky. A form of collagen is called gelatin, which can be used an ingredient that thickens or gels foods (think Jell-O). Collagen has similar effect and mouthfeel that can be unpleasant if mixed with water. We incorporate our collagen with peanut butter, melted dark chocolate, honey, and rolled oats to provide an easy way to eat collagen. The melt-in-your mouth texture and taste of the protein bars also helps satisfy your sweet tooth which can save you from eating other unhealthy foods. It's a great way to deliver this protein into your body while providing a lot of other nutrients that support energy and mental and physical performance. We still recommend drinking some water along with our bars however, so you stay hydrated!

How have Zentein's operations been affected by COVID-19?

Read our short two minute blog explaining our operations and fulfillment process and how we have adapted to solving issues that have arisen due to COVID-19 here