Okay, so we already know collagen's manifold benefits. But let's say we want to be obsessive and squeeze every last bit of power from the collagen you take. Doing this means we have to over-optimize every detail, including the following question: is it better to scoop collagen into your coffee coffee cup and then pour the coffee, or pour the coffee and then scoop the collagen in.
There's a problem with answering that question: you'll forget the answer in two seconds. At least I will. Confession: I take collagen almost every day (guess what brand I'm addicted to?) and it took me far too long -- 4 months, perhaps? -- before I remembered which it is. Into your coffee, scoop then pour, or pour then scoop?
Question: How do we make it easy, simple, and fun to remember?
Answer: With a fun acronym! Technically, actually, it’s “initialism” not an “acronym” since you don’t pronounce it: “CIA” is an “initialism” since you don’t say “see-ya” but “POTUS” is an “acronym” since you do pronounce it “poh-tus.” But we’ll ignore this technical distinction and use “acronym” for all to avoid esoteric confusion.
Side note: this applies not just to remember the order in which you put collagen into your hot coffee but to anything in life: acronyms are a memorization-nerd's best friend. Read any book on how those magicians are able to remember the first 314,159 digits of Pi for more details.
So, here's the acronym of the day to remember. When you're using bovine collagen, just remember this vivid image: