For lovers of collagen coffee, we salute you for catching on to a caffeinated trend that isn’t going anywhere. Now that you’ve found your perfect morning ritual, it would be a shame if we rained on your parade by telling you collagen isn’t going to hold up in your cup of hot coffee. Well, we’re actually here to tell you that there’s nothing to worry about, as collagen and coffee truly do make a perfect duo!
We believe in biohacking as a method of obtaining all the benefits that certain nutrients have to offer, while still enjoying your favorite beverages. Keeping up with all the nutrition trends and staying on top of your supplementation can quickly turn into a hassle, or just plain overwhelming. Besides, how many of these hacks actually become long-lasting rituals if they’re too arduous to prepare or understand? Not many. But combining coffee & collagen is different. In fact, it’s one of the most convenient methods of keeping up with your collagen supplements, while still enjoying your favorite coffee brew and going about your business.
Collagen in Coffee? Here’s Why.
First things first: let’s discuss collagen and the reason for you to jump on the collagen coffee bandwagon. Collagen is the most abundant insoluble protein in the body, accounting for one-third of the entire protein amount in the human body. Collagen is considered a hard protein since it consists of grouped collagen molecules that form long fibrils via crosslinking. The collagen our body produces naturally is referred to as endogenous, while the outside sources such as supplements are known as exogenous collagen. Even though we are able to manufacture collagen naturally, endogenous collagen is prone to breakdown and depletion, which is where collagen supplementation comes into play.
Science & health benefits aside, many of us coffee snobs might be a little wary of adding collagen to coffee. Afterall, a good wine needs nothing at all, why would we want to mess with an impeccable brew? Valid point. Here’s the answer: a highly soluble & unflavored collagen powder won’t mess with the taste or texture of your beloved black gold. As a coffee aficionado myself (nothing happens without first a flat white), I have to admit, I was skeptical too. But after trying it for a week, I converted. To relieve your skepticism, we’ve even created an expert guide to adding collagen to coffee below. Download and get started.