If you’ve been reading health blogs lately you may be looking at your lovely, steaming cup of coffee right now asking “is it really okay to mix collagen in here? Will I still be able to see the same results?
Breathe, smile, and sip while you read this post.
The short answer is YES, it is perfectly safe to mix a little packet of peptides into your coffee or tea, so rest assured.
What you need to know about heating up collagen
Peptides in collagen creamers are bioavailable and cannot be damaged by hot water
Because the hydrolyzed collagen peptides in our coffee creamers are already in their denatured state, heat cannot harm or degrade them any further. Once you drink your tasty creamed coffee, your body enzymes and digestive system can easily break down these collagen peptides and convert them into the essential materials that regrow and replenish your skin, joints, hair and nails.
Unlike the collagen that makes up the tough connective tissue in your body, peptides are made up of shorter chains of amino acids and are commonly found in protein powder supplements. Hydrolyzed collagen is just another fancy name to describe the bioavailability of collagen peptides.
Collagen proteins can survive temperatures up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit (300 °C)
Research shows that collagen only starts to degrade at 572 degrees Fahrenheit. Just to put things in context that’s 367 degrees hotter than your expensive coffee pot gets. Most conventional ovens are only designed reach 450- 500°Fso if baking is your thing, go for it! Like to Pan fry? Try adding some collagen powder to your keto friendly pancakes.
A good coffee maker will boil water to 190-205 degrees Fahrenheit,and, in case you are curious what the ideal temperature is, coffee research shows that the best flavor is achieved at around 185 degrees Fahrenheit.  But, even if you like to burn your coffee and crank it up way over 200, your coffee, or more specifically the water in it, would evaporate long before the collagen peptides in your coffee creamer!
Collagen peptides sourced from bovine have high amino acid concentration
While different supplements contain different concentrations of amino acids, bovine collagen peptides have a much higher amino acid count as well as a higher heat threshold than marine collagen.Marine collagen should not be used in high heat conditions and would not taste as good in your coffee anyway.
Collagen peptides sourced from bovine hides have high concentration ofhydroxyproline, glycine, and proline which are essential to maintaining the integrity of your connective tissue and to support your muscles. Even as individual amino acids, none of these will decompose until temperatures exceed 400°F.
Collagen peptides are not only proven to enhance skin complexion and help reduce the signs of aging, but are nowbecoming popular among professional athletes. Sports enthusiasts now use collagen peptidesto help them deal with joint inflammation and even support muscle growth by aiding in the natural production of creatine.￼
Choosing a routine that is right for you
Whatever your goals may be, whether you are looking to reclaim that youthful appearance or are looking to take your training to the next level, when it comes to achieving those 'ideal results’, it’s always a safe bet to add a supplement to enhance the routine you enjoy.
This is exactly why millions of people choose to start their mornings with a hot cup of coffee.
Now that you’re sure your coffee is going to be totally cool with the peptide creamer you are going to add,the biggest question is: Which flavor do you want to try today?