Why Hot Coffee Doesn't Damage Collagen

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Why Hot Coffee Doesn't Damage Collagen

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. [1] 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. [2]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°F so 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. [3] 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. [4]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 of hydroxyproline,  glycineand 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. [5][6]
Collagen peptides are not only proven to enhance skin complexion and help reduce the signs of aging, but are now becoming popular among professional athletes. Sports enthusiasts now use collagen peptides to help them deal with joint inflammation and even support muscle growth by aiding in the natural production of creatine. [7][8] 

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 youre 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?