Blog

I’ve tried to ignore this for weeks, but keep getting asked whether its ok to put collagen into coffee – due to some articles with rather hilariously blatant articles telling you that it will break down, or won’t work. They say it “falls apart” under heat – but um, hang on, hydrolysed collagen is HEAT TREATED! They are also saying a number of other really stupid things. The claim is “when added to hot coffee, for example – collagen’s molecular structure melts, diminishing or even negating the desired health benefits” – yawn, just unscientific and shows the writer has no knowledge of what he or she is saying.

Firstly – hydrolysed collagen means that the collagen is heat stable, will not change it’s structure in either hot or cold liquid or food – it will still be fully absorbed and effective. They are confusing collagen with gelatine. Gelatine goes gummy, collagen CAN’T because it’s hydrolysed! Collagen would not be as popular as it is with the zillions of testimonies if it wasn’t absorbed. Hello….!

Just looking at these articles what leaps out at me is their complete lack of physiology, chemistry and understanding of the difference between peptides and amino acids. I’ll get to this just now.

There is something else, they don’t realise either that crams with collagen cannot be absorbed through the skin because the peptides are too large – it’s impossible. They are absorbed through the stomach, that’s why we take them.

The other very obvious thing is that there is an ‘agenda’ here – they are subtly (or not so subtly) promoting vegetarian collagen (as if such a thing existed!). There’s no such thing…. sorry to break this to you, but it is what it is. It’s an animal-derived product from either beef or chicken (like my two brands), or pork and fish (two I won’t touch due to feedlot farming).

SO! The reason they don’t want you using hydrolysed collagen is because they are making their “vegetarian” collagen (sorry, I’m on the floor laughing at this point) – because while I have every respect for your desire for a plant-based product – this is one you won’t get. It’s like saying you can get plant-based blood – it is just a joke!

And NO, you cannot get collagen from green leafy vegetables! You get LOADS of other benefits, but sorry, not collagen. This comes from your meat and your bone broth. Let’s be very clear here. The funniest part of the article I read says “the benefits wear off if you stop taking it” – but, um, didn’t we just hear you say it’s not absorbed, and has no benefit, ‘breaks down’ in coffee etc?

All rather amusing – you decide for yourself – as for me, I’ll never stop my fabulous, now-famous Pure Hydrolysed Collagen Powder! Find it at https://sallyanncreed.co.za/shop – have it in your coffee and see whether you agree with the quacks.