5 Things to Know About Keto Collagen Protein
1. Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and is important to be replenished since we are continually losing collagen as we age.
2. Collagen protein is responsible for strengthening your bones, joints, and ligaments.
3. Collagen protein can play a big role in improving our gut health by improving the lining of our digestive system.
4. Collagen protein can also contribute to improved skin health.
5. The minimum effective dose to see benefits from collagen is 10g.
What is Collagen For?
Collagen is quite literally the glue that holds your body together. It’s a protein that makes up about 30% of the proteins in your body.
Without collagen, your skin would be dry and thin, your nails would be brittle, your muscles couldn’t grow, and your bones would be extremely fragile.
Taking a collagen supplement, like Perfect Keto Grass-Fed Keto Collagen has been shown to…
- Strengthen your bones, joints, and ligaments
- Improve gut lining and connective tissues
- Improve your skin health
Chances are, you’re reading this guide because you have just received a shipment of Perfect Keto Collagen Protein and aren’t sure exactly how to use it. We’re here to answer any questions you may have:
How to Use Collagen
Although it’s not what the beauty industry would like you to believe, collagen is actually ineffective if applied topically. The molecule is simply too large to be absorbed through the skin.
Instead, for collagen to work its magic, you have to consume it as a supplement.
There are no foods that have a meaningful or effective amount of collagen (except for bone broth), so that means that you need to take it as a supplement, like Perfect Keto Grass-Fed Keto Collagen, for it to be bioavailable and effective in getting the benefits listed above.
How Often Should I Take Collagen?
The minimum effective dose of collagen is 10 grams per day. One scoop of your Perfect Keto Collagen Protein powder contains 17 grams, which will provide all of the benefits listed above plus a bonus boost.
If you take a minimum of 10 grams of collagen every day, your body will begin to see the benefits.
It’s extremely important to take collagen every day. Your body loses its collagen stores by a rate of about 1% each year once you hit your late 20s / early 30s, and every day that you don’t take collagen is a day that you lose it.
Higher amounts are also safe. There is currently no lethal dose known for hydrolyzed collagen, but check in with your doctor if you plan on taking much more than the recommended daily serving.
When Should You Take It?
There’s no “best” time to take collagen, as your body will absorb and use it any time of the day, so take it whenever you like. It also won’t keep you awake at night, unlike some other supplements.
Here are some suggestions of when to take collagen:
After a Workout
Each scoop of Perfect Keto Grass-Fed Keto Collagen has about 10 grams of protein, which suggests it could be helpful to take it right after hitting the gym. This may also help in joint, muscle and tendon repair.
In the Morning
Add collagen to a morning smoothie to boost your body with amino acids, or at the end of the day in a relaxing tea.
Because Perfect Keto Collagen contains MCT oil (for the energy benefits), it can be beneficial to take it soon after waking up to boost your brain and body with energy from ketones. Just sprinkle it over your scrambled eggs or add it to your hot coffee (hint: Perfect Keto Collagen in chocolate or vanilla turns your coffee into a seriously tasty treat).
To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Perfect Keto Collagen comes in both chocolate and vanilla flavors, which makes beverages, baked goods, and sweet treats decadent and delicious.
If you’re following a ketogenic diet, the opportunity to satisfy your sweet tooth can be scarce, but our collagen powder is keto-approved.
Who Should Use Collagen?
Women vs. Men
While everyone starts out losing collagen in adulthood at the same rate, it increases drastically for women during menopause, and eventually slows down to a loss of 2% per year — but that initial rate of 1% per year remains constant for men.
Still, no matter your gender, taking collagen supplements can be beneficial to your health.
Is Collagen Vegetarian or Vegan Friendly?
Bovine collagen is not compatible with a vegetarian or vegan diet, as it’s made from grass-fed cows in the USA.
Is Collagen Safe During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?
There is no conclusive research on the safety of taking collagen supplements during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Some studies done on the benefits of collagen have purposefully excluded pregnant or breastfeeding women for this reason.
The best thing you can do to be sure is to ask your doctor.
What is Perfect Keto Collagen Made From?
We use only real ingredients in all our products. Each jar of Perfect Keto Collagen is made up of 100% grass-fed collagen (from USA cattle), MCT oil powder, stevia leaf, and natural vanilla or chocolate flavoring.
How Does Collagen Affect Ketosis and Blood Sugars?
Each scoop of Perfect Keto Collagen contains only 1 gram of carbohydrates and 10 grams of protein, meaning that it is completely keto friendly. Just be sure to include it when calculating your macros, so you don’t go over your recommended protein amount!
Since our collagen is made with stevia leaf, it also won’t affect your blood sugar levels, so you won’t get any unexpected energy spikes.