Keto Collagen
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Keto Collagen… What’s that? Do a quick google search and you might not find too much out there. Ketogenic nutrition is just coming into the mainstream and being heavily studied and tested. The results from scientific studies as well as anecdotal individual experiences all point to that a ketogenic diet may carry tremendous health benefits. Keto collagen is a new “tool” from Perfect Keto to help make a quality ketogenic diet accessible to as many people as possible. This is the guide of how to make it work for you! 🙂

When and How to Use Keto Collagen

What is Keto Collagen?

Keto Collagen is a blend of MCT’s and collagen. These are some of the healthiest fats and proteins. The purpose is to give you great energy and recovery and make it convenient as well. A ketogenic diet can be difficult enough on its own, and we need to set ourselves up for success by making smart choices easily available.

The Purpose of MCT’s in Keto Collagen

Fat is an energy source for the body. That’s why we store it, and that’s why a ketogenic diet that uses primarily fat for fuel is so beneficial. Every single cell in our bodies needs fat to function properly, and our brain is made up of predominantly fat.

Like most food, there are healthy and unhealthy types and sources. The purpose of MCT’s is to provide healthy fat energy for you to use as you wish.

MCT is short for Medium-Chain Triglyceride and they are a type of fat that is fantastic for your health and energy levels. Not only are MCT’s good, they are essential. This means we absolutely have to have them for normal growth, regeneration, and survival.

I like to picture MCT’s as of Poseidon’s trident without the hande, (just the three prongs). The three “prongs” are glycerol molecules attached to the glycerol backbone portion. Short-chain fats have short “prongs,” and longer chain fats have longer carbon “prongs.” Here’s the point: The shorter the carbon chain, the easier/quicker it is for your body to break it into energy
Furthermore, when you are following a ketogenic diet, your body is breaking down fats into ketones for energy. So think of MCT’s as quick, clean fuel you will burn. Let’s recap on MCT benefits,
Better Weight Loss  – MCT’s are easily digested and have a thermogenic (energy-creating) effect, also known as “boosting your metabolism.”
Better Energy – MCT’s are fast-acting source of energy. They break down into ketones which can then be used as fuel for your body.
Better Digestion – MCT’s support our gut microbiome by combating harmful bacteria and parasites.
Better Overall Health – MCT’s contain antioxidant properties which reduce internal inflammation which helps the performance of your heart, brain, and nervous system.

The Purpose of Collagen in Keto Collagen

The word collagen still makes me think of botox at first, but it’s so much more than that. It’s one of the most popular supplements for a reason. The word collagen comes from greek roots that literally mean “glue-producing.” Collagen makes up 25% of our bodies protein content, and is helpful in soft-tissue repair. The purpose of collagen is to provide the best protein for the recovery and repair of your bodies tissue.

Collagen directly aids in:

  • Energy production
  • Building healthy DNA
  • Detoxification and digestion
  • Rebuilding joints, tendons, cartilage, skin, nails, hair, organs, etc.

Collagen Notes

  • Collagen is a type of protein – 1 of over 10,000 in your body.
  • In water, collagen breaks into gelatin. They are the same amino acids with a different chemical structure. Think of them as the same tool, but different packaging.

Most other animal-based protein powders can be inflammatory to many people. Casein and whey are known allergens and egg protein can be quite inflammatory. Collagen protein from grass-fed beef is made in the same way that bone broth is made, low and slow heating to preserve the nutrition.

How to Use Keto Collagen

Okay, this all sounds great but how exactly do I use Keto Collagen? There may be as many answers as people who use the product. A good place to start is asking yourself, considering this is made for providing healthy energy and recovery – “When could I use some good, convenient energy and recovery?” Here are some popular ways we see people using Keto Collagen.

When and How to Use Keto Collagen

When to Use Keto Collagen

In the Morning or Afternoon During Work

  • Remember MCT’s are some of the healthiest “fast fats” because they are what your body breaks fat down into for useable energy. Your brain uses about 20% of your total daily energy expenditure.
  • This is not a stimulant for the perception of alertness. Keto Collagen is real energy.

Before/During/After Exercise

  • MCT’s are fuel for your body, especially on a low-carb diet. When we talk about “fat-burning” we are literally describing fatty acids like MCT’s being metabolized into ketones and shuttling energy to your body.
  • Collagen protein plays a huge role in the regeneration of muscles, joints, connective tissues and ligaments.

Anytime, Ketogenic Protein/Fat Snack

  • Get the best quality protein and fats, anytime, without carbohydrates or fake ingredients.

How Much Keto Collagen to Use

Again, this depends on you and your goals. Many people start with half a scoop and increase from there. We see most people taking between 0.5-3 scoops per day, depending on how much they are exercising, their weight-loss or weight-gain goals, or if they are traveling and don’t have easy access to healthy options. Here’s some ideas! 🙂

When and How to Use Keto Collagen

Keto Collagen is a completely clean product. Does not contain any soy, dairy, gluten, artificial sweeteners, or anything that doesn’t directly improve your health. It also tastes phenomenal. Perfect Keto comes in a delicious chocolate flavor that goes great in almost any beverage, coffee or smoothie you can dream up. Also is great in just plain water!

Summary – Keto Collagen

If you are not already boosting your dietary collagen and MCT’s, try it. Try it consistently for a few weeks. Treat this as a research and periodically check in with each part of your body. Ask your knees how they feel the day after squatting. Ask your elbows, hips, ankles, etc. the same. Also, ask yourself how your gut feels, how your energy levels have been. Enjoy and please reach out with any questions big or small.

Dr. Anthony Gustin is a board-certified sports chiropractor, functional medicine practitioner, entrepreneur, podcast host, and founder of Perfect Keto.

After growing his sports rehab and functional medicine clinics to six locations in San Francisco, he shifted his mission to help as many people as possible achieve optimal health and well-being.

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Responses (61)

  1. Hi
    I would like to know how to order more Keto Collagen, I’m running out and I really like your product but it seems to be out of stock.
    Thank you

  2. HI there,
    I already use the perfect keto base religiously, however would like to include this into my diet (especially in the morning pre run). Do the two work together? Whats the difference between the two?

  3. I usually combine a scoop of KETO base with a scoop of MCT oil powder in 16 oz of water for my morning pick me up drink. I bought the Keto collagen. Does it contain MCT oil powder? Should I mix all 3 in my drink or should I skip the MCT oil powder?

  4. Hello Ria! Perfect Keto Base contains the combination of beta-hydroxybutyrate ketone bodies which provides immediate and lasting fuel to the entire body – including the muscles and the brain. On the other hand, the combination of grass-fed collagen and MCT powder in Keto Collagen provides a protein boost for connective tissues, skin, hair, nails and joints.

  5. Hi Carol! Yes, you can skip taking MCT since Keto Collagen contains MCT Oil Powder which raises blood ketone levels.

  6. Please make a version without Stevia!! <3
    Not too many products out there like this one and I think it would sell better without stevia and/or unflavored!

  7. Should I use the keto base + the keto collagen, or is the keto Collagen sufficient. If both, when would I take each, or mix them?

  8. I am loving my Keto Collagen! I add half a scoop to my morning cup of coffee (and I usually drink 2 cups = a full scoop total) almost every day. I just want to make sure that the temperature/heat of my coffee does not diminish the benefits of the collagen nor the mct’s. Please advise. Thanks! (*fingers crossed*). ;o)

  9. Hey Lindy, nope the heat will not diminish the benefits of the collagen or mct! Collagen is a protein – think about when you cook any other protein (eggs, meat, etc.)..cooking or heating protein may cause it’s structure to change (which is called “denaturing”) but this is a normal process and it will not change it’s nutritional value. Hope that helps!

  10. Hi ! Perfect Keto Base is made from high-quality beta hydroxy-butyrate (BHB) which makes it easier to enter a state ketosis. While the combination of grass-fed collagen and MCT powder in Keto Collagen, provides a protein boost for connective tissues, skin, hair, nails and joints.

    You can mix and take it in the morning or between meals. You may also try it on an empty stomach or after eating a meal.

  11. Hi, I’ve been (mostly) on and off an IF/Keto diet now for a few month and am a believer! I recently just purchased this product, hoping it’d aid in getting my body into Ketosis faster. Then I saw the Perfect Base lol, does this product also aid the body into Ketosis as the Base would?

  12. Hey Jovontae, yes this product will aid in your transition in a few different ways. It contains MCTs which have many benefits such as appetite suppression, increasing energy, and helping your body switch to using fat and ketones for fuel. Also, our product has a lower amount of protein and higher fat compared to almost all other protein powders out there that have very high amounts of protein and 0 fat (this isn’t good for keto because consuming large quantities of protein without any fat will raise your blood sugar and insulin – hindering your ability to produce and use ketones for fuel)..Plus collagen powder has tons of benefits in itself as well.This is actually my favorite product because it tastes delicious and cures any cravings for chocolate in my opinion. You can add it to unsweetened coconut or almond milk for a quick “chocolate milk” or add it to smoothies and other baking recipes..the possibilities are endless! Hope this helps!

  13. Hey Lauralee, it depends how much you’re using and how sensitive you are to protein. In my opinion it could go either way but you could definitely test your blood glucose and ketone levels a few times after consuming it and see what happens to get a better idea of how your body personally reacts. Also, it depends what type of fast you are referring too…check out this article for a comprehensive guide: https://perfectketo.com/types-intermittent-fasting/

  14. I drink my coffee with grass fed unsalted butter and MCT oil. Would this Keto collagen replace the oil and butter?

  15. I’m a new mom and nursing. Is this safe and a good idea for the baby? I’d love to try this in my decaf coffee. I’ve been eating low carb to lose the baby weight. Have recostarted your greens mix as well. Thanks!

  16. I’m trying to do the Keto diet and limit my protein to 19g it’s really difficult and I eat too much meat already. I need more veggies and fats, so I’m working on that. 3rd week of diet here – not losing much. I just bought peptides it said 9 g per serving. Is that right ?

  17. I’m trying to do the Keto diet and limit my protein to 19g it’s really difficult and I eat too much meat already. I need more veggies and fats, so I’m working on that. 3rd week of diet here – not losing much. I just bought peptides it said 9 g per serving. Is that right ?

  18. Hi Victoria! You can mix it in iced coffee with cream or mix it with MCT Oil Powder (This is great for creaminess and added healthy fats). You can blend it with almond milk or coconut cream as well. You can also try it with just ice water (heavily diluted).

  19. Hi! We highly recommend you to check with your physician first before taking our products.

  20. This is very helpful info, and I plan to pass it on to another friend who is interested in this topic.
    Would you mind correcting a typo that occurs over and over in this article? MCIs should not have an apostrophe before the s. It’s a common mistake that happens when people use acronyms, but it’s a big typo that can be quite distracting. If you put an apostrophe there, it makes the acronym possessive, not plural. Sorry to point this out, but it will just make your article look more polished and professional when you clean this up. Thanks! Good info. 🙂

  21. I currently do the Keto coffee with butter, MCT oil, and cream. Can I add a scoop of Keto Collagen to this coffee blend or would it be too much MCT oil

  22. I recently made my first purchase of Exogenous Ketone Base along with Keto Collagen Protein. My question is when/how to use both products: Simultaneous, alternating throughout the day, or on completely separate days?

  23. Do I count the protein towards my daily allotment? Some say yes, and some say no. I can’t find a definitive answer.

  24. Hi! I have the same question as a few people on here- because you have to limit your daily protein intake on Keto, does the protein in the Perfect Keto Collagen powder count against your daily protein allowance?

  25. Hi,
    I still can’t tell from all the above answers wether The Base and Collagen can be used together.
    Can they?
    Please a simple “yes” or “no” is all I’m looking for.
    Thanks 🙂

  26. Hi Lena, you can mix the base and the collagen powder. You just have to be careful about how much the amount you put as too much of the powders may cause upset stomach.

  27. Hi Presley, you can mix the powders. You just have to be careful about how much the amount you put as too much may cause upset stomach.

  28. Hi! First off, this is BY FAR the best tasting powder EVER! I’m hooked! I don’t know how I will live if it’s ever discontinued! Second, Question.. can I use this in bulletproof coffee for intermittent fasting? The butter and oil just isnt very tasty but with a scoop of this chocolate collagen powder, it rocks! Goal is weight loss, so should I consume during my 8 hour eating window or is it safe to drink during fasting hours?
    Thanks- Amanda

  29. Hi Alexis, each scoop is equivalent to 2 cups of collagen from bone broth. Each serving comes with: 5 grams of MCT oil powder, 1.5 grams of acacia fiber, a prebiotic fiber for gut health with no effect on blood sugar and a 2:1 ratio of grass-fed collagen protein to MCT.

  30. Hi Mary, how you use it depends on your goals. You can mix it with smoothies, drinks, or coffee. You can also add it to your favorite recipes or replace your existing protein powder.

  31. Hi! First off, this is BY FAR the best tasting powder EVER! I’m hooked! I don’t know how I will live if it’s ever discontinued! Second, Question.. can I use this in bulletproof coffee for intermittent fasting? The butter and oil just isnt very tasty but with a scoop of this chocolate collagen powder, it rocks! Goal is weight loss, so should I consume during my 8 hour eating window or is it safe to drink during fasting hours?

    My question is the same as the Amanda that asked it earlier. Can someone please answer if the collagen breaks your fast.

  32. Hi Amanda, there are multiple dimensions to fasting so we really can’t provide a straightforward answer. Anything over 50 calories technically can break a fast, however, fat will not ruin the results of a fast for ketosis.

  33. I was wondering if I could use this product without being on the Keto diet? I just need the energy. So in short to use it as a boost or sort of a pre work out?

    Thanks!

  34. Hi Theresa, yes, you can try adding it to your favorite recipes or replacing your existing protein powder.

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