Bulletproof™ Collagen protein makes it easy to get the same vital amino acids found in bone broth without the time-consuming preparation. And because collagen is flavorless and blends in quickly without clumps, it’s one of the easiest ways to add a protein boost to smoothies, soups, and of course, Bulletproof® Coffee.
Why Add Extra Collagen to Your Diet?
Traditionally, collagen used to make its way into peoples’ diets through foods like bone broths, slow-cooked organ meats, kidney pies, baked beef hearts, whole crustaceans, and whole-fish soups and stews…
However, unless a person is routinely eating these types of meals, chances are the body is barely getting any naturally occurring collagen protein at all.
Bulletproof Collagen Mixes Easily
Because of special enzymatic processing, Bulletproof Collagen doesn’t clump, and mixes invisibly into your favorite shakes, smoothies – or even plain water. Plus, because collagen is flavorless and more heat-stable than whey, it can be mixed into coffee (or any other hot beverage) without hurting its nutritional quality, or the taste.
What is collagen?
Collagen is the largest and most abundant protein in the body, making up about 30-35% of the total protein. Collagen is in every tissue of the body and is the connective tissue in structures such as skin, hair, nails, bones, lungs, heart and liver. It is often referred to as the glue that holds the body together.
Collagen contains glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline, the three amino acids the body uses to manufacture its own collagen.
What does collagen do, exactly?
1) Smoother, more hydrated skin
Skin and connective tissue contain special cells called fibroblasts that manufacture collagen. They can crank it out as long as they have plenty of glycine, proline, hydroxyproline. The best way to get those amino acids is hydrolyzed collagen, which has been broken down so it’s more bioavailable.
- Improves skin elasticity.
- Decreases skin cracking.
- Helps smooth out wrinkles.
- Increases fibroblast density, a marker of healthy, elastic skin.
- Increases skin moisture.
2) Stronger joints
Collagen can also strengthen joints, increasing their resilience. Several studies have found that taking hydrolyzed collagen decreases joint pain after exercise and increases the density of cartilage, making joints more flexible.
Collagen is also a great hack for endurance athletes, particularly if the preferred exercise is tough on joints. Long-distance running is the worst offender. Most sports take their toll, as can heavy lifting.
3) Faster recovery
Collagen is the main protein the body recruits to help build everything from the connective tissue in skin to the tendons that attach muscles to bone. It works well for several reasons:
- Collagen forms a flexible matrix, covering new tissue while still allowing it to move. It acts as a sort of scaffold that holds everything together so other cells can rebuild.
- It helps keep tissue clean.
- It can assimilate with surrounding tissue, helping to bring pieces of tissue together.
Hydrolyzed collagen powder
Bulletproof™ Collagen Protein contains just one ingredient (hydrolyzed collagen powder), and comes from pasture-raised, hormone-free cows. And unlike cheaper collagen that can end up damaged by heat, Bulletproof Collagen is enzymatically processed several times, to leave its nutrition-giving peptides intact. That makes it highly bioavailable (for maximum nutritional potency) – giving a neutral-tasting, odorless protein that doesn’t thicken or clump.
Bulletproof Collagen does not contain any dairy, egg, sugar, corn, yeast, wheat, soy, gluten, artificial flavors, or preservatives, and our collagen source (gelatin) has been concluded to be GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).
Directions & Use:
Mix into at least 4 ounces of water, Bulletproof® Coffee or whatever you feel like. Bulletproof Collagen GoPacks make it easy to add collagen to any food or beverage on-the-go.
Bulletproof Collagen is unflavored so it can be added to a variety of foods and beverages for a flavorless protein boost.
Try it in:
- Baked goods