Collagen, which is a pure bovine (cow) protein, can come in two forms- gelatin (think gummies and jello) and hydrolyzed (also known as peptides)
What you really need to know is that collagen is vital to our body and as we age, we lose it!
Collagen peptides are a great addition to your keto diet. People who are on a keto diet can increase their protein intake by consuming collagen peptides.
- Repairs bones and joints (makes you less susceptible to injury- great for athletes) - Helps reduce inflammation (especially helpful if you have arthritis) - Keeps gut lining healthy (reduces chances of getting sick)
When you start following a ketogenic diet, specifically eating keto macros, you might find you’re eating less protein than you used to. This is because keto is a moderate protein diet (the emphasis is not on protein).
The most common way people take their collagen is via drinking. You can add it to coffee, tea, water, etc. as long as your beverage is not ice cold (collagen dissolves best in room temp and warmer liquids).