What is Collagen, and Why is it Important?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, making up about 30% of the total protein. It's the connective tissue in structures like skin and joints—often referred to as the glue that holds the body together.It’s in every tissue of the body and is the connective tissue in structures like skin, hair, nails, bones, lungs, heart and liver.
Collagen is made up of amino acids and is rich in three specific amino acids: glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. These amino acids are the building blocks of collagen protein and help maintain the health of our connective tissue, like skin, bones, joints and more.
Joint & Bone Support: Your body uses collagen to build everything from connective tissue to tendons. That means a collagen supplement can help you recover faster from a workout, make your joints more flexible and build strong bones.
Glowing & Hydrated Skin: Collagen is like scaffolding for the skin. It gives structure to the dermis, the thickest layer of your skin. Collagen promotes full, plump skin, elasticity and may reduce wrinkles.
Joint & Bone Support†
Collagen Peptides are a key building block for strong bones and joints.
I see how strong my nails are, I see the new hair growth — even my hairstylist has mentioned it.
Glowing & Hydrated Skin†
Collagen Peptides help you maintain glowing, resilient skin from the inside out.
My hair is as thick as it was when I was 25! I just turned 50!
Sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised cows in a process designed to minimize waste.
My morning is not complete without a scoop of this collagen powder. It doesn’t change the taste of my coffee. It makes me feel great and keeps me full. I notice when I don’t have it.
Mixes in Hot or Cold Drinks
In hot or cold drinks, Collagen Peptides are your new favorite mix-in.
This has more effect on my skin than any cream or serum ever has.
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Why Use Collagen Supplements?
Our body produces collagen, but that natural production begins to slow down with age—starting around 25. This is when it can be beneficial to supplement your collagen intake to help mitigate effects of aging caused by the slow in your natural production, like wrinkles and joint soreness.
Certain foods can contribute collagen to your daily diet. Foods like organ meat and bone marrow are a source of collagen. However, supplements like Bulletproof Collagen Peptides are a simple way to add collagen to things that are already part of your daily routine—like your morning coffee!
Are There Different Types of Collagen?
Yes. There are at least 28 different types of collagen, but types I, II and III form 80-90% of the collagen in your body. Types I and III provide structure to your skin, muscles and ligaments.
Bulletproof Collagen Peptides only use collagen types I and III—the most common, naturally occurring types in the body. We use these types because they are supported by the most research.
How to use Bulletproof Collagen Peptides
Incorporating two scoops of Collagen Peptides into your daily routine is simple. There are so many ways to add a boost of collagen to drinks or food that you already have every day, but here are some fan favorites:
Pair with your favorite Bulletproof Coffee Roast
Add to your smoothies for a boost of protein
Stir into the dry ingredients of all your favorite baked goods
Stews, soups and broth—try it in all your go-to recipes
How are Bulletproof Collagen Peptides Made?
Bulletproof Collagen Peptides come from pasture-raised cows. These cows spend most of their lives eating grass, not corn or soy. That means our products contain no hormones, antibiotics or GMOs—just pure hydrolyzed collagen peptides.
“Hydrolysis” means breaking a hydrogen bond. We specifically use enzymes, so you get the best possible product. To make Collagen Peptides, we take gelatin and break it down further into hydrolyzed collagen peptides.
This process also provides a more broken-down form of collagen that is more easily absorbed. It protects the nutrition of the collagen to ensure bioavailability—another way of saying your body can easily absorb and use all the good stuff. The result is a smooth, collagen-packed powder that easily dissolves in hot or cold liquids.
Collagen is loaded with amino acids, including glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. Your body uses those amino acids to make more collagen.
Whey protein is different because it also contains tryptophan. Think of collagen as a way to fill in the gaps and make sure your body is getting high enough doses of the amino acids it needs to build more collagen.
Some people combine whey and collagen — that way, you get all the amino acids your body needs, plus an extra kick of joint and bone support from collagen. Learn how to choose the best collagen powder for your body.
Bulletproof Collagen Peptides is primarily type I and a small amount of type III bovine collagen.
There are at least 28 different types of collagen, but types I, II and III form 80-90% of the collagen in your body. Type I and III provide structure to your skin, muscles and ligaments.
Bulletproof Collagen Peptides is made up of collagen peptides that have been hydrolyzed, or broken down into an easy-to-digest powder. Thanks to hydrolysis, Collagen Peptides easily dissolves in hot and cold liquids and it won’t form a gel when cooled.
Collagelatin is a blend of collagen and gelatin. It forms a jiggly gel when it’s dissolved in hot liquid and cooled. The benefit of Collagelatin is that you get the gelling power of gelatin with added protein from collagen. Use it to make protein-packed gummy treats, or as a versatile thickener in soups and sauces.
We recommend 1-2 scoops. One serving (2 scoops) of Bulletproof Collagen Peptides contains at least 20 grams of pure hydrolyzed collagen. You can take it any time of day — try one scoop in your morning coffee and one scoop before you head to bed.
A well-balanced diet rich in collagen and the amino acid cysteine promotes faster and thicker hair growth. You get cysteine from high-protein foods like meat, eggs and broccoli. For the best hair ever, follow a balanced diet and try a collagen supplement.
Studies show that collagen can strengthen joints, improve flexibility and decrease mild joint pain after exercise.
The primary benefits of collagen include smoother skin, thicker hair and nails and stronger joints. Collagen is a great hack for endurance athletes, especially if your preferred exercise is tough on the joints — looking at you, endurance runners and powerlifters.
“Hydrolysis” means breaking a hydrogen bond. To make collagen, we take gelatin and use gentle enzymes to break it down a step further into hydrolyzed powder. That process allows the final product to easily dissolve in hot or cold liquids, which is great, but it also maintains the nutrition of the collagen and maximizes bioavailability — which means your body can actually absorb those essential amino acids and produce more collagen.
Yup. Bulletproof Collagen Peptides dissolves easily in hot and cold liquids. The only exception is Collagelatin. Just like those gelatin packets you can buy at the grocery store, Collagelatin dissolves in hot liquids and then gels when cool.
Bulletproof Collagen Peptides doesn’t taste like anything. It’s also odorless, in case you were wondering. Once you add it to your favorite drinks and recipes, it’s virtually undetectable (but your body will appreciate it).
Bone broth is tasty and savory, but it also takes hours to properly prepare. Collagen peptides contains the same amino acids as bone broth and it’s way easier to use. Just scoop, stir and go.
It’s effective any time of day, whether you take it before or after a workout. Collagen promotes recovery because it’s the main protein your body recruits to help build everything from the connective tissue in skin to the tendons that attach muscles to bone.
Unfortunately, there’s a lot of variability with collagen products. Some companies use fillers or artificial colors (we don’t). And although you can get the same amino acid benefits from collagen capsules, you want to investigate what the capsules are made of, how much collagen you get per serving and what the ingredients are.
Collagen peptides powder is simple — and there’s no need to carry around a fistful of collagen capsules. Bulletproof Collagen Peptides is 100% hydrolyzed collagen peptides and nothing else. Plus, collagen powder is easy to use. Just add 1-2 scoops to whatever you’re drinking right now. Done.
Yes! Collagen adds a punch of protein and blends beautifully into Bulletproof Coffee.
Pretty much anything. Collagen is really easy to add to your favorite recipes because it’s heat-stable, which means you can add it to hot drinks or even bake with it. Start by mixing it into your morning coffee or tea. Whip up a batch of Double Chocolate Chip Keto Cookies. Prep some Easy Keto White Truffles.
Because we believe that you deserve the best product possible. Our collagen comes from pastured cows that spend most of their lives roaming outside and grazing exclusively on grass, as nature intended. That means no hormones, no GMOs, no antibiotics — and no traces of junk in your collagen.
Yes. Bulletproof Collagen Peptides contain zero carbs, so it won’t kick you out of ketosis.
Our collagen peptides powders contain no added sugar*. Our flavored collagen peptides powders contain ingredients we believe in, like raw cacao powder and erythritol — a sugar alcohol that won’t affect your blood sugar. Besides, we don’t need to add any sugar*. The benefits of collagen are sweet enough on their own.
*Not a low-calorie food.