If you know anything about me, it’s that I LOVE putting Complete Collagen+ in my coffee. With the caramel taste, it creates a delicious drink that’s sugar free!
But believe it or not, I’m not the first one to come up with putting collagen in coffee (it just hasn’t always tasted so yummy).
Collagen itself has a neutral taste, so adding it to foods and beverages to give them an extra boost is a popular choice for many looking for better skin, nails, hair, joint health, and energy levels.
But this has some people wondering…
Does the hot coffee impact the collagen peptides?
The main concern with collagen and coffee is that the heat of the coffee will destroy the quality of the supplement.
Generally speaking, when proteins are exposed to high temperatures or acidic and alkaline solutions, they become denatured and their structures can change slightly.
This does include collagen. But you have two reasons to not worry…
The first reason is because of the amount of heat that collagen can endure before breaking down.
Researchers exposed collagen proteins to the extremely high temperatures of 302–788ºF (150–420ºC) and found that the collagen didn’t even start to degrade until 302ºF (150ºC). 
The boiling point for water is 212°F (100°C) and coffee is typically served at 195–205ºF (90–96ºC) – much lower temperature ranges.
But if you still weren’t feeling fully confident in this putting-collagen-in-your-coffee business, then here’s another reason you can put your mind at ease…
Here at EverBella, we wrap our collagen in lipids called micelles and liposomes. These are fatty molecules that are natural to your body. First, the collagen is wrapped in a micelle, which serves the purpose of assisting the collagen through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream. This micelle is then wrapped in a liposome, which protects the collagen from breaking down in the digestive tract before it can get to the intestinal wall.
These liposomes aren’t invincible to heat, but they don’t begin to break down unless boiled.
So, long story short, as long as you’re not drinking your coffee while it’s literally boiling (which I hope for your sake you’re not!) then you don’t have to worry about losing any of the collagen’s potency by adding it to your coffee.
When you add Complete Collagen+ to your coffee, not only are you providing your body with one of its most needed proteins, you’re making your coffee taste delicious!
Think of it this way…
You’re having coffee anyway. You may as well add some beneficial stuff to it!