Does Heat Destroy Collagen?

Does Heat Destroy Collagen?
Are you wondering if collagen peptides are heat sensitive? If so, you're not alone! Many people have questions about how they should use their new favorite powdered supplement. We're here to help. In this article, we'll explain everything you need to know about hydrolyzed collagen and how it interacts with heat when cooking.

Collagen is a protein that makes up a large part of our bodies.

Collagen is a protein that makes up a large part of our bodies. We have it everywhere: in our skin, bones and tendons, ligaments and even cartilage. Collagen is made up of amino acids—the building blocks for proteins—that are linked together to form a long chain.

Collagen peptides are a concentrated form of collagen powder.

Collagen peptides are made by hydrolyzing collagen, which means that the protein is broken down into smaller pieces. Hydrolyzed collagen is more soluble in hot water than regular gelatin, so it dissolves more easily when you mix it into your coffee or tea.

Collagen peptides are a good source of protein and amino acids. Sacred Glow Co. Collagen Peptides are unflavoured, which means you can add it to pretty much any drink or food - but will heat destroy collagen?

You shouldn't worry about heat destroying collagen as long as you aren't cooking it for long periods of time at high temperatures.

Since hydrolysed collagen dissolves easily in hot water, there's no reason to worry about it destroying the beneficial properties in your cup of coffee or tea, so you can still enjoy your morning cup of coffee or tea with collagen peptides or our collagen creamer. Collagen peptides are heat stable, so they won’t break down at temperatures as high as boiling water, as long as you aren’t cooking it for long periods of time at high temperatures. So if you’re making a hot beverage or soup and want to add some unflavoured collagen peptides for a boost of healthy protein, no problem!

There are many different ways to use collagen peptides in food and drinks.

There are many different ways to use our Unflavoured Collagen Peptides in food and drinks. You can add it to hot beverages or make smoothies, soups and more with it to boost the protein content of your meals.
If you want to add them to a soup or sauce, try simmering it for a few minutes before adding your other ingredients for optimal results!


So, does heat destroy collagen? In short: no, the quality of collagen and collagen powder is not compromised by heat, so go ahead and add your collagen supplement to your favourite hot beverage, soup or sauce.

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