Picking the Perfect Keto Collagen: What to Know Before You Buy

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When you think about the keto diet, what's the first thing that comes to mind? We're going to guess eating lots of fat. But even though fat is considered the superstar of this low carb template, clean protein is an essential keto macronutrient, accounting for 15-30% of daily calories.

Whether your goal is weight loss, building muscle, or simply finding a convenient way to get more keto-friendly protein into your diet, we're going to help break down the top three keto collagen protein powders and what you need to know to choose the perfect keto collagen for your diet.

In this article you will learn:

How to Choose Your Perfect Keto Collagen

Before we dive into the specific keto collagen proteins, here are a few important factors to consider when choosing your perfect keto collagen:

  1. Minimal sugar and carbs. Most protein powders contain hidden sugars and carbs, which can kick you out of ketosis, so it's important to know what's in your protein - or more importantly, what's not. Our Collagen Peptides, Marine Collagen, and Unflavored Bone Broth Protein are all unsweetened and contain less than 1g of naturally occuring sugar per serving.

  2. Quality Sourcing. Look for products labeled with phrases like pasture-raised, grass-fed, and wild caught. Not only do these high-quality supplements support the environment, but they're more nutrient dense.

  3. Look for the 'Keto Certified' Seal. Choosing products that are Keto Certified through the Paleo Foundation's Keto Certified program is the easiest way to ensure that your collagen protein is 100% keto. We're proud to say that all three of our collagen proteins are Keto Certified!

Choosing the perfect keto collagen for your body will help you reach your goals, whether it’s massive muscle building, joint support, or simply finding the best meal replacement for busy days, so without further ado, here are the top three keto collagen proteins:

Collagen Peptides

Collagen peptides boast a unique amino acid profile that supports tissue building, specifically for your muscles, hair, skin, and nails. That’s right, when you take collagen peptides you actually generate new collagen in your body, which lessens naturally as you age.

Collagen peptides are a must-have to support the natural production of your body’s collagen, the main structural protein in your body. However, collagen doesn’t contain a complete amino acid profile, so you’ll still want to add the essentials. If you’re looking to banish cravings, build muscle, and keep your skin and joints young, it’s best to combine whey and collagen powders.

My go-to source of protein powder is definitely sustainably sourced collagen peptides. I chose to start using collagen a little over a year ago to help with joint and digestive health. As a side benefit, I also love how it has made my hair and nails grow thicker and longer. I like the fact that collagen is flavorless and versatile. I add it to everything from Keto tea to baked goods, and even my homemade nut and seed milks. Sustainability and animal welfare are really important to me, so I definitely look for those features when choosing products. – Cory of Tiny Clean Kitchen

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Marine Collagen Peptides

Marine collagen derived from wild fish is high in type I collagen, which is ideal for increasing skin moisture and decreasing wrinkles.

Marine collagen is perfect for anti-aging and supports the production of your natural collagen levels, but again, it’s an incomplete protein. Take marine collagen with your favorite whey or plant protein powder for a full range of essential and non-essential amino acids.

Since both grass-fed beef Collagen Peptides and Marine Collagen are unflavored and mix easily, you can add a scoop to any liquid or blend into your favorite smoothie.

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Bone Broth Protein

Did you know that bone broth protein is an excellent source of collagen protein? In fact, each 20g scoop of our Organic Bone Broth Protein contains 12.6g of collagen protein.

Bone broth protein powder is exactly what it sounds like. Nourishing bone broth made from the bones and meat of organic, grass-fed beef, simmered for hours to extract vitamins, minerals, and amino acids you can’t find in muscle meat alone.

The liquid is dehydrated to form a convenient, delicious powder you can add to shakes, smoothie bowls, soups, and stews. With Natural Force Unflavored Organic Bone Broth Powder, you can simply add hot water to rehydrate into a delicious, simple soup.

Bone broth contains all three types of collagen and essential amino acids designed to improve the health and appearance of skin, joint health, digestive and immune health, cardiovascular health and it can even contribute to weight loss.

As a Health Coach, I am a huge proponent of nutrient variability in the diet. So throughout the week, I like to interchangeably incorporate plant-based protein, collagen, and bone broth protein into my diet. This way I’m getting different protein sources for variable health benefits (although they all support cellular regeneration and tissue repair). You just want to make sure that any protein source you’re selecting is grass-fed (if not plant-based), organic, and non-GMO to really maximize the health benefits. – Jamie Klausner, Reformation Health

 

Do you have a favorite protein powder? Let’s hear about it in the comments below!

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