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Collagen Basics: Everything You Need to Know 

May 12, 2020



Collagen Basics: Everything You Need to Know 

School is in session with a crash course in all things collagen! Whether you’re training for future triathlons, seeking a good stretch, pining to hit the trails, gearing up for the (home) gym, committing to a real-food way of eating, or seeking to support your hair, skin, and nails,* collagen peptides are the perfect addition to body care. 

New to collagen and not sure what collagen is good for, what collagen benefits may be, and what might be the best collagen? Follow our handy guide to learn the ins and outs of the collagen peptide craze, and to help you pick your ideal collagen companion. 

What Is Collagen?

Primal Kitchen™ collagen peptides, collagen powder, and collagen supplements are made from type 1 and 3 bovine collagen peptides, a protein that supports hair, skin, and nails.* Collagen peptides are collagen that has been broken down or hydrolyzed to make it more easily absorbed. It’s dissolvable and versatile for adding to beverages or food, and unflavored peptides won’t affect the taste of your favorite dishes. Primal Kitchen offers collagen through drink mixes, supplement powders, and bars. 

What Is Collagen Good for?

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body. Primal Kitchen bovine collagen peptides powder contains high-quality bovine collagen peptides, with 10g of type 1 and 3 collagen to support hair, skin, and nails.* Whole30 Approved®, and made without dairy, whey, or soy ingredients, these collagen peptides are Keto Certified and Paleo Friendly. We have sought out highly dissolvable collagen that meets our strict standards for sourcing and processing.

There are so many unique ways you can use collagen. From coffee to cocktails, savory to sweet, meals to snacks... Primal Kitchen products are so malleable; let your creativity be your guide! Sip, shake, bake, infuse... there’s so many ways to enjoy collagen. Check out our recipe suggestions below to find the creative culinary collagen recipes that appeal most to you.

When Should I Drink or Eat Collagen?

Simple answer: whenever you like—anytime is a good time for a kick of collagen. Add Collagen Quench to ice cold water for a refreshing supplement after a long walk, stir cozy Collagen Fuel into coffee, or grab a midday snack with a Collagen Bar. Whenever the mood strikes, collagen is an easy-add to your routine. Our collagen powders and peptides are made to be versatile, whether used as a sippable supplement or incorporated into a recipe. 

Where Do I Buy Collagen Powder?

Primal Kitchen Collagen is sold at various retailers, including Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, AmazonFresh and Thrive Market. Use our store finder to search for retailers near you.

You can also purchase Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides, collagen powder (Collagen Fuel), and collagen supplements (Collagen Quench) straight from this site from our collagen collections page, and you can purchase our Collagen Fuel bars from our Collagen Nut and Seed Bars collections page.

What’s the Best Collagen for Me?

Primal Kitchen Collagen

The best collagen powder, the best collagen supplements, and the best collagen for you depends entirely on your lifestyle and taste preferences. We put together an inspired guide below so you find the perfect collagen match for you! 

On the Go

For Happy Campers, any season means it’s a good time for rigorous activities out in the great outdoors—with the right gear, no weather is bad weather, right? So take your collagen with you! Our Collagen Peptides packets, Collagen Fuel Drink Mix packets, and Collagen Fuel bars fit easily into backpacks, fanny packs, zipper and side pockets in shorts or leggings, and even in the pockets of hydration belts or packs. Simply pause your activity, reach for your collagen bar or collagen powder to mix with water, and sip or chew your collagen on the go!

Even if these days the only trails you can hit are around your block, in your backyard, or even the treadmill, keep it simple: these Collagen Fuel Drink Mix packets are sized to stir right into your water bottle—no funnel needed. Add a hit of delicious flavor with Vanilla Coconut, Golden Turmeric, and Chocolate Coconut, or get the same 10g of bovine collagen peptides per serving without frills with the Unflavored Peptides Packs. The packs are perfect if you’re keto, Primal, or paleo, and don’t eat dairy. Heads up Whole30’ers: Primal Kitchen Collagen Peptides (unflavored) are Whole30 approved! 

Top Primal Kitchen Collagen picks for those on the go:

Collagen Fuel Drink Mix Packets in Vanilla Coconut, Chocolate Coconut, Unflavored Collagen Peptides, Golden Turmeric 

Collagen Fuel Bars in Dark Chocolate Almond, Coconut Cashew, Chocolate Hazelnut, Macadamia Sea Salt, Peanut Butter

Love to Snack

Sunny day snackers need a treat they can take to the beach, the pool (or maybe just the backyard), and rainy or snowy day snackers can’t stop, won’t stop what they’re doing to forage for a snack. Do you love to nosh, day or night? Known to get a little “hangry”? You might be a snacker. Grab a Collagen Fuel Bar, with 7.5g of collagen peptides per bar. With delicious, decadent flavors like Dark Chocolate Almond, Coconut Cashew, Chocolate Hazelnut, Macadamia Sea Salt, and Peanut Butter, there’s a collagen bar to satisfy every snacker’s craving. Toss one in your beach tote or stash a few in your gym bag. These bars are a good fit if you’re  keto, paleo, Primal, and follow a diet that’s grain and gluten free.

Top Primal Kitchen Collagen picks for those who love to snack:

Collagen Fuel Bars in Dark Chocolate Almond, Coconut Cashew, Chocolate Hazelnut, Macadamia Sea Salt, Peanut Butter

Love to Break a Sweat

Outdoor fitness fans love their moment in the sun, and can often be found busting a move and breaking a sweat outside. Swimming, running, cycling, hiking, moving and grooving at outdoor concerts, volleyball at backyard barbeques—any way to get endorphins is quite alright with you. Add a little collagen to your cooldown with refreshing, revitalizing Collagen Quench. Stir into an ice cold glass of water, seltzer, or your favorite shake for a hit of fizzy, fruity flavor with 10g of collagen bovine peptides in every serving. Enjoy a summer sunset with a craft cocktail... this mix is made for tiki tumblers and margarita glasses! This sippable supplement also contains 250%DV of Vitamin C in every two scoops. These mixes are great for folks who are keto, Primal, and paleo. 

Top Primal Kitchen Collagen picks for those who love to break a sweat:

Collagen Quench in Triple Berry, Pineapple Mango, and Dragonfruit

Top Collagen Recipes for Those Who Love to Break a Sweat

Mango Pineapple Collagen Paleo Balls

Mango Pineapple Collagen Paleo Balls

Collagen Gummies

Collagen Gummies

Berry Keto Hard Seltzer with Collagen

Berry Keto Hard Seltzer with Collagen

Mango Dragonfruit Refresher

Mango Dragonfruit Refresher

Triple Berry Collagen Spritzer

Triple Berry Collagen Spritzer

Keto Spiced Ginger Fizz

Keto Spiced Ginger Fizz

Need Morning Motivation

Sleepyheads who live to sleep in on lazy-day weekends or hit snooze on weekday mornings, we’ve found your new morning motivation with Chai Tea and Matcha Collagen Keto Lattes! With cozy, earthy flavors that mix into the liquid of your choice, these lattes are Keto Certified, Paleo Friendly and made without soy or whey for clean, no-dairy, high-quality ingredient lists. Each serving contains 10g of type 1 and 3 bovine collagen peptides for hair, skin, and nail support. 

Top Primal Kitchen Collagen picks for those who need morning motivation:

Primal Kitchen Collagen Keto Latte Drink Mixes in Chai Tea and Matcha 

Top Collagen Recipe Picks for Those Who Need Morning Motivation

2 Ingredient Matcha Collagen Keto Latte

2 Ingredient Matcha Keto Latte with Collagen

2 Minute Chai Tea Collagen Keto Latte

2 Minute Keto Chai Tea Latte with Collagen

Keto Dairy-Free Dirty Chai Latte

Keto Dairy-Free Dirty Chai Latte

Matcha Mint Keto Green Smoothie

Matcha Mint Keto Green Smoothie

Collagen Chameleons

Your cravings can change based on your mood, the weather, or simply by the tantalizing recipes you saw pop up in your Insta feed. You can change colors as easily as the chameleon based on cues from your environment, and you need a plethora of options to keep you engaged. Good thing Primal Kitchen Collagen Fuel comes in four diverse, versatile flavors—this collagen powder is as versatile shaken into smoothies and coffee as it is in recipes and cocktails. With 10g of types 1 and 3 bovine collagen peptides, the high-quality ingredients of this mix deliver hair, nails, and skin support. Switch it up with nutty Peanut Butter, creamy Vanilla and Chocolate Coconut, or add earthy Golden Turmeric for a glow-up to any beverage. 

Top Primal Kitchen Collagen picks for collagen chameleons:

Collagen Fuel Canisters in Vanilla Coconut, Chocolate Coconut, Peanut Butter, and Golden Turmeric

Top Collagen Recipe Picks for Collagen Chameleons

Keto Buckeyes

Keto Buckeyes

Gluten-Free Keto Donut Holes

Gluten-Free Keto Donut Holes

Keto Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Keto Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

Keto Caramel Macchiato

Keto Caramel Macchiato

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Collagen Latte

Vanilla Collagen Hemp Latte

Vanilla Collagen Hemp Latte

Golden Turmeric Tonic

Golden Turmeric Tonic

Golden Milk Iced Latte

Golden Milk Turmeric Iced Latte

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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