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Should You Really be Putting Collagen in Your Coffee? Here's What We Found Out

Can I put collagen in my coffee? Will the heat affect the collagen’s effectiveness? These questions have stirred up a steamy discussion among collagen lovers as of late.

So, we went straight to the science to get answers…

Coffee With Collagen: What Do I Need to Know?

Coffee and collagen have become quite the dynamic duo. (In fact, a recent poll in our Private Facebook Community found that 61% of voters prefer their collagen in their morning cup of coffee.)


But alas, this 2019 article begs to differ (1)...

So, what gives? Can you put collagen in your coffee? Or should it be avoided at all costs?

Well, there are two things to know…

1. Collagen degrades at a temperature of 572°F.

Since the average temperature of brewed coffee is between 195 and 205°F, collagen doesn’t “melt” away in coffee like the article claims it does (2, 3).


If the above point doesn’t resolve this “coffee with collagen” debate, then this scientific study should…

2. In 2012, an important study was carried out.

85 female participants were split into three groups of 28 or 29—with skin hydration, elasticity, wrinkles, and roughness being measured (4). The first group was given 5 grams of conventional collagen peptides, the second group was given 5 grams of bioactive collagen peptides, and the last group was given a placebo. Each group consumed their sample in coffee, tea, hot milk, or any other beverage.


As expected, both the conventional collagen and bioactive collagen groups showed a significant improvement in skin moisture, wrinkles, and roughness compared to that of the placebo group. Not only that, the bioactive collagen group experienced an even greater improvement in elasticity, wrinkles, and wrinkle depth compared to the conventional collagen group. And may I just point out…the individuals in the collagen groups were taking it with a hot beverage.

So, Can I Put Collagen in My Coffee?

Yes, you can. By adding a scoop or two of hydrolyzed collagen powder to your coffee, you’re essentially turning that average cup of joe into a superfood beverage that promotes healthy bones, joints, skin, hair, nails, AND digestive lining (5, 6, 7).


So why not get a morning pick-me-up and a youthful boost at the same time?

Cup of coffee with a scoop of NativePath Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides next to cup.

Millions Do It Every Morning…

NativePath has been around for five years now. And over the years, millions of people around the world have used—and benefited from—our collagen.


And what we’ve seen is that hundreds of thousands of those people add collagen powder to their morning cup of coffee. Our customers do it. Our team members do it. Heck, even our founder and co-founder do it.

Don’t take our word for it, though. Take theirs…


“WOW! Very pleased with this product. Use it everyday in my coffee or a protein shake. I really see a difference in my hair and skin.” —Terry S.


“NativePath collagen is great! Been using it in my coffee now every morning for almost two months. Have noticed a change in my energy level as well as my skin. Had a visit with my esthetician this week and she commented on my skin and elasticity! Yay!!! It’s working!! And my nails are really growing!” —R. Patterson


“It is amazing! My hair, skin and nails have all improved. It is a part of my morning routine now with my coffee every morning.” —Diane H.

The Best Collagen Powder for Your Coffee

Before you click out of this article, I want to bring up an important reminder: Not all collagen is created equal! Many of the collagen supplements out there are low-quality, multi-collagen supplements sourced from questionable sources. So, be sure to do your research.

At NativePath, we take our collagen’s quality very seriously. That’s why you’ll only find Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides with Type 1 and Type 3 Collagen (AKA the two most abundant types of collagen in your body) (8). All of our collagen is sourced from pastures throughout South America and produced in the United States in a GMP-Certified Facility.


Click here to learn more about NativePath Collagen.

Certified Health Coach and Head of Content at NativePath (aka I’m the gal responsible for ensuring that every blog we publish helps you live life a little more #OnThePath).

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  • Phyllis Mansfield

    I’m 64 and have broke my back and my bone density test is broader line to osteoporosis. I weigh right now 145. How many scoops should I take ?
    NativePath replied:
    Hi Phyllis! For bone density you will want to take 20-40 grams of collagen each day. You can find a great guide with information on how much to take here: https://www.nativepath.com/blogs/collagen/this-is-how-much-collagen-you-need-each-day?pos=1&_sid=2b23ac400&ss=r Have a wonderful day!

  • Carol Botts

    I put in my. coffee in the morning, at night a cup of hot tea. My hair is getting thicker, nails are stronger. But my joints still ache, should I be taking more collagen? I have order more collagen now I have too many canisters. So I won’t be needing any for several months. How much should I be taking ?
    NativePath replied:
    Hi Carol! I am sorry to hear you are experiencing achy joints. For joint health, we recommend 20-40 grams of collagen per day. Here is a great guide for determining the right amount to take according to your individual needs: https://www.nativepath.com/blogs/collagen/this-is-how-much-collagen-you-need-each-day?pos=1&_sid=e61dd9d34&ss=r Have a wonderful day!

  • Susan

    I am seeing things about bovine collagen being connected to metastatic breast cancer is this true?
    NativePath replied:
    Hi Susan! Unfortunately, many collagen supplements currently on the market are laden with fillers and questionable ingredients from other countries. That’s why it is important to choose a pure, top quality grass-fed pure hydrolyzed collagen supplement. Every scoop of NativePath Grass-Fed Collagen is consistently formulated with the highest-quality collagen, type 1 and type 3 collagen which make up 90 percent of ALL the collagen in your body and is critical for maintaining the youthful function and appearance of your skin, lean muscle, fat-burning metabolism as well as your joints, bones, hair and so much more. While inferior products are filled with additives, fillers, and poor quality substitutes, with Native Path Grass-Fed Collagen peptides, you’re getting 100% pure and scientifically-backed formula that was painstakingly developed under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in a third party FDA approved laboratory and certified GMP Facility So rest assured, with every scoop of NativePath Grass-Fed Collagen peptides you’re only getting what your body deserves: 10 grams of the purest, most digestible, and highest quality Grass-Fed Collagen peptides in the world. And because collagen is something your body makes already, it is absolutely safe to take. Have a wonderful day!

  • Helene R OBrien

    NativePath replied:
    Thousands of our customers have experienced incredible benefits from supplementing with NativePath Collagen, so I’m looking forward to you experiencing some of the same benefits! However, I recommend talking to your primary doctor before adding any dietary supplements to your routine since they are familiar with your health history and the medications you’re currently taking. That way you can feel safe and confident with your collagen supplementation.

  • Rosemary

    How many grams is 1 scoop
    I upped it 1 scoop 2x a day.
    I want to get it up to max fir 6-9 weeks n than maintained 2 scoops per day.
    Great information you give your customers.
    I lost my hair during covid n it stopped shedding n growing back.
    The great thing is my lower back n hips no longer hurt. My knees are not hurting from Arthuritus n going on 5 months without Steroid shots. To me that is wonderful. So thankful.
    NativePath replied:
    1 scoop has 10 grams of collagen. That’s great that you’re taking 2 scoops a day — the results you’re seeing definitely show that it’s the perfect amount. Bravo!