Vital Proteins and Keto Diet: are VP products keto friendly?

Date
Mar, 25, 2022

In this blogpost I am going to talk about all the Vital Proteins products, analyse the ingredients and see if they are compatible with the Keto Diet.

For some time I have been watching the products of Vital Proteins. SPOILER ALERT: I already tried their peptides and Creamers, since I already screened their ingredients and I know they are keto legit.

But, VP has also a lot of interesting products, containing Collagen, and Hyaluronic Acid. I am a big fan of supplements since i am a skincare lover, therefore I decided to analysing all the nutritional labels and ingredients, to know more. Read here the supplements I am using to support my keto lifestyle.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor/nutritionist/world expert. All the information here, are only my opinions.

Discaimer II: I am not a keto taliban, so I sometimes use products that are maybe not 100% keto-legit IF I see that the benefits are huge. That’s why, I don’t mind taking a great skin/hair supplement with some carbohydrates if I see that I a valid product.

Having said that, let’s review every single Vital Proteins product and see if is good for the keto diet.

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Powder

This is their main product, the famous, the one that everybody know. Blue paper jar, available in several formats, even in the practical mono-dose format. I am hooked.

This product is keto. it only contained beef collagen peptides.
Per portion (20 gr) it contains 20 gr collagen (18 gr protein).
It can have milk spores. Nothing is mentioned about carbohydrates, but since only peptides are inside this product, I take for granted that this product is no carb.

This product is suitable for paleo.

My personal opinion: this product is suitable for the keto diet.

Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides powder – Vanilla flavour

For one scoop (about 25 gr) you get 90 calories, and 20 gr collagen from bovine. It has 4 grams of carbohydrates (4 gr sugar) per serving.

Ingredients: Collagen peptides (bovine), coconut water powder, natural flavors.

My personal opinion: Looking at the ingredients, I would say that this product is suitable for the keto diet. But, I have no idea where the 4 gr of carbohydrates come from.
I would stick with the natural flavor of Collagen peptides to play on the safe side.

Vital Proteins Marine Collagen

The marine collagen is a great alternative to the bovine collagene. It comes from white fish.

Per portion (12 gr) it containes 45 calories, 12 gr of Collagen (11 gr protein).
In equal quantities, the Bovine Peptides give more collagen.

My personal opinion: this product is suitable for the keto diet.

Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen

A portion of 14 gr contains 10 gr collagen (9 gr protein), 2 gr of Matcha powder, plus 50 gr caffeine, and 20 gr L-Theanine. It can contain milk spores.

My personal opinion: Matcha is not really low-carb, that’s why I try to avoid it. This product is not really suitable for the keto diet. It only provides 10 gr of collagen. So if you are only interested to the collagen, just take the normal peptides.

Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen Latte

A portion of 2 scoops (27 grams) contains 140 calories, 6 carbohydrates (3 gr sugar).

It counts 10 gr of collagen peptides (bovine), Caffeine (50 mg), and L-theanine (20 mg).

My personal opinion: Matcha is not really low-carb, that’s why I try to avoid it. This product is not really suitable for the keto diet. It only provides 10 gr of collagen. So if you are only interested to the collagen, just take the normal peptides.

Vital Proteins Collagen Creamers

The Collagen Creamers are available in 3 flavors: Coconut, Vanilla, Mocha.
All the flavours have the same nutritional values.

You can use these creamer in the coffee and thee.

For portion (24 gr): 140 calories, 9 gr Fat, Carbohydrates 4 gr ( 1 gr sugar), Protein 10 gr.
For serving they provide 10 gr of bovine peptides.

I usually use only 1 scoop (12 gr) instead of two scoops in my coffee, and it’s enough to give me some tasty and a creamy result.

My personal opinion: this product is suitable for the keto diet. If you want Collagen, I would stick to the normal Peptides.

Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen – Lavender & Lemon

You can mix this powder in cold water, and makes a refreshing beverage, with benefits because it contains also Hyaluronic Acid.

Per portion (2 scoops – 18 gr): 70 calories, 3 gr carbohydrates (1 sugar)

Collagen peptides: 15 grams

Hyaluronic Acid: 120 mg

My personal opinion: this product contains Agave Inulin, which is not a keto sweetener because can spike insuline. There is also a small amount of beet powder, which is not really keto. If you are not on a strict keto diet I would say go for it, because it has a good amount of collagen and HA.

Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Glow – Strawberry & Lemon

You can mix this powder in cold water, and makes a refreshing beverage, with benefits because it contains also Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Biotin,.

Per portion (2 scoops – 15 gr): 50 calories, 3 gr carbohydrates (2 sugar).

Collagen peptides: 10 grams

Hyaluronic Acid: 60 mg

Biotin: 500 mcg

Vitamin C: 180 mg

Almost all the ingredients are good for keto, such as: Marine collageen peptides , strawberries powder, coconut water powder.

My personal opinion: this product contains Agave Inulin, which is not a keto sweetener because can spike insuline. If you are not on a strict keto diet and you want to increase your overall HA, Biotin, Vitamin C, I would say go for it. Notice that has only 10 gr Collagen, so not so much compared to the other products.

Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen – Tropical Hibiscus

You can mix this powder in cold water, and makes a refreshing beverage, with benefits because it contains also Hyaluronic Acid.

Per portion (2 scoops – 19 gr): 70 calories, 3 gr carbohydrates (2 sugar).

Collagen peptides: 15 grams

Hyaluronic Acid: 120 mg

My personal opinion: this product contains Agave Inulin, which is not a keto sweetener because can spike insuline. There is also a small amount of pineapple juice powder, orange juice powder, liquorice root which are not really keto, and are increasing the sugar. If you are not on a strict keto diet I would say go for it, but keep in mind that the Lavender & Lemon version has the same amount of Collagen and HA but less carbohydrates.

Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen – Watermelon & Mint

You can mix this powder in cold water, and makes a refreshing beverage, with benefits because it contains also Hyaluronic Acid.

Per portion (2 scoops – 18 gr): 70 calories, 3 gr carbohydrates (2 sugar).

Collagen peptides: 15 grams

Hyaluronic Acid: 120 mg

My personal opinion: this product contains Agave Inulin, which is not a keto sweetener because can spike insuline. There is also a small amount of melon juice powder, orange juice powder, beet powder root which are not really keto, and are increasing the sugar. If you are not on a strict keto diet I would say go for it, but keep in mind that the Lavender & Lemon version has the same amount of Collagen and HA but less carbohydrates.

Vital Proteins Morning Get up & Glow

This powder is made to be consumed in the morning.

For a serving (1 scoop – 13 gr): 40 calories, 1 gr carbs (1 gr sugar).

It contains 10 gr of Collagen Peptides (from bovine).

Biotin: 150 mcg

Caffeine 90 mg

Vitamin C: 540 mg

Hyaluronic Acid 60 mg

My personal opinion: this product has surprisingly Monk fruit extract, which is keto. No agave. I cannot understand what they mean with natural orange flavour. Among the ingredients that are not keto: peach powder.1 carb per serving is good, but notice that the amount of collagen and HA is not the highest.

I think this option is not bad, because has many substances and only 1 carb per serving. Also the calories are low, compared to the other flavoured options. I love that it contains Vitamin C, HA and Biotin.

Vital Proteins and Keto diet: Conclusions

To conclude, I think that the safest Vital Proteins product for the keto diet are the following:


Bovine Collagene Peptides powders
Marine Collagene Peptides powders
Collagen Creamers


The other products are interesting if you have a more relaxed approach to ketosis. They contain very good substances for our body, and they don’t have added sugar.
Unfortunately, they do have some ingredients that is not really keto legit.


I hope my analysis is useful for all of you, and I will keep this post updated in case some new products is coming out.


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