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Around the age of 25, your body starts to lose its ability to produce collagen, this super-protein that makes up over 75% of your skin, hair, nails, bones, and muscles.

Without these gatekeepers of hydration, structure and moisture in your skin and hair cells, you may have started seeing things like wrinkles, dark circles, and thinning hair.

However, drinking our collagen formula has been clinically proven to reverse those effects on skin & hair by rebuilding stronger cells!

Say hello to more hydrated, glowing skin and thicker hair with Crushed Tonic’s marine collagen protein peptides flavored with Colombian roast instant coffee.

In each coffee crush, there is:
— 10g of marine collagen | 10g of protein
— 2.5g of instant coffee | 55mg of caffeine

In this kit, there are 30 coffee crushes.

Collagen, as a complex protein, contains 19 out of the 20 amino acids that our bodies depend on everyday for various functions of our body, especially in maintaining the health of our skin and hair.

Why collagen stands out compared to other protein powders is because it contains hydroxyproline. This amino acid isn't found in other protein powders, and it's what is most integral in maintaining youthful skin (as it increases skin thickness and vitality!)

Other amino acids in collagen that are integral for your skin are:
  • Arginine: helps to restore visible skin damage.
  • Histidine: soothes the skin with antioxidant properties.
  • Methionine: protects the skin from harmful toxins.
  • Lysine: strengthens the skin's surface.
  • Proline, leucine and glycine: smoothes fine lines and wrinkles in skin.

Fun fact: collagen contains 3x more amino acids than the regular protein powder!

Pescaterian

All-Natural

10g of Protein

Clinically Proven

Made in USA

NON-GMO

  • increased skin glow, hydration, dewiness, radiance
  • prevents acne for clearer skin
  • improves look of dark circles, wrinkles & enlarged pores
  • softer skin
  • Combined with 1000 mcg of biotin (a hair-growth boosting vitamin) drinking our collagen formula daily leads to even thicker hair, eyelashes, eyebrows and beards than pure marine collagen on its own.

    Coffee is known to boost energy, concentration and memory.

    The caffeine helps you in feeling full and satiated.

    Probiotics are live cultures that help balance the good and bad bacteria in your gut by supporting the excretion of radical toxins from our systems.

    Biotin is an essential B-vitamin (B7) eyes, liver, and nervous system healthy by producing fuel for cells and supporting cell growth.

    Matcha is rich in anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, disease-fighting antioxidants. One particular antioxidant-packed catechin, EGCg, is widely recognized for its anticancer properties. Matcha also supports your liver’s detoxification process, the most important organ when it comes to flushing out the radical toxins that harm your skin.

    All of these superpower ingredients come together to:

  • improve lining of digestive system for better digestion, metabolism and protection against stomach issues like IBS and leaky gut syndrome (gastritis)
  • boost brain health and focus
  • improve energy
  • increase bone density and mass
  • help lubricate joints
  • optimize muscle tissue building and restoration
  • strengthen your nails heart, teeth and more!
  • 0 added flavoring, sugars, fillers or preservatives
  • fat, gluten free, dairy free, carb free
  • keto-friendly
  • non gmo
  • sustainably sourced tilapia skin
  • Kosher & Halal-certified
  • made in the USA
  • clinically proven
  • 45 calories per serving

  • Our collagen comes from a blend of sustainably harvested non-gmo tilapia and pangasi raised in fresh water fish farms in Europe, with final processing in a Kosher certified facility.

    We made a conscious choice to use only fish collagen, despite bovine collagen being much, much cheaper— and so should you.
    Not only is fish collagen free of slaughter-house diseases, more sustainably sourced, and frankly better tasting, it is also more effective. Plus, between sterilized fish skin and cow hides, it's really a no-brainer. Right?
    Besides, we would never want to cut corners, especially when it comes to health.

    1. It is the most effective. Tilapia skin collagen is the most bioavailable (AKA smallest in size and therefore best absorbed by our body).
    Tilapia skin also has the highest concentrations of protein and amino acids in their scales.

    2. It tastes best! Other collagen types are known for a stronger, gamier taste, while tilapia collagen is essentially flavorless.

    3. Our tilapia is sourced ethically and sustainably; because tilapia is so abundantly over-farmed (and the skin is so often discarded), sourcing collagen from tilapia is the most environmentally friendly.

    Though much more expensive, marine collagen is more beneficial to the environment as it comes from discarded fish skin that goes to waste as the western diet does not incorporate as much fish skin into our diet!

    You can test for quality of collagen by adding it to a cup of water; it should dissolve perfectly as shownhere. We will always choose marine over bovine collagen— though other types of collagen, such as bovine collagen, is cheaper to source (almost half the price), we went with marine collagen as bovine collagen is made from cow hides (something we personally would never consume), while fish skin, source of marine collagen, is something we eat everyday.

    Our aquacultured collagen contains 0 metals (upon scrutiny, there was less than 0.01 parts per million).

    In contrast, many breeds of wild fish that collagen is sourced from now contain high levels of mercury and other toxic metals

    In addition, all of our tilapia collagen goes through a validated and safe process (sterilization and pasteurization, filtration, UF, and demineralization), something that many collagen companies cannot stand behind. Lastly, our collagen is not irradiated!

    100% pure medium-roast Arabica Colombian coffee, known for its well-balanced, smooth-bodied rich taste and sweet caramel-cocoa aroma. 

    You'll never think of it as instant coffee!

    Our coffee plain and back tastes great on its own, but as similar to any other cups of just straight black coffees, you can get creative and "dress it up:" whether that's with a mug of warmed up oat milk, coconut cream, monkfruit; or just plain cold iced glass of water; even in a milkshake— the world is your oyster!=

    For recipes, check out our blog!

    Study 1
    
Method: By measuring the time and quality of skin's ability to return to the original state after stretching and pulling it using a cutometer (a skin elasticity meter).

    At week 12, results showed that regular intake led to:

  • 18% increase in skin firmness
  • 27.2% decrease in skin elasticity
  • 22.8% increase in skin hydration

  • Study 2
    
Method: By measuring the shadows cast by one's wrinkles. At week 12, results showed that regular intake led to an average of -9.73% in length of respondents' wrinkles' shadows.

    Study 3
    Method: By studying perioral and Crow’s feet wrinkles on 95 healthy 55-60 year old females.

    At week 12, results showed that regular intake led to:
  • improved skin elasticity
  • reduced facial wrinkle appearance
  • improved skin complexion homogeneity and radiance
  • decrease of the mean score of facial wrinkles

  • This study was conducted by CPCAD / Hospital of Nice (France) and biomechanical measurements of volunteers were controlled by certified dermatologists. It was performed according to French regulatory competent authority (ANSM) and approved by the local Ethical Committee (CPP).

    Study 4
    Method: By measuring the degree of deformation and the time required for the skin to return to its original state.

    At week 12, results showed that regular intake led to:
  • improved skin elasticity
  • decreased links
  • improved skin complexion homogeneity and radiance

  • The Cutometer® DUAL probe (Courage and Kazhaka, Köln, Germany) using a suction method measured a deformation perpendicular to the skin surface. A negative pressure of 450 mbars was applied to the skin through the probe for 2 seconds, followed by a relaxation period of 2 seconds. This cycle was performed 5 times.

    Allure
    "The next Korean phenom to hit Sephora is Crushed Tonic, K’Beauty’s Favorite Supplement.”

    Refinery29
    "This is going to be a huge, huge product, so get on the Crushed Tonic train. Now."

    Coveteur
    "In addition to checking off the internal anti-aging box for stronger skin and thicker hair, Crushed Tonic is delicious and easy to make."

    WELL + GOOD
    "This matcha collagen can improve your gut health & reduce inflammation... it may be your new favorite product"

    Fab Fit Fun
    "I am a huge fan. I take one of these packets everyday, once a day, and there is a significant difference when you are using them and when you're not. It takes about 14 days to fully kick in, but you will see it. Your skin will look more supple, the area around your eyes will look more hydrated, it's a game changer."

    Visit our blog to read more about what people are saying!

    Sourcing Philosophy

    When it comes to sourcing, we like to think of ourselves as food more than supplements. There are 0 chemicals, 0 fillers, 0 sugars, 0 preservatives, 0 manufactured flavors; only fish skin powder flavored with organic superfoods.
    All of our superfoods come from the region that they are endemic to; for example our lucuma comes from Peru, matcha from Japan.

    Our collagen is primarily comprised of collagen type I & III.
    Type I and Type III collagen benefits include promoting healthy hair and nail growth, improving skin elasticity and hydration, as well as supporting joint health and function, and bone strength.

    However, the types of collagen do not matter as significantly as they all contain the amino acids we need!

    Collagen, as a complex protein, contains 19 out of the 20 amino acids that our bodies depend on everyday for our skin, hair and various functions of our body.

    Bingo! It does. Collagen, just like every type of protein powder, when ingested, becomes amino acids, which are what really what our bodies want and need.
    Most protein powders do not contain the necessary amino acids for skin however, which is why collagen is the most superior protein of all!
    Most protein powders do not contain the necessary amino acids for skin however, which is why collagen is the most superior protein of all.
    Once we ingest collagen, our body’s stomach acids break it down into amino acids.

    These specific amino acids are what we are really consuming for our skin, not actually the collagen itself.
    Collagen, as a complex protein, is the only protein that contains 19 out of the 20 amino acids essential in maintaining the health of our skin, hair, brain, bones, teeth, nails, heart, organs, muscles, and even joints.

    Powder collagen, when mixed with water, turns into a liquid collagen -- which by far is the most easily absorbed by the body. It also takes less for the body to break down liquid collagen -- while capsules can take more than 30-45 mins depending on what you had eaten that day.


    Collagen peptides are offered in a variety of forms: collagen pills vs liquid vs powder.

    Liquid Collagen
    A ready-to-consume product that comes in an 8 to 32 ounce bottle. Its collagen is in a base of water and often includes flavors to make it tastier, and you will have to consume it by having 6-10 drops of it daily. The liquid collagen will save you time mixing collagen powders yourself.

    Collagen Powder
    Collagen peptides in their most raw form are originally fine powder.​ ​Collagen powder is loose powder that is usually mixed with water (which then, the collagen powder turns into a liquid collagen).The key to assessing collagen powder is through its taste, purity, and color. Not all collagen powder is created equal, and to find a high-quality collagen powder type you can take every day, you should try a few different ones and see what you like best—meaning both in taste and in ease of use.

    Collagen Tablets
    Generally one capsule or tablet provides one gram collagen (equal to 1000 mg). To get the daily serving of 6-10 grams daily, you will need to take 10 capsules/tablets daily.

    Candied Collagen / Collagen Gummies
    There are candy, gummy, confectionary alternatives for collagen-- however, they are usually made with high fructose corn syrup or other artificial sweeteners. Collagen gummy bears are often made with gelatin.
    We went with powders over tablets, capsules, gummies, and liquids as I hate the feeling and experience of swallowing pills (and to swallow ten? No thank you!) But whether it be in liquid, powder, capsule or candy form, its essence is all the same: collagen peptides. It starts off as powder, which is then added to water to become liquid collagen (which is by far the most beneficial for the body as it is absorbed most efficiently), or divided into capsule pills.
    However you consume it, the most important aspect is to ensure that you are taking it daily, and at least for 4 weeks straight, for best results.

    Hydrolysis is a fancy word to describe the process of breaking something down with water. So in this case, the large collagen compounds, will get broken down with water and enzymes into small and short chains of amino acids so that our body can actually absorb.


    FAQ

    We recommend around 10g to 20g daily.

    For best effects on hair and skin, please make sure to consume daily as our bodies cannot store extra amino acids overnight!

    Probiotics can help your digestion feel better in hours. The benefits of collagen, however, may take up to 7 days for skin and 14 days for hair.

    Our marine collagen itself is so pure and flavorless that you would have no idea that it's made from fish!
    We needed our drinks to taste delicious, so it was important for us that you couldn't taste the collagen powder (there is often quite prominent smell in other collagen brands). We tested, tasted and vetted through hundreds before landing on our specific formula of collagen and superfoods!

    We recommend around 10g to 20g daily.
    Like all protein powders, it is more about consistency and sticking to it daily than taking too much! However, it is also important you are taking at least 10g daily!

    We recommend before any food in the morning; however, it can be taken anytime: before gym, for good night’s sleep, etc.
    For those who do not consume as much protein on daily basis, it may take your body some adjusting to, so we recommend you take your Crushed Tonic with food!

    During pregnancy

    Taking collagen supplements can be helpful during pregnancy and postpartum. Pregnant or breastfeeding women can experience brittle hair and even hair loss, so collagen can help restore hair back to health.

    As the baby grows, more and more pressure is put on your joints.
    Collagen peptides promote joint health by helping to repair joint matrix degeneration and improve long-term joint comfort and mobility, as well as helping to restore bone mineral density and support healthy bone metabolism.
    There’s a LOT of stress put on our joints as we carry the weight of growing baby.


    During breastfeeding
    The postpartum benefits of taking collagen can help with skin elasticity by helping to tighten back loosened skin on the stomach, and preventing stretch marks and hairloss.

    During breastfeeding, women are at risk of bone resorption; therefore, a daily collagen supplement may in turn reduce a woman's risk of osteoporosis later in life.

    Collagen isn't just for women— as it is with all protein, both men and women can benefit from collagen!
    Our male customers’ love Crushed Tonic for its postivie impact on hair growth and hair loss prevention (especially thickening beard growth) and athletic performance by building muscles and bones.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 121 reviews
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    Anna W (Madison, US)
    No taste once mixed

    I've always struggled with flavor of marine collagen, and this one was easy for me to drink!

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    Jennifer Garcia (La Mirada, US)
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    Marcia Edwards (Brooklyn, US)
    I’ve grown accustomed to the taste

    The taste is a little off putting initially but very quickly you get used to after the initial use the product is easy to mix and still early for me but I feel good

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    Tennille (Buffalo, US)
    Absolute Treat!

    This isn’t my first time trying this! Besides the wonderful taste, the health benefits adds to it. The coffee is my favorite. I will continue to purchase. I am 40+ and people can never tell, yeah!!!

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    Trinate gaudet (Reserve, US)
    Great Deal

    I loved the gift set. I wish the 30 pack mixed came as a regular option without the book. I noticed a change in my complexion already my skin looks smooth and glowing. Will be regular customer. Thanks

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    Lori Black
    Great taste but not 10 servings

    This product has a great taste for someone like who is addicted to black iced coffees at Starbucks. My issue is that I measured carefully and did not get 10 servings from this product. It's too pricey to not get the full servings.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 121 reviews
    90%
    (109)
    5%
    (6)
    2%
    (3)
    2%
    (2)
    1%
    (1)
    A
    Anna W (Madison, US)
    No taste once mixed

    I've always struggled with flavor of marine collagen, and this one was easy for me to drink!

    J
    Jennifer Garcia (La Mirada, US)
    ❤️

    ❤️❤️

    M
    Marcia Edwards (Brooklyn, US)
    I’ve grown accustomed to the taste

    The taste is a little off putting initially but very quickly you get used to after the initial use the product is easy to mix and still early for me but I feel good

    T
    Tennille (Buffalo, US)
    Absolute Treat!

    This isn’t my first time trying this! Besides the wonderful taste, the health benefits adds to it. The coffee is my favorite. I will continue to purchase. I am 40+ and people can never tell, yeah!!!

    T
    Trinate gaudet (Reserve, US)
    Great Deal

    I loved the gift set. I wish the 30 pack mixed came as a regular option without the book. I noticed a change in my complexion already my skin looks smooth and glowing. Will be regular customer. Thanks

    L
    Lori Black
    Great taste but not 10 servings

    This product has a great taste for someone like who is addicted to black iced coffees at Starbucks. My issue is that I measured carefully and did not get 10 servings from this product. It's too pricey to not get the full servings.