Gelatin (grass-fed) - Collagen Hydrolysate

  • Categories: Gelatin, Bones, Joints & Skin
  • 100% grass-fed pasture cattle
  • Packed with glycine, proline & hydroxyproline
  • Benefits skeleton, teeth & muscles*
  • Collagen type I & III
  • Kosher, paleo & ketogenic diet
  • Dissolves in cold and hot drinks
  • No artificial additives
  • 226 grams 
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Gelatin (Grass-Fed) - Collagen Hydrolysate by Great Lakes

Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate is made from high-quality gelatin from grass-fed pasture cattle and consists of only one ingredient: collagen hydrolysate. So there are no additives, hormones, pesticides or antibiotics, which contributes to the high quality of the product. Collagen hydrolysate dissolves easily in both cold and hot drinks and is virtually odorless, colorless and neutral in flavor. The favorable combination of amino acids and high absorbability renders this supplement the perfect addition to your daily routine. Simply mix it in your favorite yogurt, smoothie or drink and enjoy!

Packed with amino acids

Collagen Hydrolysate by Great Lakes is produced by 'pre-digesting' gelatin with the help of enzymes into peptides, or shorter amino acid compounds. This process ensures a higher absorption and better distribution. Furthermore, in contrast to gelatin, collagen hydrolysate mixes well with cold drinks. The amino acid profile of collagen is particularly rich and contains a particularly high amount of the amino acids alanine, glycine, glutamic acid, hydroxyproline and proline. In addition, collagen hydrolysate is a source of collagen type I and III and of magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. Calcium promotes energy metabolism and supports digestion; calcium and phosphorus benefit the teeth and skeleton; and calcium and magnesium benefit the muscles, the nervous system and the cell division process. This collagen powder can be easily added to coffee, tea, smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, orange juice, water or soup. Add two tablespoons, stir in order to allow the powder to dissolve and your collagen rich drink or meal is ready for consumption!

The importance of collagen for your body

Collagen provides strength, firmness and elasticity to the connective tissue in our skin, bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, nails and teeth, and plays a major role in the self-healing capacities of the body. The proteins in your body consist of 25% to 35% collagen, making it the most abundant protein in the body. The amino acids in collagen are the building blocks of many of our body’s structural components. In addition, these amino acids are essential for the proper course of almost all of our body’s processes. In order for these important building materials to do their work throughout the body, it is important to ensure that you acquire sufficient quality protein whether through food or supplementation. Collagen also ensures that all loose structures and tissues are held together in what we call the collagen network. This network also functions as a multifunctional communication network that energetically and chemically navigates messages throughout the body. Collagen is, in sum, an indispensable and binding building material in our body!

Gelatin versus collagen hydrolysate

When you heat the collagen of animal bones and connective tissue, it becomes gelatin, an easy-to-absorb form of collagen for the body. Gelatin exists in supplement form, but it is often further processed into collagen hydrolysate before being made into a supplement, a process in which proteins are broken up into smaller pieces, called peptides, by means of enzymes. This 'pre-digested' form of gelatin is easier to absorb, because the whole protein has been loosened into 'loose lego blocks'. As a result, people who have difficulty digesting whole proteins also benefit from collagen hydrolysate. Another important difference between the two is that gelatin has to be dissolved in lukewarm or warm water and forms a jelly, whereas collagen hydrolysate shows no jelly formation. This means that this substance can also be dissolved in cold drinks without any problems. Gelatin is often used in common dishes and used to benefit the intestines. Collagen hydrolysate can also be mixed into a cold smoothie or yogurt and is used more to benefit skin, hair, nails and joints. Both variants therefore have slightly different applications, but they are both healthy, widely applicable, neutral in flavor and identical in terms of amino acid profile.


  • Contains only one ingredient: collagen hydrolysate
  • Exclusively from grass-fed, pasture-raised cattle
  • Calcium and phosphorus in collagen benefit the teeth and skeleton
  • Calcium and magnesium in collagen benefit the muscles, the nervous system and the cell division process
  • Calcium in collagen supports energy levels and digestion
  • Complete protein source, high in glycine, proline & hydroxyproline
  • Does not contain pesticides, antibiotics or hormones
  • Gluten-, glyphosate- and GMO-free 

The collagen-packed diet of our ancestors 

Mankind has been aware since the dawn of time that bones and cartilage are very nutritious. Their use dates back at least to the Stone Age, as archaeological finds around the world have shown. Some anthropologists even suggest that early humans in some parts of the world were not hunters, but scavengers using primitive tools to break open bones of carcasses of large dead predators to gain access to the rich marrow inside. Unfortunately, eating all parts of an animal (“nose-to-tail”) has all but disappeared from our modern culture. And that's a shame, because the skin, tendons, cartilage and bones of animals are rich in collagen and other nutrients that we often don't get enough of in our current diet. For example, all loose structures and tissues that make up our body are held together by the so-called collagen network. This network not only provides solidity, it is also a multifunctional communication network that transmits messages along electrical, chemical and energetic pathways. Because our ancestors ate all parts of an animal, head to tail, this collagen network was much more easily maintained.

Eating nose to tail

For many hunter-gatherer communities, it was natural to eat animals head to tail. In fact, eating some animal organs or parts was considered sacred! Some ancestral cultures believed that eating a healthy animal heart benefitted a strong heart and that animal bone marrow benefitted one’s skeletal system. We now know that these ancient wisdoms amounted to not just primitive medical thinking but articulated a clear evolutionary benefit. Diets based on the head-to-tail principle have, for this reason, gained in popularity. Animal organs, tendons, bones and cartilages are extremely rich in nutrients that are vitally important for our body, ranging from B vitamins to proteins and minerals. Nutrients from bone marrow and collagen, for example, play an important role in the self-healing capacities of the body and provide strength and elasticity to our bones, tendons, cartilage, skin and teeth. The building blocks of these structures are the amino acids found in collagen. These amino acids also support many other bodily processes. Fortunately, nowadays it is easy to increase your collagen intake using supplements. This way you can easily add these essential nutrients to your daily diet. 

About Great Lakes

Great Lakes Gelatin Company has been known for decades for its specialization in high-quality, pure gelatin and collagen hydrolysate supplements for daily use. Since 1922 the family company has distinguished itself with its mission to help people live healthier lives by offering top quality collagen-rich products at a good price. For its products Great Lakes only uses collagen from grass-fed pasture-raised cattle, with close attention paid to quality and origin. In addition, these supplements are free of antibiotics, hormones, pesticides and herbicides, so that quality can be guaranteed. The solid reputation Great Lakes has built up over the years is based on these high quality standards, on the meticulousness of its production processes, and on thorough in-house research into the effect of collagen on the body. In this way the company can continue to live up to her slogan, “The highest quality gelatin in the industry”! 

* Collagen is made up of the minerals calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. Calcium and phosphorus benefit the skeleton and teeth, while calcium and magnesium benefit the muscles.

More Information
Product Name
Gelatin (grass-fed) - Collagen Hydrolysate
Great Lakes
226 grams
User Instructions

Take 2 tablespoons twice per day (24 grams). Can be taken at any time of the day, with a liquid of your choice.

Ingredients per Serving

12 g 100% collagen hydrolysate (bovine source)- of which 11 g protein

Typical amino acid content per serving:

  • 1008 mg alanine
  • 924 mg arginine
  • 540 mg aspartic acid
  • 11 mg cysteine
  • 1200 mg glutamic acid
  • 2785 mg glycine
  • 108 mg histidine
  • 180 mg hydroxylysine
  • 1476 mg hydroxyproline
  • 144 mg isoleucine
  • 312 mg leucine
  • 396 mg lysine
  • 108 mg methionine
  • 192 mg phenylalanine
  • 1644 mg proline
  • 408 mg serine
  • 228 mg threonine
  • 0 mg tryptophan
  • 72 mg tyrosine
  • 264 mg valine
EU Norm
*RDA = Recommended Daily Allowance
Storage: see label. Keep out of the reach of children. Consult an expert before use in case of pregnancy, breastfeeding, illness or medication.
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