Gelatin (grass-fed) - Collagen Hydrolysate
- Grass-fed pasture cattle
- Neutral flavor
- Gelatin Hydrolysate
- Rich in glycine and proline
- Specifically suitable for skin, hair and nails
- 454 grams
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What is collagen?
Proteins are our body’s building blocks. They are extremely important for various types of tissues, including bone. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the animal kingdom: about 30% of all protein in the human body is collagen.
Collagen: Keeping the Body Together
All loose structures and fabrics from which our bodies are made up, are held together by collagen. The collagen network renders the body a strong and functional whole.
Without this collagen network we would not be able to stand or move. Providing firmness and integrity is of course very important; but this is not the only thing collagen does. It is also a multi-purpose communication network able to conduct messages on electrical, chemical, mechanical and other energetic bases.
Collagen and aging
The natural ability to produce collagen decreases with increasing age. Think of the skin and how it inevitably changes over the years. Years play a role but also lifestyle factors. Sufficient water intake and exercise are very important. The overall dietary balance is optimized by eating collagen.
Traditional perusal of collagen
This balance was better maintained in human history than it is now. This is because of the diet of our ancestors often including all parts of an animal, from head to tail. Today almost no one eats collagen-rich parts such as bones, skin, tendons or bone marrow anymore. Hence, intake is usually limited to lean muscle meats.
Unique amino acid composition
High concentrations of the amino acids glycine, proline and hydroxyproline make collagen a unique compound. These three amino acids naturally occur only in small quantities; therefore, collagen may be a valuable addition to any diet.
Collagen: Types I
Collagen hydrolysate is a particularly high-quality source of pure protein, specifically with regard to type I collagen. It is a smart daily supplement to your diet as it supports all collagen-rich parts of your body.
What is collagen hydrolysate?
Collagen hydrolysate is collagen pre-digested into peptides with the help of enzymes. This means shorter amino acid compounds. Pre-digestion makes collagen more easily absorbable and dispersible. The big difference with regular gelatin powder is that collagen hydrolysate forms no jelly when blended with a liquid: it remains liquid.
Collagen hydrolysate: Pure proteins
Collagen hydrolysate is composed of pure proteins. It has a neutral taste and is made from animal skin, among other sources. Because of the unique amino acid ratios, the product differs from other sources of protein such as milk, egg or fish. This is such that collagen hydrolysate has a different spectrum of effects on the body.
Collagen hydrolysate and gelatin: The difference
Gelatin and collagen hydrolysate are largely identical because they have the same amino acid profile and have the same origin. However, there are some small differences which you may want to take into account.
- Green container
- Rapid absorption by the body
- Remains fluid after mixing
- Ideal for joints, skin and nails
- Consists of peptides
- Red container
- Delayed absorption
- Forms a jelly (pudding) after mixing
- Ideal for the intestines
- Consists of whole proteins
Great Lakes quality
Animals used for Great Lakes collagen hydrolysate hail from Argentina and Brazil. The cattle are kept in an animal-friendly way and are grass-fed. The use of products from bio-industrial sources is not compatible with our principles. That is why we only sell collagen hydrolysate from grass-fed pasture cattle or wild cod. The powders are of high quality and are subject to various round of quality analyses. Great Lakes products are free of diseases, antibiotics, hormones and pesticides.
Take 2 tablespoons per day (24 grams). Can be taken at any time of the day, with a liquid of your choice.
100% hydrolyzed bovine gelatin †.
† Daily Value not established.
Average amino acid profile per 100 grams:
- Alanine 8.4 / 1008
- Arginine 7.7 / 924
- Aspartic Acid 4.5 / 540
- Cystine 0.1 / 11
- Glutamic Acid 10.0 / 1,200
- Glycine 23.2 / 2,785
- *Histidine 0.9 / 108
- Hydroxylysine 1.5 / 180
- Hydroxyproline 12.3 / 1,476
- *Isoleucine 1.2 / 144
- *Leucine 2.6 / 312
- *Lysine 3.3 / 396
- *Methionine 0.9 / 108
- *Phenylalanine 1.6 / 192
- Proline 13.7 / 1,644
- Serine 3.4 / 408
- *Threonine 1.9 / 228
- *Tryptophane 0.0 / 0
- Tyrosine 0.6 / 72
- *Valine 2.2 / 264