Gelatin (grass-fed) - Collagen Hydrolysate - mixed berry flavored
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Gelatin (grass-fed) - Collagen Hydrolysate with berry flavor
Collagen Hydrolysate Great Lakes is made from high-quality gelatin derived from grass-fed pasture cattle. This product is gluten- and GMO-free and has a complete amino acid profile, with glycine, proline and hydroxyproline are present in high amounts. Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate with berry flavor is specifically composed to create even more opportunities for adding collagen to your daily diet. By combining collagen and natural berry flavor, malic acid, vegetable sweetener stevia and monk fruit, this supplement presents the perfect addition to your favorite hot and cold drinks, smoothies and recipes.
Collagen Hydrolysate for daily use
Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate is a form of gelatin that is 'predigested' by enzymes into peptides, or shorter amino acid compounds. This allows for a higher uptake and better distribution. Although hydrolyzed collagen powder is almost odorless, colorless and neutral in flavor, Great Lakes also developed a number of variants with various flavors, such as this berry variant and the vanilla-flavored variant, also available from Ergomax. The amino acid profile of collagen is particularly rich and contains a notably 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 vanilla-flavored collagen powder is extremely suitable for adding to your favorite coffee or smoothie. Simply mix and enjoy!
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
Gelatin is the boiled form of collagen that is easily absorbed by the body and derives from beef, chicken, pork or fish. Collagen hydrolysate is the more processed form of gelatin, in which the proteins are broken down into smaller pieces by means of enzymes. It has been 'predigested', as it were: the amino acids have become 'loose Lego blocks' called peptides. An advantage of this is that it is more absorbable and more suitable for people who have difficulty digesting whole proteins. Another big difference with gelatin powder is that collagen hydrolysate does not form jelly when you mix it with a liquid, but instead just remains liquid. Collagen hydrolysate can thus be dissolved in both cold and hot fluids without jelly formation, and it is often used to benefit the joints, skin, hair and nails, while gelatin must be dissolved in warm or hot water, and does forms a jelly. Gelatin is often deliberately used in dishes for its gel-forming properties, and it is more often used to benefit the intestines. In short: although used in different ways, both variants are healthy and widely applicable. The flavor is neutral in both cases and the amino acid profile is the same.
- Contains pure collagen hydrolysate supplemented with natural berry flavor and coloring agents, malic acid and the plant sweeteners stevia and monk fruit added
- Strictly from grass-fed, pasture-raised cattle
- Calcium and phosphorus from collagen benefit the teeth and skeleton
- Calcium and magnesium from collagen benefit the muscles, the nervous system and the cell division process
- Calcium from collagen supports energy levels and digestion
- Complete protein source rich in glycine, proline & hydroxyproline
- Does not contain pesticides, antibiotics or hormones; gluten- and GMO-free
The collagen-packed diet of our ancestors
Collagen-rich foods have been the basis of the human diet worldwide for thousands of years. Our ancestors not only ate the meat of the animals they caught or kept, but also the skin, tendons, cartilage, and bone. By eating all parts of an animal, nose to tail, the ancestral diet was often much richer in collagen and in other nutrients found in the less commonly eaten parts. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body, which, among other benefits, contributes to the strength of all loose structures and tissues in our body. This so-called collagen network, which also functions as an energetic, chemical and electrical communication network for conveying messages throughout the body, was much better maintained on the diet of our ancestors. Unfortunately, many parts of an animal have all but disappeared from our modern way of eating. That's a shame, of course, because eating animals nose-to-tail was a major reason why our ancestors stayed healthy and strong for so long. High time to change this!
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.
Add two level measuring spoons (13 g) to 237 ml of liquid. Use daily for best results.
12 g Bovine Collagen Hydrolysate
Natural berry flavor, malic acid, added color, stevia, monk fruit