Keto Collagen + MCT - vanilla
- Categories: Ketogenic, Gelatin, Joints & Intestines
- 100% grass-fed pasture-raised cattle
- Collagen Hydrolysate
- Contains MCT
- Contains coconut & acacia fiber
- Benefits skeleton, teeth & muscles*
- Supports digestion*
- Kosher, keto & paleo
- 400 grams
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Keto Collagen + MCT - Vanilla by Great Lakes
Great Lakes' new KETO range offers a selection of high-quality and pure MCT products, for anyone interested in a ketogenic lifestyle. MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides (triglycerides with medium chains), a form of easily digestible fat found in coconut oil that the body can quickly convert into energy. MCT fats thus support the production of ketones in the body and therefore fit well in ketogenic diets. Keto Collagen + MCT is available in a convenient powder form and has a vanilla flavor, rendering it the perfect addition to your favorite coffee, smoothie or breakfast dish.
How is this product composed?
Great Lakes Vanilla KETO Collagen + MCT consists of premium collagen hydrolysate combined with Great Lakes’ natural MCT powder. The vegetable and natural ingredients monk fruit, acacia fiber and vanilla extract have been added to this mix for a slightly sweet taste. This makes it the perfect nutrient-packed creamer for your coffee or a nutritious addition to your smoothie. This is, furthermore, a clean-label product that is free of additives and dairy products, and fits right in with kosher, ketogenic and paleo lifestyles.
The power of collagen hydrolysate
Great Lakes collagen hydrolysate is produced by 'pre-digesting' gelatin with the help of enzymes into peptides, or shorter amino acid compounds. This process ensures higher absorption and better distribution. Furthermore, unlike liquid gelatin, collagen hydrolysate mixes well with cold drinks. 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. What’s more, collagen hydrolysate is a source of collagen type I and III and 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.
- Unique ketogenic blend of premium collagen hydrolysate and natural MCT powder by Great Lakes
- Enriched with the herbal ingredients monk fruit and acacia fiber, plus vanilla extract for a slightly sweet taste
- Calcium and phosphorus in collagen hydrolysate benefit the teeth and skeleton
- Calcium and magnesium in collagen hydrolysate benefit the muscles, the nervous system and the cell division process
- Calcium in collagen hydrolysate supports energy levels and digestion
- Complete protein source with high levels of glycine, proline & hydroxyproline
- Contains no pesticides, antibiotics or hormones
- Gluten-, glyphosate- and GMO-free
The importance of collagen for your body
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body: approximately 25% to 35% of the proteins in your body are made up of collagen. Collagen, like all other nutrients in your body, requires maintenance, and it is therefore important to ensure that you ingest enough quality protein, or to supplement your intake with protein supplements such as gelatin or collagen hydrolysate. Collagen plays a major role in the self-healing capacities of your body and provides strength, firmness and elasticity to the connective tissue in our skin, bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, nails and teeth. The amino acids in collagen are the building blocks of many of our bodily structures. In addition, these amino acids are essential for the smooth running of almost all bodily processes. The collagen network, which holds together all of the body’s loose tissues and structures, also serves as an electrical, chemical and energetic communication network that navigates signals around the entire body. Without this network we would not be able to stand or move. Collagen is really an essential part of 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 form 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.
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!
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 2 scoops (16 g) to your coffee or favorite beverage.
Coffee: Add to your favorite hot beverage for an extra energy boost.
Smoothies: Add a dose of extra metabolic support.
Shakes: Blend in for rich creamy texture.
75 calories, 4 g total fat 5%, 4 g saturated fat 20%, 2 g total carbohydrates <1%, 8 g protein 0, 25 mg sodium 1%, 9 g collagen hydrolysate, 4.2 g Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCT)
Collagen hydrolysate, organic MCT oil, organic acacia fiber, organic vanilla flavor, monk fruit.