Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the body. By our mid-twenties, our bodies start losing their natural ability to produce collagen, which we use to repair our connective tissue, bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, blood cells, skin, tissue, hair and nails. Hydrolyzed collagen can provide the missing nutritional links to aid in the body’s ability to repair these critical areas.
What is Collagen Hydrolysate?
Hydrolyzed collagen is a unique combination of amino acids that can promote healing and conditioning over other proteins, especially for bone and joint health. Amino acids are collectively beneficial to cell reproduction and the distinctive spectrum of this product can promote the growth of healthy tissue.
How do you use Collagen Hydrolysate?
Great Lakes Gelatin - Collagen Hydrolysate can be added to coffee, smoothies, soups and baking to raise the nutrient profile and provide a wide range of nutritional amino acids. For a range of recipes check out the picture link below.
What are the health benefits of collagen?
The key health benefits of collagen hydrolysate include:
- Strong and flexible joints
- Healthy bones, ligaments and tendons
- Support the healing of connective tissue
- Enhanced sports performance recovery and repair
- Glossy hair and strong fingernails
- Promotes skin elasticity and hydration
Amino acids play central roles both as building blocks of proteins and as intermediates in human metabolism. There are 20 amino acids found within human proteins. Proteins not only catalyze all (or most) of the reactions in living cells, they control virtually all cellular processes. Unlike fat and starch, the human body does not store excess amino acids for later use—the amino acids must be in the food we eat every day.
Humans can produce 10 of the 20 amino acids. The other 10 (essential amino acids) must be supplied in food. Failure to obtain enough of even 1 of the 10 essential amino acids, those that we cannot make, results in degradation of the body's proteins—including loss of muscle mass—to obtain the one amino acid that is needed.
How is it made?
Great Lakes Gelatin - Collagen Hydrolysate is sourced from pasture-raised and grass-fed cattle raised in Argentina and Brazil, and is packaged in the EU. Great Lakes Gelatin are committed to the highest welfare standards, and their products meet with all EU regulations and requirements.
Typical Amino Acid Content per serving of Collagen Hydrolysate
Serving size = 12 g (90% protein, 10% moisture)
The calculations above are taken from an average and should not be used for label claims
*Essential Amino Acids
None of the following allergens are found in Great Lakes Gelatin - Collagen Hydrolysate.
Link to GLG Allergen Statement: Collagen Hydrolysate.