Does Beef Gelatin Contain Collagen?
Collagen that is partially hydrolyzed is referred to as gelatin. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is a key constituent of all connective tissues. It provides the infrastructure of the musculoskeletal system, essential for mobility. The intake of collagen helps to support healthy skin, hair, tendons, cartilage, bones and joints.
What’s the Difference Between Collagen Peptides & Beef Gelatin?
Collagen that is partially hydrolyzed is referred to as gelatin. Unlike our Collagen Peptides, our Beef Gelatin does not get broken down by enzymes, a crucial step that makes Collagen Peptides soluble in both hot and cold liquids. Skipping this step is what makes Beef Gelatin partially hydrolyzed and only easily soluble in hot liquids.
Its molecular weight is higher than that of peptides, and is mostly used in soups, stews and highly nutritious desserts. It offers the same amino acids but is not as soluble in cold water.
How Do I Use Beef Gelatin?
Our Beef Gelatin must first be “bloomed” in a cold or room temperature liquid. This process plumps up the granules and makes them easier to stir into your food. After “blooming” you’ll need to add them to hot liquid in order to fully dissolve them. Beef Gelatin sets up jiggly (like jello) when chilled. Health wise, the gelatin has the advantage of taking slightly longer to digest and coating the small intestine, which may be beneficial for those with sensitive gut health**. It’s unflavored so it makes a great addition to stews, gummies and more.
When Should I Start Taking It?
While there is no preferred age to start taking collagen, it is important to note that our body’s natural collagen production begins to decline by about 1-2% around the age of 25.
As for the best time in the day to take collagen, there is also no preferred time to take your daily serving of collagen. It can be taken in the morning, afternoon or in the evening. Happy scooping!
Is It Possible to Take Too Much Collagen?
As is the case with all our products, we recommend following our suggested serving size, which is 1-2 scoops. If you’re thinking of going above that, we recommend consulting your licensed healthcare professional.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.