Facts and Common Misconceptions of Gelatin

1. Our Gelatin and Hydrolysate contains no MSG.  

Some believe that Glutamic acid or Mono sodium glutamate is contained in gelatin. This is simply not the case. Read our more scientific explanation here. Read More >>

2. Our products are all gluten free.  

Gelatin and related products from Great lakes Gelatin are totally free from gluten. Glutens are the proteins found in wheat, barley and rye flours (all Triticeae plants). Wheat glutens are a problem for a small group of individuals who have allergies to these proteins (primarily for persons suffering from celiac disease). Glutens are plant derived proteins. Gelatin is produced entirely from animals and contains absolutely no gluten.

3. Gelatin is a natural occurring protein.  

The raw material used for production of gelatin is the naturally occurring protein collagen which is commercially sourced from the meat industry from healthy animals designated for human consumption. Each stage of the manufacturing process is rigorously controlled in modern laboratories to ensure purity and quality. The process of converting collagen into gelatin involves several cleansing and purification steps. The end result is an off white dry powder of the utmost purity.

4. How much should I take?  

We recommend one to two servings per day depending on your diet, activity level and need. One serving in the morning and one later in the day is best. Any excess protein will simply flush out of the body without any issues to you.

5. How should I take Hydrolysate?  

Because it can be mixed into hot or cold foods, you can mix it in drinks, cereals, oatmeal, or any other foods that you regularly enjoy. Taking it for six to eight weeks should begin to show improvement.

6. How is collagen hydrolysate different from regular gelatin?  

Collagen hydrolysate differs from regular gelatin as it will dissolve in cold, warm or hot liquids and will not congeal. This allows the consumer more options to take the supplement.

7. Why doesn't collagen hydrolysate gel or congeal?  

It will not congeal because it has been hydrolyzed for quick assimilation into the body and improved hydration to the connective tissues.


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