Here at Great Lakes Gelatin Company, our mission is simple – help people live healthier lives by providing top quality collagen-based health products at a fair price. It’s what we’ve stood for since 1922, and every day we continue to provide products with an impeccable record for safety and quality. 

We’ve been studying the health benefits of collagen (& gelatin) for decades, so we truly understand the science behind our products. We pioneered the ‘original’ Collagen Hydrolysate, and this amazing product has helped thousands of people see the benefits of healthier, hydrated skin, fuller hair, stronger nails, reduced joint pain, more restful sleep, improved digestive health, and numerous other healthy aging and beauty benefits.*

We’ve been a family-run business since the beginning, so we have been able to keep honest family values at the heart of everything we do. We sincerely appreciate all customers big and small, and look forward to helping start you (and your customers) on the path to a healthier life.

We began as the world premier Gelatin maker.

Our journey began in 1922 as Grayslake Gelatin. From the beginning, our goal was to supply the highest quality gelatin to both the commercial and consumer markets. In 1988, Grayslake Gelatin became Great Lakes Gelatin® Company as demand for our products continued to grow. Originally used as a functional ingredient in products such as gelatin desserts and vitamin capsules, our pure collagen protein gelatin soon became an important supplement to health conscious people around the globe.

An industry altering discovery!

Created from the passion and endless drive of our company president, our cold liquid soluble formulation does not clump or congeal so you can now enjoy the benefits of our pure collagen protein in your favorite cold beverage. Because it can be mixed into hot or cold foods, you can mix Great Lakes Gelatin® Company’s Collagen Hydrolysate in your favorite drinks, smoothies, cereals, oatmeal or any other foods that you regularly enjoy. Check out our recipes for great tasting ways to integrate our Collagen Hydrolysate into your everyday diet.

Commitment to quality and product research.

Quality is our focus every day. We test each lot of raw material BEFORE it is accepted into our facilities. Our commitment to stringent quality assurance standards results in gelatin and collagen products of the highest purity and appeal. 

Through constant research and development, Great Lakes Gelatin® continues to bring the highest quality unflavored gelatin and collagen to the market. Our unflavored products are nearly tasteless and odorless making the perfect neutral, low-calorie protein supplement. 

Great Lakes Gelatin® packaging is all about you and your lifestyle.

Originally available only in 1 pound cans, our collagen protein is now available in a variety of packages and pre-packs to meet all of your needs. Whether it’s our new Collagen Endurance Plus® on the go packs, Collagen Hydrolysate Convenience Pack single serving packages or our 8 pound Collagen Hydrolysate bag, all of our packages are designed to keep our product fresh and readily available for your best use. Our 1 pound can is 95% biodegradable and offers better protection than plastic containers.

When it comes to service, rest assured that the GLG team is experienced and knowledgeable.

Please do not hesitate to share your questions, concerns, suggestions and successes with us. From everyone at Great Lakes Gelatin® Company, we thank you for your patronage and confidence in us and our products. We look forward to helping you achieve and surpass your goals on your way to improved performance and the best of health.