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Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Joint Care Unflavored -- 16 oz

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Joint Care Unflavored
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Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Joint Care Unflavored -- 16 oz

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Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Joint Care Unflavored Description

  • For Use in Regular and Dietetic Recipes
  • Pure Unflavored Protein
  • Porcine Gelatin
  • Gluten Free
  • Non-GMO

Gelatin is the purified protein derived by the selective hydrolysis of collagen from the skin, the connective tissue and/or bones of animals. Great Lakes Gelatin® provides you with the highest types of pure, unflavored, edible gelatins. It is available in type A (porcine) or type B (bovine or bone). This consumer package represents a special grade of gelatin that meets the specifications set forth by the U.S. Pharmacopeia, regulated by National Formulary. All grades of gelatin are prepared under the most rigid, sanitary conditions.


Gelatin is an excellent source of protein . The recommended daily dosage is two level tablespoons. You will recieve maximum benefit if you take 1 Tbsp in the morning and 1 Tbsp in the evening. To help curb appetite, best taken before meals. One Tbsp equals one envelope or 1 Tbsp gels 1 pint of liquid.


Method I

Room temperature liquids: Pour one tablespoon into a glass of your favorite beverage. Allow to soak for one minute while stirring, then drink.


Method II

Hot liquids: Add one tablespoon to cold liquid to hydrate for one minute, then add HOT liquid and stir until dissolved.


Method III

For Cooking: Use in homemade recipies such as marshmallows, gummies, preserves, gravy, desserts, and more. Or add as a protein supplement to you hot oatmeal or cold cereals and stir.


One tablespoon gels one pint of liquid.

Free Of
GMOs, MSG, gluten.

*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.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 12 g (About 1 Tbsp.)
Servings per Container: About 38
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Sodium36 mg2%
Protein11 g
Gelatin12 g*
Maximum Amino Acid Content
Alanine1008 mg8.4%
Arginine924 mg7.7%
Aspartic Acid540 mg4.5%
Cystine11 mg0.1%
Glutamic Acid1200 mg10%
Glycine2785 mg23.2%
Histidine108 mg0.9%
Hydroxylysine180 mg1.5%
Hydroxyproline1476 mg12.3%
Isoleucine144 mg1.2%
Leucine312 mg2.6%
Lysine396 mg3.3%
Methionine108 mg0.9%
Phenylalanine192 mg1.6%
Proline1644 mg13.7%
Serine408 mg3.4%
Threonine223 mg1.9%
Tryptophane0 mg0%
Tyrosine72 mg0.6%
Valine264 mg2.2%
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: 100% Gelatin powder (from pigskin).
The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Can Drinking Collagen Provide Anti-Aging & Health Benefits?

Do you like cream and sugar with your coffee? How about a little collagen? Adding collagen powder to a cup of joe is the latest twist in a fad that has people gulping down the supplement to improve their health.

Collagen Powder on Spoon About to be Stirred into Cup of Coffee |

What is collagen?

Collagen is the top protein in the human body. True believers say consuming collagen in supplement form can help repair and strengthen bones, muscles, skin and tendons.

Proponents also cite other benefits of consuming collagen, such as alleviating gastrointestinal discomfort and strengthening joints.

Collagen supplements typically are derived from connective tissue in cows, or from fish. News reports say actress Jennifer Anniston and entrepreneur Dave Asprey are among those sipping down collagen powder with their morning java.

Of course, belief in the powers of collagen is nothing new. The protein is found in wrinkle creams, and a recent trend saw people consuming "bone broth" as a means of ingesting collagen's hoped-for benefits. 

But before you rush out to buy these products, do they deliver the promised results?

Collagen claims – and reality

Many people take collagen to prevent wrinkles, or to repair already existing skin damage. Thus far, it's unclear how effective collagen supplements are in boosting skin health, says Dr. Patricia Farris, a dermatologist and clinical associate professor at Tulane University School of Medicine.

"There some studies that have shown positive skin benefits from supplements that contain collagen hydrolysates, and these studies are promising," she says. "But we still have a lot learn."

Dr. Janiene Luke, a dermatologist and associate residency program director in the Department of Dermatology at Loma Linda University, agrees that research is offering hints about the possible benefits of supplementation.

"There is some evidence of wrinkle reduction, increased hydration and smoothing of the skin after supplement use," she says.

But she also cautions that more research needs to be done, and warns people that supplements typically are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Collagen supplements also are being used as a means of calming gastrointestinal distress, and soothing joint pain.† But experts say that here, too, more research needs to be done.

Collagen conclusions

For now, it appears that while collagen supplementation might offer some benefits, many questions remain.

"We need more objective studies on currently available supplements in order to reassure our patients that these products are both safe and effective," Farris says.

In the meantime, there are other steps you can take to get the benefits promised by collagen proponents.

For example, you can minimize wrinkles in the skin by limiting exposure to the sun and not smoking. Luke says reducing sugar intake and eating the right fats also might help your skin. 

"Most research suggests that including foods that have high amounts of healthy fats and antioxidants -- and are low in refined carbohydrates and unhealthy fats -- may promote healthier looking skin," she says.


These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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