Just like many other Vital Proteins products, our Beef Gelatin is packed with collagen. 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, tendon, cartilage, bones and joints.
As we age, the body’s ability to produce natural collagen declines. Vital Proteins’ product lineup aims to support the continuation of the collagen production.
You might be asking yourself, “So, if the Beef Gelatin and the classic Collagen Peptides are both good sources of collagen, what makes them so different?” You make a good point. They are both great for digestion, better skin, hair, and nails, and bone and joint health. They’re both made with one core ingredient – collagen – and deliver 20 grams of it per serving. But the way they’re used is what sets them apart from each other. Our hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides are unflavored, dissolve in both hot or cold liquids and are faster digesting. They are reserved for those in a hurry thanks to being easily soluble in both hot and cold liquids.
Our Beef Gelatin easily dissolves in hot liquids but solidifies once mixed into cold liquids, so it’s not exactly recommended for those who want their daily collagen fix, stat. But it is ideal for foodies looking to amplify certain meals while supporting collagen production.
Using Beef Gelatin may help ease digestion, strengthen joints and bones, improve the health of hair, skin and nails. The benefits of Beef Gelatin are great, and primarily helps the body digest food you might not be used to eating. Beef Gelatin is slower to digest, moves through the GI tract further and coats the small intestine. Anyone can try out Beef Gelatin but the product is particularly beneficial for people following diets that support gut health like GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet), AIP (Autoimmune Paleo Protocol), or SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet).
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. It’s unflavored so it makes a great addition to protein gummies or as a thickener in soups, custards, and stews.
Yes, we have tons on our blog, Lively! In addition to stirring Beef Gelatin into soups and stews, we’ve found that making our Beef Gelatin a key ingredient in some your favorite savory or sweet meals is always a good idea. Think: Paleo Pizza and Dairy-Free Banana Pudding. The possibilities are endless! But one of our fan-favorite recipes where we see Beef Gelatin really shine is in protein gummies. These Peaches & Cream Gummies taste like gummy candy, but really they’re supplying you with enough collagen for the day.