Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is a key constituent of all connective tissues. Collagen is the vital building block of our bodies including skin, hair, nails, bones and joints. Our bodies cannot synthesize enough collagen on their own and our diets today contain minimal collagen. Our collagen production declines 1% per year after we hit age 25, but our need for it only increases with time. Vital Proteins solves the collagen deficit problem, and supports connective tissue, joint health and muscle recovery.**
It is recommended to store in a cool, dry area.
We always recommend talking with your licensed healthcare professional first, as nutritional needs can vary when breastfeeding or expecting.
We certainly recommend that you talk with your pediatrician before introducing your children to collagen, as each child’s nutritional needs will differ.
Yes, our Collagen Peptides are hydrolyzed, they can be easily added to any hot or cold food or beverage.
We recommend taking collagen continuously as part of your daily routine to see results.
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We normally suggest users consume 10-20 grams of collagen per day for results.
Our collagen powders are great for mixing into anything hot or cold. Think no-bake desserts, oatmeal and dressings or beverages like smoothies and water. For over 300 collagen recipe ideas, visit our Lively blog.
Collagen Peptides are made from pasture-raised bovine hides. The hides are first cleaned and soaked in hot water to remove the fat. They are then soaked in an alkaline or acid solution to facilitate the release of collagen. After, the hides are cooked in water with a temperature that fluctuates up to 190 degrees, to extract the collagen from the hides. Unlike the Beef Gelatin, the Collagen Peptides are broken down further with an enzyme treatment. The final steps are evaporation and milling, which results in the powder form of collagen or gelatin. The process does not involve high heat and results in a very fresh tasting product. If you'd like to review the process in greater detail, please watch our "How it's Made" video!
No, it is not, as it’s sourced from beef/fish/chicken. As of right now, we have yet to find a known source of vegan collagen. We do however have various vegan friendly products - Spirulina, Beauty Boost, Hair Boost, Skin Hydration Boost, Complexion Boost, Feeling Zen, and Mind + Memory Boost. They are not made of collagen, but offer other plant-based ingredients that help boost the body’s production of collagen or offer other functional benefits.
Right now the only ongoing discount we offer is through our subscription program. The first order on your subscription is 25% off and every recurring order is 15% off.
You can learn more about subscriptions here. Do check back on our Facebook and Instagram, because that is where we would announce any special offers.
We offer many different collagen-based products to fit any lifestyle. For those that are new to collagen, we recommend Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, our flagship product. This product is easy to use—it dissolves in hot or cold liquids and is odorless & flavorless.
While both Collagen Peptides and Beef Gelatin offer the same benefits, it's recommended to use them differently. Collagen Peptides can dissolve in both hot and cold liquids without changing the consistency or texture. Beef Gelatin will thicken liquids, which is why we suggest adding it to your favorite soup, stew, or gummy recipe.
Our products were designed with your unique lifestyle in mind. Each product’s label clearly lays out the benefits, supplement (or nutrition) facts and list of ingredients, to help you — or your healthcare practitioner — decide which Vital Proteins product(s) are right for you and your wellness routine.
While our Vital Proteins Beauty Collagen® and Collagen Peptides are both sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hide, there are differences! Our Collagen Peptides in our famous blue tub contains collagen, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C for a powerhouse supplement that is unflavored, odorless and helps support healthy hair, skin