Great Lakes Gelatin
When most people think of gelatin, they’re more likely to think of jello molds or jiggly desserts instead of a dietary supplement. But Great Lakes Gelatin is changing the way we think of this pantry mainstay by offering grass-fed, flavorless gelatin that’s formulated with collagen hydrolysate so it not only easily dissolves into most dishes, but also delivers protein. Now instead of reaching for gelatin that’s loaded with artificial ingredients and designed for sweet treats, you can turn to Great Lakes as a daily dietary supplement.
The History of Great Lakes Gelatin
Great Lakes Gelatin began as the Grayslake Gelatin Company back in the Prohibition-era of the 1920s. Founder Harry Epstein made it his mission to create superior quality gelatin that provided health benefits without preservatives or chemical additives, which has since become the gold standard. In the late 1980s, the company evolved into Great Lakes Gelatin, which continues the traditions and values of its parent company.
Great Lakes Gelatin Company Mission
While it doesn’t offer a huge selection of products, Great Lakes Gelatin prides itself on simplicity and quality, working to produce the very best meat-based gelatin using collagen hydrolysate that’s nearly flavorless and odorless. Great Lakes hopes to help its customers on their road to improved health through the use of their products.
What Is Collagen?
Believe it or not, our bodies contain 16 different types of collagen (the most popular being type-I, stored in muscles, bones, the digestive tract, and tendons). Collagen is a long-chain amino acid and the primary structural protein found in skin, hair, nails, bones, and connective tissue. This collagen naturally declines during the course of aging, which is why collagen supplements can be a healthy addition to your diet.
Benefits of Great Lakes Gelatin
Gelatin helps supply amino acids like glycine, proline, and lysine that are required by the body to build connective tissue. Since Great Lakes Gelatin Hydrolyzed Collagen doesn’t congeal, the body can absorb it more easily. Here are even more benefits you can expect:
- Works to support healthy hair, skin, and nails
- Easily dissolves in hot or room temperature liquids
- Source of protein
- Low fat
- Low sodium
- No antibiotics or synthetic hormones
- No sulphur dioxide or sulfites
- Certified kosher
- Meets the specifications set forth by the U.S. Pharmacopeia
- Prepared under rigid sanitary conditions
Top Great Lakes Gelatin Products
Get a protein and collagen boost with these gelatin-based supplement staples.
Derived from grass-fed beef, this pure Paleo-friendly and gluten-free protein source (11g per serving) includes hydrolyzed collagen that won’t congeal, and easily dissolves into hot or room temperature liquids.
Add an extra dose of collagen and protein to just about any recipe with this unflavored supplement created under strict sanitary conditions that meet specifications outlined by the U.S. Pharmacopeia.
Derived from grass-fed pigs, this Paleo-friendly, gluten-free protein source is formulated to support healthy joints, provide dietary support, and support healthy hair, skin, and nails while delivering 19 amino acids.
Recipes With Gelatin
Explore the powers of gelatin with these creative (and totally tasty!) recipes.
Perk things up with these jiggly, wiggly jellies that are made from gelatin, coffee, sugar, and cinnamon and topped with creamy vanilla macadamia milk for an unexpected morning or end-of-meal treat.
Upgrade your morning routine while warding off free radicals with a refreshing, fruit-filled smoothie that blends together juicy blueberries, crisp watermelon, zesty lime juice, hydrating coconut water, and beauty-boosting collagen.
Instead of your morning cup of joe, try these java-laced gummies for a serious caffeine fix. Each square serves up MCT Oil (believed to help support a healthy metabolism), steamy coffee, sweet honey, and grass-fed gelatin for a little extra wiggle.
This high-contrast drink practically doubles as a science experiment. Detoxing activated charcoal ice cubes combine with collagen-enhanced lemonade for a jaw-dropping but totally replenishing elixir that’s almost too cool to drink.