Collagen Hydrolysate (Beef Kosher)

16 oz container

Retail Price: $22.99


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16 oz container

Why You’ll Love It

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate has been created under strict sanitary conditions that meet specifications outlined by the U.S. Pharmacopeia, which is regulated by National Formulary. The gelatin is tested for gel strength, viscosity, pH, and moisture—and is ready to incorporate into any number of recipes for an extra boost of collagen. See More
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About This Brand

When most people think of gelatin, they think of those tiny cups in your lunchbag or molds of a gooey-like substance that tastes vaguely of fruit. Although, gelatin is capable of so much more than being just a jiggly, artificially flavored and colored snack. Gelatin can be used to improve your skin by making it smoother and help to conceal scars while giving your hair a decadently luxurious glow. If used properly with a balanced and sensible diet, gelatin can be also be quite healthy as leading nutritional researchers have found that it’s an excellent source of protein and the calcium. Great Lakes Gelatin long ago realized the potentially immense health benefits of their products and is at the forefront of modern aspic—a dish in which ingredients are set into a gelatin made from a meat stock or consommé. How Great Lakes Gelatin got started 1988—Great Lakes Gelatin launched in Grayslake, a small working-class suburb a few miles north of Chicago. But that is only a...
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Ingredients

Collagen Hydrolysate (beef kosher) Unflavored


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Serving Size 12 g (about 2 rounded tbsp) Servings Per Container 38

Amount Per Serving

Calories 43

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 12 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Protein 11 g

Why You’ll Love Collagen Hydrolysate (Beef Kosher)

Gelatin may have had its place in childhood, but it has just as much relevance for adults, too. More than a fun food, this powerful ingredient can support the growth and repair of hair, skin, tissue, bones, muscle, cartilage, ligaments, and blood cells. In fact, many medical experts have called it the anti-aging product of the century. To reap all the important benefits, you can regularly incorporate products like Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate into your diet.

Hydrolyzed collagen is a powder that can easily be mixed into beverages just like protein powder. It’s made by breaking down collagen (often found in the bones and tissues of animals) into an edible concentration that includes a hearty dose of amino acids, which are essential for optimal body function. The body only produces a small amount of the 19 essential amino acids, so the rest need to be consumed regularly through diet.

When incorporating gelatin into meals, it’s important to know the differences between brands and varieties. For example, Great Lakes hydrolyzed gelatin is a kosher beef product that doesn’t require warm temperatures in order for the product to dissolve. It can easily be mixed into cold beverages or recipes without the worry of clumping. What’s even better is that this product is a low molecular weight protein and therefore can easily be digested by the body and gets to work in mere minutes.

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate comes in a 16 oz. container. The product has been created under strict sanitary conditions that meet specifications outlined by the U.S. Pharmacopeia, which is regulated by National Formulary. The gelatin is tested for gel strength, viscosity, pH, and moisture—all of which are vital facts to creating a high-quality product.

Health benefits of gelatin

Gelatin became a popular source of protein during the 1800s and 1900s when wartime made meat sources more scarce. It progressed to become widely used in pharmaceutical scenarios, masking the bitter taste of pills and helping to prevent surgical bleeding. Finally, in the 1970s through today, people have started to take notice of the health and beauty benefits that gelatin can provide.

Gelatin is probably best known for its joint support. The proteins in gelatin help keep bones strong and increase the body’s bone mineral density. This leads to less inflammation and protection against structural diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis. As well, gelatin helps keep tendons and ligaments more elastic as the body ages by contributing to the production of cartilage.

When it comes to beauty, gelatin is basically dried collagen—an ingredient that’s regularly added to face creams and hair products. Similar to its role with joints, collagen helps to maintain skin’s elasticity through the aging process, keeping it looking vibrant and young. Hair and nails also benefit in the same way.

Nutritionally, you’ll also receive a significant dose of protein when incorporating Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate into regular meals (11 grams are in just two tablespoons). Protein is fundamental to human life, helping to eliminate cravings and contributing to a feeling of fullness after a satisfying meal. Not only that, but gelatin can stimulate the metabolism, which can impact weight loss and management.

Some have also used gelatin for faster healing time for cuts and scrapes. Gelatin contains glycine, an amino acid that directly helps to reduce inflammation. So if you have a surface wound that’s red and puffy, having glycine in your system can help the body move more quickly into the healing stage, while the additional amino acids and proteins help develop fresh, new skin and protective scar tissue. Glycine also helps with sleep cycles and allows the body to properly rest every evening, which is vital for staying healthy and happy.

It’s incredibly easy to throw a little bit of Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate into regular meals and beverages, especially since it’s unflavored. Even better, gelatin contains no fat or cholesterol, making it a healthy dietary supplement.

Cooking with Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate

There’s no Jell-O molds here! You can incorporate gelatin in any number of recipes to enjoy some incredible texture and the extra boost of collagen. If you’ve never cooked with gelatin before, you’ll want to start by using it in small doses—don’t go over 10 grams per day in the beginning. If you consume too much, too quickly, you might experience some bloating, loss of appetite, and stomach pain, though these symptoms should go away as your body gets used to the added nutrients. Here are some of Thrive Market’s favorite ways to use gelatin in cooking.

Lemongrass Panna Cotta

Panna cotta is a cooked cream that looks mighty impressive on a dessert plate, especially when topped with sweet strawberries macerated in a mix of basil and crystallized ginger. This simple dish delicately infuses chopped lemongrass stalks with heavy cream, sugar, and gelatin to achieve the final result.

Blueberry Watermelon Collagen Smoothie

The collagen called for in this recipe helps to create a refreshing smoothie that will work wonders for your skin, especially when paired with the antioxidant power of blueberries and the high lycopene content in watermelon, both of which fight free radicals that cause damage to the cells of the body. There’s also an added energy boost that comes with drinking this high-protein drink, too.

Matcha Latte

If you can’t start your morning without a cup of coffee, but also hate the jitters that come along with it, there’s another option. Matcha (a concentrated green tea powder) has far less caffeine than a regular cup of joe but much more antioxidant power. The healthy fats from the added coconut oil, coconut milk, and gelatin also provide a good jolt of energy, allowing you to start the day off on the right foot without the inevitable crash.

Coconut Oil-Basted Roasted Turkey And Cashew Cream Gravy

It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving to make this memorable meal that provides a foolproof recipe for a tender, juicy turkey and a rich cashew cream gravy. Add in a few tablespoons of Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate to the gravy to provide even more rich nutrition.

Reviews For Collagen Hydrolysate (Beef Kosher)

Based on 97 Reviews

great lakes gelatin

My husband I have been using this product for a long time and have loved it. We ordered from Amazon before we came to Thrive. We have noticed that when the can got a new look, the product has changed also. It no longer dissolves as well as it used to. Wish they would go back to the old formula.

- Donna

Great results

I have been using in smoothies every day for about 2 months, or dissolving in water with a little juice. I originally ordered for the skin benefits, but I am blown away by the amazing improvement in my joints. I'm running again, able to do squats and many other things in the gym without pain. Nails and hair growing strong and long. Skin is coming along, but the joint changes is like a fountain of youth. Very pleased.

- Lynda

Great protien supplememnt

It dissolves really well in cold water, and is mostly tasteless, so you can put it in anything!

- Elizabeth

Great powder, highly recommend

I loved this stuff. It is tasteless and easily blends with any smoothie ingredients (haven't tried it in anything else). Definitely great in a breakfast smoothie, kept me feeling full for hours. Plus the collagen is a great benefit. Haven't used it long enough to see the effects of the collagen, but so far, I like it very much for the protein content!

- Ilona

Collagen Hydrolysate is super!

This is one of the supplements everyone should drink. I've been using this for quite sometime now, and thrivemarket sells it for a great price, wohoooo!

- Little3

Great

I put in my hot chocolate\tea. I've even mixed in with my cereal. My joints felt better almost immediately. Love it.

- Michael

easy protein

We love this stuff. I add it to smoothies and green tea lattes

- sarah

best collagen

I've been using this product for at least 2 years. Last week some coworkers were wondering why I don't have wrinkles on my face. lol It's a great finding for our smoothies, and people also use for soups and sauces.

- Edison

Amazing

I was told by my Dr. after a fall that I needed knee surgery, I am not a fan of any kind of surgery much less both knees. My daughter recommended This product to me. I have been taking the recommended amount on the can for about 7 week, AMAZING! Less pain, more flexibility, easier to walk. I'm sold and will continue to use it. I'm really hoping that the healing will be enough to allow me to NOT have surgery........ After all it is NOT my friend.........
Thank whoever created this! I'm a fan!!!

- Kathleen

This is everything

Alot if people talk about the taste but this stuff..the benefits out way the taste on every front..but in a tea, add honey, blend it, add it in pancake batter, heck dissolve it in a small cut and take it, in one shot..but this stuff works! Like like it really does. Post work out, helps with fatigue, helps with hair, nails, muscle building! Get this stuff and drink it all the time! With time you will see all the Benefits..this stuff actually Works! Also it's cheaper on here than it was in my local store so why not!!!

- Perpetua

Great to mix with coffee

This dissolves super easy and has no flavor... I mix it with my coffee in the morning and with hot tea in the evening!

- Courtney

Will buy again

Couple things... I was not able to mix this into a cold/cool drink. It clumped and was gooey and I could not drink it. Once I warmed the water a bit, it mixed right in. Probably would be fine mixed in smoothie because the blender would mix it in. I just started putting it in my morning tea and it's fine. Although it is "unflavored" it does have a "flavor" to it so it does make my tea taste different but not in a bad way. I can just tell it's been mixed in. Only been using 2 TBLS a day for a couple weeks so have not really noticed any benefits yet.

- Jessica

Great Product, Great Price

This is absolutely tasteless, odorless, and doesn't clump, so it's perfect to add to anything you're eating when you want a little extra protein. I usually mix a serving into my morning smoothie, but I've also mixed it in with my post-workout BCAA drink and didn't notice any taste or change in consistency. The price at Thrive is amazing, too. There is another brand of beef collagen on the market right now that costs well over twice as much as this.

- Jennifer

Easy to use

I really appreciate how easy it is to add to any liquid without it clumping up. I put it in my morning tea and it doesn't change the flavor or viscosity. I also believe my skin is smoother. When it was out of stock for awhile it became evident when the texture and suppleness of my facial skin became course.

- Michele

Love this new discovery!

I have recently discovered and added collagen to my daily health routine. I have been consuming protein powders for about 7 years now. Adding them to my oatmeal and cereals for breakfast. I was diagnosed with RA recently and read that collagen was good for my joints. Reading the label I saw the high protein and low carbs! I no longer use the protein powders and save a lot of calories. The best improvement is in my hair and nails. I had a thinning area in hairline and I am already seeing new growth and nails getting stronger! Great product that I don't want to be without!

- JACKIE

Love it because it has no taste!

This is awesome when I need extra protein and I can add it to my water and drink as normal. I have also seen my skin clear up! I highly recommend.

- Samantha

Finally - Nails!

Seriously, I started mixing this into my morning smoothie for the health benefits, and I finally started growing strong nails! Can't complain about that!

- Pamela

Perfect

I have a stomach disorder and the majority of my diet is liquid or semi solid food. I add this powder to smoothies, broth based soups, jello and pudding to add protein to my meals. It's odorless, flavorless and blends in easily. Thrive has the best price on this brand that I've been able to find. Would highly recommend!

- Jen

Great protein!!!

Since using this, my hair seems to grow faster - and nails are stronger. I put it in my green smoothie - very minor flavor... almost tasteless and seems to give me more stamina through the day. I've been using this for about 6 months and like the idea that it can be stored a very long time and doesn't need refrigeration.

- Toni

ALERT? - Packaging change

FYI to any that care...

Great Lakes has changed the "dispensing end" of the can. There is no longer a swivel top exposing holes to pore from. They have opted for a "coffee can" top with a plastic lid. You have to scoop out the product instead of pour it.

Personally, I think this is a good thing. There may be less waste of product to the outside of the can.

- Mark

Great product

Add it to my coffee daily. Dissolves with no taste. Great stuff!

- Cindy

price increase

So sad to see the Thrive price has gone up on this collagen. The price of $22.99 is the Amazon price. The price on Great Lakes' website is $15.85 per can, but you do have to pay for shipping, which brings it to $18.32. I will continue to order it through Thrive, for now, for the convenience as I am buying other items that are a true savings, and because I believe in Thrive's mission.

- Tracy

Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate

I've been taking this every day for my hair and nails. It seems to be working and it is very easy to use. You can use it as a soup base or put it in just about anything. Thrive was the best price and had quick easy shipping. Will definitely buy again. Thanks!

- Marianne

Collagen

I use this every morning in my coffee and I feel I has helped my joint pain.

- NancyLou

Works wonderfully

I started taking this mainly for my knees, but it has helped my skin, hair, and nails as well. My hair seems thicker, my nails are growing like mad, and my skin has an extra glow to it. Two spoonfuls in my smoothie or a glass of water every morning is all I use. Honestly, I don't think you can go wrong with this.

- Laura

This is the best product ever!

This is the best product ever for people with arthritis, joint issues, etc. It dissolves easily in hot liquids without altering the taste. You will feel the difference in a few weeks or less. The only problem is it is always out of stock. Everyone must know how beneficial it is already if you can't keep it in stock. Oh, no, now even more people will know!

- Patricia

Dissolves easily

Dissolves easily in a protein shake when I use my blender, and it also dissolves easily in warm tea. It has a light taste that could almost go unnoticed. Great product!

- Allison

Collagen Hydrolysate (beef kosher)

I love this collagen (beef kosher) I just put it in my coffee every morning and it makes me feel ready for the day. I tried different brands (pills) but was very
dissatisfied with all of them. THANK YOU AGAIN.

- Connie Cohen

Great product

We use this in our smoothies. It has no aftertaste and blends easily. Highly recommend.

- Debbie

Great Product

Dissolves in any temp liquid and has no real taste.

- Greg

Love this!!!

It's almost tasteless, provides great quality organic
protein for soups, shakes, sauces and assimilates easily in body. Since first taking this, it has been a
great supplement because is dissolves so easily and quickly in everything. The other one can be used to
make gel gummies, jello, as thickener in soups, etc. I try to keep this in stock all the time. It's great backup if we lose power and lose all our other protein products. Highly recommend!

- Thrive Toni

Collagen

Love this product. Just add it to my coffee in the morning. My fingernails are much stronger.

- NancyLou

Great buys

Taken this for about a year, love it.

- lalay

Collagan

I love how this dissolve so well in my coffee!

- Shelley

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Collagen Hydrolysate (Beef Kosher)

- Luz

Great Price.

I've used this product for about 2 years now. I put it in my coffee everyday. My joints feel better, my workout recovery has gotten quicker, my hair and nails have seriously improved. Oh, and Thrive offers it at the BEST PRICE EVER...when of course, it is in stock!

- Patricia

A staple

I love this gelatin because it dissolves in anything. I put it in my toddler's OJ or on her cereal to get her more protein. Love it in my coffee with coconut oil! Not goopy after it sits. Good stuff.

- Kate

Good stuff!

I bought this because of great reviews and both my husband and I really like it. A good way to get collagen without taking pills that have maybe other ingredients that we don't need. We mix with coconut water and although it appears not to mix well, if you put it in the glass first then add liquid it will dissolve and those parts that don't 'appear' to be dissolved will not be noticed when drinking it anyway. You could add this to any liquid as it has no flavor of it's own nor does it add a noticeable texture.

- Rebecca

Put it in everything!

Hydrolyzed collagen is easy to use and flavorless, so not a hard pill to swallow. In fact it is a delicious addition to food - it enhances the way things cook, as well as texture of finished foods. It is easy to digest and supports healthy skin, hair, nails, liver, etc.

Collagen adds a great texture to sauces. It doesn't have flavor in itself. I add it when I saute meat for a better pan sauce. If you reduce meat juices, add some (start with a tbsp and find what works for you). It will caramelize and give great flavor.

Put it in broth, smoothies, pasta sauce, ice cream or custard, yogurt, juice, etc. In homemade hot or iced coffee/tea lattes it gives a creamier texture.

Great lakes has good quality. I trust the company.

- Lena

great lakes gelatin collagen hydrolysate

por favor informe cuando lo esten vendiendo

- luz

Awesome spplement.

I have been using this for the past couple of years. Benefits I have received from using it, smooth skin and improved elasticity, fingernails quit splitting, less joint pain. Great stuff.

- Carolyn

Love it

Great product. Dissolves in both cold and warm products. I would highly recommend it

- Wendy

Awesome Collagen

This stuff is great! When will it be back in stock? It has been out for months :(

- Kim

Easy Protein

I love this stuff. I put it in my morning coffee and afternoon smoothie. It's a great way to increase daily protein intake and it has so many other benefits!!

- Jessica Suazo

I really like this. Just wish it was in stock more often!

I use this in my tea, soups, spaghetti sauce, you name it! It's a great way to good protein, feel full longer, and heal the gut, all while helping your joints, hair, skin, and nails. I really like this and order it as often as I can, as it is a hit with my entire family. Unfortunately, Thrive Market is often out of it for weeks at a time and I can't get it when I need it. This makes me reevaluate my membership when I can't get the items I need when I want to.

- Selena

Loved it!

This is part of my regular routine, it's amazing what it does for your complexion, skin, hair and nails. Daily supplement in my coffee or my smoothie.

- Alicia

Great product!

I am a huge fan of Great Lakes Collagen. I use it daily for gut health and healthy skin/hair/nails.

- Ellen

works well but tastes awful

I would give this 5 stars if it weren't for the awful cow-hide taste. I've tried mixing it in with different liquids but I can still taste it. However, it does help my hair, skin, nails, and joint aches so I will keep taking it.

- Jaime

Great Product!

I have been using Great Lakes Collagen over a year now for its health benefits, and I love it! I put a couple of tablespoons in my coffee daily, and it dissolves perfectly. The price on Thrive can't be beat!

- Kelley

Collagen

feeling some benefits already

- Darroll

EXCELLANT SERVICE

I was very impressed with the packaging and fast shipping ...thank you

- Jan

Great product

I have bought this product before through Theive Market and I really love it.

- Nina

Best protein i've ever had

This stuff is AMAZING. I have never had a protein that didn't upset my stomach, and this one is SO easy to digest! I can tell my body assimilates this protein very easily. Not to mention, it dissolves in literally anything. I put two table spoons in my coffee and another one in my cereal in the morning, and you can't taste any sign of protein powder.

It keeps me full for a good while too! HIGHLY recommended.

- Victoria

Love this Collagen

We have been using this brand of Collagen for over two years now. Thrive has the best prices.

- Sue

Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate

We love this product! It's wonderful in making bulletproof style coffee or a delicious addition in green tea or herbal lattes. I add it in to my smoothies, baked goods, and sauces. There is no detectable taste, but adds body and structure.

- Vicki

Great!

Dissolves very easily in coffee without affecting the taste

- Melissa

Collagen Hydrolysate is great stuff

In only a few short weeks my hair and nails are stronger. I simply enjoy a tablespoon of the powder in some diluted juice or my mid morning coffee. Totally tasteless and few calories, I'm glad I added this to my routine.

- Sharon

Great product, best price

Love this stuff!! Shopped around and thrive offered the best price!!!

- Trish

Great for the belly!

Between this and the gelatin my stomach is much more stable!

- Kobi

Good Product

Seems to be helping nails and hair growth. Easy to blend, mixes into any beverage. I would like to see a different opening for the can. The small hole doesn't allow for seeing quantity left. I want use my measuring spoons to retrieve the powder.

- Lucia

Great Lakes Gelatin

Looking all over for this at a good price....YOU HAD THE BEST PRICE! THANKS

- kathleen

Love it!

What a life saver this product is!!! I have to travel quite a distance to buy bones from grass-fed, organic-raised cows in order to make homemade bone broth. This product allows me to get my collagen and is so easy to use. I put two tablespoons in my smoothie in the morning and then another two in my cup of tea at night. I'm completely satisfied!!! This is a must in my household!!!

- Claire

BEST BUY EVER!!!

I love this most because it is one simple ingredient (versus, like, 30 that I can't pronounce)! I put it in my morning coffee/tea (black; no cream/sugar) - dissolves quickly, and doesn't change the taste of the coffee! I recommend this to everyone interested in a protein supplement!!!!

- Amanda

Ehlers-Danlos, IBS, and collagen, oh my!

I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a genetic connective tissue disorder in which the body either produces faulty (weakly formed) collagen, or not enough of it. Some with EDS say supplementing with collagen is great; others say it's a waste of money.

I've sat the debate out for years, but when I read about how it can promote gut healing, I started to become intrigued. I asked my functional medicine doctor as well as my medical dietitian, and they said it could possibly help with that at the least. I also have Asperger's, so I was curious about potential benefits there, too.

I'm now on my third canister. The first I ordered direct from the company. Then I ordered a two-pack from Amazon. I will be getting it from Thrive from now on - the prices are that much better.

The directions say two tablespoons, twice a day. I only take one, but I also add it to soups, stews, broths, etc for an added boost. It dissolves well in warm/hot liquid. In cold, stir well, let sit (or use the back of your spoon to mash lumps up) and stir again. I mix tablespoon into a snack pack size cup of unsweetened organic applesauce along with the creatine powder and Ceylon cinnamon I take daily. Don't even know it's there. It's supposed to be tasteless, but I do detect a fairnt beefy change in flavor if I add it to plain water or anything not distinctively flavored.

My gut is almost back in shape, i've not had acne in months, and with chronic joint issues as well as degenerative disc/joint disease plus arthritis throughout my body (due in large part to the effects of EDS), I notice i'm able to move around a bit better and with less pain than before. I do also take tumeric and am on a Paleo AIP eating plan (adding in low FODMAP and low histamine considerations), but I started this collages prior to all that and saw a difference quickly. I'm now trying to work up to eventually getting all four tablespoons recommended into my daily consumption. Great product; highly recommended.

- Becca

Great product

This stuff dissolves in anything that I have tried so far. Not nearly as difficult to work with as collagen. Highly recommended.

- Bill Leach

From Acne* to Pain in a Runner's Knee**

*I take this for helping with my acne (I am 23 and over the past 3-4 years it has ranged between moderate and severe). I have taken it in two different periods of time (separated by about a year) and can say that it is either this stuff and/or turmeric (both of which I add(ed) to my morning tea) that has greatly helped my acne. It took about 2 months to see drastic results, but I can truly say that my large, swollen cheek acne has reduced significantly and I will soon be acne free (I really believe that!). Obviously, I recommend this but only with lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, and a non-toxic skincare routine). **My boyfriend (total opposite of me in health beliefs and thinks I am silly for all the health claims I like to try) says that I might have put him onto something "worth while" with this. He notices that when he does not take this gelatin, an old knee injury begins to ache (especially after a morning run). Even from a skeptic, this is product is a winner!

- Kristin

Awesome

I love this collagen/gelatin. Dissolves super fast and stays dissolved. Will order again.

- Kate

Great Lakes gelatin

i love this gelatinand the prices at thrive.com are the best I could find for it. Thanks

- Dennise

Amazing

Really love the extra protein this tasteless gelatin gives. I add it to my morning matcha!

- Lanie

One week has made a difference!

I bought one container of this collagen hydrolysate to give it a try. My 77-year-old very active husband has been complaining of hurting knees after using stairs. I've made sure he gets two 'doses' a day, usually in a hot drink (coffee or herbal tea). Today he mentioned the stairs weren't bothering his knees! It didn't dissolve as nicely in our cold water drinks.

- Susan

Collagen Hydrolysate

Awesome! I am 54 years old, my knees and muscles were hurting for no reason. I started taking colagen and within a week I was feeling so much better. Love it!

- Gayle Wilson

Odorless, tasteless and easy to incorporate

Great Lakes collagen is odorless and tastless and is easy to incorporate into anything. I take 2 tablespoons every morning with my coffee and it doesn't change the taste or texture at all. Highly recommend it.

- Sadie

Surprising find, potential to heal IBS as well as potentially some affects from autism

I bought this for my fiance and myself, but for my fiance mainly. He has had a lot of IBS and degenerative joints. He is currently disabled and we are using this product to help him with these issues. I listened to a podcast on autism that said that autistic children had a lot of severe IBS and one of the doctors interviewed on this Autism Summit said that the kids should take 4 to 9 tablespoons a day (yes tablespoons) as this product was healing the kids from IBS, helping their autistic symptoms, and inflammation (as the amino acid glycine in this product really reduces inflammation and most people get very little glycine in their diets). we figured it would likely help my fiance so I bought us a few containers of this to find out. We have only used this product for 1 week and it is too soon to tell yet how it will affect my fiance's more major issues but I do already see a change in my own nails and face (looks a little fuller - I'm in my 50's) so I am going to keep taking this product for myself. I put it in coffee, tea, and oatmeal, and I can't even tell it is there. I think this product has a lot of potential to heal a lot of health issues for people. Will update this review after a few months of taking this.

- Josie123

so far so good

I started a pretty intense workout regiment recently and I'm a rather big guy. I wanted protein but also wanted something to help with joint soreness. So far this has helped a lot with recovery and my knees and wrists are way less sore than normal.

- Jeff

New packaging is great

I've used this brand of Collagen for years and I'm so glad they finally changed the canister top to make the product easier to get out. Thank you!

- Tara

Awesome product!

We're always looking for ways to add more protein to our day. This is the solution, plus additional nutrients that your body can always use. Love adding it to our protein shakes, fresh fruit and veg smoothies. If I happen to be using store bought broth, I like to add some of this magic to it. Great price through Thrive Market, even better than Amazon.

- Kimberly

Excellent product

I have been using Great Lakes Collagen for about a year. My skin, nails and hair are glowing, healthy and strong. My only complaint is the packaging, but in a recent bottle I ordered I noticed they changed the top. The green bottle does not smell or taste and is easily mixed in to any beverage.

- annika

SUPERB!

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Thank you Thrive Market for carryng this superior product at a more economical price! I have not even utilized this product for a full week, and after 5 days of use, the pain due to arthritis in my cervical (neck) area has significantly decreased! I am an Occupational Therapy student and am so impressed with this product, and the service I received from Thrive Market! Once I become a practicing health practitioner, I will refer my patients to order this product through your website. My family got so excited about the product and the price & quality of service your company offers so much that they have decided to place orders as well! As far as the product's dissolving capabilities, it does completely dissolve quickly in hot liquids. In cold liquids, you need to stir it well and let it sit for a minute, and then give a few good more stirs. Yes, it does take a little more effort in cold; but it's no big deal! This product is GOLDEN and should be a part of everyones daily health care regimen! Already, seeing other fringe benefits in my skin, hair & better sleep! Thanks again, Thrive Market!

- Patrice

great lakes collogen

Awesome product. I use distilled water and have NO problems with it dissolving or clumping .Sits on my counter after mixed sometimes .. no problem. Ck the quality of your water

- salinas

Not easy to swallow.

If this product did not include such nutritional values and health benefits, I would not make a great effort to keep using it.

I don't drink coffee so I had only tried this with room temperature water first. What a mistake! It took some time to dissolve completely and once I was drinking it, it began to congeal faster than it dissolved.

My next attempt was with hot tea. It dissolved quite easily but, again, it has to be finished within a few gulps otherwise it begins to solidify. I am in it for the health advantages so I will keep using.

- Alejandro C.

Great Help!

I have Osteoarthritis and am in constant pain. My new doctor, a holistic specialist, suggested I try Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate (Beef Kosher). After about a week, I noticed a great deal of relief in my joints, especially in my fingers and hips. This tasteless powder is changing my life! I can type on the computer for longer periods, and even walk the dog most days. Thank you, Great Lakes and Thrive Market.

- Larry.G

Nothing short of miraculous

That retail price shown is actually really low; I've seen it most places for over $25. This stuff is absolutely divine. A friend of mine recommended it to me solely on the basis of skin improvement, but I got so much more than I bargained for. Not only does my skin look great, it keeps me full and I'm not as sore after my workouts. I also noticed huge differences in my hair and my nails too. They're stronger, less prone to breakage, and just look so much more vibrant and healthy. It dissolves very well and has no flavor so it goes great in my tea or my smoothies or in my cereal. I noticed differences after just 2 weeks of taking a tablespoon with meals twice per day. One canister lasts me about a few weeks so it averages out to about $20/mo when I take it daily. Absolutely worth the investment.

- N. Griffith

My Skin, Nails and Health Have Improved!

After taking this for a few weeks my skin started to clear up and glow again! The canister is easy to pour, great in hot or cold items. I put it in my morning juices and smoothies sometimes. There isn't much flavor which is awesome! Plus the cows are grass-fed and the powder is Kosher!!!

Be warned that you don't want to take to much of this in a short period of time. It will upset your stomach which is not good! I put it in my coffee but, I'm just little weird.

- Alonzo Wheeler

Healthy Protien Mix

Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate has many benefits for its users. The fact that this great supplement goes deep to heal muscles and joints it amazing. I feel energized and young again. I mix it with different juices, smoothies, and flavored waters. I love that this product contains amino acids and many proteins for my best health.

- L.G.

Excellant Healing Supplement

It is amazing what this Great Lakes Gelatin does to help you gain a healthier body and keep it. My ligaments, muscles, skin tissue, and cartilage all feel so much better. I feel better than I have in years. This is an anti-aging product that helps renew my skin and works deep to help my muscles and joints. It's is an amazing product and I highly recommend it to everyone!

- A. Webb

Miraculous!

I have quite a few joint issues so I am always happy to try anything that may help the pain. I've been taking this daily for about a month now and I can't begin to explain how much better I feel. After only two weeks all of my pain seemed to be almost gone! It still hurts occasionally but nowhere near what it used to be, especially because it used to be a constant pain in various joints. The pain was so bad it would often times make me sick, this stuff is truly unbelievable! I strongly recommend this, you will not be disappointed!

- Gilbert

Lifesaver

I put this in my coffee every morning and within a couple weeks I noticed a change in the strength of my hair and nails. Skin is a little better too!

- Deni

Amazing!

You rarely get what you were promised, but not with this product. I love it!

- Aviva

No Taste, Smoother Skin

About a year ago I broke my wrist diving for a volleyball and had to have surgery. I've been trying to eat better and use supplements. I love this stuff. I put some in my coffee every morning. You would never know it's been added as it dissolves completely and has no taste. Also, my husband has been commenting how soft my skin is starting to feel. Will definitely buy again.

- Crystal

Love it!!!

This has completely restored my hair. I was having a problem with hair loss and this in my coffee ever morning has solved the problem, with the added benefit of long nails.

- Jeanne

Love this stuff

I love the way this makes my nails, and hair so much stronger. I just wish they would keep it in stock.

- Jeanne

Excellent

I started using this about a year ago and I am so glad I did. I loose less hair every time I wash my hair/brush my hair, I'm not as achy after intense workouts or heavy lift days, and my skin and nails are healthier too. It's also great for getting some extra protein in without having to eat more. I mix this in everything, protein shakes, smoothies, coffee, tea, etc. No taste and blends well hot or cold.

- Claire

Awesome product, awesome price!

I love putting this protein powder in my smoothies; it's a great source of protein, has no taste and blends right in, and it's cheaper here than on Amazon so I will definitely continue to buy it here! :)

- Lauren

Excellent!

As a runner, I find this product important in rebuilding collagen and joints damaged by running. I mix this into my coffee or tea every morning. The powder easily dissolves and is pretty much tasteless, so it doesn't change the flavor of whatever you're drinking. I love it!

- Rianne

Best Collagen Hydrolysate I've Found

Great product, I mix it with my whey protein shakes to balance out the amino acid profile (collagen is much higher in glycine/proline). Does not thicken and clump like gelatin, which is great for drinks!

- Joshua

Great Protein Powder!

I LOVE this stuff! I had the hardest time finding a protein powder- due to allergies, and the one's I could tolerate physically, I HATED to eat. This stuff dissolves- almost tasteless, you can even put it in tea or coffee, oatmeal, smoothies, soups... I've done it all. And the TEXTURE is not marred! I highly, highly recommend this product! Its also good for hair, skin and joints, etc., but I love the protein pack. Off my head think its a whopping 13g for 2 TBS.

- Mammamia

Makes me feel better

I started taking this because I have had rheumatoid arthritis since I was three years old (24 years old right now). I read about fabulous benefits for joints, skin, and gut health, and decided to try it. I'm so happy I did, because my joint pain and swelling reduced drastically. I've been 95% pain free and what pain I do get has a shorter duration. I've been able to exercise more because of this. Also, I love how it is $5 cheaper on Thrive Market than on Amazon.

- Alanna

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