The word “collagen” comes from the Greek word kolla, which means glue. We can think of collagen as the glue that holds the body together, giving it its structure, strength, and flexibility. Collagen comprises more of the body than any other protein and is found in nearly every part of the human body. It is essential for a variety of bodily processes. Unfortunately, after age 20, our collagen levels begin to decrease, which starts to affect our joints, skin, and digestive system. As collagen levels decline — they plummet even more dramatically after age 50 — symptoms such as low energy, weakness and fatigue, aches and pains, stiff joints, low muscle tone, and visible signs of aging will become more prominent. So how do we make sure we are getting enough collagen to stay healthy?
Collagen is found only in animal foods, such as bone and muscle, so it can be hard to obtain enough from diet alone, especially if you’re relying on feedlot cows or factory farmed poultry. That’s where collagen supplements come in. Collagen supplements are typically derived from animal bone, skin, and connective tissue. When the collagen is cooked, it is called gelatin, which is what gives Jello its structure and wiggle. The best collagen supplement is hydrolyzed collagen. Hydrolyzed collagen is simply (uncooked) collagen that has been broken down with natural enzymes, so that the collagen is more readily absorbed by the body. It is sometimes called collagen hydrolysate or collagen peptides, and it is more bioavailable than any other form of collagen. Perfect Supplements Hydrolyzed Collagen is a rich source of protein. It’s made up of 97% protein by weight — more than 10 grams per and 11 gram serving — and it doesn’t have the sugar, carbs, and fat found in other protein sources. Hydrolyzed Collagen is also abundant in amino acids, including those that are hard to obtain such as proline, glycine, and hydroxyproline.
Grass-Fed Collagen Hydrolysate
Just like you wouldn’t want to eat a hamburger from a factory-farmed cow pumped up with antibiotics and fed genetically modified grains, you wouldn’t benefit as much from collagen derived from an animal raised under such unhealthy conditions. The best hydrolyzed collagen comes from cows that are happy and healthy, those that graze on green pastures free of pesticides. Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen is made exclusively from pasture raised Brazilian cows that are never given rBGH or other hormones, GMOs, or antibiotics. These cows spend their lives roaming and feeding on verdant pastures that are free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. The final product, Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen, is made only of hydrolyzed collagen — no additives, fillers, or binders.
Easy Bone Broth Alternative
A dietary staple for centuries, bone broth is a nutrient-dense, gelatinous broth with extensive health benefits. Drinking bone broth daily is recommended for those following the Weston A. Price diet guidelines, the Paleo diet, the GAPS diet, the Autoimmune Protocol, and other anti-inflammatory, healing diets based on traditional foods. Bone broth is not hard to make, but it can be time consuming and inconvenient for many, and you’ll need to constantly get more bones and cook more batches to keep up with adequate daily bone broth consumption goals. Plus, let’s face it, not everyone enjoys drinking broth! That’s why Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen is a great alternative. Keep some on hand either for everyday use or for those occasions when you just don’t have time to track down grass-fed bones and cook them for hours on end.
Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen requires no time-consuming preparations. Simply mix the collagen powder into a hot or cold liquid and drink. It’s convenient, portable, and shelf-stable. Better yet, it’s completely odorless and tasteless. Don’t like the taste of bone broth? Add hydrolyzed collagen to water, juice, smoothies, or tea — you won’t even know it’s there, but it adds a big protein punch and amps up the nutrition of whatever you’re drinking. One bottle of Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen can replace two months’ worth of bone broth! It won’t take up space in your fridge. You could even keep a bottle or two of Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen in your emergency preparedness kit to provide protein and healing nutrients in the case of natural disaster or other emergencies.
Health Benefits of Collagen Supplements
Collagen is needed to keep blood vessels strong and flexible, allowing blood to flow freely through the body. It also gives muscles — both voluntary muscles and involuntary ones such as the heart and stomach — their structure and strength. Up to 95% of the organic materials that make up bones is collagen. Collagen also comprises 75% of the skin, giving it elasticity and flexibility. Joints require collagen to move smoothly and remain stable.
Supplementing with Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen is associated with numerous health benefits including:
- Healthier joints
- Better digestion and gut healing
- Less inflammation
- Deeper sleep
- Reduced appetite and a boosted metabolism
- Healthier cardiovascular system
- Improved muscle growth and repair
- Better brain function and nervous system health
- Healthier, firmer, younger-looking skin
- Stronger hair and nails
Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen
Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen is a convenient, protein-packed, bioavailable collagen supplement. Quite simply, it’s the highest quality collagen supplement available. With no additives or fillers, no GMOs, no chemical contaminants, and no taste, it is a pure, healthy, grass fed collagen supplement. Perfect Supplements ensures that the Hydrolyzed Collagen is laboratory tested for purity, quality, heavy metals, and bacterial contamination, so you get only the best, purest collagen supplement available.