Product Description - Vital Proteins Collagen Whey Grass-Fed Pasture-Raised Cocoa Coconut 20.2 oz.
Vital Proteins advanced protein utilization formula combines collagen with grass fed whey protein, fermented cocoa bean flavanols, probiotics, and natural hyaluronic acid to achieve a premium protein blend for improved athletic performance.
Our grass-fed, pasture-raised collagen peptides are combined with coconut water in a proprietary natural process to preserve the flavor and nutrition while adding no additional sugars, artificial sweeteners, or maltodextrin.
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides are sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hides to ensure a natural, high quality, and sustainable source of this ancient nutrient. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body ensuring the health and vitality of your skin, hair, tendon, cartilage, bones, and joints.** These natural peptides are highly bio-available, digestible and soluble in cold or hot liquids.
- Advanced protein utilization formula
- Collagen peptides and whey protein for balanced amino acid profile
- Cocoa and Coconut Flavor
- Natural hyaluronic acid for joint support
- 2nd generation spore probiotics for increased protein utilization
- 14 servings per container
Net weight 20.2 oz (1.3 lb) 572g
Collagen Whey Cocoa Coconut Benefits:
- Increase athletic performance **
- Improve hydration **
- Increase amino acid absorption **
- Improve recovery **
- Increase protein synthesis **
- Increase joint flexibility **
- Support blood flow to muscles **
- Helps deliver protein to the body **
Collagen Whey Cocoa Coconut Highlights:
- 15,000 mg of grass-fed, pasture-raised collagen – increase athletic performance & reduce injuries
- 80 mg of natural hyaluronic acid – helps keep cartilage flexible and strong
- 2B CFU spore probiotic bacillus coagulans – supports protein absorption and recovery
- 375 mg cocoa flavanols – helps deliver protein to the body
Collagen Peptides Attributes:
- Pasture Raised, Grass-Fed
- Whole30® Approved
- Gluten Free
- Preservative Free
- Non GMO
- Ractopamine Free
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Suggested Use: Combine 2 scoops with 8 fl. oz. of water or milk, mix thoroughly.
|Serving Size: 2 Scoops (41g)|
Servings Per Container: about 14
|Calories from Fat||20|
|Total Fat||2 g||3%|
|Saturated Fat||1 g||3%|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||9 g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g||8%|
|Aspartic Acid||2,090 mg|
|Glutamic Acid||3,707 mg|
|† Daily Value (DV) not established|
* Percent Daily Values (DV) based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Collagen Peptides - Pasture-Raised, Grass-Fed Nutrition
Vital Protein's cattle graze on lush grasslands in Brazil and are not given hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. They eat their natural diet - grass, and receive plenty of open space and sunshine. We believe in providing our animals with an environment that nature intended, and the result is a high quality protein that is natural and pure. Vital Proteins produces its gelatin and collagen peptides in Brazil. The cattle industry in Brazil is based on perennial tropical grass pasture systems. We have taken great care to ensure that the pasture size for each animal is one animal per 2.67 acres. These standards are in alignment with the Global Animal Partnership 5-step animal welfare rating standards.
Why Grass-Fed Cattle?
Vital Protein's collagen is produced exclusively in Brazil. The collagen is primarily derived from Nelore breed bovine hides. The cattle industry in Brazil is still based on grass systems, where the cattle are pasture raised. This constitutes an important advantage for Brazilian cattle. Since the cattle were pasture-raised and grass fed, this eliminates the risk of rBGH in their feed. Brazil also has a law (Decree No 57 824 Article 4(4)) which prohibits the addition of hormones to feed. The hormone rBGH is typically injected into dairy cows to make them produce more milk. The Nelore breed is not a dairy producing cow and is strictly used as a beef breed. Based on these factors, the collagen is derived from bovine hide without the use of hormones like rBGH.
How are the hides processed and broken down?
The process for making gelatin and collagen peptides involves treating the bovine hides with an alkaline solution of lime and water, which is heated to a maximum of 190°F. The peptides are made with enzymes which break down the protein further. The enzyme process does not involve high heat and results in a very fresh tasting product.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is a primary bulding block of skin, hair, nails, bones, tendons, joints, and cartilage. It is considered the "glue that holds the body together."
Why do we need Collagen?
We believe that whole food based nutrition containing collagen is essential for one's overall health, fitness and wellbeing. Our ancestors utilized sustainable whole animal nutrition, which provided an abundant amount of collagen. Over the past century modern food processing has removed this natural and healthy protein from our diets. Collagen is vital for our body and is the basic building block of skin, hair, nails, bones and joints. When we get older, the production of collagen begins to slow down and cell structures start losing their strength. Collagen provides the building blocks for skin, hair, tendon, cartilage, bones and joints. Supplementing with collagen is a vital way to help your body rejuvenate and stay youthful. Collagen peptides supply amino acids that are needed to build new collagen. Collagen peptides are high in specific amino acids such as Glycine and Proline that are especially needed for the production of new collagen. The collagen peptides stimulate certain cells (fibroblasts, osteoblasts) to build new collagen. Supplementation with collagen peptides can support connective tissue health in athletes and could reduce the exercise induced increase of urinary collagen crosslinks. Supplementation with 30 - 70 grams of collagen peptides per day showed a reduction of risk for injuries on muscle, tendons, and ligaments in athletes.
Bone and Joint Support
Collagen represents up to 90% of organic bone mass and is a major component of ligaments, joints, and tendons. Supplementing our diet to ensure that our bodies are enriched with collagen is an important key to good health and a full life. Several studies on collagen, which represents 90% of organic bone mass, suggest that orally administering collagen peptides may provide beneficial effects on bone metabolism without obvious undesirable effects. Several studies show that a daily intake of 10g of collagen peptides for 4 to 24 weeks may increase bone mass density.
Skin & Hair Nourishment
Vital Proteins restores and enhances your body's natural beauty, as it was meant to shine. Our products work from within to enhance your skin, hair and nails, naturally. Collagen helps restore the skin's moisture, improving the elasticity, tone and vibrance that's already within you. Our mission is to provide natural, simple ways to combat the signs of aging to keep you looking and ultimately feeling your best.
What is the difference between Collagen Peptides and Beef Gelatin?
Vital Proteins pasture-raised Collagen Peptides and Beef Gelatin have similar amino acid profiles and offer very similar nutritional benefits. Both are virtually odorless and tasteless, making them extremely versatile. However, they are quite different in application.
Collagen Peptides (blue lid): Our peptides are gelatin proteins broken down into their constituent peptide chains through an enzymatic process. This allows our collagen peptides to not “gel” in cold liquids. Heating them will not alter their nutritional value. The peptides have the advantage of mixing well into both cold and hot liquids without them "gelling." However, you cannot use them in recipes that call for gelatin. You may add our peptides to cold and hot beverages alike, such as a smoothie, juice, water, tea or coffee, as well as a variety of foods like pancakes or oatmeal to boost the protein content.
Beef Gelatin (green lid): Our gelatin will “gel” in cold liquids. As a result, gelatin is ideal for hot preparations, and is a staple in many recipes. Our gelatin may be added to soups, broths, sauces or gravy as a natural protein booster and thickener, or used when baking. They can also be used to create a delicious homemade mousse, ice cream, pudding and yogurt -- even omelettes and meatloaf, or use them to make nutritious fruit gelatin and healthy gummy snacks. You may also enjoy them in hot beverages like herbal tea or frothy butter coffee. Health wise, the gelatin has the advantage of taking slightly longer to digest and coating the small intestine, which is beneficial in gut healing diets like GAPS, AIP or SCD.
|Dimensions||5" x 5" x 6.5"|
|Country of Manufacture||Brazil|
Vital Proteins helps people feel better and live fuller lives through sustainably-sourced nutrition products, promoting health, fitness and natural beauty. They do that by providing nourishing collagen and promoting the production of collagen - an essential nutrient stripped from our diets by modern food-processing.
It is known that while our bodies' collagen production slows as we age, our need for it only grows as our bodies become less efficient and we maintain a vibrant life. Vital Proteins believes that if you want to, you can make the most out of every moment you're given - that your body shouldn't be a limitation, but a catalyst.
Vital Proteins' products are natural sources of essential proteins, sourced from pasture-raised cows in Brazil and New Zealand and wild-caught fish in Hawaii. Why go so many extra miles for these sources? Because there's nothing more important than one's health, and Vital Proteins believes the body needs and deserves high-quality building blocks for life's adventures.
Whether Vital Proteins can help add a mile to your run, a glow to your complexion or just enrich your naturally vibrant life, there's a protein for everyone, and more than one reason to love Vital Proteins.
Vital Proteins LLC
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