Bovine Collagen typically contains both Type I and Type III collagen which both help to maintain the health and structure of skin, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and organs, these are both also found in our digestive system as well and is why collagen can also play an important role in supporting gut health.
What is it about Types I and III that make it the most beneficial? It's all about the amino acids. While there are 18 amino acids in bovine collagen, it's the presence of a glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline which give collagen its reputation as a powerhouse protein. These three amino acids are crucial building blocks of collagen and have been shown to support health in myriad ways, from anti-inflammatory benefits to immune support..
Why does it need to be grass fed?
When choosing any animal product it is important to check that it is both ethically and sustainably sourced, not only for environmental obligations but also because of the impact that the treatment and environment of the meat has on it's nutritional profile and benefits.
Grass fed beef is free from antibiotics and hormones, contains more antioxidants, is lower in saturated fat and often richer in vitamins, minerals, omega 3s, and CLA than grain- fed alternatives all of which can impact our metabolic health.
The diet of the animals we eat is going to have a profound impact on the quality of the meat and the collagen protein. Ensuring that your collagen source is grass fed will help to ensure that you receive the most premium and nutritious end product.
We are proud to have launched the UK's first Certified Grass Fed Collagen,
Ethically sourced from cattle raised on pasture for 365 days per year with free access to grass, air, land and water. Free from hormones, antibiotics and anabolic steroids. KETO and PALEO, Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and lab tested to be free of heavy metal and chemicals.
Check out our recipes to see the nutritious and delicious ways you can make this powerhouse protein a part of your everyday diet.
Reading and research: