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Gut Health - Collagen Peptides Type 1 & 3

Gut Health - Collagen Peptides Type 1 & 3

$ 51.00

Pastured Raised Collagen Peptides

(20 oz Canister/Price Includes Shipping)

Contains Type 1 and 3 Collagen which is great for Hair, Nails and Skin

( Collagen Type 1 & 3 Is Derived From Beef)

(Can Be Used As An Ingredient In The Adrenal Cocktail...Recipe At The Bottom Of The Page)


These peptides (Blue LID) are derived from gelatin, and contain the same amino acids as gelatin. The main difference is use – the peptides dissolve instantly in hot or cold liquids without gelling for an easy nutrition boost. **

Collagen peptides are short chain amino acids naturally derived from pasture-raised, grass-fed collagen protein. Unlike gelatin, these peptides are soluble in cold liquids as well as hot. Collagen peptides contain the same amino acids as gelatin which are identical to the protein found in skin, nails, hair, bones, cartilage, and joints. Gluten Free, rBGH Free, Non GMO.


1. Collagen supports skin health

Vital Proteins has collected significant research showing that ingestion of collagen supports skin health and rejuvenation. According to Vital Protein’s discussion on collagen and skin health,

When collagen is digested, the peptides are attracted to cells that synthesize collagen in the human body, fibroblasts, and are the most common cells of connective tissues in the skin. Collagen peptides may bring about the production and reorganization of new collagen fibers by stimulating the fibroblasts cells. Furthermore, some studies show that collagen peptides increase the density and diameter of collagen fibrils in the dermis and may improve the strength of skin.

Clinical studies show that daily consumption of collagen significantly improves skin elasticity and moisture. You can emphasize your collagen intake during the winter, when I feel like my skin needs extra support from the dry air.

2. Collagen supports balanced hormones

The interesting research on gelatin proteins and hormones comes from controversial health researcher Dr. Ray Peat. 

Dr. Peat writes,

Gelatin is a protein which contains no tryptophan, and only small amounts of cysteine, methionine, and histidine. Using gelatin as a major dietary protein is an easy way to restrict the amino acids that are associated with many of the problems of aging.[…]

When only the muscle meats are eaten, the amino acid balance entering our blood stream is the same as that produced by extreme stress, when cortisol excess causes our muscles to be broken down to provide energy and material for repair. The formation of serotonin is increased by the excess tryptophan in muscle, and serotonin stimulates the formation of more cortisol, while the tryptophan itself, along with the excess muscle-derived cysteine, suppresses the thyroid function.

[…]If a person eats a large serving of meat, it’s probably helpful to have 5 or 10 grams of gelatin at approximately the same time, so that the amino acids enter the blood stream in balance. 


By helping to balance the tryptophan, collagen  supports healthy thyroid function and reduces the metabolic stress of increased cortisol. Thyroid and metabolism go hand-in-hand, so gelatin may actually increase metabolism by improving thyroid function.

3. Collagen supports bone and joint health

Collagen makes up to 90% of bone mass, and several studies indicate that taking collagen internally can improve bone metabolism.  When it comes to building bone density, conventional medicine often looks solely at calcium. This is a tremendous mistake, because cofactors in bone metabolism such as vitamin K2, vitamin D and magnesium are as important – if not more so – than calcium intake for bone health.

Collagen supplementation is likely another key factor in improving bone health along with other vitamin and mineral cofactors. The research Vital Proteins has collected on collagen and bone shows that the presence of collagen peptides stimulate osteoblasts, the cells responsible for bone formation.


Stir into water, fruit juice, or other beverages

Add to smoothies as protein booster

Mix with oatmeal, soups, or sauces



Adrenal Cocktail recipe:

  • 4-6 oz OJ (fresh squeezed or cold pressed like Evolution brand)
  • 2 Tbsp raw cream (or coconut cream)
  • 1 Tbsp Collagen
  • Himalayan Pink Salt as much as you can stand

Blend it up into a delicious creamsicle and drink 1-2 times a day an hour before or after food.

Benefits of the Adrenal Cocktail: 

  • Fresh squeezed OJ gives liver the glucose it needs to regenerate
  • Perfect balance of fat/carb/protein ratio for adrenal health and blood sugar balancing
  • Collagen is loaded with the amino acids and building blocks for health
  • Himalayan pink salt has 84 essential minerals that the adrenals need to function properly (very different from iodized table salt which can be harmful)