What it does: Connective building blocks for health
How it helps:Collagen is a primary component of connective tissue such as skin, bones and joints. As we age, our ability to produce collagen diminishes significantly which can lead to deficiencies and poor skin, bone and joint health. PRO-COLLAGEN WB contains a blend of collagen peptides with proven efficacy for supporting collagen production, bone strength, joint health and integrity, skin elasticity and more.
PRO-COLLAGEN WB can be incorporated into shakes, smoothies, and other foods and beverages, making it a convenient way to ensure adequate intake of collagen’s unique amino acids.
Ingredients: Collagen Peptides
Directions: As a dietary supplement, mix 13 grams (approx. one scoop) in eight ounces of water per day, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. For best results, add powder prior to adding water.
Contains/Does Not Contain: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free, Non-GMO
Grass fed-yes Organic-no
Such great care is taken that our standards far surpass most organic products on the market and it is not as relevant when you see how the product is created.
The collagen peptides in our collagen are from Type 1 bovine collagen. Our collagen peptides are produced through the specific and controlled enzymatic hydrolysis of collagen derived from bovine hide and bone. They are obtained when these raw materials are subjected to technical processes including extraction, enzymatic hydrolysis, purification, concentration, sterilization, and drying. Our process guarantees a high degree of safety, as demonstrated in numerous international studies. The production processes are optimized to obtain different peptides with different functionalities. Therefore, the triple helix of collagen is broken up. Long chains are hydrolyzed to form shorter chains and further hydrolysis leads to short peptides, some of which are bioactive with body stimulating functions... We are able to say grass-fed, however, we cannot imply that they were fed a 100% grass diet. The animals lived their lives eating grass and foraging in pastures, however, we cannot confirm that the animal did not eat anything other than grass in the entirety of their lifetime. That being said, keep in mind the grass-fed aspect only affects the composition of the fat, which is not significant. When protein products are hydrolyzed, you are left with amino acids and peptides. It leaves most of the fat or cell membrane phospholipids found in the cells behind. This does not have organic certification, however, the animals are raised in Europe which has much higher standards. There are no detectable levels of glyphosate in the raw materials. Also, we perform our own extensive testing on raw materials.
All our raw materials and finished products are either tested by an accredited 3rd party lab or in-house to confirm specifications (we don't rely on a supplier's Certificate of Analysis). We use USP/AOAC or other approved published methods from scientific journals. We test for identity, potency, heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, and arsenic), micros (plate count, total yeast/mold, e.coli, salmonella, and s.aureus), rancidity/oxidative markers, pesticides and perform other applicable testing depending on the ingredient/formulation. We use FTIR, HPLC, GC, ICP-MS. **Heavy metals testing is ICP MS **We do third-party pesticide screening on all botanicals from an ISO-certified lab. We follow USP testing methods through external labs. We are NSF/GMP certified.
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