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Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate (Green Can)

Hot or cold liquid soluble for use in cold beverages or recipes. Hydrolysed Collagen is the unique combination of amino acids in concentrated levels. Collagen contains amino acid such as glycine, lysine and proline, which are important amino acids and can be used by the body to build connective tissue structures to support the functions of the cells.

Grass-Fed & Pasture-Raised, Kosher, Paleo-Friendly, Keto-Certified. Hydrolysed Collagen is the unique combination of amino acids in concentrated levels that promotes rapid re-production of blood cells for healing and conditioning over other proteins especially for bone and joint health care. This low molecular weight protein is easily digested for healthy enrichment in minutes after ingestion. It will not congeal because it has been hydrolysed for quick assimilation and improved hydration to the connective tissue. Collagen is important to nitrogen balance. It supports age related cartilage damage, and collagen loss. Hydrolysate is either heated to a high temperature or enzymatically treated to reduce the "Molecular weight" which limits its ability to congeal. Hydrolysate is measured less than 5000 Dalton (mw) which makes it readily dissolvable in both cold and warm liquids.

The Great Lakes Gelatine Company's cattle are grass fed and slaughtered in Argentina and Brazil which is controlled by their respective Department of Agriculture. These countries have the same type of rigourous tests and inspections as the United States. Beef hides are the only product used to manufacture gelatine in these countries.

  • 1. Our Gelatin and Hydrolysate contains no MSG.

    Some believe that Glutamic acid or Mono sodium glutamate is contained in gelatin. This is simply not the case.

    2. Our products are all gluten free.

    Gelatin and related products from Great lakes Gelatin are totally free from gluten. Glutens are the proteins found in wheat, barley and rye flours (all Triticeae plants). Wheat glutens are a problem for a small group of individuals who have allergies to these proteins (primarily for persons suffering from celiac disease). Glutens are plant derived proteins. Gelatin is produced entirely from animals and contains absolutely no gluten.

    3. How much should I take?

    We recommend one to two tablespoons per day depending on your diet, activity level and need. One tablespoon in the morning and one later in the day is best. Any excess protein will simply flush out of the body without any issues to you.

    4. How should I take it?

    Because it can be mixed into hot or cold foods, you can mix it in drinks, cereals, oatmeal, or any other foods that you regularly enjoy. Taking it for six to eight weeks should begin to show improvement.

    5. Heavy Metals Statement

    Great Lakes Gelatin shares the concerns our customers have about heavy metals in the food that they consume. In response to misinformation found on the internet, Great Lakes Gelatin wants to clarify how we test for arsenic and other heavy metal impurities. Our specification limit for arsenic is below <0.25 parts per million. This is based on regulatory limits set by government agencies at the time of manufacture. It is a mistake to assume that the specification maximum is the amount present in our gelatine. It is difficult to test for such low levels of possible impurities. The analytical testing results for arsenic are “below detection limits”. This means that the level is below the sensitivity of the test to quantify a result.



    Gelatin Weight  Liquid Weight
    1 Tablespoon (1/4 oz.) 1 pint water
    8 Tablespoons (2 oz.) 8 pints water (1 gallon)
    4 oz. 2 gallons
    10 oz. 5 gallons
    20 oz. 10 gallons
    2.5 lbs. 20 gallons
    5 lbs. 40 gallons


    Mixing Methods

    Cold liquids:
    Add two tablespoons to one or two ounces of room temperature liquid and stir. Add cold liquid and mix completely.

    Room temperature liquids:
    Pour two tablespoons into a glass of your favorite juice or drink and mix well.

    Hot Liquids:
    Add two tablespoons to container, Then add HOT liquid, stir until dissolved.


    Great Lakes Gelatin is committed to providing the highest quality 
    unflavored gelatin available...

    • We meet the specifications set forth by the US Pharmacopoeia/National Formulary USP 33-NF 28.

    • We offer excellent clarity. Through deionization, we can accentuate the natural color of your products.  

    • We are dedicated to our customers, and our commitment to you includes excellence in both products and services.

  • Ray Peat:For years I hadn't slept through a whole night without waking, and I was in the habit of having some juice or a little thyroid to help me go back to sleep. The first time I had several grams of gelatin just before bedtime, I slept without interruption for about 9 hours. I mentioned this effect to some friends, and later they told me that friends and relatives of theirs had recovered from long-standing pain problems (arthritic and rheumatic and possibly neurological) in just a few days after taking 10 or 15 grams of gelatin each day.

  • 454 grams of 100% gelatine made only from the skin of grass-fed cows.

    Dissolve in liquid and consume.

    Add one tablespoon to your Bulletproof Coffee

    Make healthy jello-desserts

    Add to any stews or soups

    * Histidine
    * Isoleucine
    * Leucine
    Aspartic Acid
    * Lysine
    * Methionine
    Glutamic  Acid
    * Phenylanlanine
    * Threonine

Customer Reviews

Based on 396 reviews
Nathalie Haymann (Perth, AU)

My daughter has tried a few collagen products however has returned to Great Lakes for good as it is a superior product. I usually buy three at a time - one for my granddaughter, one for my daughter and one for myself! Good for any joint inflammatory conditions and also encourages thick hair growth.

Vincent Hewson (Melbourne, AU)
Great product, feel the difference!

I received the Great Lakes product as described and also on time! I have been taking the product for just on a month and feel that the product is making a difference to my training!
Well worth taking. Easy to take, joint pain reduced, the added surprize is my skin is also felling better!

Kristin Lee
The Best Collagen Hydrolysate

I used to be a bit skeptical about any collagen supplements, but ever since a naturopath suggested that I take the pasture-raised and grass-fed Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate to help improve my protein uptake and adrenal and digestive health, I'm amazed by how clean and tasteless it is, as well as how easy and versatile it is to incorporate with my food. My digestion has definitely improved, plus any aches in joints or tendons have diminished. A real surprise was how my skin also feels much softer. The dryness and rashes I used to experience, due to digestive challenges, have virtually gone. On average, I use two to three scoops each day that I have it, which is often in smoothies.

Nishant Bhatia (Sydney, AU)
Outstanding product and service

Me and my wife have been using this product for about 6 months now and it has made a significant improvement in our skin, face and overall health. We are a couple of 45+ age group and the feedback we have received from our friends is just great.
The product upon ordering is delivered on time and tracking system is also very accurate and effective.

Tracey Hartmann (Brisbane, AU)
Great lakes collagen

I have been buying great lakes collagen for years now, firstly to help my aching bones. I then noticed other advantages, really strong nails, hair thickening and growing fast (I need a haircut every 5 weeks), and facial and neck wrinkles diminishing and I'm 57. My aunt gives it to her arthritic cats and they are running around like children. I highly recommend it.