About a month ago, I wrote about the differences of s Collagen Peptides and Gelatin. I wanted to try Vital Proteins Gelatin, but to be honest, I didn’t know where to start.
I didn’t know the differences myself. As most people know, I’m a Vital Proteins Ambassador, so in exchange for a couple of products each month, I get to try new products. I’m not being paid to promote the products.
First, What is Collagen Gelatin?
Collagen Gelatin is a substance derived from collagen. As I’ve written about before, Collagen is well known for its hair, nail, and skin benefits. Collagen Gelatin is also just as good for those. Vital Proteins Collagen Gelatin also has about the same amount of high quality protein. So it’s a great addition to smoothies after a workout.
In food, collagen is found mostly in tougher cuts of beef that contain a lot of connective tissue. Typically these are pieces we don’t use. It’s essential for bone and joint health.
Most people don’t eat animal skin or tendons raw. When you cook collagen, it transforms into gelatin.
In short, Gelatin is the cooked form of Collagen.
The properties of both gelatin and collagen peptides are slightly different, but the health benefits are the same.
When mixed with cold liquids or cold water, gelatin produces a “gel” effect in foods.
Collagen Peptides are better mixed into foods because they don’t turn to gel.
I currently use the Vital Proteins Flavorless Beef Gelatin Powder. Many people have asked, but it truly has no flavor. I’ve mixed it with sweet drinks and never had an issue.
What is Collagen Gelatin better for?
It’s better than Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides and Collagen Protein for a few things:
- Homemade jello or jello type desserts
- Homemade marshmallows (I’ve wanted to make this)
- Thickening smoothies, sauces, bone broth, and soup.
One thing that Gelatin has that regular Vital Proteins Collagen peptides do not is more of an effect on overall “gut health.” Gelatin fills the holes of the stomach lining and reduces inflammation. It also increases the amount of gastric acid in the gut. Gastric Acid is used to digest protein.
No Vital Proteins product is intended to treat disease, but help enhance life.
Hopefully, that helps with Gelatin Gelatin. I would love to hear how you’re using collagen or a recipe for Gelatin you have!
Thank you Vital Proteins for keeping me as an ambassador.
Questions for you:
Have you tried cooking with gelatin?
Do you have any easy recipes?