The Differences Between Collagen & Gelatin
Why Have One Name When You Can Have Five?
When it comes to science, medicine and biology the rule seems to be, the more names you can give to the same basic thing, the better. So, take a swig of your coconut oil infused green tea and let’s get this terminology out of the way…
Gelatin – collagen is the protein found in animal bones and the connective tissue around the bones. Gelatin is what you get when you cook collagen. Grandma’s feel good chicken broth? It contained gelatin that came from cooking the bones and turning the collagen into gelatin.
Hydrolyzed Collagen – prefer your collagen bathed rather than cooked? Hydrolyzed Collagen is simply collagen that is bathed in enzymes, which breaks the protein down into smaller pieces, giving it a lower molecular weight and making it easier for the body to absorb and digest. Hydrolyzed Collagen has the highest bioavailability of any form of collagen.
Collagen Hydrolysate – the exact same thing as Hydrolyzed Collagen…because scientist like words that begin with hydro???
Collagen Peptides – basically the same as Hydrolyzed Collagen, which is of course the same as Collagen Hydrolysate. Collagen Peptides is used to denote that the Collagen is made up of shorter chain amino acids, which is what you get once you pass the collagen through the hydrolysate process – the enzymatic bath.
Health Benefits (Collagen & Gelatin)
- Improve Skin Health
- Promote Younger, Firmer Skin
- Support Joint Health
- Improve Gut Function and Digestion
- Keep Excess Inflammation in Check
- Build and Restore Muscle
- Support a Healthy Metabolism
- Keep Appetite In Check
- Promote Healthy Brain Function
- Promote Deeper Sleep
In this article and future articles we will be using some of this fun terminology, so we just wanted you to know the basic meanings of the terms. Next let’s take a look into The Science and Health Benefits of Collagen…