Just like many other Vital Proteins products, our Beef Gelatin is packed with collagen.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is a key constituent of all connective tissues. It provides the infrastructure of the musculoskeletal system. As we age, the body’s ability to produce natural collagen declines.
Vital Proteins’ product line-up aims to help you increase your daily intake of collagen.
What’s the Difference Between Beef Gelatin & Collagen Peptides?
You might be asking yourself, ‘So, if the Beef Gelatin and the classic Collagen Peptides are both good sources of collagen, what makes them so different?’ You make a good point.
They are both great for skin, hair, and nails beauty. They’re both made with one core ingredient – collagen – and deliver 20g of it per serving. But the way they’re used is what sets them apart from each other.
Our hydrolysed Collagen Peptides are unflavoured, dissolve in both hot or cold liquids and are faster-digesting. They’re reserved for those in a hurry, thanks to being easily soluble in both hot and cold liquids.
Our Beef Gelatin easily dissolves in hot liquids, but solidifies once mixed into cold liquids, so it’s not exactly recommended for those who want their daily collagen fix, but it is ideal for foodies looking to amplify certain meals while supporting collagen production.
Beef Gelatin is slower to digest, moves through the gastrointestinal tract further and coats the small intestine.
Anyone can try out Beef Gelatin, but the product is particularly of interest for people following diets that support gut health like GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet), AIP (Autoimmune Paleo Protocol), or SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet).
How Do I Prepare Beef Gelatin?
Our Beef Gelatin must first be ‘bloomed’ in a cold or room temperature liquid. This process plumps up the granules and makes them easier to stir into your food. After ‘blooming’, you’ll need to add them to hot liquid in order to fully dissolve them.
Beef Gelatin sets jiggly (like jelly) when chilled. It’s unflavoured, so it makes a great addition to protein gummies or as a thickener in soups, custards and stews. You can even try it in our homemade almond milk recipe.
How to Use Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin
There are so many different ways to use Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin, whether it’s to boost your morning or evening routine, or in one of your favourite recipes.
1. Add Beef Gelatin in Your Morning Coffee
Add a scoop of Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin to your morning coffee for a drink that would make your local barista jealous. Whether you take your coffee with cream, dairy-free milk or by itself, mixing in Beef Gelatin with a blender or frother makes for a wonderful foamy treat that will have you skipping the lines at your local coffee shop.
2. Use Beef Gelatin in a Bedtime Drink
After a long day when you’re looking to wind down, stir Beef Gelatin into a cup of tea or a cup of hot water with lemon before bed.
For the best results, make sure you bloom the Beef Gelatin first; this simply means stirring the Beef Gelatin in a cold or room temperature liquid to plump up the granules and make them easier to dissolve.
3. Add Beef Gelatin to Your Favourite Recipes
You can use Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin as a natural thickener in soups, sauces or broths to boost the flavour and health of whatever you’re making.
Beef Gelatin can also be used to make your own homemade gummy sweets, and you can use it in place of eggs for egg-free baking.
By using these tips to seamlessly incorporate Beef Gelatin into your daily routine, recipes and self-care, you’ll be on your way to supporting your wellness and living a vital life.