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How to take collagen

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 07, 2012 at 7:33 PM

I see many people here recommending Great Lakes Gelatin, but how do you take it? I personally measure 10 grams of regular supermarket gelatin and put the powder (sand-sized particles) in cold water and drink it that way, but is that the best way to take it? It's not really palatable this way.

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on December 07, 2012
at 08:10 PM

There are different suggestions on the can, and the cold-water one is one of them. You're right, it's not very palatable. I sometimes add it to smoothies or other foods (especially when slow-cooking). I also use hot water and may add some salt or other seasoning.

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on December 07, 2012
at 10:56 PM

I mix it in tepid water and then add to coffee or tea. Gelatin doesn't dissolve well in very hot or very cold liquids, so it helps to premix. If it's in hot tea or coffee I don't mind it. I find that it makes the beverages taste richer, if that makes sense, but it doesn't change the flavor at all.

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on December 08, 2012
at 03:53 PM

Does Great Lakes have the same mineral content of a homemade bone broth or are you just getting the gelatin?

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on December 08, 2012
at 12:55 AM

I soften it in water, then add to yogurt.

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on December 07, 2012
at 10:24 PM

I just ordered some and I plan on adding it to my homemade energy bars, anything cooked in the slow cooker and I'll probably try it out in my coffee.

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