I'm trying to incorporate collagen into my routine for proported joint, skin and adrenal benefits. I combined 3oz of grass fed heavy cream, 1/2 oz Great Lakes Collagen, and 16oz unsweetened organic decaf. It seems like a delicious... (more)
I have bought a proper chicken broth by Three Stone Hearth made of chicken carcasses, heads and feet. It is awesome, but I am trying to find some good recipes aside form just microwaving and drinking it, but all I can find is "how to make your... (more)
Olympic lifting 4x/week at 630am (moderate; still learning, its not like 100+ lb weights). My goal is to lean out, and I've been taking up a few supplements to aid the fat loss. I'm just unsure if it's unnecessary? The thing is; I'm also... (more)
It seems to be well established that degradation of collagen can facilitate disease and I don't think anyone here will dispute that (degradation of the collagen in your gums would result in periodontal disease for example), but could... (more)
Worried about collagen degradation? Bone broth is your panacea.
I don't make bone broth and ran across this supplement recently. I keep meaning to try to make it, but frankly, the thought of it isn't pleasant to me although I do like homemade soup. For some reason the thought of bone broth makes me lose my... (more)
Hey Deborah! Its Jake here again. I liked the product by collagen by youth theory, and since have tried the great lakes green kind ONLY hydro-isolate other wise it could go badly... And, I have tried Nows brand of collagen as well. Now's is the... (more)
There seem to be two schools of thought on this. Ray Peat suggests taking with food, especially with a meal containing muscle meat, to balance out the amino acids. Others recommend taking on an empty stomach which supposedly makes the collagen... (more)
Hi, Lately I have had some problems with my knees and I am thinking about getting? I've read you have to take hydrolized collagen, preferably from grasfed animals. I have a couple of questions Has anyone tried Great Lakes Hydrolized... (more)
First post, long time avid reader. After a few years on the weights and in really good shape I decided to give crossfit a try and I believe I over did it. I'm 99% sure I've developed costochondritis in the left side of my sternum/chest. After a... (more)
Hello, paleo-folks! I've been pretty strict with paleo for the last year, and dabbled with it for 1-2 years prior. Before high school, I was an inactive, obese kid who's only pleasure in life was to eat junk food and play videogames. When high... (more)
I've been working on a torn meniscus for a bit now. Things are going pretty well, but I still relapse if I slack on the exercises. I'm wondering if I should be specifically timing my bone broth and collagen intake to maximize their therapeutic... (more)
I'm having surgery tomorrow, and want to eat some beef stock post surgery to help healing. But I'm traveling, and don't have access to my normal bones. I also left my collagen powder at home. I bought some gluten free grocery store beef stock. Is... (more)
If the store-bought stock is a thin liquid at refrigerator temperature, the collagen-forming compounds have been removed.
I've been using collagen, I'd like to try some bone broth. I have years of kitchen experience, so a recipe is not exactly what I'm looking for. Specifically, how much raw material will yield how many servings? Is the cost of making your own bone... (more)
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... (more)
Howdy all, young adult male here looking to reverse the most harmful effects of circumcision through "foreskin restoration". Basically, the foreskin is composed of an inner layer of highly sensitive skin (similar to that which makes up eyelids)... (more)
I was thinking about this earlier while thinking about menudo as I was munching on a piece of oxtail. When I tried to make bone broth, it pretty much failed, even though I used cartilage-y pieces of bone. The broth wasn't gelatinous at all. But... (more)
Ok. Not the most critical problem in the universe, but here goes. Lot's of health issues have improved with the paleo diet, but lately my skin is really losing it's elasticity - which I think is due to losing collagen, but correct me if I'm... (more)
Hi, what is the relationship between homocysteine levels and collagen synthesis? Dr Emily Deans wrote about it in her blog and it made me wanna know more. This first paper seems to support her idea that it causes a reduction in collagen while the... (more)
Hi all. My question is whether there is a significant amount of PUFAs, et.al. in animal collagen? Specifically pig and chicken skin/cartilage. I have easy access to lots of this substance but am wondering if it is worth the potential detriments to... (more)
I've seen an extremely high number of articles, books, etc. that talk about the collagen and other beneficial organic compounds that can be found in bone broth. However, aside from an analysis that found that only a small amount of calcium gets... (more)
Is the collagen in beef heart and other high food sources going to simply get broken down as proteins do when ingested or is that collagen going to have therapeutic effects AS collagen in the body? I read both sides of this from doctors and... (more)
hi. i am interested in building stronger joints. i currently weight train daily and consume1+gr. of vit c+lots of protein and fat on a vlc diet. how can i increase joint health?i often experience cracking joints and think something can't be right... (more)
Hi, Haven't see this questions asked: Does collagen powder contain just protein/aminos or does it also have intesting stuff like GAGs, glucosamine and chondroitin? Im using the red unhydrolyzed Great Lakes one so maybe right? Perhaps not in the... (more)
Powdered collagen has all the good stuff you mentioned. All the hydrolyzation does is prevent the gelatin from clumping in water. The powdered stuff is quite expensive, though, compared to homemade bone broth.
I was just diagnosed with "solar purpura", also known as "actinic purpura" or (ugh) "senile purpura". This is bleeding under the skin on the forearms, especially my left forearm. It's related to damaged collagen, primarily from sun exposure... (more)
So I tend to bake lots of meat at once and then freeze it for later. However, before freezing, I put the baked meat in the fridge for a while. After that, I always find the liquid has jelled into what seems like gelatin. Would eating that be... (more)
Women: How has a paleo diet affected your mentrual cycle?
Eating pudding and heat