Vital Proteins Description

Vital Proteins Description/Ingredients/Products Details/FAQs/References

DESCRIPTION: Don’t have time to make some delicious and nutritious homemade bone broth this week? Don’t sweat it because we got you covered with Vital Proteins Pasture-raised Collagen Peptides!

Collagen is the protein found in connective tissue of vertebrate animals. It’s abundant in bone, marrow, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. The breakdown of collagen in bone broths is what produces gelatin. Collagen is a natural and healthy ingredient that has been used for centuries and can help maintain the body’s repair process, improve circulation, protect and soothe the inner lining of the digestive tract as well as ensuring the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin, hair, tendon, cartilage, bones, and joints.

Collagen Peptides are short chain amino acids naturally derived from pasture-raised collagen protein. These natural peptides are highly bioavailable, digestible, and soluble in cold water; making it extremely convenient and easy to add collagen to your diet on a regular basis. Simply add Vital Proteins Pasture-raised Peptides to cold or hot beverages such as a smoothie, juice, water, tea, or coffee! The peptides are completely flavorless and will not “gel” in cold liquids and will not alter the texture or thicken liquids. Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides are sourced from pasture raised bovine hides from Brazil to ensure a natural, high quality, and sustainable source of this ancient nutritional powerhouse.

INGREDIENTS: 100% Pasture Raised Bovine Hide Collagen Peptides.

SUGGESTED USE: Combine 1-2 scoops one to two times per day with 8 fl oz of cold or hot liquid, mix thoroughly. Drink immediately.

PRODUCT DETAILS: Store away from heat and moisture. Gluten Free, rBGH Free, Non GMO. The cattle graze on lush grasslands in Brazil and are not given hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. They eat their natural diet – grass, and receive plenty of open space and sunshine. Vital Proteins believe in providing their animals with an environment that nature intended, and the result is a high quality protein that is natural and pure.

Product Details

Store away from heat and moisture. Gluten Free, rBGH Free, Non GMO. The cattle graze on lush grasslands in Brazil and are not given hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. They eat their natural diet – grass, and receive plenty of open space and sunshine. Vital Proteins believe in providing their animals with an environment that nature intended, and the result is a high quality protein that is natural and pure.

Ingredients

100% Pasture Raised Bovine Hide Collagen Peptides.

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FAQs

Is your product Kosher?

Yes, our Collagen Peptides and Collagen Protein products are certified kosher by Rabbi David Sheinkopf.  You may download a copy of our current Kosher Certificate here.

Is your product organic certified?

Our cows are pasture-raised on strictly grass-fed and finished diets and are not injected with any hormones as they are not milk generating herds. We naturally process the collagen through a water and enzymatically hydrolyzed process which helps break down the protein without losing nutrients or adding artificial substances. This ensures a purely finished product that is of the highest quality and standard.

Is Collagen safe to take while pregnant or nursing?

Getting enough collagen while pregnant is critical because it provides essential proteins that our bodies utilize daily and that promote optimal health for a growing baby. Collagen helps to build and repair our bones, joint surfaces, skin, teeth, eyes, arteries, intervertebral disks, and much more. Collagen is needed to ensure a strong body and to help you to continually heal. Although, we always recommend speaking with your physician regarding your specific health needs while pregnant and nursing.

Do you provide transparency on the quality of your products?

Vital Proteins provides clean, pasture-raised collagen and gelatin products to our customers. The purity and quality of our products, and as a result, our customer’s health and the environment, are of the utmost importance to us. Vital Proteins has always provided complete transparency to its customers as it allows them to make informed purchasing decisions on our products. Vital Proteins collagen are made exclusively from strictly selected bovine hides and traceability of Vital Proteins collagen allows any lot to be traced to its raw materials and its process conditions. We take the health and well-being of our consumers very seriously. Consumers have concerns about the levels of heavy metals in products and the environment, and providing insight as to how we test for heavy metal impurities and providing the test results on our pasture-raised products provide consumers with confidence on the safety and purity of our pasture-raised products.

Is there a risk for Ractopamine in your pasture-raised products?

Ractopamine is a beta agonist added to feed to promote leanness in animals raised for their meat. Ractopamine is prohibited for use in cattle and cattle feed in Brazil (since 2012) and New Zealand and is actively monitored and tested for illegal use. Since our cattle are pasture-raised and grass fed, this further eliminates the risk of this substance in the cattle’s diet. Vital Proteins conducts independent third-party laboratory testing of its collagen products and test results have shown our products to be free of ractopamine. Please find the following link for the analysis report:  Ractopamine Certificate of Analysis

Do you provide traceability on the manufacturing of your products?

Pre-selection of raw materials, control of production parameters, expertise of staff, and systematic testing and inspection of semi-finished and finished products, combine to guarantee the reliability of our collagens and the reproducible characteristics of these products. The use of leading edge technologies is associated with the development of a Stringent Quality Assurance System. All of our products are manufactured in ISO certified facilities. Vital Proteins also depends on the Food Safety System and is involved in a voluntary quality policy to respect all national and international regulations, norms and quality standards including GMP/GHP, HACCP and IFS. All of these standards and practices are essential to guarantee quality to our customers. You can taste the quality in our collagen products.

Do you perform testing on each lot for heavy metals and microbiological parameters?

Vital Proteins proactively performs testing on each lot of our products, including heavy metals (Cadmium, Chromium, Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Copper, and Zinc) as well as microbiological parameters. At the time of manufacturing, heavy metal testing is done and the product is approved for human consumption and packaging once it passes all tests and no heavy metals are detected in our product. Our testing standards follow the AOAC International’s official methods of analysis through ICP-MS atomic spectroscopy instrumentation. Vital Proteins will not approve lots that have a detectable level of heavy metals. (5)

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References:

(1, 2) http://www.aminoacid-studies.com/areas-of-use/, http://www.aminoacid-studies.com/research/

(3) http://study.com/academy/lesson/what-are-amino-acids-definition-structure-quiz.html

(4) http://wellnessmama.com/3058/collagen-hydrolysate/

(5) http://www.vitalproteins.com/frequently-asked-questions