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Why choose a grass fed and finished Collagen Hydrolysate?

Why choose a grass fed and finished Collagen Hydrolysate?

Why choose a grass fed and finished Collagen Hydrolysate?

Nutraviva's grass fed and finished Collagen Hydrolysate (bovine collagen) is a hydrolyzed collagen that has been derived from cattle that naturally eat grass and roam pastures, rather than being fed grain in feedlot conditions.

Collagen is an important protein in our bodies that helps keep skin firm and strong. It also supports bone growth and repair. Collagen is found in animal products, with Nutraviva Collagen Hydrolysate being made from grass-fed and finished cattle, making it a higher quality source of bioavailable collagen powder. Why is choosing a grass fed product so important when choosing a collagen?


Why grass fed and pasture raised matters?

Whilst grain fed collagen is still considered safe to consume, it is important to be mindful of where your collagen supplement is coming from. When it comes to our food and food supplements it is important to consider not only what we eat, but what our food eats.


The digestive system of ruminants (cattle) is designed to eat grass, not grain, and cattle need to be able to roam naturally on pastures rather than held in feedlots. Grain fed beef requires the continually feeding of antibiotics to reduce the instance of bloat from grain. They also have increased risk of disease and infections from being restricted in movement and confined in close proximity and can be fed growth hormones to maximise their growth for market.

As bovine collagen is derived through the processing of the dermal layer of the skin, bone, tendon, muscle and connective tissue it is important to consider how cattle was raised and what they were fed for both for your health and the health of the environment. A good strategy is to seek out a product that has been third-party verified to contain what the label says it contains and to be free of contaminants. Nutraviva independently tests our Collagen Hydrolysates and Bone Broth products through Eurofins Laboratories for quality assurance and transparency. This information can be found on our product technical data pages on our product pages. We are also a HACCP food safety accredited company meaning we are  assessed very year to ensure our product processes are independently verified. 

Cattle that are grass fed and finished (pasture raised) are healthier and have an improved nutrient composition than grain fed cattle as diverse pasture grasses are a more natural diet for cattle than corn or soy (primary ingredients in grain fed in feedlots). Part of the reason for this is the availability of a variety of beneficial secondary compounds that are found in diverse pastures which cattle then graze upon. Diversity of pasture means that the animals can maintain their health and reduces the instance of interventions for disease or illness. A healthier food source results in healthier cattle which then produces a higher quality collagen hydrolysate product.


Clean, unblended collagen

Nutraviva Collagen Hydrolysate powder is a grass fed and finished premium collagen protein supplement containing 100% natural, unblended, and unflavoured hydrolysed collagen peptides. It contains smaller pre-digested peptides compared to those found in other proteins, allowing them to be absorbed by the body more rapidly than intact proteins, thus maximising nutrient delivery to cells.

Nutraviva Collagen Hydrolysate has no binders, fillers or additives or other nasties such as GMOs, glyphosates or ractopamine. Our wide range of certification options (including kosher and halal certified options) means there’s something for everyone who’s looking to reap collagen’s health benefits.



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