Bovine Collagen Truths

Bovine Collagen Truths

What is bovine collagen?

Bovine collagen is a naturally occurring protein present in the connective tissue, bones, cartilage, and hides of cows. The most widely available collagen supplements in the market today are derived from cowhides. Bovine collagen generally consists of two types of collagen: Type I and Type III. Once the cattle are harvested for meat, the hides are taken away to extract the collagen within them. A slow cooking process turns collagen sourced from animals into gelatin

Nutraviva's Collagen Hydrolysate is a bovine collagen powder, it is extracted from the dermal layer of hides of grass fed and finished cattle. It is a pure unblended powder free from allergens, GMOs, glyphosates and antibiotic residue. 


What is bovine collagen hydrolysate?

Collagen undergoes an additional process in manufacturing whereby specific enzymes are added to breakdown the protein chains into small collagen peptides. These peptides make collagen more bioavailable in comparison to gelatin as it can be absorbed into the bloodstream very rapidly. Once the enzymes have finished cleaving the protein chains down, the liquid solution is then sprayed and dried, and is then referred to as collagen hydrolysate.


What are the benefits of bovine collagen powder?

Healthy Ageing
  • Improving joint functioning, pain reduction and supporting healthy bones
  • Promoting lean muscle retention & anti-inflammatory
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Improves joint mobility
  • Helping to balance hormones
  • Promoting more restful sleep
  • Reducing pain associated with arthritis & osteoarthritis


Beauty Nutrition and Skin Care
  • Increasing the collagen structure & density of the skin’s dermis layer
  • Promoting skin elasticity, enhancing the hydration & moisture content of skin cells
  • Helping reduce stretch-marks severity & repairing day-to-day damage to the surface layer of the skin
  • Promoting healthy hair, reducing shedding & promoting thicker, stronger and fuller hair
  • Generation of strong nails & prevents brittle nails
  • Reducing fine lines & keeping the skin plump for longer


Weight Loss and Management
  • Greater satiating effect compared to other forms of protein, thus reducing appetite and cravings
  • Reducing overall food intake through the release of satiating hormones into the bloodstream
  • Promoting of muscle mass retention and recovery to support movement and mobility whilst exercising


Sports Nutrition
  • Assisting muscular contractions by synthesizing creatine resulting in strength gains and muscle hypertrophy
  • Muscle restoration through the promoting the recovery & repair of muscle tissue from strenuous exercise
  • Helping stimulate the release of growth hormones from the pituitary gland
  • Strengthens connective tissue and thus helping prevent injuries
  • Regenerates cartilage and reduces joint pain and inflammation
  • Speeds up recovery from injury, trauma or surgery


Joint and Bone Health
  • Stimulating osteoblasts that help build and strengthen bones
  • Supporting joints and bones in remaining healthy and flexible
  • Promoting of cartilage renewal
  • Reducing of inflammation and pain
  • Maintaining healthy bone mass density to help prevent fractures
Gut Health
  • Improving gut health and reducing digestive complications eg. Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Boosting immunity
  • Reducing gut inflammation caused by poor dietary choices


Why grass fed and finished?

It is important when purchasing bovine collagen to consider how cattle were raised and what they were fed; for health of yourself and your family, but also for the health of the environment. Nutraviva’s bovine sourced Collagen Hydrolysate is sourced from an established company using humanely raised, grass-fed and finished cattle.

To read more about why choosing a grass fed and finished collagen powder is so important more information can be found in our article 'Why choose a grass fed and finished Collagen Hydrolysate?'

There is currently no bovine collagen hydrolysate manufactured in Australia. After extensive sourcing research, we determined that the only country with a suitable grass-fed and finished product was Brazil. All other countries investigated were unable to separate source material and appeared to have a blended variety of grass and grain-fed product.

Nutraviva Collagen Hydrolysate is:

  • 100% natural pure premium bovine collagen hydrolysate
  • Grass fed and finished
  • Gluten & GMO free
  • Paleo & keto friendly
  • Kosher and halal certified options available

If you have any questions about wholesale or any other order enquiries, give us a call on 0413 339 170, contact us online, or email


There are many health benefits to supplementing with collagen, outlined in our collagen facts pages below.