Beef Collagen Powder FAQ

Where are the ingredients sourced from?

We source Collagen Powder only from young, healthy cows, humanely grass-fed and pasture-raised on the world-renowned natural grasslands of Brazil and Argentina.

We package all of our products, including Beef Collagen, in a USA facility which follows GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). This ensures consistent quality, freshness and safety. We'd never make or personally use products packaged outside of the US, that don't follow these strict guidelines.

Is your product 100% grass-fed and finished?

Yes, our product is made from 100% grass-fed beef, free of hormones, GMO and antibiotics.

Have your products been tested for Glyphosate?

Our products are free from pesticides, including glyphosate, GMO, fertilizers, antibiotics, and hormones. We test our product repeatedly throughout the process, including randomly sampling the finished product. 

Is Zen Principle Collagen cold-processed?

Collagen Powder is not cold-processed, but is cold soluble in the final state.

What type of collagen is this product?

Our collagen is mostly Type I, with some Type III, but it is all dependent on the source. Type III is usually referenced to younger cattle.

Is this paleo-friendly?

Collagen Powder is paleo-friendly. 

Does this have any pork ingredients?

No, it does not have any pork ingredients. It is 100% from grass-fed beef.

What are the exact ingredients contained in Beef Collagen Powder?

The only ingredient is Grass-Fed, Pasture-Raised Bovine Collagen.

Is Beef Collagen Powder organic?

There is no collagen on the market that can claim it is organic because no certification like this exists for collagen. However, our collagen is organic compliant which means it is all natural, Non-GM, has no synthetic solvents, carriers, processing aids, or preservatives used, and is not irradiated.

How should I add Collagen Powder to cold liquids to avoid clumping?

Collagen Powder dissolves completely in hot beverages, like tea and coffee, but it might clump in cold water. Simply mix the powder with room temperature liquid first and then add ice.

It may help to let it sit for about 45 seconds before drinking. This should allow it to dissolve completely. In our own testing, we've found that regardless of the type of hot or cold liquid used, waiting about 45 seconds ensures that it dissolves well. Try sprinkling the powder a little at a time over the top of the liquid. A cup with a wide mouth is better, as you want to have space for the powder to disperse.

What is the difference between Collagen Powder and Gelatin Powder? 

The main difference between Beef Collagen Powder and Beef Gelatin Powder is how you use it. 

  • Beef Collagen Powder is designed to dissolve easily and completely in a wide variety of foods and beverages, including smoothies, shakes, coffee.
  • Collagen Powder dissolve in both cold and hot liquids.
  • Collagen Powder will not gel.
  • Beef Gelatin Powder is best suited for baking and for making things like homemade gummy bears, Jello, etc. and it is a perfect natural thickener for sauces, stews, etc.
  • Beef Gelatin Powder will gel and thicken when mixed with cold liquids. If you try to add Gelatin Powder to cold or even lukewarm water, it will clump, and even if you got it to dissolve, it would form a gelatinous blob as soon as it cooled down.
  • Gelatin must first be “bloomed” in a cold liquid. This process plumps up the granules and makes them easier to stir into your food. Add Gelatin Powder to cool water and allow it to “bloom”. Then add hot liquid and stir until dissolved.

Collagen Powder has similar health benefits to the Beef Gelatin Powder. They both deliver important amino acids. The only differences between them are that the amino acid bonds in Collagen are broken down, it is easier to digest, is absorbed by the body faster, and is good for people with digestion problems.