I’ve been getting a lot of questions in my inbox since I announced our brand new FM4L hydrolyzed collagen on Friday. If you missed it, click here for more on our big news!
So, I wanted to draft up a quick FAQ email to answer some of the most common questions I’ve been getting. I also asked my staff to record a video showing you exactly how they use collagen and demonstrating a couple of recipes. Click here to watch—and stick around until the end because they make a healthy chocolate almond smoothie that is dessert in a glass. Delicious!!
Post your questions and comments below the video and, in particular, let us know what other types of recipes or information would help you make the most of hydrolyzed collagen!
Now, on to your questions…
What else is in the hydrolyzed collagen—what are the other ingredients?
Nothing. That’s the beauty of this product. It is a very pure, healthy protein with no additives, preservatives, fillers, sweeteners, etc.
Where does collagen come from?
It comes from the same ingredients that your grandmother used to make bone broth. It comes from the bones, skin and white connective tissue of pastured cattle.
Is it safe? I’ve read about safety issues with a variety of protein powders on the market today.
Yes, it is safe because it is just one ingredient and it is very carefully sourced. I’ve met the owners of the company that manufactures the collagen and they are very particular about where they source their cattle. The cattle are pasture raised in Brazil, Argentina and Columbia and they produce and hydrolyze the collagen here in the U.S., at their facility in Louisiana. In fact, that is one of the reasons that I am so passionate about sharing this product with you through FM4L. I strongly believe that it is the safest and most beneficial form of protein powder on the market today. It is completely safe for adults, kids, and even pets and there is no maximum or “toxic” amount. You cannot “overdose” on hydrolyzed collagen.
What does hydrolyzed mean?
The collagen (which would naturally gel or thicken as it cools, just like bone broth) is exposed to an enzyme bath, in which protein-digesting enzymes partially break down the collagen protein. This converts the collagen protein into shorter protein chains that are more digestible and usable by our bodies. In addition, once hydrolyzed, the collagen will no longer thicken as it cools, meaning that it will dissolve in hot or cold liquids.
How do I use it?
You can mix it into almost anything, as it has no flavor and will dissolve easily. We recommend using it to add protein to a carb-heavy meal or snack, which will help balance your blood sugar. For example, you can add it to:
- Fruit smoothies
- Milk that you put on cereal
- Spaghetti sauce
Remember, when you order from us, we will send you a digital version of the FM4L Hydrolyzed Collagen cookbook. The only cookbook of its kind, it will show you exactly how to incorporate collagen into meals that you can make every day.
How often should I take it and how much should I use?
I recommend taking 1 scoop twice per day (morning and evening) for maximum joint care benefits. At a minimum, use it daily for two months and then stop using it for a week or so to see if you notice a difference. The vast majority of my clients definitely notice when they stop. That’s it for now, but keep your questions coming!
As a reminder, provided that Amazon has our inventory ready to go (fingers crossed!!!) we will open up our storefront tomorrow (Monday) morning at 10 AM Central. We will email you the Amazon link and a coupon code as soon as the collagen is available. You will need to act fast if you want to take advantage of this deal because Amazon will only have 240 cans available tomorrow. (Our small pre-release/test order of just 60 cans sold out in hours at the end of last week!)
So, watch for the link to come through tomorrow morning!
Check out today’s video for two really awesome smoothie recipes from my staff. Please leave a comment, especially if you try the chocolate-almond smoothie—it’s delicious!
Don’t wait to grab your container of FM4L hydrolyzed collagen and download your FM4L Hydrolyzed Collagen Cookbook! They will not last long.