Q&A: I Don’t Consume Enough Meat, can Collagen Help?

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February 5, 2021

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If you don’t get enough meat from your diet, you’re missing out in collagen protein — the only protein that tells the body to “go fix connective tissue!”

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I’m looking into a protein supplement. I don’t consume enough meat products. (Not against animal base just don’t prefer the taste after being a “wild salmon eating” “vegetarian” otherwise.) I do eat organic eggs and grass fed dairy. I found another product retail but it was missing 1 essential amino acid and made only with Bovine grass fed. Will yours be complete protein because you have sources from chickens and fish? I’m so new to this. I have read and understand Dr. Cate’s book.Emily

There are a couple points to address in Emily’s question, so we’ll break each point out and address individually below.

I don’t consume enough meat products.

Due to not getting lots of meat (especially on the bone) we would highly recommend you try our multi-collagen powder complex, which is sourced from:

  • grass-fed beef
  • free range chicken and eggs
  • wild caught tilapia/red snapper

Not against animal base just don’t prefer the taste after being a “wild salmon eating” “vegetarian” otherwise.

By not eating collagen filled foods or drinking bone broth, you are not feeding your body a vital food group — collagen protein (see What Is Collagen?)

I do eat organic eggs and grass fed dairy.

Eggs and grass-fed dairy are superfoods, so that’s good you consume on the regular!

I’m so new to this. I have read and understand Dr. Cate’s book.

Collagen is different from any other protein and tells your body to “Go fix connective tissue!”, which could mean joint material, skin, blood vessels, your small intestine, your eyeballs, anything almost! (see all of Collagen’s Benefits)

I found another product retail but it was missing 1 essential amino acid and made only with Bovine grass fed. Will yours be complete protein because you have sources from chickens and fish?

No. The only complete protein is probably a bone-in ribeye and homemade chicken bone broth, no supplement is complete in my opinion (related: Whey Protein vs Collagen Protein). Simply put, your body needs both collagen protein and muscle meat protein, which you are getting from eggs and dairy. Add collagen to your diet and you’re golden!

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