August 12, 2021 4 min read

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    Q&A with Team Amandean

    We often get questions from customers asking why our collagen powders are unflavored:

    “Are they truly flavorless?"

    “Will you come out with any flavors?”

    “Can I still use this in pre-workout smoothies or collagen water?”

    The answers are “Yes. No. Yes” respectively. There’s no shame in sticking with a flavored collagen supplement. They can be very convenient if you want something sweet and filling, and let’s face it, a birthday cake flavored supplement is much less calorie-dense than the real thing. Even so, you might be surprised to find more freedom, versatility, and peace of mind with an unflavored supplement instead.

    Above all, we chose to stick with unflavored collagen to let the purity of our products shine. After all, simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication, right?

    Here are 4 reasons why you should make the switch to unflavored collagen powders:

    Unflavored collagen powder

    • Adds extra calories and sugar: Perhaps the most obvious reason not to buy a flavored collagen supplement is it adds unnecessary sugar and calories to your health supplement. Some of the leading flavored collagen powders can have upwards of 120 calories and 6g of sugar per scoop. Compare this to Amandean’s Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides which pack 9g of protein with 0g sugar and only 35 calories per scoop. If you’re counting calories and macros, or if satiety and weight loss are your goals, unflavored collagen is a no-brainer.

    Flavored collagen supplement adds unnecessary sugar and calories

    • Flavors can be used to mask odors of less-pure products: Collagen is an animal product and as we all know, this can be a dirty industry. Chicken collagen (usually marketed as type II collagen) is often sourced from crowded and occasionally disease-ridden, mass chicken farms. Some brands who sell marine collagen made from fish skins, choose to bring down production costs by using factory-farm-raised fish. Not only is this less ethical, but it can also taint the quality of the product and leave it smelling a little, well, fishy. If a collagen powder is pure, there should be no strange, lingering smells and thus no need to hide behind a strong cinnamon-sugar or cookies-and-cream scent.
    • Masks flavors from less-pure supplements:Similar to the point above, if you buy collagen that doesn’t originate from a clean and pure source, you can taste the difference. That’s another reason why some brands opt for sweet flavors, to cover up and distract your taste buds away from the fishy or foul taste and onto rich triple-chocolate instead.

    Masks flavors from less-pure supplements

      • Beware the flavor burnout: I’m not one to turn down the occasional glazed cinnamon bun or dark chocolate raspberry cake, but I’m not sure I could have it every day before a workout. Ultimately, flavored collagen supplements are much less versatile; you get what you paid for! You’d be surprised at just how handy collagen can be in the kitchen. Gelatin, a partially cooked version of collagen, has all the same benefits of collagen peptides plus added gelling properties. A high-quality gelatin supplement is a great alternative to store-bought gelatin sheets and can be used to thicken stews, make jelly and jams, and provide some wiggly structure to your favorite pies. Amandean’s Premium Marine Collagen Powder is one of the few collagen supplements on the market that is both hot andcold soluble. Since it’s virtually tasteless, you can add it to cold brew, lattes, tea, pancakes, pre and post-workout shakes, and even water without noticing a difference in taste or texture. If you’re looking for a new superfood to add to your pantry or gym bag, unflavored collagen is the way! Here are some of our favorite collagen recipes beyond your typical smoothie or protein shake:

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    Fast FAQs about Amandean Collagen Supplements

    • Does the marine collagen contain shellfish?:No, it is made solely from wild-caught cod from the North Atlantic.
    • Ads claim it’s unflavored, but are they tasteless?:Yes! In our case, unflavored also means *virtually* tasteless, although everyone has a different palate.

    Grass-fed collagen and gelatin powder

    • Where is your collagen sourced from?:Our Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides and Gelatin Powder are bovine collagen, meaning they are made from the hides of cows. The cows are pasture-raised in South America, including Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay. With abundant open pastures, these countries favor grass-fed grazing for their cattle. Our Premium Marine Collagen is made from the skin of cod caught in the pristine waters of the North Atlantic.
    • How much collagen should I consume in a day?:Collagen is generally safe to consume in various quantities, although the recommended consumption is 1-2 scoops or 10-20g per day.
    • Can I cook with collagen?:Yes! Collagen is not destroyed by heat and is able to withstand high temperatures far beyond what is required when cooking at home, without losing its health benefits. Get creative!

    Have more questions? We’re here to help! Feel free to reach out to the experts at Team Amandean any time by filling out a form here.

    Summary Points:

    Some of the leading flavored collagen powders can have upwards of 120 calories and 6g of sugar per scoop.

    If you buy collagen that doesn’t originate from a clean and pure source, you can taste the difference.

    Gelatin, a partially cooked version of collagen, has all the same benefits of collagen peptides plus added gelling properties.

    Our Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides and Gelatin Powder are bovine collagen, meaning they are made from the hides of cows.

    Collagen is generally safe to consume in various quantities, although the recommended consumption is 1-2 scoops or 10-20g per day.



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