Collagen Peptide FAQ


Enhance the health of your hair, skin, nails, bones, muscles, and joints with a powerful collagen peptide supplement.

5 Key Points About Collagen Peptides

  1. Collagen Type I promotes strong hair, skin, and nails.
  2. Collagen Type III supports connective tissue and muscle health.
  3. Collagen peptides are more easily absorbed and metabolized than regular collagen.
  4. Collagen contains amino acids that support enhanced physical fitness and accelerate muscle tissue recovery after a workout.
  5. Collagen loss occurs with age, making collagen peptide supplementation especially important.

What is Collagen For?

Collagen is a structural protein that is involved in the development and repair of connective tissue, the skin, and your bones. Its abundance throughout the body also makes it essential for healthy hair, nails, skin, muscles, ligaments, and joints [1-3].

Low collagen levels are associated with aging skin, weak connective tissue and muscle, thin hair, and brittle nails, among other health problems [2-4].

Collagen that is in the form of peptides is much easier to absorb and digest than regular collagen or gelatin as collagen peptides consist of shorter chains of amino acids than gelatin or collagen [3].

Furthermore, due to their large size, stomach enzymes are not able to completely break down regular collagen molecules. As a result, only a small amount of regular collagen gets released into the intestines and the rest is simply excreted from the body.

Effective amounts of collagen peptides cannot be obtained from a conventional diet. Aside from consuming  To experience improved health, collagen peptides should be consumed in supplement form.

Native Path Collagen Peptides was designed to provide enhanced bioavailability and effectiveness so that you will reap the benefits that were previously described.

What is the Difference Between Collagen, Collagen Peptides, Hydrolyzed Collagen and Gelatin?

Collagen - In it's natural state...  Collagen is the long-chain of amino acids that builds our skin, connective tissue and bones but cannot be absorbed through our diet.  Collagen is formed from three very long chains of over 1,000 amino acids twisting into a helix conformation. This tightly twisted helix gives collagen the strength to build our body but is difficult to break down during digestion and too large to cross the intestinal wall, so in it’s unhydrolyzed, full-length form, collagen is not an effective oral supplement.

Collagen Peptides - NativePath Collagen Protein is Collagen Peptides. Collagen peptides are more bioavailable – they are better absorbed into the bloodstream because they are much shorter chains of amino acids than collagen and gelatin. Because they’re shorter, collagen peptides are more readily broken down into a form that can enter the bloodstream upon digestion.  

Hydrolyzed Collagen - While some people can get confused about the difference between hydrolyzed collagen versus collagen, hydrolyzed collagen and collagen peptides are two names for the same product.

Gelatin - is collagen that has gone through partial hydrolysis, which makes it gel.

How Do I use NativePath Collagen:

Mix 1-2 scoop first thing in the morning with 8 oz. of your favorite beverage or recipe. Yep! You can even cook or bake with it too. Collagen degradation occurs after 300' Celsius or 575' Fahrenheit.

How Often Should I Take Collagen?

Clinical research indicates that consuming at least 8 grams of collagen per day supports enhanced health [5]. Whether you consume the 10 gram serving of Collagen Peptides or the 20.1 gram serving, it will provide your body with an ample amount of collagen, especially if you consume this supplement several times a day.

It is important to remember to consume collagen peptides every day in order to experience the health benefits that have been described above. This is especially important as you age since your body loses approximately 1% of its collagen each year [6].

Taking large amounts of collagen peptides is generally safe [7, 8], but if you want to take more than the recommended serving please speak with your doctor first.

When Should You Take Collagen Peptides?

There is no ideal time to take Collagen Peptides as your body can absorb and use them at any time during the day, which means you can take this supplement whenever you desire.

Here are few suggestions regarding how to take Collagen Peptides:

In the Morning

Adding a serving of Collagen Peptides to your favorite morning beverage such as a cup of coffee or a breakfast smoothie supplies your body with a rich source of amino acids that stimulate your metabolism [9]. These nutrients also generate energy for your body and can help sustain your endurance throughout the day [9].

Before and After a Workout

The smaller serving size of Collage Peptides contains 9 grams of protein, while the larger serving size consists of 18 grams of protein. Consuming a protein supplement before and after a workout is associated with optimal physical performance and accelerated muscle tissue repair after working out [10].  

Adding collagen peptides to your regular diet improves muscle, joint, and bone health [1-5].

Who Should Use Collagen Peptides?

As you age, the collagen levels in your body begin to decrease by about 1% each year, regardless of gender. Women who are entering menopause may experience a 2% decrease in collagen per year, but the 1% rate of collagen loss remains fairly stable for men as they get older [6].

Therefore, collagen peptides are beneficial for everyone.

Are Collagen Peptides Vegan or Vegetarian?

The bovine collagen peptides in this supplement are not compatible with a vegan or vegetarian diet as they are derived from pasture-raised cows.

Is Collagen Safe While Pregnant or Nursing?

There is no reliable research regarding the safety of consuming collagen supplements while pregnant or nursing as it is difficult to safely conduct clinical studies in this population.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please speak with your doctor first.

 What Are The Ingredients In NativePath Grass-Fed Collagen Protein?

The amount of sodium is naturally occurring in bovine collagen.

What are the Best Collagen Peptides Made From?

We make products with real ingredients and each jar of NativePath Collagen Peptides is made from 100% pasture-raised, grass-fed collagen sources (from cattle raised on farms in Argentina, Brazil and Columbia).

How is NativePath Collagen Sourced?

Our collagen comes from the hides of verified pasture-raised cows from farms in Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia. Regardless of manufacture location, all final blending, testing, and packaging take place in IL, USA.


What is the Amount of Fat, Carbs and Sugars?

NativePath collagen has zero sugar, per carbs and no fat!

Amino Acid Breakdown per 10g of NativePath Collagen Peptides

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What does NativePath Collagen Taste Like?

NativePath collagen is virtually tasteless and odorless, making it easy to mix with your favorite foods and beverages!

How Quickly Will I See Results?

Everyone is different so individual results may vary. Generally, people start to feel vibrant and more youthful before physical changes start to appear. We recommend allowing 1-2 months for your body to begin to show visible effects of taking collagen supplements, but it depends on your body and how well you absorb natural supplements

Is NativePath Collagen Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free or Dairy-free?

Our premium formula contains only the highest quality collagen from bovine hides. Our collagen is not vegan or vegetarian at this time. However, it is soy, dairy and gluten-free!!

What makes NativePath Grass-Fed Collagen Protein the Best and Highest Quality Protein?

Every scoop of NativePath Grass-Fed Collagen is consistently formulated with the highest-quality collagen, type 1 and type 3 collagen which make up 90 percent of ALL the collagen in your body and is critical for maintaining the youthful function and appearance of your skin, lean muscle, fat-burning metabolism as well as your joints, bones, hair and so much more.

While inferior products are filled with additives, fillers, and poor quality substitutes, with Native Path Grass-Fed Collagen Protein, you're getting 100% pure and scientifically-backed formula that was painstakingly developed under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in a third party FDA approved laboratory and certified GMP Facility

So rest assured, with every scoop of NativePath Grass-Fed Collagen Protein you’re only getting what your body deserves:

9 grams of the purest, most digestible, and highest quality Grass-Fed Collagen Protein in the world to help rev up your fat-burning metabolism, keep you feeling full and promote radiant skin and better digestion at any age.That’s the NativePath Difference.

And now, thanks to the innovation and research behind NativePath’s pure Grass-Fed Collagen Protein, we couldn't be happier to be able to finally offer new hope to you!

How quickly Will My Order Be Shipped To Me?

Our products typically ship within 24 hours. You can expect to receive your order between 7-10 business days for orders within the U.S, depending on location. For questions about your order, please contact us at

What If It Doesn't Work for Me?

Our NativePath Supplements are backed up by a 90-day money back guarantee from the date of delivery for only three bottles (90-day supply) of NativePath supplements per customer, per product for full-sized products. Orders with 3 or more bottles from our NativePath supplement line will only be fully refunded for three bottles (90-day supply) per customer, per product. Any remaining bottles will be refunded at a discounted rate if they are still sealed, and unused. Customer is responsible for the previous shipping charges

Read our Refund and Exchange Policy

How Do Collagen Peptides Affect Blood Sugars and Ketosis?

Our 10 gram serving of Collagen Peptides has 9 grams of protein which is Keto friendly. You will need to make sure that you add the serving when you’re calculating your protein consumption to avoid going over the recommended daily protein intake.

In addition, Collage Peptides will not affect your blood sugar as it does not contain any type of sweetener.


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