The expiration date of any given product varies depending on the shipment. Generally speaking, expiration dates on most supplements range from 1 1/2 years to 3 years.
Can the empty Supplement bottles be recycled?
Yes, most definitely! All our bottles are either #1 PETE or # 2 HDPE , so please recycle.
Are Your Products Grass-Finished?
We have gone to great lengths to ensure that all the cattle we use in making our products live their entire life in a pasture and are grass-fed only. So, yes, we do get certifications that the cattle are grass fed throughout their entire life, but the one moment when some small amount of grain could possibly be fed to the cow is once they are transported to the slaughter facility. It is very possible they are never fed grain at the end, really depends how long transport takes from the field to the facility. I should also stress we do have certifications of non-GMO and hormone and pesticide free, so that is never an issue.
Production Facility and Allergens
Our products are manufactured in a facility that processes milk, egg, soy, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. All equipment is thoroughly cleansed using a strict GMP regulated Allergen cleaning system with ATP swap testing in between all productions to ensure there is no cross contamination. Our products are made in a facility that uses NSF food grade QUAT cleanser between the runs, then NSF sanitizer after the cleaning and prior to manufacturing. For organic runs, an organic cane alcohol for the sanitizer.
What does Hydrolyzed Mean?
Collagen is a very long, heavy triple helix protein - made up of 1,050 amino acids
If you just eat collagen, a large percentage will not get absorbed because it is too large and heavy. Collagen is absorbed through the intestines into the bloodstream. The very long molecular structure of Collagen makes it a challenge to get a high absorption rate. Think of it this way, imagine you had a long hose with tiny little needle holes and you pushed water through that hose. Sure, some water comes out of the holes, but most passes through the hose. Same deal with Collagen passing through our intestines, some will get absorbed into the bloodstream, but a large amount will not be absorbed due to the large size of the collagen.
While many different factors are involved, to give a ballpark figure - 50 to 60% of the Collagen protein can pass through our body and not be absorbed.
The all natural solution to this problem is to bathe the collagen in enzymes. This is the process we use to create our Hydrolyzed Collagen.
Hydrolyzed simply means we use all natural enzymes to break the secondary and tertiary bonds in the collagen - creating Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides.
The Hydrolyzed Collagen has the exact same amino acids as Collagen, it is just broken into smaller and lighter Collagen Peptides, that are more easily absorbed.
In a way, you can think of Collagen as a large ball. If you tried to fit that ball through a small circular hole it would be very hard. Hydrolyzed Collagen takes that large ball and sort of lays it flat, making it much easier for the collagen to fit through the small holes.
Regular Collagen can have a molecular weight of 100,000 Daltons, The Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen has a molecular weight of 5,000 Daltons.
It is the low molecular weight of Hydrolyzed Collagen and the short Collagen Peptides that allow the Perfect Hydrolyzed Collagen to have a 90% Bio-Availabilty and getting easily absorbed into the bloodstream.
In the end, Collagen and Hydrolyzed collagen are made of the exact same amino acids, it is just the Hydrolyzed Collagen is soaked in an all natural enzyme bath to make it much easier for the body to absorb and process.
How much fresh liver is a serving of the Perfect Desiccated Liver capsules equal to?
During the liver drying process, 1 oz of liver dries to the equivalent of 7 grams of powder. One serving (4 capsules a day) will equal roughly 3g of fresh grass-fed beef liver, or 21 g (3 oz fresh liver equivalent) a week.