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Hydrolysate in Protein and Collagen

Bulk Nutrients' HCP - Hydrolysed Collagen Peptides

What is Protein Hydrolysate?

Protein hydrolysate is a type of protein that has been broken down into smaller peptides and amino acids through the process of hydrolysis.

It’s thought to be absorbed and utilised more quickly than other forms of protein.

Protein hydrolysate is derived from a variety of sources, such as whey, casein and soy.

What is Whey Protein Hydrolysate?

Whey protein hydrolysate is an easily-absorbed form of protein typically used by people looking to increase muscle mass.

Protein is used to build muscle, and whey protein hydrolysate is the most popular choice thanks to its easy digestibility and rapid absorption, along with its ability to support muscle growth and recovery.

This is why you’ll commonly find whey protein hydrolysate being used by athletes and bodybuilders.

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Benefits Of Protein Hydrolysate

Protein is essential to the human body because it can

  • Build and repair muscle
  • Produce enzymes and hormones
  • Maintain fluid balance
  • Support your immune function
  • Provide energy

Protein in its hydrolysate form offers additional unique benefits, including

How To Take Protein Hydrolysate

Protein hydrolysate comes in a variety of forms, including powders, bars or ready-to-drink shakes.

A protein hydrolysate supplement is most effective when taken in conjunction with a well-balanced diet and regular exercise.

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What is Collagen Hydrolysate?

Collagen hydrolysate is a type of protein that is derived from collagen, which is one of the most abundant proteins in the human body.

Collagen supports the health of our bones, skin, muscles, tendons and cartilage. So, how is collagen hydrolysate made? Collagen hydrolysate can be extracted from a variety of sources, including agro-food waste. It is commonly sourced from the bones, tendons or skin of animals.

To be converted to collagen hydrolysate, collagen undergoes hydrolysis, a process in which water and enzymes break the collagen down into smaller peptides.

But why is this conversion necessary? Collagen is better absorbed by the body when taken in its hydrolysate form.

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Benefits Of Collagen Hydrolysate

Collagen is an essential protein. It benefits the body in a variety of ways:

Collagen hydrolysate shares the same benefits as collagen, but has a special advantage: it’s easier to digest and gentler on the stomach.

How To Take Collagen Hydrolysate

When a collagen protein is broken down, it becomes collagen hydrolysate. You can often find collagen hydrolysate in the form of powders, tablets or capsules.

You’ll also find collagen hydrolysate in skincare products, as the protein has been proven to increase the skin's elasticity and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

At Bulk Nutrients, our hydrolysed collagen powdered supplements arrive in a range of delicious flavours. Whether you’re a chocoholic at heart, a Salted Caramel lover or prefer a pallet-cleansing Vanilla, we’ve got a flavour to suit your taste buds.

After something a bit different? Try our Cold Brew or Mango & Cream flavours.

If you’re keeping things simple, opt for our unflavoured/raw collagen hydrolysate supplement.

What’s Better — Hydrolysed Protein or Collagen?

Ultimately, what’s best for you will depend on your specific needs.

Hydrolysed protein is our top pick if you’re looking to gain muscle, while hydrolysed collagen is preferable if you want to increase your skin’s elasticity and joint strength.

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Level-Up Your Collagen and Protein Intake with Bulk Nutrients

Whether you want to boost your collagen stores with our Hydrolysed Collagen Peptide (HCP) powder or you’re looking to increase your protein intake with our Whey Protein Isolate, our exclusive selection of supplements has you covered.

Explore our range of supplements today.

Founder and Owner of Bulk Nutrients Ben Crowley

Ben Crowley

Ben Crowley, founder of Australia's top sports supplement brand, Bulk Nutrients, combines two decades of industry experience with a commitment to employee work-life balance and career growth.

A firm believer in quality, Ben founded Bulk Nutrients to provide affordable, high-quality products, even amid global challenges.

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