Difference Between Collagen + Gelatin (plus why you need it!)

Difference Between Collagen + Gelatin (plus why you need it!) #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet

Should I be supplementing with collagen and gelatin? You bet! And, wait, collagen and gelatin are the same thing, right? Right! Well, kinda. But not really… A breakdown of collagen and gelatin, their benefits, and which brands to buy.

So, yes, you should absolutely, positively be getting your collagen and gelatin on a near-daily basis. While I’ve made a good college effort of stressing the importance of these vital supplements over the course of the last few years, I’ve come to the conclusion that I simply cannot stress it enough.

Did you know that there’s more collagen in your body than any other protein? That it’s the principal protein in your connective tissue, skin, and bones? If you want something that’ll make you look and feel younger almost immediately (okay, maybe a few months), collagen and gelatin are about as close to a “magic pill” as you’re gonna get.

If you’ve come across these incredibly powerful supplements on your keto journey but aren’t really sure what they are, what they’ll do, or where to get them – this video will be all you need to move forward on your keto journey.

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  • Breakdown of the importance of collagen
  • Benefits of collagen and gelatin supplements
  • Suggested brands to pick up


Have you ever given collagen or gelatin a go? Which do you prefer? Think your skin, bones, or joints could benefit? Give us the lowdown in the comments!

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  1. Hi Leanne,

    I’m wondering – if I drink bone broth every day do I still need to take collagen? does one make the other unnecessary or should you take both?

    • Hi Jenny! You can take both as long as you keep your total collagen intake at a comfortable level. I find that between 15 and 30g (2 scoops of collagen powder) is a good place for me.

  2. In your book you mention the gelatin as beneficial- is this different than bone broth? As someone who is looking to start- are both collagen and gelatin necessary? I also was wondering your view on the blood type diet- I’ve heard many people swear by it- as a type o that would eliminate a lot of the fats like coconut oils and avocado, etc. help!!

    • Hi Neil! Gelatin and Bone Broth are different – bone broth often contains gelatin and nutrients. You don’t need either collagen or gelatin to start, but they’re both useful supplements. As for the blood type diet, I’ve heard people have success with it, but I find the science behind it to be a little shaky.

  3. Hi, great video! Do you know of any vegetarian or vegan options available out there? Thanks!

  4. I’m a 54 year old male. Diabetic for about 20 years and on 3 types of diabetic meds. Is your particular diet advisable for males as well? You seem to be directing a lot of your messages to females, ( love women btw) I’m currently 225lbs 6ft tall with a 38 ” waist…. I weight train 3 times week. I’m currently controlling my weight with Inermintent fasting but carbs are about 30% of my diet. Any advice? Will Keto help?

    • Hey, Antonio! Yes, males can thrive on keto as well. Here’s a video that explains how you can make my programs work for you as a male and how keto can work for those with diabetes. Hope this helps!

    • Hey, Kali! I haven’t tried it so I’m afraid I can’t speak to its efficacy. I’d love to know how it goes for you if you try it, though! I can recommend marine collagen for those who still consume fish. I like the Vital Proteins one— it’s sourced from wild-caught Snapper.

  5. Hi Leanne,

    I am 7 weeks KETO (minus 2 days over Christmas :() and have never felt better. I purchased your book and recently your PDF Holiday recipe book and I’m loving the recipes and information.

    I watched your Collagen video and I have been using the Bulletproof brand Collagen and just noticed that it is labeled as Upgraded. Wondering if you have any info. on upgraded vs. regular.

    Thanks so much!

    • That’s so great! I’m happy to hear it.

      All of their products used to be marketed as “upgraded.” Does it look like this? If so, it’s the same product, just old packaging.

  6. Gummies you have a recipe in your book I will have to make it. I have a hard time messing with my coffee in the morning:) just heavy cream and org coffee, I have tried adding things to make super coffee’s doesn’t work. I bet gummies would though.

    • Ah yes, I love those gummies! Reminds me of the gummy bears I’d always eat as a kid… but WAY healthier ;)

  7. Hi Leanne! In the intro you mentioned how to use collagen to boost hair growth. Unless I missed it I didn’t catch how to do that in the video. My hair is definitely thinning and if there is a way to make it grow faster I would LOVE to hear about it! Thanks!

    • I just use it regularly (1-2 scoops every day). It can take about 3 months or so to notice any differences. If your hair is falling out and you’ve been eating low-carb for quite awhile, this could also be a sign you’re in need of a carb up! Check out this video on carb ups for more info.

  8. Fantastic video .. thank you so much Leanne ! I am Canadian and I often found it so frustrating with the huge price difference between Canada and USA.

    For other Canadians, FYI, the Great Lakes Collagen is available at a Trim Healthy Mama distributor, Healthy Family Foods, for the best price that I found here – $28.99.
    Link: https://www.healthyfamilyfoods.ca/Great-Lakes-Beef-Gelatin-Collagen-Hydrolysate-p/glg01.htm

    Leanne … may I ask .. have you tried any of the Trim Healthy Mama branded products, particularly the Collagen or Gelatin ? I’m curious how they stack up against the others in the market.

    • Thanks for sharing, Terra :) I haven’t tried any of those products yet, but I’ll add them to my list of things to try!