Ancestral Supplements Grassfed Living Collagen
Ancestral Supplements Grassfed Living Collagen

Ancestral Supplements Grassfed Living Collagen

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For most of human history, Sapiens effortlessly consumed (nose-to-tail) the things we needed for strength, health and happiness. In the modern world, we unknowingly struggle to fulfill our lifestyle and nutritional needs in order to support and sustain a vibrant, disease-free life. We are now part of a world where joints, bones, cartilage and collagenous parts (including skin, hair and nails) struggle to heal and be healthy. I believe that the ultimate solution is a return to ancestral living (see About Us page). 

Whole food, nutrient dense organs, glands and collagen can provide great benefit for those seeking targeted support in harmony with nature — the old fashioned way, the way that our early ancestors did.* Grass Fed "Living" Collagen is a whole food and dietary supplement that provides pure bovine collagen—in a whole food matrix—with all the cartilage and collagen-specific building blocks, peptides and enzymes to nourish and support one's own joints, bones, cartilage and skin, hair and nail health. Our collagen retains ancestral properties that are otherwise absent in the modern world:



Modern day commercial collagens are produced from hides, hooves and horns that are otherwise inedible. As such, they are highly processed with high heat, degreasing agents and acids, and end up being far removed from anything resembling the ancestral "living" collagen that our DNA evolved with... these are the raw materials that our DNA still expects today to express healthy and vibrant joints, bones, cartilage, collagen, blood vessels and of course — skin, hair and nails. Don’t get me wrong… commercial collagen peptides are awesome… they just happen to be only one of the 5 major players that bone broth (and our "Living" Collagen) are one of the most nourishing foods in existence.



Grass Fed Ancestral Collagen is produced from the cartilaginous parts from the innards of the animal (bovine) including the trachea and scapula. The processing you'll find here is simple enough... we use an all natural protease enzyme to remove non-cartilage material, then we freeze-dry it. That's it! As such, our collagen retains ancestral properties in a whole-food matrix that are otherwise absent in the modern world:

  • Typical Amino Acids That You'd Expect From Collagen — Glycine, Hydroxyproline & Proline
  • Trachea-Derived Collagen; Rich In Type II Collagen
  • Scapula-Derived Collagen; Rich In Type II Collagen
  • Bone-Derived Collagen; Type I, II, III
  • Bioactive Growth Factors
  • Molecular Biodirectors
  • Glycosaminoglycans Proteoglycans — The Filler Between The Cells... Keeps Cells From Sagging
  • Chondroitin Sulfates — Lubricate Joints
  • Range of Trace Minerals



In addition to some of the typical amino acids that you expect in collagen (glycine, hydroxyproline and proline), our Grass Fed "Living" Collagen is teeming with bioactive growth factors, including Insulin Like Growth Factor I (IGF I), Transforming Growth Factor ß I (TGFßI) and Cartilage Derived Growth Factor (CDGF). 

The growth factors are a diverse group of proteins with a myriad of biological functions within the body. As proteins, they are sensitive to manufacturing processes, however our gentle processing techniques help to preserve these delicate entities within our finished product.

IGF-I may have a dual benefit on compromised cartilage. Work by Neidel et al (1994) demonstrated that IGF-I partially prevented the inhibition of cartilage proteoglycan synthesis caused by Interleukin I (IL-1). In addition to this beneficial effect on the extracellular matrix, the growth factor actually accelerated recovery of proteoglycan production, after the free IL-1 was withdrawn.

Furthermore, it has been established that TGF ß significantly increases the levels of chondroitin sulphate chains in proteoglycans, as shown by Rapraeger (1989)



According to the Godfather of cartilage therapy, Dr. John F. Prudden, “bovine cartilage closely resembles fetal mesenchyme, the primordial tissue from which muscle, bone, tendons, ligaments, skin, fat and bone marrow (the heart of the immune system) all develop.” “The cartilage”, he adds, “contains numerous powerful molecular biodirectors. These have a potent normalizing effect in human biology."[5]



In the 1930s Francis Pottenger, Jr., a noted pioneer in the field who applied the findings and principles of Weston Price, concluded that the healing power of bone broth came from its hydrophilic, water-loving nature. Every pot of properly made broth is full of huge, water-trapping molecules known as proteoglycans.

Proteoglycans are a major component of the animal extracellular matrix, the "filler" substance existing between cells in an organism. Here they form large complexes, both to other proteoglycans, to hyaluronan, and to fibrous matrix proteins, such as collagen. Cartilage is basically made of water, collagen, and proteoglycans, a protein-polysaccharide bond that provides elasticity. 

Grass Fed "Living" Collagen is also rich in glycosaminoglycans which maintain and support collagen, elastin and turgidity (bounce) in the cellular spaces and keep protein fibers in balance and proportion. Glycosaminoglycans are also linked to the lymphatic system.[6]

Chondroitin sulphate is a part of the group of compounds known as glycosaminoglycans (GAG). In cartilage, chondroitin sulphate as part of the larger proteoglycan molecule aggrecan is held within a meshwork of type II collagen fibrils. This meshwork is flexible, and due to the highly negatively charged nature of the GAG molecules holds many times is own weight in water. It is this arrangement that gives fully functional, healthy cartilage its resistance to compression.



  • Pasture Raised In New Zealand
  • Grass-fed & Grass-Finished
  • Hormone, Pesticide & GMO Free
  • Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents
  • 100% Freeze Dried & Non-Defatted
  • Third Party Tested For Purity
  • Allergen Free