My autoimmune disease has flared up in recent months, and one of the effects is extreme joint pain. It was getting so bad at times, I had difficulty walking and grasping things with my hands. I’ve used collagen in the past for other reasons, and was reminded that this is excellent for joint pain. I’ve been taking it for a little over a week (I prefer Great Lakes collagen) and it has really helped with the pain. So, I thought I’d do a quick price comparison on Great Lakes collagen hydrolysate as I know others use this product. I priced out the top online sites for this and here’s what I found.
Great Lakes Collagen- Best Price
Thrive Market came in much lower than the other sites (and VitaCost currently doesn’t even carry this popular product). Keep in mind, Thrive Market does charge a $59.95 membership fee, but their prices tend to be much lower than their competitors. And, you can get a FREE 30-day trial here.
If you still prefer to shop elsewhere, Amazon is your next best bet. When you buy a 2 pack of the Great Lakes collagen, you’ll pay $20.49 each container.
Local health food stores will likely be higher, but keep an eye out, as I’ve been able to score containers for around $16 at my local Pure Pastures store.
If you prefer the gelatin, here’s a price comparison I did on Great Lakes gelatin:
Great Lakes Gelatin- Best Price
Thrive Market came in quite a bit lower for both Great Lakes gelatin and collagen, so you may want to consider a membership if you’re a frequent buyer of these products, or stock up during the free 30-day trial period.
For more information on the difference between collagen and gelatin (and their benefits), The Healthy Home Economist has a good article explaining this.