Marine Collagen

Benefits of Marine Collagen

Collagen is the primary ingredient in this supplement (400mg per capsule) and it is obtained from marine sources – widely
regarded as the highest quality, and most bioavailable source of collagen.

Collagen is the primary ingredient in this supplement (400mg per capsule) and it is obtained from marine sources – widely
regarded as the highest quality, and most bioavailable source of collagen. In fact, fish collagen is absorbed up to 1.5 times more efficiently into the body and has superior bioavailability over bovine or porcine collagens. Since it’s absorbed more efficiently and enters the bloodstream more quickly, it’s considered the best collagen source for health purposes.
Fish collagen is a complex structural protein that helps maintain the strength and flexibility of skin, ligaments, joints, bones, muscles, tendons, blood vessels, gums, eyes, nails and hair. It’s a type I collagen, which is the most abundant collagen in the human body. Type I is best known for providing the foundation for beautiful skin, strong connective tissues and sturdy bones.
Fish collagen peptides have very specific amino acid compositions with a high concentration of glycine, hydroxyproline and proline. When fish collagen is ingested, hydroxyproline peptides are not completely digested to free amino acids and can be detected in the blood. These hydroxyproline peptides stimulate cells in the skin, joints and bones, and lead to collagen synthesis through cell activation and growth.
Marine collagen is a fibrous protein extracted from the scales, skin, bones and fins of fresh and saltwater fish, including cod and salmon. Since these parts are considered waste products during fish processing, using them to create other products helps reduce environmental pollution

Slows effects of ageing

Marine collagen has antioxidant properties that have been used in skin-care products to prevent or even repair the damage caused by environmental factors, such as UV rays and low humidity, as well as damage associated with the ageing process. Researchers at Beijing University’s School of Public Health in China explored the effects of marine collagen peptides on the skin of aging mice. In findings published in the April 2008 issue of the Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine, the researchers reported that test animals given oral doses of marine collagen peptides showed a significant thickening of their epidermis, as compared with mice in the control group. Researchers also reported a sharp increase in the number and activity of fibroblasts in the skin of mice treated with marine collagen. Fibroblasts are cells that play a key role in the creation of new connective tissue, such as skin.

Promotes Bone Growth

Another research group at Beijing University’s School of Public Health conducted an animal study to determine what, if any, effect marine collagen peptides had on bone development. Specifically, they looked at how peptide supplementation affected the development of long bones in growing rats. They used marine collagen extracted from the scales of chum salmon and focused on femur development in test animals of both sexes. Their study, published in the July 2010 issue of the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, concluded that marine collagen supplements significantly increased the size, mineral density and toughness of femurs in male rats but produced less impressive results in female test animals. They suggested more and broader studies to confirm marine collagen’s effects on other animal and human subjects.

Wound healing

The ability of a wound to heal (and the speed with which this happens) is ultimately dependent on the presence of collagen, which is essential to wound healing because it helps the body form new tissue. Type I collagen is the most abundant structural component of the dermal matrix, so it makes perfect sense that having more type I collagen in your body might help wounds to heal faster.
It was previously believed that collagens were just structural supports. Now we know that collagen and collagen-derived fragments control many cellular functions, including cell shape and differentiation, cell migration, as well as the synthesis of a number of important proteins. Collagen also plays a critical role in all phases of wound healing: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation and remodeling.

Antibacterial abilities

Research out of Canada published in 2016 found that fish collagen has yet another impressive component – collagencin, which is an antibacterial peptide from fish collagen. This recent study found that collagencin completely inhibited the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as staph or staph infection.

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