Ingredient Spotlight: Marine Collagen

What is Collagen?

Collagen contributes to skin physiology and structure, allowing its many functions to perform. It provides support to tendons, ligaments, skin, teeth and other connective tissue structures. The amount of collagen in young, healthy skin has been shown to be greater than 75%! Unfortunately, collagen production declines as we age. 

Marine Collagen

Marine sources of collagen have advantages over other animal sources, as they are better absorbed due to their low weight and minimal contaminants. Marine collagen peptides are 1.5 times more efficient than collagen from bovine (meat) or porcine sources. 

Marine collagen also contains a high level of the amino acids Glycine, Proline and Hydroxyproline, which stimulate skin cells, bones and connective tissue, and boost new collagen production.

At JSHealth Vitamins, we use a hydrolysed Marine Collagen as an ingredient, to provide the cleanest, most easily absorbed source of collagen. Hydrolysed collagen has undergone the process of hydrolysis, making it much easier for your body to absorb, and therefore maximising its potential benefits! It’s the most effective way to boost collagen production.


Marine collagen is also the more ethical, sustainable alternative to bovine collagen (extracted from beef processing) or porcine collagen (extracted from pigs). It has a smaller particle size, making it more readily absorbed by your body, and making it more powerful!


JSHealth Vitality X + Collagen


The JSHealth Marine Collagen is derived from the skin of deep-sea cod, sustainably sourced from the crystal clear waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.


Vitality X + Collagen contains the purest source of high-quality, 100% natural collagen peptides, which are fully sustainable and sourced from wild deep-sea cod in Norway, resulting in improved digestibility and increased bioavailability.


References:

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  • Vollmer D, West V, Lephart E. Enhancing Skin Health: By Oral Administration of Natural Compounds and Minerals with Implications to the Dermal Microbiome. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018;19(10):3059.
  • Fisk er sunt B2B. 2021. Nutricoll Nordic Marine Collagen - Fisk er sunt B2B. [online] Available at: <https://seagarden-norway.com/products/collagen/>