Active Ingredients Per Capsule % RI*
Marine Collagen Hydrolysed 350mg –
Ascorbic Acid 97% DC Grade 41.3mg providing Vitamin C 40mg 50%
Hyaluronic Acid 30mg –
Vitamin E Powder (DL-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate) 16.5mg providing Vitamin E 5.5mg 45%
How to use: We suggest taking 1 or 2 capsules daily with water
Highest quality Hydrolysed Marine Collagen Capsules with added Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C + E
About Marine Collagen
Hydrolysed marine collagen capsules, with added hyaluronic acid and vitamins C & E, have become quite popular in recent time. This is after the discovery of importance of the bioactive peptides obtained from marine life; apart from the conventional health benefits the peptides dispense a range of physiological and hormone-resembling biological functions.
As the years go by, the human body slowly loses its ability to produce new collagen; at the same time, the collagen reserves in the body are gradually depleting. Once there is insufficient collagen in the body, quite a number of systems and body organs suffer. The most affected include the skin, bones and joints.
Marine collagen is preferred since the process of obtaining it does not interfere with the marine ecosystem or contribute to water pollution. Preparation of marine collagen peptides is environmentally friendly and viable since its makes use of fish parts that have been discarded. The collagen is obtained from a specific variety of fish. Some of these include snapper and cod. The skin and scales of the skin contain the highest amounts of the compound. The meat from the fish also contains some bits of collagen.
For it to be referred to as hydrolysed, the marine collagen protein that has been obtained has to be broken down into smaller parts through the hydrolysis process. The process is enabled using enzymes. These building blocks are referred to as collagen peptides. The breakdown is essential as it helps so that the collagen peptides can be readily absorbed as well as dissolve in different liquids. Hydrolysed marine collagen powder is most preferably taken alongside both hot and cold drinks e.g. coffee and smoothies.
Marine collagen is a type 1 collagen that is obtained from marine fish. Collagen peptides form the building blocks of this most readily absorbed collagen type. Hydrolysed marine collagen is odourless and tasteless. Type I collagen plays a key role in synthesis of strong, flexible and durable ligaments, muscles, connective tissue, skin and bones.
The collagen is made up of 18 amino acids which are readily absorbed in the bloodstream after the breakdown. The amino acids in the highest proportions in the collagen are glycine, hydroxyproline and proline. Marine collagen is not regarded as a complete protein due to the fact that it contains 8 of the possible 9 amino acids contained in a complete protein.
Compared to collagen obtained from pigs, chicken and cows, marine collagen is more bioavailable. It is more readily absorbed into the bloodstream making it the most preferred type of collagen to replenish depleted collagen reserves.
It helps improve sagging skin by promoting and supporting natural collagen production in the skin, minimising the loss of elasticity and helping skin look smoother, suppler and more hydrated. The result is a reduction in the look of sagging skin and younger-looking skin overall.
The different types of protein fragments contained in hydrolysed marine collagen have numerous functional and biological qualities. Some of these properties include excellent antioxidant and anti-aging properties.
Type I collagen constitutes about 80-90% of the collagen contained in the skin. The skin is, therefore, the biggest beneficiary of hydrolysed marine collagen. The skin comprises of about 80% collagen. As one grows older, the synthesis of collagen reduces and at some point, it can hardly sustain the body’s requirements. The body requires the compound for growth of the skin, joints, bones, hair and nails.
The added hyaluronic acid and vitamins C & E play a crucial role in the body as they help in rapid absorption of the hydrolysed marine collagen. They also help in natural production of collagen in the body. They also protect the skin against harmful UV rays.
The additional vitamin C & E have profound antioxidant properties which nourish the skin and protect it against numerous skin defects. They help in keeping the skin young and youthful. They help in avoiding premature aging which manifests itself in the form of fine lines, wrinkles and dehydrated skin.
Hydrolysed marine collagen also plays a key role in boosting digestion. This is attributed to the high glycine constituted in the compound. The latter stimulates production of acid in the stomach which is critical for digestion.
Food supplements must not be used as substitute a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. We recommend that pregnant and breastfeeding women seek medical advice before use. If you are taking any medications, have an existing medical condition or are due to under go surgery, please consult a doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not exceed stated stated dose