Marine Collagen, The Anti-aging Protein
Proteins are long chains of amino acids. Collagen comprises three chains of amino acids that are stabilized jointly in a tight triple helix. This strong, stable structure is formed by a repeating sequence of amino acids, the most abundant of these being glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. These amino acids are known to help synthesize collagen in our bodies and to reduce the decline in collagen production caused by the aging process.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, it accounts for some 25 to 35% of total body protein, and makes up 85% of the skin. This complex protein plays an essential role in ensuring the strength and suppleness of the skin, as well as in the joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and the musculoskeletal system in general. Collagen is also essential when it comes to repairing body tissues and for maintaining healthy hair and strong nails.
Oceancoll is a hydrolyzed marine collagen protein made from the skin of wild-caught, deep-sea fish. This marine protein contains small, low molecular-weight peptides that are both highly bioavailable and easily digestible.
These unique peptides are absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body, to support and maintain the body’s natural collagen production levels, while aiding skin hydration, and ensuring strong hair and nails, in addition to healthy joints and bones. The functional and biological action of hydrolyzed marine collagen makes it a perfect ally in the fight and prevention of the visible signs of aging.
Natural collagen production begins slowing down as we mature, around the late twenties, and the body starts to lose 1.5% of its collagen every year.
Collagen supplements are therefore essential in regenerating and maintaining the body’s collagen levels and are important in terms of restoring body tissues, keeping the skin smooth and ensuring strength in both bones and joints.
Recent studies have proven the efficacy and benefits of marine collagen on skin hydration, on elasticity and on the reduction of wrinkles, its benefits have also been proven with respect to the musculoskeletal system, joint pain, tissue repair, post-exercise recovery and sports performance.
Due to its numerous benefits we recommend taking marine collagen peptides every day for people of all ages. Collagen peptides have been shown to provide both pain-alleviating and anti-inflammatory effects.
Aging is also associated with an elevated risk of bone fracture and other musculoskeletal problems that are caused by a steadily increasing reduction of bone and muscle mass. These processes are known as osteoporosis and sarcopenia, and they are significant factors in the restricting functional movements in the elderly.
· The intake of collagen peptides helps to prevent the development of both osteoporosis and sarcopenia, as collagen promotes muscle growth and aids the formation of healthy joints and strong bones.
· Collagen peptides are also recommended for young, physically active individuals, as they lead to a significant reduction in activity-related joint pain.
· Glutamine, one of the amino acids in collagen, has been identified as the key amino acid for preventing inflammation of the gut wall and healing leaky gut syndrome.
Collagen is the major structural component of skin; due to intrinsic and extrinsic factors, such as age, smoking, pollution and UV, collagen suffers alterations that break it down. These alterations cause visual changes to the skin, reducing suppleness, and increasing the amount of wrinkles.
· Taking low molecular-weight collagen peptides effectively improves the health of skin cells by increasing collagen production and inhibiting the enzymes that break down skin collagen. These effects improve hydration, suppleness and elasticity in the skin, leading to diminished surface roughness, heightened smoothness and fewer wrinkles.
· Collagen peptide consumption also helps to thicken the hair and strengthen brittle nails.
Sports Performance Benefits
Collagen peptide intake is also recommended for physically active adults due to the numerous benefits it provides for those dedicated to sport and exercise.
· Collagen peptide supplements promote muscle growth and sound joint formation, accelerating musculoskeletal recovery after intense exercise, while both preventing injuries and promoting tissue repair.
· Strength and mass are also improved with collagen peptides; improving athletic performance and alleviating muscle soreness after strenuous physical exercise.
Superior Absorption and Bioavailability
The consumption of our hydrolyzed collagen proteins results in a higher bioavailability compared to non-hydrolyzed collagen. Hydrolyzed collagen means that the collagen protein has been totally broken down, enhancing its bioavailability, while facilitating digestibility and absorption into the bloodstream, supporting and maintaining collagen production levels, skin hydration, strong hair and nails, and healthy joints and bones.
Fish collagen is also absorbed more efficiently into the body when compared to bovine or porcine sourced collagen, resulting in superior bioavailability when compared to these products.
Why is Fish Collagen better than Bovine or Porcine Collagens?
A wide range of collagen products are available on the market, but not all collagens have the same source, nor are they suitable for certain types of dietary requirements. Many collagens are sourced from livestock production (beef, pork, chicken), while others come from marine sources (fish, shellfish, jellyfish).
Evidence on why fish collagen is better than beef or other animal collagens is detailed below:
Fish Collagen has a higher level of bioavailability Fish Collagen peptides have been proven to be 1.5 times more easily digested, absorbed and distributed throughout the body. This means marine collagen is more efficiently assimilated into the body and shows superior bioavailability over collagen from bovine or porcine sources.
Type I Collagen Marine collagen is mostly a Type I Collagen, which is the most abundant collagen in the human body. This type of collagen is well-known for being the main collagen in bones, tendons, ligaments, the cornea and in many connective tissues. Type I Collagen makes up 85% of human skin, with Type III Collagen accounting for the remaining 15%.
Fish collagen is rich in amino acids Fish collagen is rich in glycine, proline and hydroxyproline amino acids. These amino acids are better absorbed by the human body when compared to other collagen types. They stimulate cells in the skin, bones and connective tissues, while aiding the production of new collagen. Marine collagen sourced from wild-caught, deep-sea fish skin also has a higher content in essential amino acids when compared to other fish or animal collagens.
Fish Collagen is better for the environment
Wild fish is a low carbon footprint foodstuff. Between 1kg and 5 kg of carbon is needed to produce every 1kg of caught wild fish. By comparison, red meat production is estimated to require between 50 and 750 kg of carbon per kilogram of meat. Beef or porcine by-products for collagen use are more than abundant, however the livestock sector plays a significant role in climate change. The production of wild-caught, marine collagen peptides accounts for a smaller carbon footprint than beef or porcine collagen peptides.
Fish collagen is an excellent addition to most diets Marine collagen is a viable alternative solution for pescatarians who do not red or white meat, and who are therefore unable to enjoy the health benefits of standard collagen supplements. Oceancoll is a sustainable marine collagen derived from fish skin that is suitable for pescatarians. It is an excellent supplement for the majority of dietary options, including the Paleo diet. Our marine collagen is manufactured in a food-production facility that solely manufactures fish collagen, and where neither beef nor pork collagen are processed. Any potential cross contamination is therefore avoided, while also making our collagen a Halal-certifiable product.
|Amount per serving||% Daily Value|
|Hydrolyzed Fish Collagen Peptides||5 g||†|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate||0 g||0%|
† Daily value not established
Percentage daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Proteins are long chains of amino acids. Collagen is composed of three chains of amino acids that are stabilized together in a tight triple helix. This strong, stable structure is formed by a repeated sequence of the amino acids glycine, proline and hydroxyproline.
Our marine collagen has a very specific amino acid composition with a high concentration of glycine, hydroxyproline and proline. These amino acids are known to help synthesize collagen in the body and to reduce the decline in bodily collagen levels that comes with aging.
Amino Acid Profile
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*Essential Amino Acids
Oceancoll is a hydrolyzed marine collagen protein made from the skin of wild-caught ocean fish sustainably sourced.