Marine Collagen Truths

Marine Collagen Truths

What is marine collagen?

Collagen is a naturally occurring protein present in the connective tissue, bones, cartilage, and skin of fish. Marine collagen supplements are derived from the collagen extracted from fish skin. The collagen then goes through the same process as bovine collagen, in that the collagen undergoes an additional process in manufacturing whereby specific enzymes are added to breakdown the protein chains into small collagen peptides making marine collagen hydrolysate.

What is the difference between bovine and marine collagen?

The main difference between bovine and marine collagen is the source. Nutraviva’s grass fed and finished bovine Collagen Hydrolysate is sourced from pasture-raised cattle whilst our marine collagen is sourced from wild-caught, organic, non-GMO verified cod skin from the North Atlantic Ocean.

Another difference is that marine collagen has a lower molecular weight in comparison to bovine collagen, making it optimised to stimulate collagen formation within cells. For this reason it is highly regarded in the beauty industry as a premium collagen source due to this smaller peptide size. Marine collagen is both odourless and tasteless making it versatile in both cooking and adding to drinks.

What are the benefits of marine collagen powder?

Healthy Ageing
  • Improving joint functioning, pain reduction and supporting healthy bones
  • Promoting lean muscle retention & anti-inflammatory
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Improves joint mobility
  • Helping to balance hormones
  • Promoting more restful sleep
  • Reducing pain associated with arthritis & osteoarthritis
Beauty Nutrition and Skin Care
  • Increasing the collagen structure & density of the skin’s dermis layer
  • Promoting skin elasticity, enhancing the hydration & moisture content of skin cells
  • Helping reduce stretch-marks severity & repairing day-to-day damage to the surface layer of the skin
  • Promoting healthy hair, reducing shedding & promoting thicker, stronger and fuller hair
  • Generation of strong nails & prevents brittle nails
  • Reducing fine lines & keeping the skin plump for longer
Weight Loss and Management
  • Greater satiating effect compared to other forms of protein, thus reducing appetite and cravings
  • Reducing overall food intake through the release of satiating hormones into the bloodstream
  • Promoting of muscle mass retention and recovery to support movement and mobility whilst exercising
Sports Nutrition
  • Assisting muscular contractions by synthesizing creatine resulting in strength gains and muscle hypertrophy
  • Muscle restoration through the promoting the recovery & repair of muscle tissue from strenuous exercise
  • Helping stimulate the release of growth hormones from the pituitary gland
  • Strengthens connective tissue and thus helping prevent injuries
  • Regenerates cartilage and reduces joint pain and inflammation
  • Speeds up recovery from injury, trauma or surgery
Joint and Bone Health
  • Stimulating osteoblasts that help build and strengthen bones
  • Supporting joints and bones in remaining healthy and flexible
  • Promoting of cartilage renewal
  • Reducing of inflammation and pain
  • Maintaining healthy bone mass density to help prevent fractures
Gut Health
  • Improving gut health and reducing digestive complications eg. Leaky Gut Syndrome
  • Boosting immunity
  • Reducing gut inflammation caused by poor dietary choices

Why choose naturally organic and sustainably sourced?

Organic marine collagen is sourced from ocean fish grown in their natural environment providing the optimal conditions for the fish to grow without pesticides, chemicals or genetically modified products. This allows the fish to retain a large amount of nutrients and avoids exposure to synthetic or genetically modified substances. Nutraviva Marine Collagen is 100% naturally sourced and made from organic wild caught MSC certified North Atlantic Cod, sourced from the pristine waters of the Northern Atlantic Ocean.

To read more about why choosing an MSC certified Marine Collagen is so important, find out more in our article, 'Why choose an MSC certified Marine Collagen?

Sustainable sourcing of marine collagen provides the best conditions for fish, in addition to reducing the environmental impact of intensive fishing on the ocean environment. Wild caught fish from sustainable and regulated fisheries are caught using non-destructive methods. Sustainable sourcing of fish is a healthy and environmentally responsible choice.

Nutraviva Marine Collagen is:

  • 100% natural pure premium marine collagen hydrolysate
  • Natural organic
  • Sustainably sourced
  • Gluten & GMO free
  • Paleo & keto friendly
  • Halal certified

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There are many health benefits to supplementing with collagen, outlined in our collagen facts pages below.