Marine Collagen – Wow!
So what’s the big deal about marine collagen?
Well, for starters, collagen is the most abundant protein and is found throughout the entire body, primarily in the skin, connective tissues and bones.
As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, leading to a gradual decline in joint strength and skin integrity. Over the age of 60, collagen production is way down and the side effects of collagen depletion are really starting to be noticed.
With so many types of collagen, the vast majority of them, over 80%, belong to types 1,2 and 3. Here’s a breakdown of those types:
Type I Collagen
Over 90% of collagen in humans is type I collagen. It is a major component in skin, tendons, organs and bone. With a direct impact on so many of the body’s complex structures, it’s no wonder that type I collagen is so widely reviewed, promoted and used. In fact, the collagen industry is really taking off as an anti-ageing skincare supplement for its ability to strengthen the skin and improve hydration and elasticity. The end result of this is a more youthful and vibrant appearance.
An increasing number of studies into the effectiveness of type I collagen have found multiple anti-ageing benefits. For example:
- Collagen powder supplementation of 2.5-5 grams per week for 8 weeks increased skin elasticity, reduced wrinkles and dryness
- Consumption of collagen beverages over a 12 week period increased skin hydration while reducing wrinkles
Type II Collagen
Forming the basis for articular and hyaline cartilage, type II collagen makes up 50% of all protein in cartilage and over 85% of protein in articular cartilage.
Type III Collagen
Found in the body’s reticular fibres, type III collagen acts as a soft tissue mesh in the liver, bone marrow and within the lymphatic system.
Why Choose Marine Collagen
At Age Amazingly, our Marine Collagen is sourced from wild Norwegian cold-water fish following stringent, environmentally friendly practices. Marine collagen is generally more environmentally sustainable and ethical than bovine collagen. It is created from the skin, scales and bones of fish which was traditionally discarded during processing in the seafood industry.
Health Benefits of Marine Collagen
Here is a list of some of the huge health benefits offered by supplementing with marine collagen:
- Natural source of collagen
- Bone health
- Skin health
- Gut health
- Heart health
- Sleep quality
- Exercise support