In the body, marine collagen works the same way as bovine/pork collagen, by providing amino acids essential to building strong, healthy connective tissue. Unlike bovine collagen, however, marine collagen almost exclusively type 1 collagen, and the peptide molecules are smaller in size, making them slightly more bioavailable and absorbable. Marine collagen is also especially rich in the amino acid hydroxyproline, which is an essential component of skin, blood vessel walls, and other connective tissues.
What are the Health Benefits and Uses of Marine Collagen?
· Fewer Wrinkles: Marine collagen rebuilds tissues to increase skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
· Reduced Signs of Aging: Marine collagen is rich in antioxidants, which block free radicals and protect skin from oxidation and aging. It is recognized as a very efficient UV protector.
· Healthier Skin: Marine collagen has been scientifically proven to help increase skin moisture levels and help protect against the harmful effects of UV exposure and photoaging.
Why You Should Choose Marine Collagen?
Marine collagen is the perfect choice for pescatarians or people who avoid beef products. Its beneficial effects on the skin also make it ideal for those with an interest in enhanced beauty and anti-aging. Despite being sourced from fish, jellyfish, sea urchin, starfish or sea cucumber, marine collagen has no fishy smell or taste because all the fish oils are removed during processing. It can, therefore, be added to coffee or tea, and won’t affect the taste or smell of food.
Why You Should Prefer Sea Cucumber Marine Collagen?
The use of marine collagens is a hot topic in the field of tissue engineering, wound care and cosmetics. Sea cucumbers possess unique connective tissues (Mutable Collagenous Tissues, MCTs) which represents an true innovative source of collagen to develop advanced cosmetics and skin regeneration products. Sea Cucumber Type-I Collagen presents itself as a valid, replacement for most commonly used mammal-derived, collagen (bovine, porcine, or murine) due to it’s improved, safety and no associated health risks.
By Pierre Erwes, BioMarine's Catalyst