Fish collagen consists of smaller peptides (pieces of protein) than bovine sources and hence is 1.5 times easily digested, absorbed and distributed throughout our body. Such enhanced bioavailability helps body benefit more from its anti-aging and tissue-building effects.
Greater Water Solubility
Fish collagen dissolves readily in water, which makes it easy to dissolve in beverages, yoghurts or even oatmeal while bovine collagen is less soluble.
Better Suited to our Body
Type I collagen accounts for about 80% of the collagen in our skin. As we age, the ratio of type I to type III collagen in our skin decreases, which weakens the skin structure and causes wrinkles. While bovine collagen also contains both Type I and Type III collagen, marine collagen is primarily Type I collagen. Thus marine collagen is most similar in structure to human collagen, and is better suited to supplement body’s collagen needs.
Pro Skin Moisture
Marine collagen supplementation protects against skin photoaging as it repairs skin collagen and elastin protein fibres. This leads to improvement in moisture retention and hyaluronic acid content. Bovine collagen also improves skin collagen content, however it had no significant effect on skin moisture or hyaluronic acid content.
About 11.7 million tons of unused fish parts are discarded annually during processing, which makes their use to make collagen environment-friendly. Also, fish protein in general releases far less greenhouse gas emissions than most meat products.
Cowhides are abundant byproducts and cheap to produce, however its adversely impacts climate change. Livestock production accounts for 14.5% of all human-induced greenhouse gas emissions with beef and bovine milk production contributing 41% and 19% of those emissions; that includes grass-fed as well as grain-fed animals.
Rich in Amino Acids and Antioxidants
Marine Collagen includes 8 of the 9 amino acids that make up a complete protein including glycine and proline. In addition, studies have shown that marine collagen contains antioxidants that can reduce the presence of reactive oxygen species in the body, which can cause inflammation.