Of the various types of collagen flooding the shelves of your local health food store, hydrolyzed marine collagen has become a hot pick for beauty gurus.
There are benefits associated with all various sources of collagen however fish collagen is known to be a superior beauty powerhouse.
Hydrolyzed marine collagen or marine collagen peptides are derived from either fish skin or scales. Marine collagen is a Type I collagen which makes up 90% of our hair, skin, nails, organs, bones and ligaments. Our collagen peaks in our early twenties and as we age, our collagen production slowly declines at a rate of 1.5% per year.
See the top beauty and health benefits of hydrolyzed marine collagen:
- Anti-Aging benefits include improved skin elasticity and smoothness, hydration, increased suppleness and the reduction and prevention of fine lines.
- Antioxidant protection from UV-induced skin damage and photo-aging: amino acids such as proline and glycine protect against free radicals that cause cell damage. Preclinical studies show that marine collagen can protect skin against oxidative damage caused by UV exposure.
- Improves protein and body composition: Marine collagen is a pure protein and therefore contains no fat or carbohydrates. It’s rich content of amino acid proline is the protein building block required for whole body protein synthesis which can help increase lean body mass.
- Strong, healthy bones. In cell culture, ingesting marine collagen increases collagen synthesis and helps incorporate minerals into the bone matrix
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