Total Beauty Marine Collagen 240g - Unflavoured
Collagen is the most dominant protein in the body, providing structure, strength, and resilience to joint cartilage, skin, and bones. Real Total Beauty Marine Collagen features hydrolyzed collagen sourced from sustainable wild-caught whitefish. It is an excellent alternative source of collagen for pescatarians and people who want to avoid bovine, porcine, and chicken-sourced products found in some collagen formulas.
Hydrolyzed collagen is easily absorbed by the body, where it contributes to collagen synthesis and helps reduce the joint pain associated with osteoarthritis. Although the body makes its own collagen, many people begin to experience a decline in production by the age of 30. When collagen production slows, the body becomes less able to repair connective tissue, leaving the joints, skin, and bones more vulnerable to damage and signs of aging.
Real Total Beauty Marine Collagen is a neutral-tasting and odourless powder. Each serving provides 10 g of non-GMO, hydrolyzed collagen peptides that can be added to smoothies, drinks, or baked goods without affecting the flavour. It is sourced from wild-caught whitefish to ensure a natural and sustainable source, using the parts of the fish that manufacturers do not sell as a food source. It is screened for ocean-born contaminants including heavy metals, PCBs, and dioxins. Real Total Beauty Marine Collagen is a fantastic product for people who want to promote healthy connective tissue from the inside out.bone broth
How it works
In its hydrolyzed form, collagen is broken down into smaller units of collagen peptides and amino acids that are easier for the body to digest and absorb. When taken as a supplement, hydrolyzed collagen is absorbed through the small intestine and into the bloodstream, where it is circulated and distributed throughout the body. It provides the nutritional building blocks needed to help regenerate collagen and elastin fibres, and stimulate the production of new collagen.
The body contains different types of collagen. The protein content of articular cartilage, bone, and dermal layers of the skin is primarily made up of varying proportions of type I, II, and III collagen.
Supplementing with marine sources of hydrolyzed collagen provides high levels of the amino acids glycine and proline, as well as moderate amounts of lysine. These three amino acids are particulalry important for the stability and formation of human collagen.
Hydrolyzed collagen is not considered a complete protein because it does not contain the essential amino acid tryptophan. It can, however, be consumed with a source of tryptophan to achieve the full set of essential amino acids needed to form a complete protein.
Each serving (10 g scoop) contains:
Hydrolyzed collagen peptides (from wild-caught whitefish skin)..........10 g
Recommended adult dose
1 serving daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Mix well in 250 mL of water until fully dissolved.
Use for at least 5 months to see beneficial effects.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. May cause mild gastrointestinal disturbances.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Collagen is the main structural component of connective tissue found in the skin, joint cartilage, bones, tendons, blood vessels, and more. It has many important roles in helping to maintain the form and integrity of connective tissue while resisting the repeated stretching forces it is under (Frantz et al., 2010). As a protein, collagen is composed of a combination of essential and non-essential amino acids involved in the body’s protein synthesis. It makes up 30% of the body’s total protein mass and 80%
of the total protein in bone (Daneault et al., 2017).
Although the body synthesizes its own collagen, production begins to decline around the age of 30. This leaves the body’s connective tissue more susceptible to damage. Declining collagen production can reduce the mechanical strength and elasticity of bone tissue, stiffen joints, and result in a thinner dermal layer that leaves the skin more vulnerable to ultraviolet radiation and moisture loss (Daneault et al., 2017; Ganceviciene et al., 2012). When collagen levels are not replenished, connective tissue can lose firmness and elasticity, resulting in sagging skin, wrinkles, and increased symptoms of joint pain and injury (Ganceviciene et al., 2012).
Osteoarthritis is a condition characterized by the progressive degeneration of articular cartilage, which is mostly composed of type II collagen. Because this cartilage helps cushion the movement of our joints, osteoarthritisis is commonly associated with joint pain (Matsumoto et al., 2006; Poole et al., 2002). Supplementing the diet with hydrolyzed collagen provides a source of the essential amino acids required for collagen metabolism (Daneault et al., 2017). When taken orally, it accumulates in cartilage to help stimulate the synthesis of type II collagen and proteoglycans needed for joint and bone tissue scaffolds (Bello et al., 2006). This may play a role in the use of hydrolyzed collagen for improving aspects of joint pain in osteoarthritis patients (Bello et al., 2006).
The skin’s surface looses approximately 1% of its total collagen content per unit area per year (Ganceviciene et al., 2012). Supplementation with hydrolyzed collagen has been shown to help nourish the skin and reduce visible signs of declining collagen production. In a clinical study, women aged 30–40 took 7 g of a fish hydrolyzed collagen formula (containing 5 g of type I collagen, 50 mg of vitamin C, and 60 mg of glucosamine) per day for six weeks. Skin on the face, forearms, and back of the neck showed significant improvements in moisture content, as well as improved elasticity, greater smoothness, fewer wrinkles, and less roughness. Researchers concluded that improvements in skin elasticity were related to collagen type I fibre in the epidermis (Matsumoto et al., 2006).
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Matsumoto, H., Ohara, H., Ito, K., et al. (2006). Clinical effect of fish type I collagen hydrolysate on skin properties. ITE Letters, 7(4), 386-390.
Poole, A.R., Kobayashi, M., Yasuda, T., et al. (2002). Type II collagen degradation and its regulation in articular cartilage in osteoarthritis. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 61(Suppl III), ii78-ii81