Different collagen producers use alternative collagen sources.

Today, marine collagen is increasingly the most popular source of collagen. Let's consider in more detail the question: Why is marine (or fish) collagen more effective in rejuvenating our body’s collagen production? 

A brief history of collagen supplements

The history of collagen production began with animal collagen, which is much easier to obtain than from fish. Animal-origin collagen existed long before marine collagen became available, and subsequently, the first collagen customers all bought and consumed animal-sourced collagen. However, with developments in the industrial production of marine collagen, its undeniable advantages over animal collagen became apparent.

It is a fact that animal collagen molecules are much larger than fish collagen molecules, making it difficult for animal-sourced collagen to penetrate deep into the skin. Of course, for a manufacturer to be able to claim that their products contain collagen - for example, in cosmetic brands - they can simply use inferior-quality animal collagen. 

Why is fish collagen superior to animal collagen?

But why should you waste your hard-earned cash on cosmetics which only have a superficial effect on the skin?

For collagen to work, its molecules must enter the structures of the human body. The truth is that whatever certain brands and manufacturers want to claim, animal-sourced collagen is inferior to marine collagen in this regard.

Furthermore, fish collagen is almost identical in its biochemical composition to human collagen, meaning it naturally incorporates its way into the human protein structure.  

Imagine a children's game where the cubes should fit into various grooves. If the cube is three times larger than a particular groove, as in the case of animal collagen, it simply won’t fit. Conversely, if the cube is the same size as the grooves, then they will easily fit together. In scientific terms, low-molecular-weight marine collagen easily integrates into human protein structures.

The importance of amino acids

In addition, despite the fact that animal and fish collagen have the same set of amino acids, they differ in the number of individual amino acids. This makes the structure and properties of marine collagen much more favourable than animal-sourced collagen. Amino acids such as hydroxyproline, proline, glycine, serine, tyrosine, alanine, glutamic and aspartic acids, which are necessary to help start the collagen synthesis process in the body, are all contained in fish collagen.

Laboratory studies of animal- and fish-origin collagen have revealed superior differences in marine-origin collagen in terms of amino acid composition, structure, and the size of molecules. All of these factors make the consumption of marine collagen more effective.

The advantages of fish collagen

The conclusion is clear: Marine collagen enables the body to rebuild collagen formation in the body much faster and more effectively than its animal-sourced alternative.

Moreover, numerous clinical studies prove that high-quality fish collagen, which has passed through the ultra-filtration purification stage, causes fewer allergic reactions in humans.

Furthermore, livestock and other animal diseases such as foot-and-mouth are not a risk to humans when using fish collagen. Indeed, fish cannot transmit diseases to humans. 

Why is Col Du Marine the best brand of marine collagen?

It is also worth noting that Col Du Marine micro-granulated marine collagen passes through four stages of purification, including ultra- and nano-filtration, leaving no trace of fish. And so, in this regard, Col Du Marine is the best choice for those who can’t tolerate the taste and flavour of seafood. It is also well suited to those whose religion forbids the consumption of pork, which is often a source of animal-origin collagen.

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