What is Fish Collagen?

Vital Proteins Marine Collagen

When it comes to collagen, you have many options available to you! So, when it comes to finding the ‘best one’ for your routine, it can be helpful to start by understanding the benefits of each.

In this case, we’re specifically focusing on fish collagen (aka Marine Collagen). Below, we’ll discuss what it is, how to take it and how it can work for you. Keep scrolling to get the scoop.

What Does Marine Collagen Do?

Fish collagen provides the same benefits as our Collagen Peptides and helps support hair, skin and nails beauty.

Around the age of 25, our bodies begin to produce less and less collagen, making this offering a good supplement to help boost your collagen intake.

Here are a few other ways it helps as well…

How Fish Collagen Can Support Your Body

Eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of exercise and including collagen – like fish collagen – in your diet are a few ways to help keep the important parts of our bodies well-oiled and strong.

Fish Collagen for Skin

When our bodies’ natural collagen production begins to decline, this may cause the appearance of fine lines and sagging skin. Collagen can help ageing skin by keeping it firm, plump, hydrated and supple.

Fish Collagen vs Bovine Collagen

There are many similarities, and some differences, between fish collagen and beef collagen. For starters, both easily dissolve in liquids, are unflavoured and odourless, and boast the same types of collagen.

Additionally, just like our bovine-based Collagen Peptides, our Marine Collagen is rich in types I & III collagen.

Ultimately, the main difference to note is fish collagen is pescatarian-friendly, while beef collagen is not. Beef collagen is sourced from bovine hide, while fish collagen comes from non-GMO, farm-raised white fish.

Once caught, the fish scales or skins are soaked, cleaned and softened to prepare for collagen extraction. Purified water is then introduced to the process and heated to break these down into smaller protein chains called collagen peptides. Pressurised hot air is then used to hydrolyse these into the fine, odourless powder you get in your canister.

When Should I Take Fish Collagen?

As mentioned, our body’s natural collagen production begins to decline around the age of 25. Fish collagen is easily digested and absorbed by the body. So, to continue to support beautiful hair, skin and nails, 1-2 scoops a day is recommended to maximise these benefits.

Can Collagen Cause Weight Gain?

As fish collagen is a protein, it may promote a feeling of fullness. However, as we advise taking it as a food supplement only, we can’t comment on it being a weight loss or weight reduction method.

That said, we suggest discussing your health goals with your healthcare professional, as they can best provide you with the most adapted guidance, and assist you in deciding whether a dietary supplement will be a helpful addition to your regime.

Written by Sarah Schuh

What is Marine Collagen?


What is Marine Collagen?

If you were wondering ‘what is marine collagen?’, we’ve got the answers.

2023-12-19 11:03:28By Vital Proteins

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