Marine collagen: why do consumers prefer it?

Increasingly popular, marine collagen seems to have become an obvious choice for many consumers.

However, this was not always the case. Long before it was used by the most effective nutricosmetic brands, marine collagen was sidelined in favour of bovine and porcine collagens.

Why this change in consumption habits? How can we explain that marine collagen is becoming the norm? What characteristics make this active ingredient a quality standard?

The MyPureSkin team lifts the veil for you on the flagship molecule of the most effective food supplements to accompany your ageing process.

Collagens in the nutricosmetic industry

Bovine, porcine, marine: these are the collagens that the cosmetic and nutricosmetic industries have used since their beginnings.

The most important reasons for this choice are :

  • Cultural: the consumption of beef and pork in Western countries (especially in Europe) is much higher than the consumption of fish;
  • Economic: it follows that bovine and porcine collagens obtained from carcasses that are not processed by the food industry have long been less expensive.

In addition to the cultural aspect of consumption, there is also the argument of already industrialised practices. Indeed, gelatine, a key ingredient in many food preparations, is produced from denatured collagen.

The extraction of collagen from bovine and porcine carcasses and its packaging are therefore well known and controlled processes.

However, several factors have led consumers in recent years to prefer another form of collagen.

Health problems

It was health crises such as the so-called “mad cow” crisis that began to sow doubt in people’s minds: is bovine collagen safe?

Generally speaking, the proximity that farm animals have with humans has opened the way for some to worry about the possibility of pathogens “crossing the species barrier”.

While food poisoning and disease transmission from pigs and cattle to humans is unlikely, the scarcity of arable land and the rising cost of raw materials have raised a much more realistic issue: the economic and environmental cost of the meat industry.

New trends

Coupled with the economic hardship of “plenty of meat for everyone”, new consumer trends have emerged in recent decades.

Seeking an alternative to historical sources of collagen that is less tainted by the risks of animal cruelty, vegans, for example, have been one of the driving forces behind the growth of innovative forms of collagen.

Some, like the misnamed “vegan collagen” (which we explain why it is not necessarily the best choice in a dedicated article), cannot fully meet the specifications of most consumers.

Marine collagen: perfectly adapted properties

It is in this context that a form of collagen that has been known for a long time has been able to flourish by meeting the expectations of consumers: marine collagen.

Very close to the structure of human collagen (which makes the amino acids that make it up very relevant to nourish the production process of your collagen), marine collagen has the advantage of not posing the ethical problems for which the scandals of the meat industry are now known.

Lending itself perfectly to packaging to form part of the formulas of food supplements seeking to best accompany your ageing process, marine collagen is extracted from the skin, bones and scales of farmed and fished fish.

Bovine, porcine, marine: what are the fundamental differences?

Dans une étude publiée en 2021 par l’équipe du chercheur Hsiuying Wang¹, on découvre que les caractéristiques physiques des collagènes marin, bovin et porcin varient non seulement en termes de séquences d’acides aminés mais aussi et surtout en termes de stabilité thermique.

En effet, si la conservation de l’intégrité des collagènes bovin et porcin est meilleure face aux variations de température, cela les rend justement moins biodisponibles.

Le collagène marin résiste effectivement moins bien à la chaleur que les collagènes issus des mammifères (qui doivent supporter les conditions régnant dans l’organisme des animaux à sang chaud tels que les porcs et bovins).

En outre, le collagène marin dispose d’une résistance moins grande aux sollicitations mécaniques. En d’autres termes : il se dégrade plus vite une fois consommé sous l’effet des mouvements intestinaux.

Cela a pour formidable avantage de rendre le collagène marin plus facile à traiter par le système digestif, limitant ainsi les pertes d’acides aminés : il est donc favorisé par les produits de nutricosmétique les plus efficaces.

MyCollagenLift: a formula that honours quality marine collagen

“The evaluation of MyCollagenLift, carried out by the IEA (European Institute of Antioxidants), confirms MyPureSkin’s efforts to support your body’s efforts to prevent skin ageing factors.

Although the nutricosmetic composed by our team is effective upstream of the ageing process, it is also highly recommended downstream, thanks to an exclusive formula designed to accompany you as you age.

Indeed, MyCollagenLift is a supplement whose active ingredients work in synergy to allow you to :

  • Nourish your cells;
  • Moisturise your body in depth;
  • Support your collagen production.

To understand why consumers are so keen on MyCollagenLift, we need to look at the list of ingredients whose 100% natural origin is a guarantee of respect for your health. MyCollagenLift is simply :

  • Highly organic marine collagen bio peptides available;
  • Hyaluronic acid to help you achieve a good level of hydration;
  • Wheat oil ceramides to complete this moisture maintenance effort for your skin;
  • Vitamin C from acerola fruit to help protect your cells from oxidative stress;
  • Vitamin E also acts as an antioxidant;
  • Organic silicon to structure your skin while increasing your defences against the harmful effect of free electrons.

If you too are looking for a form of collagen that is consistent with your values and if you want to take care of your skin, you will be delighted with your first MyCollagenLift treatment. In only 4 weeks, your first results will appear with a reduction of your wrinkles and fine lines. In addition, many of our customers have reported a reduction in joint pain, improved vitality and better digestion. Ready to try MyPureSkin? Order now.

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