Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. You can find it in your bones , skin , muscles , ligaments , intestines and blood vessels .
However, as you get older, your body will produce less collagen . Combined with a poor diet, your collagen levels could drop even further. When your body produces less collagen, it can lead to things like wrinkles , weak muscles , tight ligaments and tendons , joint pain , and digestive problems .
Marine collagen is a type of collagen derived from the scales of fish . It is a natural way to help increase your collagen levels. Collagen is a popular ingredient that you can find in many cosmetics or powder products today. However, in most of these products, the collagen comes from pig and cow hides .
Marine collagen is absorbed into the body up to 1.5 times more efficiently, and its bioavailability is better than that of collagen from both cattle and pigs. This is due to the smaller particles compared to other types of collagen. These smaller particles allow more efficient absorption and transport of the collagen peptides to the skin, bones and joints , which in turn contributes to the production of new collagen.
In addition, marine collagen is also an excellent alternative for people who, for religious or other reasons, prefer not to use beef or pork products. Furthermore, the fishing industry often has a lot of unused raw materials from the fish they catch, including the fish skins from which marine collagen comes. This makes it a slightly more sustainable alternative to collagen from pig and cow hides.
Due to the good absorption and high bioavailability, we consciously choose Type 1 & 3 Marine collagen in our Metis Anti-Age 02 formula.
Pharmacist Dirk Christiaen
Founder of Metis Supplements