What is Marine Collagen?
Marine collagen is a type of protein that is found naturally in the tissues of marine animals, such as fish, crustaceans and molluscs. It is considered an essential nutrient for health and well-being because it helps maintain healthy joints, bones, skin, nails and hair. Marine collagen may also help improve digestion and reduce inflammation. Moreover, it is rich in essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals which are beneficial for health.
Where does marine collagen come from?
Marine collagen is extracted from the tissues of marine animals, such as fish, crustaceans and molluscs. It is then turned into a powder and can be added to dietary supplements, cosmetics and food products.
As it is a product of animal sources, the provenance of the latter is very important to ensure the best quality and compliance with health standards. Indeed, for cost reasons, many brands use poor quality collagen from Asia.
At Humble+, we have chosen to use Naticol French marine collagen, with clinically proven benefits and which is committed to respecting the seabed.
How does the body use marine collagen?
Collagens are produced by body cells called fibroblasts and can be found in many foods, such as meat and fish.
fibroblasts use amino acids as raw material. These amino acids are assembled into long chains called precollagen proteins, which are then transformed into collagen by specific enzymes.
The process composing collagen synthesis begins with the transcription of DNA into messenger RNA, which is then transported out of the cell and translated into precollagen proteins in the ribosome. The precollagen proteins are then transported to the Golgi, where they are modified and shaped before being transported to their final destination in connective tissue. Once they arrive at their destination, precollagen proteins are transformed into collagen by specific enzymes called collagen proteases.
Collagen is a very important protein in the human body, and its synthesis is a complex process involving several steps and different parts of the body.
How does marine collagen work for the skin?
Marine collagen is rich in amino acids and vitamins that help maintain skin health and protect against damage from UV rays and pollution. It can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin elasticity. Plus, it can help moisturize the skin and protect it from sun damage. Collagen is also involved in many other processes in the body, such as healing wounds and repairing damaged tissue.
Scientific studies have demonstrated the following benefits with a consumption of 5g per day for 8 weeks:
- 20% more skin elasticity
- 11% reduction in wrinkles
- A more hydrated skin feeling
Marine collagen and its benefits on the joints
Marine collagen is rich in amino acids that help maintain joint health and reduce inflammation. It can also help relieve joint pain and stiffness and improve mobility. Scientific studies have shown that consuming 5g per day for 8 weeks can help reduce joint pain and stiffness and therefore improve mobility.
Type I, II and III collagen
Marine collagen is made up of three types of collagen, namely collagen type I, collagen type II and collagen type III. Type I collagen is the most abundant and is primarily found in skin, bones, tendons, and ligaments. Type II collagen is mainly found in cartilage and intervertebral discs. Type III collagen is found in connective tissues and blood vessels. All three types of collagen are essential for maintaining the health and well-being of your body.
The most prevalent in cells being type I collagen.
How can I use marine collagen?
Marine collagen can be taken as a dietary supplement (peptides or collagen hydrolyzate) in hydrolyzed powder form. It can also be added to smoothies or drinks to improve taste and texture. Marine collagen can also be consumed through food products such as collagen water drinks to help reduce wrinkles and improve tissue elasticity.
It can also be supplemented with other vitamins and minerals:
- vitamin C: firmness and tone of the skin by improving the assimilation of collagen and limiting oxidative stress
- hyaluronic acid or silica cream: for an additional anti-aging effect
- copper: for joint and connective tissue health
- magnesium: for muscle recovery
vitamin D3: for immune support and bone health
Where can I find marine collagen?
Are there any side effects associated with marine collagen?
The most common side effects are upset stomach, bloating, abdominal pain, and nausea. Do not hesitate to consult the manufacturer's instructions and consult a doctor if you are pregnant.
Humble+ Collagen Reviews
Marion: "Improved my physical condition as part of a running training plan!
I started taking Collagen Water again as part of a preparation for a half-marathon in March 2023!
This facilitates my recovery, especially my little knee pain which has eased since my daily can! Congratulations for this innovative product"
"I already congratulate the Humble team for having thought of making a drink with marine collagen close to human collagen. I really appreciate this drink, very pleasant to the taste (I tried mango passion fruit and raspberry ginger), thirst-quenching and convenient in its can format. Ordering is easy to place and delivery is fast."
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