If you’ve been following Vital Proteins for a while, you may be wondering what the difference is between the Collagen Peptides and the Marine Collagen. Both products are similar in their application… They’re flavorless and odorless and can also be added to smoothies or stirred into soups. But what’s the difference between them?
Where Does Collagen Come From? Collagen Peptides vs Marine Collagen
Collagen is a protein that’s found in the connective tissues. Humans create their own collagen naturally, as do other animals, which is why collagen is by default a non-vegan ingredient. Collagen is found in our hair, skin, nails and joints.
The main difference between Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides and Vital Proteins Marine Collagen is sourcing. While Collagen Peptides is sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine from Brazil, the Marine Collagen is sourced from wild-caught fish scales.
Therefore, Vital Proteins Marine Collagen is pescatarian-friendly. Nutritionally, the two products aren’t much different — they’re just derived from different sources.
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Benefits of Collagen
If you’re trying to decide between Marine Collagen and Collagen Peptides, you might naturally be wondering why you would want to take either of these products. Collagen, whether it’s derived from bovine or fish, is a fantastic way to support your connective tissues.**
Hair and nails: Collagen is present in the cells that make up the hair and nails.
Skin: One of the main causes of fine lines and wrinkles is the natural loss of collagen from the skin. After age 25, our bodies begin to produce less and less collagen.
Bones and joints: As we age, our bones also become susceptible to the side effects of collagen depletion. Brittle bones and suboptimal joint function are issues that affect many people over 50. That’s not to mention the problems faced by athletes of any age who rely on their bones and joints for extra physical support.**
In the battle of Collagen Peptides vs Marine Collagen, the playing field is pretty much equal. Both sources of collagen are easily digested and absorbed by the body.
We recommend taking 1-2 scoops of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides or Marine Collagen per day at a minimum to help benefit connective tissues on a daily basis.