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What Is Marine Collagen?

by grace gavilanes and jordan smith - September 15, 2022

While you may know us for our famous blue tub (we are America’s number 1 collagen brand* after all), we also have collagen peptides offerings to fit a variety of lifestyles. Follow a Pescatarian-friendly diet or want to incorporate more pescatarian products into your wellness routine? No worries! We also carry Marine Collagen Peptides, a marine-based collagen peptides powder to complement your dietary preferences. 

Below, we’re diving into everything you need to know about marine collagen peptides. 

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WHAT IS MARINE COLLAGEN?

First things first, let’s talk about collagen as a whole. Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein and helps give structure to our hair, skin, nails, bones and joints. The protein is made up of amino acids glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine — all of which help our body's connective tissue, skin, hair and nails stay as healthy as possible.

While our bodies naturally create collagen on their own, this natural collagen production begins to decline around the age of 30. This is where Vital Proteins® Marine Collagen Peptides comes in.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COLLAGEN AND MARINE COLLAGEN?

Both Vital Proteins® Collagen Peptides and Vital Proteins® Marine Collagen Peptides are made from one simple ingredient. Our Collagen Peptides is sourced from grass-fed, pasture-raised bovine hide, while our Marine Collagen is sourced from Non-GMO Project Verified, wild-caught cod. The latter is a favorite among those following a Pescatarian-friendly diet.

Both our Marine Collagen Peptides and Collagen Peptides easily dissolve in both hot and cold liquids, are unflavored and odorless, and boast the same types of collagen – more on that below. And, with 12g of collagen peptides per serving, Marine Collagen Peptides is made to support skin, hair, nail, bone and joint health.**^

WHAT TYPE OF COLLAGEN IS MARINE COLLAGEN?

Just like our bovine-based Collagen Peptides, our Marine Collagen is rich in Types I & III collagen. Curious about what this means? We break it down below.

TYPE I

Type I collagen is the most prevalent type of collagen in the body. This is the type of collagen you’re likely most familiar with as it’s a main player in preserving the levels of collagen in your skin, hair or nails. Type I collagen goes beyond beauty benefits, however. It’s also a major component of the tendons, organs and bones.

TYPE III

The third commonly found type of cartilage, Type III, is generally found in reticular fibers, such as in the bone marrow. It’s usually found alongside Type I collagen in the body.

IS MARINE COLLAGEN GOOD FOR YOU?

Just like bovine-based collagen, Marine Collagen is a great supplement that helps support healthy hair, skin, nails and joints.** Collagen – no matter the source – is a great addition to your diet if you’re looking to up your collagen intake and boost your daily routine.

HOW IS MARINE COLLAGEN MADE?

Specifically referring to Vital Proteins® Marine Collagen Peptides, we source this pescatarian-friendly offering fromNon-GMO Project Verified, wild-caught cod.

Our Marine Collagen Peptides is sourced from the skin and scales of fish, natural by-products of the seafood industry that would otherwise be discarded.

Once the scales or skins have been soaked, cleaned and softened, they’re ready for collagen extraction. Purified water is heated to further extract the collagen from the scales or skins. Once the collagen is extracted from the hides, water and proteolytic enzymes hydrolyze it (aka break it down) into smaller protein chains called collagen peptides.

Using a burst of pressurized hot air, the hydrolyzed collagen peptides are spray-dried into a fine, odorless powder. Each batch of collagen is then lab tested to ensure quality and safety. Our BPA/BPS free, recyclable canisters are filled at our cGMP and NSF certified facility – one step closer to arriving at your doorstep!

WHAT IS THE BEST MARINE COLLAGEN?

Our Marine Collagen Peptides are fan-favorites for a reason! This pescatarian, marine-based collagen peptides is super versatile and contains one simple ingredient. It’s unflavored, odorless and can be added to anysweet or savory recipe. We’re talking coffee, smoothies, salad dressings, no-bake cookies & so much more. Just add two scoops to your favorite beverage or recipe & enjoy! Prefer taking collagen pills? Reach for ourMarine Collagen capsules.

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