Mercury is fat soluble and can be found in the fat cells and organs of fish. Marine collagen, however, is derived solely from the skins of the fish, resulting in a pure supplement that is free of mercury. Additionally, all Amandean products are rigorously tested for quality and purity in the USA in a registered cGMP approved facility to guarantee that we’re delivering only the purest proteins.
6) So if it's from fish... Does it taste like fish?
Worry not! Although marine collagen is sourced from fish skins, you'd never know it! Our premium marine collagen powder is unflavored, making it an easy addition to many different types of hot drinks and foods!
7) Can I add it to my coffee and smoothies?
Marine collagen supplements come in powdered form and are extremely liquid-soluble! Additionally, they are gluten-free, keto, paleo, pescatarian, and Bulletproof friendly! So YES - marine collagen can easily be added to your morning coffee, tea, smoothies, and even dinner meals. Here are a few of our favorite collagen recipes:
8) How much should I take and at what time of day?
Collagen supplements can be taken at any time of the day! Each marine collagen brand comes with specific dosage recommendations, but generally, you should start with a single scoop or a 10g serving every day. We always recommend that you consult with a healthcare professional before introducing any supplement into your diet, as each individual is different.
9) Do marine collagen supplements break a fast?
In short, it depends on what you consider a "break". Almost all "non-strict" or "non-orthodox" fasters let you eat ~300 calories per day while fasters let you consume <100 calories a day. Whichever camp you're in, you'll be happy to know that the daily recommended 10g dose of collagen only contains 20 to 35 calories! You'll just have to watch what you take it with to avoid breaking your hard-fought fast. Try mixing it into black coffee or tea.
10) Can I take marine collagen if I'm on a keto-paleo or Bulletproof diet?
Yes! Our marine collagen supplement is non-GMO and contains no shellfish, gluten, wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, sugar, soy, or yeast. They can easily be incorporated into almost any diet and are keto, pescatarian, Bulletproof, and paleo-friendly!
The product experts at Amandean are always there to help answer any other lingering questions you might have, so don’t hold back! We can handle it. Also, be sure to read over the supplement facts panel on the container for more information on dosage and nutritional content. Lastly, before you get to scooping collagen into your morning lattes and post-workout smoothies, remember to check in with your physician to make sure marine collagen is a good fit for your unique nutrition needs. Happy scooping!