This is correct. There is no doubt that collagen as a protein hydrolyzed by intestinal enzymes to free amino acids before reaching the circulation won't be absorbed. However, premium collagen formulas like Wild-Caught Marine Collagen are enzymatically hydrolyzed offering a low-molecular-weight collagen-rich in glycine, proline and, hydroxyproline. Their small particle size ensures that the collagen remains intact following absorption, providing the body with building blocks to synthesize collagen on its own. Furthermore, marine collagen has been shown to accumulate in cartilage, dermis and other body parts where it’s bioavailable for absorption or for later metabolic processes. Although collagen supplements are not considered medicine, collagen has been recognized as safe food products by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to their beneficial biological functions.
The health & beauty benefits of a sustainably-sourced Marine Collagen are plenty, which includes providing powerful anti-aging effects increasing skin hydration, decreasing the formation of deep wrinkles and improving the skin’s elasticity as we age. Premium Fish Collagen also helps to enhance wound healing through the action of Pro-Hyp, a marine collagen-derived dipeptide which has been reported to exert a chemotactic action on fibroblast and stimulates fibroblast proliferation. Non-GMO Marine Collagen can also help provide anti-inflammatory effects as Glycine (one of the major structural units of marine collagen) inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory cytokine via glycine-gated chloride channels (GlyR). Furthermore, studies show that anti osteoporotic and anti-osteoarthritic effects have been shown where oral administration of marine collagen with calcium and vitamin D has better effects on bone health than the administration of calcium and vitamin D on their own (2).
This brings me to the last myth about collagen,
Collagen Myth Number 3: “You can’t take collagen supplements with calcium due to risk of toxicity or a toxic hypercalcemia state.”
There is logical reasoning behind this belief as the risk of hypercalcemia is possible when consuming a collagen supplement sourced from shark cartilage or shellfish that normally contains a high percentage of calcium with calcium and vitamin D supplements. In this case, there is a logical reason to take caution in co-administering both supplements as there is a chance of raising the calcium levels to deleterious levels. On the flip side, taking daily marine collagen sourced from non-farmed fish is totally recommended in conjunction with calcium and vitamin D supplements to synergies the desirable effect of both on bone health. Furthermore, there are supplements on the market that combine collagen with calcium in order to manage osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. For these reasons, it’s safe to consume a fish collagen supplement alongside your calcium supplements at once (3).
My conclusion about these myths surrounding collagen is that if you’re wanting to better manage your health & beauty more effectively as you age, you should consider a daily routine of supplementing marine collagen from now on. It will benefit your skin, hair, nails, bones while helping you to maintain a healthy metabolism and build lean muscle. The list of anti-aging benefits is very long! As many of our collagen fans have said,
“You will fall in love with the effects you experience with Collagen Peptides!”
When shopping for a high-bioavailability Marine Collagen product, you should first consider the quality of ingredients. Amandean’s Non-GMO Marine Collagen is sourced from wild-caught cod from the pristine waters of the North Atlantic ocean and is produced in a cGMP-tested facility in Canada. Our product is rigorously tested to the highest industry standards. Furthermore, it’s best to choose an unflavored collagen powder so that you can easily add a daily scoop to your coffee, juice, water, or smoothie without changing its flavor. Amandean’s Marine Collagen is not only unflavored but is also gluten-free, fat-free, soy-free and contains no wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, soy, or yeast. If you’re looking for an ideal accompaniment to your Keto, Paleo, Bulletproof, or Whole30 diet, our Wild-Caught Marine Collagen is ideal. The extra protein will help you keep you feeling fuller for longer and stay on track with a high-protein diet.
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