You may think that all collagen is the same, but that isn’t the case.
Bovine collagen is made up of the bones, skin and muscles of cattle and is the most similar to the type of collagen our bodies produce naturally themselves. However due to its complicated amino acid chains, it can be difficult for our bodies to digest.
Marine collagen is created from discarded fish bones and scales. Marine collagen is similar to bovine collagen in that both are rich in proline and glycine: amino acids with a multitude of uses. It is used from repairing skin damaged by the sun to combatting tired looking skin.
However that is where the similarities end.
Marine collagen pips its competitors by being easier to digest and more readily absorbed. It is sustainably sourced and wild caught. It also contains high levels of the amino acid hydroxyproline. Hydroxyproline helps stimulate our own bodies to produce collagen by activating skin, bone and joint cells.