FAQ collagène marin
What is collagen?
Collagen is part of our body, it is one of the major components of many tissues such as cartilage, bones, skin, ligaments, vessels... It is a protein that gives tissues their elasticity and resistance to stretching.
During ageing, a collagen deficit can lead to, among other things, weakened bones and joints, sagging skin, and cardiovascular problems... Along with whey, this seems to be the new star protein powder and you are likely to hear more and more about it...
Until now, collagen has been known more as the flagship ingredient of anti-ageing cosmetic creams, or as the (mostly mocked) "youthful" solution of cosmetic surgeons. Or it was used in the composition of food supplement capsules.
Today, collagen is on your plate and in your drinks, and is presented as a powdered ingredient that can be added to many preparations. A typical example is the famous Bulletproof Diet, which promotes it as a major ingredient in maintaining good health.
It is ideally found as a neutral powder ingredient under the name of collagen peptides (or hydrolysed collagen) as in our product Pure Marine Collagen - Joints - Muscles - Bones
What are the benefits of marine collagen?
Marine collagen, in the form of undenatured hydrolysed peptides (highly available and biologically active), is a tissue reactivator and regenerator.
It acts by helping to restart the natural (endogenous) synthesis of collagen fibres by stimulating the action of chondrocytes (cartilage), osteoblasts (bone), and fibroblasts (skin).
Thus it acts on 3 spheres in particular:
- The joints by promoting cartilage repair, mobility and quality of life and by helping to reduce osteoarthritis, pain and inflammation
- Skin by promoting skin hydration, elasticity and firmness and helping to reduce wrinkles, fine lines and skin aging
- Muscles by promoting muscle mass and density and helping to reduce osteoporosis
The preventive effect of marine collagen is also proven.
What is the type of collagen in our Pure Marine Collagen Powder product?
Marine collagen is offered in the form of enzymatically hydrolysed, non-denatured, highly available and biologically active peptides with a molecular weight of 4 kilodaltons (kDa). This is a relatively low molecular weight to promote good intestinal uptake, and optimised in terms of size for maximum bioactivity at the cellular level (the smallest peptides not necessarily being the most effective).
It is a main source of type I, the type most present in all body tissues, particularly in skin, tendons and bone tissue.
However, in articular cartilage, hydrolysed collagen peptides also have the capacity to stimulate the production of chondrocytes, cells also involved in the synthesis of type II collagen.
Thus collagen peptides have a relatively universal action on the production of the different types of collagen in the body.
Is it more effective to take collagen in the evening?
Indeed, one may think that it is preferable to take collagen in the evening so as to favour its use during the nightly synthesis of proteins, particularly those of the skin.
However, many studies that have shown good results have shown that collagen should be taken in the morning. In fact, this is explained by the fact that the dose of 10g/day allows the natural synthesis of collagen to be restarted by the different cells of the body (chondrocytes in the joints, osteoblasts in the bones, fibroblasts in the skin). So it is not so much the quantity of 10 g taken or the moment of taking it that is important, but the fact that it stimulates the production of endogenous collagen. So you will observe just as many results if you take the collagen in the morning.
On the other hand, taking it at the beginning of a meal (breakfast or dinner) allows a better assimilation, especially if the meal is a bit heavy and fatty.
Is it possible to consume only 5g/day instead of 10g/day?
Some studies have shown interesting effects with 5g/day. However, the effect/dose ratio for the joints in particular remains the most interesting with 10g/day.
Is it necessary to combine marine collagen with other supplements such as hyaluronic acid or vitamin C?
Indeed, hyaluronic acid, another major constituent of connective tissue (joints, skin, etc.), may be associated with collagen intake. Similarly, vitamin C - found naturally in fruits and
found naturally in fruits and certain vegetables - stimulates the body's natural production.
However, the studies carried out with our marine collagen have shown that, even when taken alone (i.e. without any other supplementation, particularly hyaluronic acid or vitamin C), it has
beneficial effects on the joints or the skin. It is therefore not necessary to take any other supplement to effectively follow your Nuviline marine collagen treatment. It can however be recommended as a synergistic action.
What is the origin of marine collagen?
Our marine collagen is made up of 100% hydrolysed collagen (better availability) from farmed fish from responsible aquaculture or sustainable development fisheries (labels: ASC Aquaculture Stewardship Council - BAP Best Aquaculture Practice - MSC Sustainable Fishing).
The fish feed used is very carefully controlled and consists of: soya flour, wheat and/or cassava flour, rice bran, fish meal; and in lesser quantities: fish oil or vegetable oil, vitamins and minerals (i.e. no animal feed).
What is the impact of marine collagen on the fishing industry? Is it an environmentally sustainable product?
For all our products, our brand is committed to proposing "common sense" solutions at all possible levels (production, environment, scientific evidence, dose-effect...). In
In this logic, our marine collagen comes from a sustainable development chain, which has a positive impact on global sustainability and which does not use protected species.
Can it be dangerous to health?
The answer is no.
On the one hand, these are proteins that exist naturally in the body, which are traditionally consumed in fatty meats, bone or cartilage dishes. You know, all those dishes that we no longer want to eat because we consider them too rich and fatty. This is one of the sources of our current lack of dietary collagen. So hydrolysed collagen supplements are an excellent solution. They are also safe if they are manufactured according to rigorous standards, within a strict quasi-pharmacological framework.
What are the quality standards for Nuviline marine collagen?
Our marine collagen is produced in accordance with the requirements of the European regulation 853/2004/EC and according to an ISO 9001 and FSSC 22000 certified manufacturing process for food safety.
The low content of environmental contaminants and heavy metals is also guaranteed (at least 80 to 100 times lower than the European standards and requirements in force).
Similarly, the levels of dioxins, furans and dioxin-like PCBs are controlled and guaranteed to be zero to very low (less than 0.1 picogram/gram).
Does Nuviline marine collagen contain gluten or lactose? Does it contain fillers?
Our product is made up of 100% marine hydrolysed collagen (naturally from fish from sustainable development sources). As such, it does not contain any other ingredients and in particular no fillers. It contains no gluten or lactose.
Can we consume your collagen if we have a thyroid problem?
Yes, absolutely. Within the framework of a consumption of 10g/day, without any particular excess in proteins, there is no contraindication. Collagen can even have a favourable effect on the functioning of the thyroid and there is no interaction with Levothyrox: however, as the thyroid functions better, Levothyrox can be overdosed in certain cases. This is why, as with any intake of food supplements by people who are already taking medication, it is advisable to inform your doctor, who may, if necessary, adjust the doses of medication according to the improvement in your general condition.
Can marine collagen reduce hypertension?
As far as hypertension is concerned, taking collagen can only improve the general state of health and therefore lead to a possible decrease in hypertension. In this case again, it can lead to a slight overdose of medication. This is why, as with any intake of food supplements by people who are already taking medication, it is advisable to inform one's doctor, who can, if necessary, adjust the doses of medication according to the improvement in general condition.
What is the optimal daily dosage to use to have a significant effect? And how long should the treatment last?
To have significant effects on the joints, based on our studies, it is better to really favour 10 g of marine collagen per day (i.e. 1 scoop + 1/2).
The studies show the first significant results after 6 weeks, i.e. 1.5, the optimal duration of a cure is 2 to 3 months.
By taking a break of 1 month between your cures, you can do for example 4 cures of 2 months (2 pots) per year.
You could also take a break of 1.5 months and do three 2-month cures per year.
How to use it?
Nuviline marine collagen can simply be consumed in a glass of water. Possibly accompanied by 1 or 2 drops of lemon.
For those who love cooking and taste, what could be more practical and pleasant than a powdered ingredient, which does not alter the taste or texture? It can be added to all sorts of dishes and drinks according to your habits and home-made desires: fromage frais, yoghurts, vegetable desserts, soups, smoothies, but also sauces for ready-made meals, penne... and even quiche fillings or sweet or savoury pie bases, cereal or fruit bars! So everything is possible in terms of variety and ease of use. It is also possible to include it in original and delicious recipes.