Marine collagen, benefits for the skin and the anti-ageing process

Collagen is a protein that is naturally present throughout the body (skin, bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons, venous walls, etc.) and particularly in the skin. It is a molecule that keeps the epidermis together by maintaining tissue formation. However, collagen levels decrease with age, leading to depleted moisture levels and thinning of the dermis. The skin then
becomes more fragile and more prone to the onset of wrinkles. Marine collagen therapy can help compensate for this reduction in collagen production, enabling the epidermis to regain its suppleness and elasticity in the long term.

What exactly is marine collagen?

Marine collagen is extracted from the skin of saltwater fish, particularly salmon and cod. It has the advantage of being able to easily penetrate the tissue and promote skin regeneration while repairing and strengthening it at the same time. This is why it is used in many antiageing food supplements.

Collagen of bovine or porcine origin has been used in anti-ageing cosmetic products and food supplements for many years. Indeed, it is extracted from the cartilages of these animals. Bovine collagen injections were also used for a long time to fill in wrinkles and reshape facial features before being rejected for ethical and health reasons. Researchers then focused on collagen of marine origin and realised that its amino acid composition was similar to that of human collagen.

What are the benefits of marine collagen for the skin?

Marine collagen is beneficial for the skin in a number of ways. It helps to meet the body’s requirements and to strengthen the resistance of the epidermis.

From around the age of 30 onwards, the body produces increasingly less collagen and the skin tends to lose elasticity and firmness. The process then gathers pace, particularly in the fifties, with a reduction of up to 25% and even 40% by the age of 70.

A dietary supplement of collagen hydrolysate, which is obtained through a complex manufacturing process, can offset this loss. The hydrolysate has the advantage of containing smaller molecules, which optimises their passage through the intestinal barrier and their bioavailability. This explains why it is the most suitable form of collagen for inclusion in food
supplements. Taken over a course of 2 to 3 months, these products will restore suppleness and tone, leaving the skin more resistant.

Delay the skin ageing process with marine collagen

Thanks to its anti-oxidating properties, marine collagen helps to combat skin ageing by capturing free radicals. It also helps to moisturise the skin at depth, reducing wrinkles and fine lines by filling in the cracks and bringing the skin tissue back together.

This type of collagen not only enhances the beauty of the skin. It also helps to strengthen tendons and joints and preserve bone capital. Last but not least, it helps to regenerate the nails and hair, making them stronger and thicker.

How to choose the right marine collagen?

For optimum results, take a 2 to 3-month collagen course as soon as the skin shows signs of fatigue or sagging, and the first wrinkles appear. It is mostly available as gel capsules or tablets but liquid or powder formats also exist. The powder has the advantage of being measured to the nearest gram, which makes it easy to take the recommended daily dose of 5 g. It also has a neutral taste and can be added to water, fruit juice or yoghurt, as well as to warm (not hot) soup or a cream dessert. The recommended dose can be taken in one or more divided doses, although the best time to take it is in the evening, just before dinner. To make sure that you are getting a high quality product, always remember to check product composition and origin prior to purchase. Finally, combine it with a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

The initial results of marine collagen therapy are usually evident after one month. The volume of the skin is enhanced, firmer and more radiant. Wrinkles begin to fade. This treatment also has a beneficial effect on hair and nails. The hair is thicker and more resistant while the nails become less brittle and are less likely to split.

Where can you find marine collagen?

Marine collagen is available from pharmacies and chemist’s shops, organic food stores and on-line. It is often combined with hyaluronic acid to reinforce its anti-ageing properties. Indeed, hyaluronic acid is a major skin component of the skin, just like collagen. The combination of both these elements is therefore particularly beneficial for preserving a youthful and beautiful appearance.

It is also interesting to note that collagen is combined with vitamin C because the latter stimulates its natural production by the body. Last but not least, since marine collagen is a 100% natural product, it does not pose any health risks. If you opt for pure collagen, vitamin C can be found directly in the fruit (citrus fruits in particular), which is even better.

Our site offers a wide selection of high quality, pure and effective marine collagen food supplements. These are available in various formats and you will be able to find one to suit your needs . Do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Department if you have any questions about this supplement. The team is very proactive and will contact you shortly.

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