Collagen: the small ingredient that packs a punch when it comes to the fight against aging.
“What, exactly, is collagen?”, you may ask.
Collagen is a protein that is naturally produced by the body and helps grow, and maintain, connective tissues. This includes: hair growth, muscle repair, skin health (and rejuvenation), bone structure, nails, and tendons.
As we age, the body’s natural production of collagen begins to slow down, as well as becoming fragmented and loosely distributed. This contributes to the aging process, and the skin’s general elasticity (or lack thereof). After the age of 25, we lose roughly 1% -1.5% of our natural production of collagen. Collagen supplements help to replenish this depletion.
Marine collagen vs bovine collagen
Bovine collagen is derived from cows. It contains both type I and type III collagen – both of which are found in the human body, with type I being the most common, occurring in the skin, hair and bones.
Marine collagen is derived from fish and is generally considered to have superior bioavailability. It is absorbed up to 1.5 times more efficiently than bovine collagen, due to its smaller particle size.
A lot of marine collagen is sourced from farmed fish, which are bred in cramped conditions and are often exposed to hormones and antibiotics.
Correxiko’s Marine Collagen is made from wild caught, deep-sea fish from Canada. We loved the fact that, true to its byline, the collagen powder is flavourless. A huge deterrent of many marine collagen supplements is the ‘fishy’ or ‘sea’ odour of the product. Correxiko’s marine collagen is unflavoured, making it a super easy addition to any smoothie, yogurt bowl, juice or drink.
The defy age verdict: whilst a lot of anti-aging products may seem gimmicky, after 7 days of consistent use of marine collagen in our daily routine, the skin appeared visibly healthier and brighter, with any blemishes and spots almost disappearing entirely. Nails grew at an almost unprecedented rate and hair became thicker and stronger.
If you’re looking for a health supplement that’s easy to incorporate into any day-to-day routine, Correxiko’s marine collagen would be a great start.