WHAT IS COLLAGEN?

There are 3 main components that provide the foundation for smooth, radiant skin:

  • Collagen – makes up 75-80% of your skin and helps to provide skin firmness and smoothness

  • Elastin – gives your skin its elasticity and resilience

  • Hyaluronic acid – maintains skin hydration and keeps your skin plump

A decline in these 3 components of skin is known as “skin ageing”

Commencing around the age of 25, collagen production experiences an annual decline of approximately 1%. Without supplementation, the average decrease reaches 25% by the age of 40 .The decline becomes even more pronounced, with a staggering 50% reduction in collagen production by the age of 60.

Several key factors contribute to the decline in collagen production and the degradation of existing collagen fibers:

Decreased Fibroblast Activity: Fibroblasts are the cells responsible for producing collagen. As we age, the activity of fibroblasts tends to decrease, leading to a reduction in the synthesis of new collagen fibers. 

Natural Aging Process: Aging itself is associated with a gradual reduction in collagen production. The body's natural processes for repairing and renewing tissues become less efficient over time, leading to a decline in collagen synthesis and an increase in collagen breakdown.

Environmental Factors: Exposure to environmental stressors, such as UV radiation from the sun and pollution, accelerates collagen breakdown. UV rays, in particular, can trigger the production of enzymes that degrade collagen fibers, leading to increased collagen loss and visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin.

WHAT IS NATURAL COLLAGEN SYNTHESIS?  

Natural collagen synthesis is a crucial process that keeps our skin, bones, and other tissues strong and elastic. Collagen, a key protein, acts like a building block for these tissues. The process involves converting genetic information into messenger RNA, which guides the production of preprocollagen. Various cells, especially fibroblasts, play a vital role in managing this process.

Maintaining a good level of natural collagen synthesis is essential for repairing tissues and keeping our skin and other tissues flexible and resilient. However, factors like age, nutrition, and the environment can affect how well our bodies make collagen. Hence the need to supplement our collagen intake to offset these factors. 

WHY CHOOSE MARINE COLLAGEN? 

Marine collagen emerges as the premium source of Type 1 collagen, boasting distinct advantages in collagen synthesis for skin health. Constituting over 50% of essential amino acids – Glycine, Proline, and Hydroxyproline – crucial for collagen production, marine collagen peptides excel in their amino acid composition, particularly supporting skin collagen growth. Notably, marine collagen's minimal particle size ensures superior absorption, surpassing other collagen sources. With a 1.5x greater absorption capability than bovine collagen, hydrolyzed marine collagen  plays a pivotal role in facilitating optimal absorption, providing the necessary components for efficient collagen synthesis in the body.