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November 17, 2023

Why Absolute Collagen Uses Type 1 Marine Collagen

2 mins read By Darcy Laceby collagen

While there are many different types of collagen out there, there’s really only one that works for us: type 1 marine collagen. In this article, we will explore the benefits of marine collagen, as well as where marine collagen comes from.

Here at Absolute Collagen HQ, the main questions we hear from our Absoluters are all about the type of collagen we use in our products. 

And, even though there are many different types of collagen on the market, type 1 marine collagen benefits are the only ones that really work for us and our customers.

In this article, we will delve deeper into what marine collagen is made of, where marine collagen comes from, and the benefits of marine collagen for you!

Let’s jump right in, shall we?

What is type 1 collagen?

Before we talk up the benefits of taking our marine collagen, we need to explain what type 1 collagen is and how it affects your body.

If you’ll bear with us as we briefly touch upon the science, type 1 collagen makes up almost 70% of our dry-mass skin content and is an essential protein in providing structural support to our skin, hair, organs, and bones. However, our natural type 1 collagen levels start to decrease from 25 years old, leading to those signs of ageing as we get.

And that’s where our marine collagen benefits come in – but we’re getting slightly ahead of ourselves! First, let’s talk through what marine collagen is made of and how it differs from other types of collagen.

Where does our marine collagen come from?

So, while type 1 collagen can be found in beef, pork, and chicken, our marine collagen comes from fish. That’s because it’s scientifically proven as one of the best sources of collagen, having been shown to absorb up to 1.5 times faster than other types, breaking down faster in the body.

Another marine collagen benefit is that is does not contain any shellfish or crustaceans, so those with an allergy need not worry about any adverse side effects and it is safe to take while pregnant. What’s more, as marine collagen comes from fish, it is protected from diseases and viruses that can affect cow, chicken, and pig-derived collagen.

What is our marine collagen good for?

While chicken and pork collagen is cheaper - and they can be found in many other supplements and cosmetics - marine collagen benefits are the most sought after because they work.

Another reason that makes Absolute Collagen stand out is that we only use hydrolysed collagen. Hydrolysed collagen peptides have a lower molecular weight, which means that the body can absorb it better than other sources – adding to the marine collagen benefit of fast absorption!

We also include vitamin C in our marine collagen supplements, as it’s a mandatory part of collagen synthesis and encourages the formation of collagen in the body.*

*Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones. Each sachet of Absolute Collagen contains 60mg of Vitamin C, which is 75% of your daily Nutrient Reference Value. Enjoy a daily dose of Absolute Collagen as part of a balanced, healthy diet and active lifestyle.

If you want to find out more about the potential benefits of our marine collagen, continue reading, below:

Marine collagen benefits for skin

To verify marine collagen benefits for skin, we conducted the largest and most robust clinical study of a clinical product in the UK. So, what did it tell us about the benefits of taking our marine collagen?

Well, for starters, 100% of participants experienced improvements in skin evenness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – two amazing marine collagen benefits for skin! Participants also said their skin was brighter, smoother, and replenished after taking Absolute Collagen’s liquid collagen for 12 weeks.

Marine collagen benefits for hair

In the clinical trial, we didn’t just take a closer look at the marine collagen benefits for skin, we also wanted to find out whether we could celebrate the same successes for hair, too!

And, after 12 weeks, 77% of participants said that their hair feels smoother, while 65% said their hair feels stronger. But the potential marine collagen benefits for hair don’t stop there – 60% of participants also said that their hair had less breakage at the end of the trial!

Want to read more about the benefits of marine collagen? Head over to our Absoluter success stories page, which is full of our customers talking up the benefits of taking marine collagen!

Or, if you want to experience marine collagen benefits for yourself, start your Absolute Collagen journey today by shopping for our liquid collagen supplement.

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Article written by Darcy Laceby
This blog post is written by Darcy Laceby, co-founder of Absolute Collagen and Maxine’s daughter. Featured on Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2022, Darcy is very involved with all aspects of the brand and is an expert in all things collagen and product development.

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