As we age, collagen starts to break down and the rate of new production of collagen slows. This can lead to everything from wrinkles to stiff, achy joints, to gastrointestinal woes.
Think of collagen as the body’s building block superstar. Most of our body’s collagen falls into four categories.
Type I is the most abundant and can be found in our tendons and bones, in connective tissue, in our skin—and it’s even in our corneas and in the dentin in our teeth.
You’re also probably familiar with type II, which is in the cartilage in joint surfaces. That is the material that allows our bones to glide across each other when we bend an elbow, for example, and helps absorb shock as we walk or run.
Type III also can be found in the skin, as well as the lungs, blood vessel and intestinal walls, in addition to other internal organs. Type IV has a different structure than the first three; it’s called a basement membrane, like a web zone or a layer of tissue that helps define the various layers of skin, muscles, and fat.
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Supports skin health.
Collagen production naturally declines as we age, slowly robbing us of that natural scaffolding that keeps our faces looking nice and plump.
Promotes quality sleep.
The most abundant amino acid in marine collagen, glycine, has promising sleep-supporting perks.
Promotes gut health.
Everything from too much stress to a poor diet has the potential to damage the delicate tissues lining the intestines. This contributes to "leaky gut," a condition in which foreign particles are able to enter your bloodstream and wreak havoc on your body, increasing inflammation and your risk for autoimmune diseases. The good news: Not only is marine collagen easily digestible, but it may help support your gut, thanks to its amino acid profile.
Supports the effect of your workout.
Collagen is a concentrated source of the amino acid glycine, which helps your body produce creatine.
Promotes bone strength.
While marine collagen doesn't contain the minerals you'd typically associate with bone health, it may help support the absorption of calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals into the body.
Supports hair and nail growth.
Anecdotal evidence abounds of collagen's ability to increase hair and nail growth.
How is marine collagen different from bovine collagen?
Marine collagen contains Types I & II collagen.
Type I collagen, specifically, is found all over the body (except for cartilage) and is most highly concentrated in bone, ligaments, tendons, skin, hair, nails, and the gut lining.
Grass-fed bovine collagen, on the other hand, is high in Types I & III.
Type II is mainly found in cartilage.
Type III collagen is found in skin, muscle, and blood vessels.
As for diet preferences, that's pretty self explanatory: If you don't eat meat, but you do eat fish, you'll likely opt for marine.