What is collagen?
Here's everything you need to know
What is collagen?
The most abundant protein in the human body
Collagen is the second most abundant substance in our body behind water and is the building block of our tissues. Collagen acts as the glue that holds our bodies together, making up 97.5% of the human skin. It’s what gives our skin elasticity and gives our hair, nails and joints strength.
As we age collagen productions decreases.
This starts happening as soon as our 20's and is one of the main contributors to the signs of aging such as wrinkles, thinning hair, joint pain, poor digestion, etc. This is why many people notice a reduction in skin tone, decline in hydration, and an increase in fine lines. When collagen production is reduced the skin becomes thinner, drier, more wrinkled and marked with hyper-pigmentation spots.
Consuming collagen daily helps restore collagen production levels, giving you healthy hair, skin and nails by stimulating your body’s natural ability to produce collagen.*
Daily use of collagen restores natural collagen production
This translates to improved skin tone and reduced wrinkles, increased joint cartilage and reduction in joint pain, a reduction in the appearance of cellulite, healthier & fuller hair, hyper-pigmentation spots fade and skin tone evens out for an overall healthy glow.*
How collagen works in your body
Collagen peptides stimulate the body’s ability to synthesize collagen in skin which makes the skin denser and stronger at the dermal level. A denser and firmer dermal layer reduces hyper-pigmentation spots, decreases moisture loss and also creates greater support for the outer layer of skin thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and improving skin tone.
Additionally, collagen reduces oxidative stress in skin cells. Collagen is a potent antioxidant which helps to reduce the effects of oxidative stress in skin cells and improves the cell integrity so skin is healthier and holds moisture more effectively.
Why marine collagen?
Collagen from fish can be absorbed 1.5 times more efficiently than collagen from cow or pig sources due to its high bioavailability.
This is due to its smaller particle size compared to other types of collagen. The smaller particle size allows an easier and faster transportation of the collagen peptides to the skin, bones and joints for the synthesis of new collagen. Because it is absorbed more efficiently and enters the bloodstream more quickly, it is considered the best source for your skin.*
Girl & The Sea
Hydrolyzed collagen comes from many sources – cow, pig, and chicken are common. In recent years, fish is emerging as a preferred source due to its low risk of disease transmission, religious and cultural acceptance and environmental sustainability. The protein content of fish collagen is unique from other sources and unique from one fish to another.
Girl & The Sea marine collagen is pure, hydrolyzed collagen peptides derived from the skin of wild-caught Pacific Snapper.