What is marine collagen?
Marine collagen is a natural supplement derived from fish that may help increase the body’s collagen levels. Since fish collagen peptides are smaller than bovine collagen (which is collagen derived from cows), marine collagen can be easier to digest than other collagen powders on the market.
Marine collagen benefits
Collagen is vital for slowing down the signs of ageing so replenishing your body’s supply with a daily dose of marine collagen could help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin elasticity and firmness. By consuming marine collagen orally instead of topically, you’re more likely to deliver essential micronutrients to the collagen matrix below the dermis, which will in turn stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen, helping to boost your skin’s inner glow.
It’s not just good news for your skin; marine collagen may help strengthen hair follicles and assist in hair regeneration as well as promote healthy nail growth.
How to include marine collagen in your diet
One of the most efficient ways to reap the benefits of marine collagen is by drinking it. In liquid form, the nutrients are able to be absorbed more quickly into your bloodstream. A popular (and super convenient) option is to mix a collagen powder with cold water and drink the collagen concoction once a day. Alternatively, you can also blend a sachet into your morning cereal, porridge or food. You can take up to three marine collagen sachets a day (one in the morning, one at lunch, and one in the evening). This is recommended for those with wrinkles, very fine hair, a dull complexion and brittle nails.
What marine collagen supplement is right for me?
If you’re new to taking collagen supplements and don’t know where to start, Vida Glow’s range of 100% natural ingestible beauty formulations have a marine collagen formula—and flavour—to suit everyone.
If you want something simple and convenient
It doesn’t get much simpler than pouring one sachet of Vida Glow’s Original Marine Collagen into your morning water. Because it’s tasteless, you can add it to any beverage without giving it another thought. It contains no additives or flavouring.
If you want a flavoured alternative
Vida Glow’s Marine Collagen comes in six different flavours, in addition to the unflavoured Original variant. There’s Mango, Peach, Pineapple, Mocha, Blueberry, and Cranberry and Lime—all of them come in pre-packed sachets, although the latter two also come in a loose powder form.
If you want to elevate your daily collagen intake even more
There’s no need to stop at just one source of marine collagen if you’re serious about your anti-ageing efforts. Vida Glow now has a ready-to-drink Collagen Elixir, which can be taken in tandem with the collagen powders. Each vial of Vida Glow’s Collagen Elixir equates to over 5000mg of marine collagen. This potent formula also contains hydrating nutrients which may help with skin healing, increase skin’s hydration levels and improve sun-damaged skin. The Elixir is flavoured with natural Manuka honey and lemon myrtle so it’s insanely delicious, too.
Good to know: The marine collagen used in Vida Glow’s range of collagen supplements is sustainable sourced to ensure only the best source of nutrients and collagen protein are used. It’s made from the skin of fish that would otherwise be discarded and is extracted using an hydrolysation process to ensure high bioavailability, with an absorption rate above 90%.