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Hydrolysed marine collagen: What are the benefits?


Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins found in our bodies. It is particularly abundant in the skin and it is responsible for maintaining skin elasticity, for a youthful appearance. As we age, collagen production naturally declines, particularly for women in later life. Marine collagen peptide supplementation is a popular option for maintaining healthy collagen levels in the body.

Dietary collagen supplements are an easy way to incorporate additional, high-quality collagen into your lifestyle; however, there are many different types of collagen products on the market, including bovine collagen , marine collagen, bone broth , peptides and more. Understanding what your collagen supplement label means may help you understand which types of collagen supplements are right for you.

This article will cover the benefits of choosing a hydrolysed marine collagen supplement. We also discuss how you may benefit from additional ingredients that Beauty Complex uses to boost the potential outcomes from marine collagen peptide supplementation.

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What is hydrolysed collagen?

Hydrolysed collagen, also referred to as collagen peptides, are smaller pieces of collagen that have been broken down by an enzymatic reaction called hydrolysis. This reaction breaks the chemical bonds in the collagen proteins, shortening the amino acid chains in collagen protein fibres. The technical term for these peptides is collagen hydrolysate – which you may see on a collagen supplement label.

Hydrolysed collagen supplements are much easier for the body to digest and absorb than collagen proteins. The shortened amino acid chains can be rapidly digested by the body into amino acids to pass through the gut and blood vessel linings. This means that the peptides can circulate and be deposited into tissue within hours of consuming.

Faster and more effective absorption as a result of peptides is a characteristic to look for in a collagen supplement - not only may this improve your results, but it may be more economical.

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What is marine collagen?

Marine collagen is type of collagen derived from fish. Fish collagen is referred to as a Type I collagen, as it contains a relatively high proportion of Type I collagen fibres. This collagen type, followed by Type III are the most abundant collagen types found in the body. Fish collagen is the most homologous to that found in human skin. An animal study found that long-term marine collagen supplementation improved the structural integrity of skin, thus reducing cosmetic signs of ageing.

An additional benefit to marine collagen is that it is much more sustainable than other collagen sources. Marine collagen is also suitable for pescatarians - however, it is not suitable for those with a fish allergy.

Hydrolysed marine collagen

Marine collagen peptides combine the benefits of hydrolysed collagen with those attributed to marine collagen. Hydrolysed marine collagen may be more bioactive in the skin as the peptides are easier to absorb from oral supplementation, while the type I collagen source is the most abundant in human skin, so marine collagen peptide supplementation may be an effective way of improving the appearance of skin, hair and nails.

A complete beauty supplement with Peptan

Beauty Complex is a complete beauty supplement that contains a high dosage of Peptan Marine collagen peptides. It is formulated so that you can get the benefits of both marine and hydrolysed collagen together in a single product.

This supplement also contains well above the recommended dosage of collagen for supplementation. This is a consequence of Beauty Complex using marine collagen peptide powder , making the ingredients easier to absorb and distribute throughout the body. Furthermore, powdered supplements are praised for their potency and purity since there is no need for fillers, binders and casings.

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As well as a potent dosage of marine collagen, Beauty Complex has carefully selected additional nutrients, including vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. In addition to 7,000mg of Peptan, Beauty Complex contains:

  • Vitamin C– which boosts natural collagen synthesis.
  • Hyaluronic Acid – which improves hydration and plumpness of the skin which may result in a reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Vitamin E– Contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. It is also necessary for the maintenance of normal hair, skin and nails.
  • Selenium and Biotin – support the normal maintenance of the hair and nails
  • Copper– which contributes to the pigments found in the hair and skin. Copper is also involved in maintaining the structural integrity of connective tissue.
  • Phytoceramides– may contribute to maintaining the skin moisture barrier.

The convenience of Beauty Complex’s powdered sachets provides you with high-quality, bioactive beauty supplement without the hassle of wrestling multiple powdered supplements. Simply mix Beauty Complex into a glass of water or juice and you have a highly nutritious, marine collagen drink.

Due to our scientific formula that contains zero fillers, binders, stimulants, caffeine, carbohydrates, artificial colours, artificial sweeteners or gluten, many buyers have found Beauty Complex suitable for their lifestyle. Over 100 customers are completely satisfied with our product; our testimonials speak for themselves.

Common queries

Does marine collagen help hair growth?

Marine collagen peptides can aid the production of collagen in the body which may improve skin elasticity and moisture, including in the scalp. Furthermore, the collagen matrix sits in the same layer of the skin as the hair follicles. Peptan has been shown to increase hair strength, read about how Beauty Complex can help support hair health here .

How does marine collagen compare to bovine collagen?

Marine collagen, as mentioned is a type I collagen which is similar to the collagen in human skin. Whereas, bovine collagen contains more of type II collagen fibres, which may benefit other tissues including cartilage.

What is the best way to take marine collagen and why?

Take one sachet of Beauty Complex with 250-300ml of water, after consuming food. This can be done at any time of the day.


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