You’re probably wondering what Marine Collagen is, and let’s assume you really are interested because please don’t go, an article needs readers.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and the second largest substance in the body behind water, which means it’s in our body’s best interest to keep a steady and substantial amount inside it. You may not have heard of it, but it’s nothing new, even now it’s becoming public knowledge as the essential maker for beauty and health, with the word ‘Collagen’ being picked up on TV and in magazines; it is the most frequently occurring protein in humans and is the major building block for skin, tendons, bone, cartilage and all other connective tissues like hair, and even the issues of weak and brittle nails some people have. It may have many related benefits to each component from maintaining structure and resistance of the skin to helping reducing the discomfort associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Collagen is required, or at least requisite for our body, but it’s not in any way limitless, in fact it’s amount tends to decrease over time as the effectiveness of it’s production correlates directly with our natural aging process. Combined with our daily, or to hermits, monthly exposures to outside environments, and for some, poor diets and toxins, things get worse over time – the maintenance of skin, hair, nails, muscles and bones become sucky as collagen become lacking or near-extinct inside our body. That’s why extra collagen from outside is needed, to replenish the body’s lost collagen, re-activate the production and eventually help us turn back the clock, get back the years and give us a boost in the essential amino acids necessary for supreme vitality.
In recent years, preliminary animal and clinical studies have found that this collagen possesses medicinal benefits that can help promote human health and well-being, and thus it’s properties have been extracted into items like capsules and pills that us humans can take and digest. In the past, the mainstream is the animal collagen like beef, pork and chicken, but recently a lot of doubts are coming out due to reports of and researches about the safety hazard occurring in connection with mad cow disease and other infection diseases. And that’s when the ‘Marine’ thing kicks in.
Yes, we use fishes instead now. In a world where mad cows run amok and crazy chickens go fighting fat white collar workers on TV, we start relying on creatures of the marine world. The fish collagen has low hydroxyproline contents and denaturation temperature, so it’s much more excellent in digestion and absorption compared to beef and pork collagen, aside from not potentially making you go nuts. Plus, it’s much more fat free effective than say collagen made by beef or pork as those contain some very stubborn Calcium and fatty ingredients.
You’re probably wondering why that is a fact as well, and let’s assume you really are because objectively it’s not considered cool to scroll to this part and not read anything.
Everyone wants to maintain a healthy mind and body, and Marine Collagen products are some of the most used ones that people go for in the quest to achieve that, however of course not all of them are good or at least equally beneficial. The abundance of collagen supplements on the market tells us that many people are genuinely concerned about their skin health and that their demands are high enough to create such a crowded market, but it also makes things much more problematic when it comes to choosing the right product, or say the best product.
As most supplements of the same type, Marine Collagen Complex by Mayfair Nutrition strives to deliver the purest quality Marine Collagen possible to it’s consumers, but it’s quite different in how it chooses ingredients for itself from the rest.
Firstly, it contains the usual suspects expected of the usual Marine Collagen supplements, with the main prep consisting of hydrolysed Marine Collagen type I, citric acid, natural flavourings and maltodextrin that makes up 700mg in total. The collagen type I is usually acquired from natural fish skins, bones and scales, and they are mostly tasteless or at least tastes like wall paint or something. However the Marine Collagen Complex by Mayfair Nutrition recognizes that and makes additions solely for our digestive enjoyments in the forms of targeted yet healthful extracts from molluscs and crustaceans to add in sweet edible flavours, ingredients such as citric acid and maltodexin. I would say it’s one of the more creative approaches to supplements production in general and not just Marine Collagen, which also helps to distance the product itself from others of the same type on the market in terms of having the right combination between effectiveness and convenience.
For the second point, let’s talk about the capsule shell, specifically it’s materials. It’s made of 4 main things: hypromellose, short for hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and vitamin E prep.
I will discuss the thing that most of us know about first, which is hydroxypropyl methylcellulose. If you don’t know what it’s about or how to spell it in one go yet, shame on you, but don’t worry, I’m here to help. Technically, it’s a semisynthetic, inert, viscoelastic polymer usually used as eye drops, but here it’s partially used as a food additive, performing as an emulsifier, thickening and suspending agent and an alternative to animal gelatine, an irreversibly hydrolysed form of collagen. Basically, you digest the stuffs easier with it.
Vitamins C and E contribute to the healthy function of blood vessels and the protection of cells from stress, providing additional vitality properties to the whole component. Anything vitamin is good with a proper and suitable intake, and those are no different.
The last ingredient is hyaluronic acid, and also possibly the most important thing in making the Marine Collagen Complex unique. It’s not really a famous ingredient, but in recent years massively increased attention has been paid to the use of HA in the biomaterial field thanks to it’s significant characteristics such as hydrophilicity, viscoelasticity, biocompatibility, resorbability and ability to be chemically modified. The use of it has been recognized as of late by the collagen supplements industry, with Mayfair Nutrition as one of the pioneers.
Hyaluronic acid, a natural water-binding component of the skin, helps to stimulate collagen production by surrounding fibroblasts – the skin cells that produce collagen – with plenty of water. It is a substance that is naturally present in the human body, found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints. As the skin ages, as we age, however, this important component of the skin also suffers a decline, such as the collagen itself, that’s why in order to stay ‘super’ we need extra replenishments of it. Reported and backed by research, Marine Collagen included in itself a proper healthy amount of 60mg of hyaluronic acid, providing great support to the main collagen ingredients in increasing health and beauty benefits alike, acting as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and other tissues. Together with others, the capsule shell, the ultimate result of fitting combinations, makes itself into a vital part of the whole body that is the Marine Collagen Complex.
Thirdly, the product is the only vitamin Marine Collagen on the market so far which is backed by a lifetime 100% manufacturer guarantee. The ONLY one. It shows how much trust the manufacturer put into it’s product and how badass and gangster they are.
Ok, that’s about it, my entire third point. I’m done, go wild or whatever.