New Research Reveals Which Collagen is Best for You

“Collagen is a structural protein found in the connective tissue of animals. Humans have around 28 different types of collagen and they each play specific roles within the body, such as helping form cartilage, providing structural support to skin and bones, and helping tissues resist stretching” says Dr. Cynthia Barrett, PT, DPT, CSCS, CNS, Founder & CEO, WELLNESS COUTURE, LLC, Doctor of Physical Therapy.

“There are many different types of collagen on the market, however, there is a huge difference between bovine and marine fish collagen, particularly on how easily they are absorbed within our cells. Marine Collagen dissolves readily in water.” says Dr Barrett. According to research, “Fish collagen is absorbed up to 1.5 times more efficiently into the body, meaning that it has superior bioavailability (absorption) over bovine or porcine types.”  according to an article in the Open Nutraceuticals Journal “An Overview of the Beneficial Effects of Hydrolysed Collagen as a Nutraceutical on Skin Properties: Scientific Background and Clinical Studies.

“The evidence is clear that marine collagen is ideally suited for your body’s needs over bovine collagen types” summarized to us Dr Barrett.

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 (1) Sibilla, S., Godfrey, M., Brewer, S., Budh-Raja, A., & Genovese, L. (2015). An Overview of the Beneficial Effects of HydrolysedCollagen as a Nutraceutical on Skin Properties: Scientific Background and Clinical Studies. The Open Nutraceuticals Journal,8(1), 29-42. doi:10.2174/1876396001508010029