Fish derived collagen peptides are receiving more and more attention due to their favorable characteristics and fewer consumer reservations compared to mammal-derived ingredients.
Teagarden has developed a production line for marine-based collagen peptides to cater to the growing demands of the nutraceutical and cosmetic industries worldwide. Nutricoll Nordic Marine Collagen is exclusively produced from deep-sea cod skin (Gadus morhua), harvested from the crystal clear waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. This provides the purest source of high quality and 100% natural collagen peptides available on the market.
Nutricoll Nordic Marine Collagen stands out due to its low molecular weight resulting in improved digestibility and increased bioavailability. Nutricoll Nordic Marine Collagen is the ideal bio-active ingredient to include in a wide range of applications for health, sports, beauty, and cosmetics.
Teagarden offers Nutricoll Nordic Marine Collagen peptides with an average molecular weight of 3000 Da and 6000 Da. 1000 Da is an abbreviation for 1000 dalton which describes a unit of molecular mass consisting of 1000 daltons and it is the standard unit used to represent the weight of large molecules such as proteins. The 3000 Da variant has smaller particles and lower molecular weight and thus better bioavailability compared to 6000 Da. This variant is therefore suitable for tablets and stronger flavored products as the taste is more profound. Nutricoll Nordic Marine Collagen of 6000 Da has almost no taste and smell and is, therefore, excellent to use in natural pure products.
Collagen peptides are a hydrolyzed form of collagen, which is a unique oligopeptide supplying the necessary amino acids for the development of collagen in human connective tissues and skin. Through an enzymatic hydrolysis process, the product loses its gelling effect and becomes water-soluble.
Collagen peptides are highly digestible and suitable as an oral supplement. Studies show that collagen peptides have a better bioavailability in the human body than gelatine, due to the difference in molecular size. Our product is suitable for those who do not use collagen from traditional bovine and porcine sources.
Clinical studies recommend a daily dose of 10 g, for a minimum of three months, for best effect. Followed by a daily maintenance dose of 5 g. Since it is readily soluble in water, it can be mixed with beverages such as water, juice or other liquids, or in foods such as yogurt, porridge or cereals.
Why are nordic marine collagen peptides unique?
The absorption of marine collagen peptides into the body is proven to be 1.5 times more efficient than collagen from bovine or porcine sources and their bio-availability is much superior. One of the advantages of fish collagen is that it has a particularly high content of the amino acids glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. The amino acids stimulate cells in the skin, bones, and connective tissues and lead to the production of new collagen.
Glycine contributes to the synthesis of collagen as well as a variety of other proteins. It can also protect organs and tissues by general inflammatory conditions.
Proline is the precursor of hydroxyproline, which is involved in the formation of collagen, tendons, and ligaments. Proline is therefore important in the treatment of osteoarthritis. Proline is depending on vitamin C for the formation of collagen. The proline productions in the body increase for instance with injuries and after exercise where it builds up damaged muscle fibers. This means that marine collagen peptides can be helpful in the restitution phase after exercise.
Hydroxyproline is the hydroxylation of proline and it is dependent on vitamin C. Therefore, lack of vitamin C could give unstable collagen molecules and affect collagen in the body.
Several studies have proven the impact of marine collagen peptides on personal appearance and the musculoskeletal system.
Anti-aging effect on human skin
Marine Collagen hydrolysates have an anti-aging effect on human skin. A recent clinical trial demonstrated a significant increase in skin elasticity in a group of women aged 35-55 years.