Marine Collagen vs Bovine Collagen: Which One Should You Be Taking?

January 15, 2020 3 min read

A high-quality collagen supplement can really take your health to new levels!

 

But when deciding on the right collagen supplement for you, it's important to remember that not all collagen is created equally.

This is because the ratio and concentration of amino acids can vary greatly from one collagen supplement to another.

Let's take a moment to learn a bit more about these exciting supplements and discover which type is best suited to your lifestyle and goals.

  

WHY COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS?

As our collagen levels continually lower with age, our risk of degenerative joint disorders such as osteoporosis also inevitably increases, along with visible signs of skin aging and decreased mobility.

 

HOW MANY TYPES OF COLLAGEN ARE THERE?

There have been at least 28 different types of collagen identified so far. However, 80-90% of the collagen found in our body is type I, II, and III, making these the types we should look out for when choosing collagen supplements.

 

COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS ARE USUALLY DERIVED FROM THESE TWO SOURCES...

 

Marine collagen


MARINE COLLAGEN

Derived from fish sources, this collagen typically contains high amounts of types I & II. The most sought-after marine collagen typically comes from wild-caught fish scales.

 

bovine collagen


BOVINE COLLAGEN

Derived primarily from cows, this collagen typically contains high amounts of types I & III. The most sought-after bovine collagen typically comes from grass-fed, pasture-raised cattle, which is why we've chosen it for our premium Primal Collagen powder.

 

 

Marine Collagen vs Bovine Collagen - Which form of collagen is best?

When it comes down to it, collagen supplements are a fantastic way to support your health and the aging process.

As long as you choose a high-quality collagen peptide supplement and stick to a consistent routine, you will likely experience some benefits in your hair, nails, skin, joints, and bone health.

hydrolyzed bovine collagen from pasture-raised, grass-fed cattle is generally considered your best bet for a number of reasons. Our Keto Collagen and Primal Collagen powders are just two great examples!

 

bovine collagen vs marine collagen in smoothies


1)  TASTE

Almost completely tasteless and odorless, a high-quality bovine collagen peptide will dissolve effortlessly into anything you mix it with. This is crucial, as consistency is key when it comes to reaping the full health rewards of a collagen supplement.

In other words, if your collagen has an unappetizing taste or fishy smell, you're far less likely to consume it daily. This is where a bovine collagen typically comes out on top in the long run.

Collagen powder can also be easily included in a variety of recipes. Check out some great collagen recipe ideas here!

That being said, collagen is available in both powder and capsule form. Collagen capsules that contain marine collagen are generally the best way to consume marine, or fish, collagen. Our Multi Collagen capsules deliver all the benefits of bovine and marine collagen, without the fishy aftertaste. It also contains eggshell membrane, an excellent source of collagen types V and X.

2)  VARIETY

Bovine-sourced collagen is an excellent source of both types I & III collagen, the two most abundant types of collagen found in the human body that work together to powerfully support one another.

Since your body benefits most from a combination of different collagen types, our collagen powder blends will help deliver a powerful mix of these two essential types simultaneously.

Marine collagen is also a great source of type I collagen to help support the health of your hair and nails.

3) MAXIMUM ABSORPTION

All good-quality, premium bovine collagen peptides have been hydrolyzed, meaning that the collagen has already been broken down and formulated for maximum absorption. This process makes the collagen more readily digested and more efficiently absorbed by the body than other types of collagen.

Collagen that comes from different sources, such as chicken or fish, can also be hydrolyzed to aid absorption.

  

WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED LEARNING ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN! CHECK OUT OUR PREMIUM RANGE OF QUALITY COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS TO SEE WHICH IS THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU. CHOOSE FROM OURPRIMAL COLLAGEN POWDER,KETO COLLAGEN POWDER, ANDMULTI COLLAGEN CAPSULES TO SUPPORT YOUR HAIR, JOINT, SKIN, AND GUT HEALTH.

 

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