We are delving into all the incredible benefits that result in taking Marine Collagen and why you should choose Ocean & Greens's Marine Collagen as your source!
Over the last couple of weeks, we have been sending our community 10 Reasons Why they should be taking Marine Collagen. We have been providing all the scientific explanations for all the amazing things Marine Collagen will do for your body. If you missed out on this make sure to sign up to our mailing list to be sent out more researched and scientifically backed tips and tricks to get you on your way to feeling and looking your absolute best! When you sign up you will also receive the added perk of 10% off your first order from any of our products!
If you missed out on our 10 Days of Collagen, never fear, because we will give you a summary of all the incredible benefits of taking Marine Collagen and will also be explaining why Ocean & Green's Collagen is the very best on the market!
#1 Why We NEED Collagen
We've all heard of collagen - but why are collagen supplements important?
Well, collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body.
It’s found in our tendons, ligaments, skin, muscles, bones, blood vessels and more.
Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies produce less and lower quality collagen. In fact, we produce about 1% less collagen with each passing year. Plus, we’re consuming far less of it from natural sources than we used to.
So that’s where supplements come in! Our Marine Collagen supplements provide the body with the collagen it’s craving.
#2 Marine Collagen vs Bovine Collagen
Why do we prefer Marine Collagen over other types?
Marine collagen is often derived from the skin and scales of fish such as cod or snapper. Around 11.7 million tons of unused fish parts are discarded annually during processing – so using these excess materials for collagen is a more economic and environmentally friendly option!
Marine collagen is the most bioavailable and is absorbed into the body up to 1.5 times more efficiently than other types, which is a big difference. This is because it is broken down into smaller collagen peptides through hydrolysis, which allows for a quicker and easier distribution of collagen peptides to the skin, bones and joints.
Plus, marine collagen is also known to have very minimal side effects, if any. In comparison, it’s estimated that around 3% of the population are at risk of developing an allergic reaction to bovine collagen.
We’re proud to be one of few New Zealand brands to specialise in Marine Collagen, as we understand the benefits it has over other types!
#3 A Natural Skin Support
One of the most well-researched benefits of collagen is the positive impact it can have on the skin!
Collagen makes up around 75% of the dry weight of your skin.
As you age, the skins inner layer loses collagen and becomes less supple and more vulnerable to damage. Skin creams and treatments alone can seem pretty ineffective when the actual cause of this skin-ageing can be linked back to the gradual loss of collagen.
Research has shown that adding marine collagen into the diet can improve both skin hydration levels and dermal thickness by promoting the number and activity of skin cells that produce collagen.
Taking collagen supplements also has the potential to diminish the appearance of lines and other hallmarks of skin aging.
Collagen is clearly essential to our skin, and can have huge benefits for people of all ages!
#4 Sleep Better
One of the most underrated benefits of marine collagen is the way in which it can regulate our sleep!
Glycine – the most abundant amino acid in marine collagen – taken before bed can allow for a higher-quality sleep.
Glycine can also help to maintain core body temperature, which is associated with better sleep.
Marine collagen can help maintain erratic spikes and dips in blood sugar, which interferes with quality sleep
To truly reap these benefits, our supplements are best taken in the evening!
#5 A Digestion Dream
Marine collagen is easily digestible and may help support the gut thanks to its amino acid profile!
The body breaks down collagen into individual amino acids which are then absorbed and utilised by the body. As marine collagen has higher bioavailability, this process is super quick and easy.
Marine collagen contains 18 amino acids, and eight of the nine essential amino acids. This includes glycine and glutamine, which are super useful in supporting the tissue that lines the digestive tract.
Glycine maintains inflammation, whilst glutamine is necessary for the health of particular cells that line the gastrointestinal tract.
For customers looking to maintain a happy gut, marine collagen could be a super simple and effective option!
#6 Bone Strength
Collagen is by far the major constituent of our bone mass – so it’s obviously super important. But how can collagen supplements help our bones?
Studies suggest marine collagen may help support absorption of calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals which are essential to bone strength.
Marine collagen has the ability to improve bone mineral density, so adding marine collagen to the diet can help to prevent brittle bones by increasing calcium absorption.
Collagen is also responsible for increasing flexibility, as it can be found in cartilage surrounding joints like our elbows and knees.
Growing research is supporting the idea that marine collagen may help improve symptoms of osteoarthritis and reduce overall joint pain.
As our collagen levels decrease with age, we lose elasticity and strength, and our bones start to become more susceptible to brittleness and fractures. Adding marine collagen to the diet ensures that we get the collagen we need to keep our bones and joints strong!
#7 Muscle Support
How does collagen support our bodies' muscles?
Marine collagen contains particularly high levels of glycine and proline.
Glycine helps the body produce creatine. Creatine is a huge support for exercise performance, by helping muscles produce energy.
Proline helps to monitor any cellular damage that might cause post-workout aches. Proline also plays an important role in regulating our metabolism.
What’s more, marine collagen is a pure protein with no fat or carbohydrate to dilute its impact.
So, whether you’re an athlete or not, marine collagen can be hugely beneficial for customers looking to maintain muscle strength!
#8 Hair and Nails
What does marine collagen do for our nails and hair?
Growing research suggests that collagen can help boost the appearance and strength of hair and nails.
Collagen makes up 70% of the dermis – the middle layer of skin containing the roots of our hair. Collagen contributes to the strength and elasticity of the dermis, but as our bodies produce less collagen over time, this can contribute to the hair thinning.
Maintaining collagen levels in the dermis can prevent this from occurring!
Collagen is essentially the ‘glue’ holding us together, so low collagen levels in the body can cause our nails to become soft and brittle.
Improved nail strength is a benefit of collagen that our customers have particularly loved!
Providing the body with the collagen it needs is clearly essential to prevent thinning hair and nails!
#9 A Sustainable Supplement
Looking for a clean, green supplement that you can trust? Look no further!
Marine Collagen is clearly the more sustainable type of collagen, and ours no different. We use sustainably sourced Marine Collagen from New Zealand’s pristine oceans.
We pride ourselves on the fact that our collagen is fully traceable, and sourced right here in NZ! Plus, our supplements are made using 100% pure and natural New Zealand ingredients.
Our collagen wasn’t made halfway around the world using a bunch of unknown chemicals. You truly know what you’re getting with us!
#10 Why Ocean & Green?
So, what puts Ocean & Green's Marine Collagen above and beyond the rest?
Well, we use sustainably sourced marine collagen which contains eight of the nine essential amino acids.
When you buy from Ocean & Green you are supporting New Zealand made! Our collagen is sustainably sourced from the pristine waters off the coast of the South Island. Our supplement exclusively contain 100% pure and natural New Zealand ingredients only.
Our supplements come in a convenient vegetable capsule which is easily taken as it is. No need to mix it into a smoothie or drink, no one needs that hassle.
Also, customers of large collagen brands report collagen being too powdery and leaving a bad taste in their mouths. On the other hand, OUR customers love that our supplements are combined with Canterbury blackcurrants for a divine and natural taste.
Our capsule form means that it can be taken easily at night. It is best to take your collagen at night before you go to sleep as this is when the body is restoring itself. This is when the collagen works its magic at its best. Collagen in the form of powders often have to be mixed in with something such as a smoothie, drunk throughout the day. Our capsules allow you to take your collagen at night and reap the full potential of its benefits.
It’s pretty clear that we absolutely love our Marine Collagen – and hope that you will too!
The Supplement You Never Knew You Needed!
Adding our Marine Collagen to your diet is a super simple way to rejuvenate our bodies! Collagen has clear benefits for your skin, gut, sleep, bones, muscles, and so much more. We love to use Marine Collagen in our products for its’ superior bioavailability, sustainable usage and amino acid profile!
The sheer reliance of the body upon collagen, and the unique set of health benefits means that our product is suitable for an array of health concerns, but also ideal for those simply wanting to rejuvenate the body and avoid the hallmarks of ageing! Add to that the fact that our Marine Collagen is sustainably sourced, fully traceable, and combined with the natural taste of New Zealand blackcurrants – what more could you want in a supplement?!