Organika‚Äôs Marine Collagen powder contains 15 essential and non-essential amino acids to boost your overall health and mixes easily with your favourite food and drink. It is an excellent alternative to bovine-sourced collagen.
- CLEAN, ALL-NATURAL FORMULA
Enhance Your Routine
- Revitalizes, firms and smoothes skin
- Strengthens hair and nails
- Helps maintain healthy joints
- Amino acids to boost your overall health and aid in protein synthesis
- Lysine to help increase your own collagen formation
- 9 g of protein per serving
Collagen is the most abundant form of protein in our body, providing us with strength, elasticity, tone and structure. It acts like the ‘glue’ that holds the body together. We require it for healthy skin, connective tissues, muscles and bones. Internally, we have 27 different types of collagen, but there are three types that we use in the most abundance.
Type 1 Collagen primarily goes towards the health of our hair, skin and nails; this type is found in fish and bovine skin
Type 2 Collagen works best at building connective tissues, ligaments and cartilage, and is found in high amounts in poultry bones and cartilage
Type 3 Collagen builds muscles and organs and is found in bovine hide
Organika’s Marine Collagen is Canadian-sourced. Made from the scales of cod, pollock and haddock, wild caught in the North Atlantic, it is an excellent collagen option for pescatarians.
If collagen is so abundant, why would we need to supplement? As we age, our endogenous collagen formation naturally decreases. This can be up to 50% by the time we hit age 45. The more active we are, the more of these collagen peptides we need to heal after exercise and sport. Plus lifestyle choices that promote free radical damage like smoking, chronic stress and chemical exposure from our food, water, and personal care products can use up our collagen faster. All these losses can contribute to signs of premature aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, brittle nails, cellulite and dry skin, as well as joint and ligament issues like injuries, weakness and arthritis.
Collagen also has been shown to increase moisture within the body, like in our skin and joints. It is great for healing the digestive tract and reducing inflammation.
MEDICINAL INGREDIENT — EACH HEAPING TABLESPOON CONTAINS:
- Hydrolyzed Collagen (Fish Scales) 5 g
AMINO ACID PROFILE:
- Alanine 9.1% (455 mg)
- Arginine 5.4% (270 mg)
- Aspartic Acid 4.6% (230 mg)
- Glycine 24.4% (1,220 mg)
- Hydroxylysine 0.5% (25 mg)
- Hydroxyproline 7.3% (365 mg)
- Isoleucine 0.9% (45 mg)
- Leucine 2.1% (105 mg)
- Lysine 2.7% (135 mg)
- Methionine 1.0% (50 mg)
- Phenylalanine 1.4% (70 mg)
- Proline 9.3% (465 mg)
- Protein 90% (4,500 mg)
- Serine 3.0% (150 mg)
- Threonine 2.9% (145 mg)
- Valine 1.9% (95 mg)
How to Use
Mix 2 heaping tablespoons (~10g) in half cup or more of cold water, juice or your favourite beverage daily.
DURATION OF USE:
Joint Pain - Use for a minimum of 5 months to see beneficial effects.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; or have liver or kidney disease or if you have been instructed to follow a low protein diet. May cause mild gastrointestinal disturbances.
Q: How many calories am I getting from Organika’s Marine Collagen?
A: Per two tablespoon (10g) serving, you get 35 calories, all of which come from the 9 grams of protein. There are no carbohydrates or fats in Organika’s Marine Collagen.
Q: How is Organika’s Marine Collagen processed?
A: With our Marine Collagen, a process called hydrolyzation is used. It is an enzymatic process for breaking collagen down into a smaller molecule, called a peptide, making it easier for the body to absorb and use.
Q: How can I tell if this product is working for me?
A: Signs that your collagen levels have increased include: stronger and faster-growing hair and nails, hydrated skin, reduced appearance of wrinkles, and reduced joint pain.
Q: Have we always been deficient in collagen? Why do we need to supplement now?
A: Collagen used to be quite prevalent in our diet, when we used and ate more of the whole animal. Natural collagen sources like skin, bones, joints and organs were all used regularly in cooking. A long-simmering bone broth or slow-cooked meat on-the-bone stew can provide an abundance of collagen and gelatin. We’re also not cooking at home from scratch as much. Supplementation can make up for our lack of traditional ways of cooking.
Q: What are the various types of collagen supplementation?
A: Adding gelatin powder, bone broth powder or collagen powder to your food and beverages are all amazing ways to supplement with collagen proteins. Organika’s Bovine Gelatin Powder is going to make your foods jelly-like; those proteins are a little more work for your body to digest and absorb but are less processed and contain other synergistic nutrients. Our Chicken and Beef Bone Broth powders are easy to add to hot beverages, soups and stews to fortify them with collagen and other beneficial nutrients found in bone broth. And hydrolyzed collagen powder, like that in Organika’s Marine Collagen is the most versatile – it can be added to hot or cold beverages or food and is already broken down into a format that is the easiest to digest and absorb. BioCell Collagen capsules are an alternative to powders which you may find easier to fit into your lifestyle. Many choices ensure you can easily adopt a collagen supplement into your everyday routine!