Collagen is the most abundant protein and the second largest substance (behind water) in the human body. Until our twenties, our bodies naturally produce collagen. As this production slows and eventually ceases, we begin to see the effects of ageing. Replenishing collagen levels will help benefit the building blocks that maintain hair, skin and nails.
What is Marine Collagen?
Marine collagen is primarily designed for use as an oral supplement to support skin, nail and hair health.
Understanding the array of collagen supplements available can be tricky, and the Conscious Collective have written a simplified and easy to read article on all things "collagen".
Vida Glow’s marine collagen is a fibrous protein extracted from the scales of ocean fish. Marine collagen is derived from either fish skin or scales, at Vida Glow we use the scale as its richer in nutrients and collagen protein.
The scales go through a chemical free hydrolysis process, turning the scales into a low molecular weight collagen peptide powder. The lower the molecular weight, the higher the bioavailability, ensuring absorption and efficacy. Our marine collagen has a significant absorption rate of over 90%, whereas pills and tablets average 20 – 30%.
How does it work?
Our marine collagen works from within to promote optimal skin function, by delivering essential micronutrients to the collagen matrix below the dermis.
Once ingested, it passes through the lining of the stomach and is absorbed by the bloodstream within 22 – 34 seconds. It is distributed via blood vessels, to the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin. Here it stimulates fibroblast proliferation, thereby increasing the body’s natural production of collagen.
By ingesting hydrolysed collagen peptide, you are increasing the pool of specific amino acids available to the cells in the body that produce collagen. Our marine collagen also triggers the HAS2 receptors in the dermis responsible for the production of hyaluronic acid, aiding skin hydration.
Vida Glow combats the signs of ageing by reducing oxidative stress, preventing cross linking of collagen fibres, raising moisture levels and as clinical studies have shown, increasing skin hydration by up to 91%. As a result, marine collagen supplementation through Vida Glow, restores your skin’s youthful appearance, improves skin tone, texture, plumps the skin and smooths our fine lines and wrinkles.
Vida Glow marine collagen also improves skin elasticity by increasing the density of fibroblasts, which are the cells responsible for rebuilding connective tissues.
Scientific studies on marine collagen supplementation have shown significant improvements to the quality of hair and nails. The hair benefits include; increase hair regeneration, strength, shine and overall improvement in hair health. Likewise, studies also note the improved quality of weak, brittle or damaged nails. As well as strengthening the nail structure and encouraging nail growth.
The original Vida Glow is tasteless and odourless making it convenient to include into any foods or drinks. Our marine collagen blends also come in natural flavouring of Blueberry, Mango, Peach and Pineapple.