Collagen has become a major buzzword in the wellness world – but with multiple collagen products and collagen types to discover, it can be hard to determine which collagen is best for you. A good place to start is by understanding the difference between Collagen Peptides and the Marine Collagen Powder.
At VITAL PROTEINS, both products are similar in their application… they’re unflavoured and can also be added to smoothies or stirred into soups. But what’s the difference? Carry on reading to discover everything you need to know about collagen peptides vs marine collagen.
Why Do We Need Collagen?
As we age, our collagen production decreases by 1% after the age of 25, making the effects of collagen loss more noticeable as we get older. A decline in your collagen levels may affect the health of your skin, joints, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.
Age isn’t the only factor that contributes to collagen loss – our diet can play a role too. Dietary preferences and patterns have changed over the decades which means that people are consuming less collagen in their diet.
However, some collagen-rich foods might not suit your dietary requirements or preferred way of eating, or you may not be able to consume enough collagen through your diet, which is why many turn to adding collagen to their diets, like our VITAL PROTEINS Collagen Peptides and Marine Collagen
What are the Benefits of Collagen?
If you’re trying to weigh up the pros and cons of collagen peptides vs marine collagen, it’s worth understanding the many benefits of collagen peptides and marine collagen and what makes them different.
Collagen, whether it’s derived from bovine or fish, is a fantastic way to support the hydration and elasticity of your skin. You’ll receive the same collagen benefits regardless of which kind you choose.
Both collagen peptides and marine collagen work to provide you with the three crucial amino acids (glycine, proline and hydroxyproline) which are crucial amino acids needed to make collagen and help support you skin health. The difference between the VITAL PROTEINS Collagen Peptides and VITAL PROTEINS Marine Collagen is from where they are sourced. VITAL PROTEINS Collagen Peptides are sourced from the hides of cows and VITAL PROTEINS Marine Collagen is sourced from the skin and/or scales of fish.
How to Consume Collagen
In the battle of Collagen Peptides vs Marine Collagen, the playing field is pretty much equal. Both sources of collagen are easily digested and absorbed by the body. So how exactly do you add collagen into your diet?
We recommend consuming 1 scoop (providing 10g collagen) of VITAL PROTEINS Collagen Peptides or 2 scoops (providing 12 g collagen) of VITAL PROTEINS Marine Collagen per day.
What’s more, both our collagen peptides and marine collagen can be added to anything, as they are unflavoured. Try adding your preferred collagen powder into a smoothie, yoghurt, tea, or coffee to give your diet a collagen boost.
*Consume VITAL PROTEINS Collagen Peptides as part of a healthy balanced diet containing a variety of foods.
Written by Grace Gavilanes
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