The buzzword in the health and wellness industry today is collagen. The beauty benefits and health perks have made collagen products trendy among people from all over the world. However, deciding what type of collagen is best for you can be very confusing. People often wonder whether they should get marine collagen or collagen derived from animals’ skin and bones. The most common questions are: “What is hydrolyzed collagen?” and “How is it better?”
Hydrolyzed collagen consists of small peptides with low molecular weight. It means that enzymes were added to the protein to break it down. This makes it easier for the collagen molecules to be absorbed, digested, and distributed to the body compared to collagen that is taken directly from food. It is a more processed form of protein that makes it easier for your body to digest and use. When administered orally, hydrolyzed collagen reaches the small intestines where it is absorbed into the bloodstream, both in the form of small collagen peptides and free amino acids. Through the network of blood vessels, these collagen peptides and free amino acids are then distributed in the human body, in particular to the dermis, where it has been proven they can remain for up to 14 days.
Marine vs. Animal collagen
Picking a collagen supplement can be hard sometimes. Marine collagen, as the name suggests, is sourced from fish. It comes from parts that were previously considered to be waste, i.e., scales and skin. This type of collagen is Type I, which is the most plentiful in our bodies. It is a crucial ingredient for maintaining the elasticity of our skin, firmness, and increased hydration. Hydrolyzed fish collagen is easier to absorb into the body, and the results are seen faster because up to 1.5 times more effectively compared to animal collagen. This means it has superior bioavailability compared to animal (bovine or porcine) types. The smaller particle sizes allow easier and faster absorption. Even though they both have similar advantages, fish collagen is absorbed into the body faster and is, therefore, the best of the two for people who want visible results within a shorter period.
Tosla liquid collagen supplements are refined to remove any fishy smells while maintaining their nutritional profile. What’s more, they have Vitamin C which makes them extremely potent because Vitamin C has been proven through scientific research to be the most important vitamin for producing new collagen. Lysine and proline are two of the more abundant amino acids found in hydrolyzed collagen and coupled with vitamin C; they are easily absorbed into the body, and they stimulate the body to produce more collagen faster.