Collagen is the principal protein found in skin and bones. Marine collagen is made from fish. Hydrolyzed marine collagen is a marine collagen that has undergone hydrolysis, a clean, enzymatic process that involves breaking the collagen down to more digestible collagen peptides for maximum bioavailability and effectiveness.
Landish marine collagen is produced in Canada from the skins of wild, deep-sea ocean fish such as cod, haddock and pollock from the waters of Nova Scotia and the North Atlantic ocean. Unlike farmed fish and other animals, wild-caught fish have no possibility of exposure to antibiotics or hormones.
Marine collagen is also inherently sustainable because it’s made from a by-product, preventing food waste and not requiring any additional fishing.
Many studies have been performed to determine if collagen hydrolysates help in the treatment of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. In a 2000 study, Roland W Moskowitz, MD concluded that “collagen hydrolysate is of interest as a therapeutic agent of potential utility in the treatment of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Its high level of safety makes it attractive as an agent for long-term use in these chronic disorders.”
A 2006 study conducted by Alfonso E. Bello, MD concluded “a growing body of evidence provides a rationale for the use of collagen hydrolysate for patients with osteoarthritis.”
Laboratory tests indicate that the increased production of joint cartilage may be initiated by the ingestion of the hydrolyzed collagen while patient testing indicates that some of the peptide groups thought to be required to produce cartilage are absorbed by the blood.
It is not conclusive whether the cartilage growth is initiated by the presence of the hydrolyzed collagen or whether the hydrolyzed collagen provides the peptide chains for growth. It’s possible that the increased production of joint cartilage is caused by one or both mechanisms.
Healthy Hair, Skin & Nails
Hydrolyzed fish collagen contains greater amounts of the amino acids glycine and proline than many other proteins. These amino acids are necessary for promoting healthy tissue growth of hair, skin and nails.
A 2006 study showed positive effects on the skin caused by an increase in collagen intake.
Fish collagen is a pure, easy-to-digest protein with no additives, preservatives or sulfites.
Collagen only lacks the essential amino acid tryptophan, which can be obtained from all Landish products which contain protein.