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Difference Between Marine Collagen And Bovine Collagen

Marine Collagen And Bovine Collagen - I M B I B E

We get asked this question a lot and there is a difference between Marine and Bovine Collagen.

But before we dive into this, let’s explain the two.

Our Bovine Collagen comes from pasture-raised cattle, while Marine Collagen comes from fish scales.

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the human body (1).

When we have enough, it keeps our skin supple and elastic, while also keeping our joints strong.

Unfortunately, collagen production begins to decline as we age (cue: sagging skin, wrinkles, joint pain, and other symptoms of aging).

Our Miracle Collagen is bovine collagen types 1 and 3 with 18 essential and non-essential amino acids shown in studies to increase collagen production in your own skin.

Generally, Marine collagen is only Collagen Type 1.

Marine Collagen And Bovine Collagen - I M B I B E

Our Miracle Collagen contains protein, but is not a “protein powder”.


Whilst our Miracle Collage in 95% protein (by the time there is some sodium and water, it ends up around the 95% mark. This does NOT mean there are 5% fillers! It’s just that there is some moisture making up the weight.

Whilst our Collagen is protein, it’s not designed to be protein powder.

It’s far superior to that.

It’s specifically designed to have the collagen production stimulating effect on the skin cells so that you have the plumpest, most hydrated skin, rather than merely being a protein powder.


18 amino acids

Miracle Collagen contains 18 essential and non-essential amino acids. Non-essential doesn’t mean they are not important. Rather it means that your body can make them on their own, so it’s “not-essential” you get them from your diet.

Bovine collagen is also a rich source of proline and glycine. These amino acids have a host of benefits, from reducing fatigue to repairing sun-damaged skin.

“Essential” amino acids mean your body can’t make the amino acid, they have to be supplemented from the diet. 

Marine Collagen And Bovine Collagen - I M B I B E

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins - and the collagen that plumps and firms your skin is protein. Amino acids have a very specific role in skincare because it is literally the scaffolding that holds your skin up and keeps it plump, firm and hydrated from within. Amino acids maintain skin’s texture, skin barrier function, and an overall supple, healthy appearance.

There are nine essential amino acids: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.

The 11 non-essential amino acids, which the body can make on its own, include alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine.

Our Miracle Collagen is also Hydrolysed, meaning the amino acid chains are smaller making it very bio-available and easily digested.



  • 100% bioactive collagen peptides
  • Specific collagen peptide molecular weight on average of 2kDa
  • Shown to stimulate collagen production in the skin
  • Highest-quality animals from global certified livestock welfare animals
  • Superior amino acid profile
  • Superior dissolvability and tasteless
  • High bioavailability for easy and quick digestion


  • Fillers and flavours
  • Low quality hydrolysed protein
  • Factory farmed animals (including factory farmed fish)
  • Organic fruit and vegetable powders claiming to be collagen
  • Gluggy and horrible tasting and smelling collagen
  • Harsh flavours and fillers which can cause bloating and upset tummy 
  • Preservatives, sulfides, peroxides, flavours and additives