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Why our Collagen is better: The Marine vs. Bovine Collagen Debate

May 26, 2021 4 min read

Why our Collagen is better: The Marine vs. Bovine Collagen Debate

We’re just a little captivated by the dewy, hydrated, glossy-locked results we get from taking our Miracle Collagen (every single day without fail or falter) and we know you are too, but why does it work so well?

It all comes down to quality, science and the type of Collagen that it is.

Before it reaches your morning coffee, Miracle Collagen is sustainably sourced from 100% bovine collagen types I & III; it’s then broken down through a natural enzymatic process into a light, fluffy, odorless, tasteless, dissolvable, hydrolysed collagen peptide powder that is seamlessly absorbed and used by your body.

Wondering what the *eff that all means? Basically it means that Miracle Collagen will give you the best hair, skin and nails going (not to mention a calm, happy tum).

 

It’s most often used with type I collagen for gut healing and to improve skin elasticity and hydration *which we fondly think of as the golden ticket*.

 

But don’t just take our word for it - let’s peel back the layers of the hottest beauty debate of the moment: Marine vs. Bovine Collagen.

So, what is Collagen - actually?

Collagen is the most abundant naturally occurring protein in your body and seemingly accounts for one-third of all protein composition needed for, well, almost all tissue development and repair. It’s considered the foundational building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments, blood vessels, hair and teeth. Collagen is ultimately said to be the ‘glue’ that holds us all together.

There are actually 28 different types of collagen naturally found in the human body (five are popular for supplementation) and a whopping 90% of all are types I, II & III.

Type I Collagen

This is the most abundant collagen naturally occurring in the body and is primarily found in skin, tendons, bones, eyes and teeth. It is ultimately famous for minimizing fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin elasticity and hydration.

Type II Collagen

This is the main component of cartilage in the body and is most commonly used for joint health, although more supporting evidence is needed.

Type III Collagen

This is found in large quantities in your intestines, muscles, blood vessels, and the uterus. It is a crucial component in tissues that must withstand stretching and rebounding in the body, such as the gut, stomach and skin. It’s most often used with type I collagen for gut healing and to improve skin elasticity and hydration *which we fondly think of as the golden ticket*.

 

What’s the Difference between Marine vs. Bovine Collagen?

Bovine Collagen (that straight up Miracle Collagen  goodness) is made up of Types I & III — so it works to replenish and support the gut (think debloating), circulatory system (think rosy cheeks and a happy heart) whilst also working to improve skin health, hair quality and nail strength. Considering that creating healthy skin really does start with a healthy, happy gut - this type of collagen is the real MVP.

Marine Collagen is made up of collagen peptides Type I & II and is well-regarded for skin and joint health. Based on the relative size of marine life, it naturally has smaller particles to break down in the body and is considered easily absorbable. Marine collagen is well-known in the beauty industry for it’s highlight reel of clear, healthy skin but it doesn’t support the gut - meaning you miss out on the long-term luminosity and inner health benefits that are inevitable when taking Bovine Collagen.

 

Why is Bovine Collagen Better for Gut Health and Beauty?

So, why do we pledge our lifelong allegiance to Miracle Collagen?

Considering our gut health is critical to our skin health, we think of our bovine-made Miracle Collagen as the single most important, multi-purpose ammunition in our fight for health, vitality and long term beauty (from the inside out).

Miracle Collagen is sourced from collagen proteins Type I & III in their natural form and is broken down (and broken down, and broken down) to create a very, very small molecule, called a collagen peptide.

 

Considering our gut health is critical to our skin health, we think of our bovine-made Miracle Collagen as the single most important, multi-purpose ammunition in our fight for health, vitality and long term beauty (from the inside out).

 

What’s a Collagen Peptide?

Collagen Peptides are so small that they have no taste or odour, making them perfect for ingestion (check out our Collagen Chocolate Truffles for inspo). The very low molecular weight of 2kDa (kilodaltons) makes this type of peptide highly bioavailable and absorbable through the gut wall as well.

As we know, all good health truly does start in the gut and we’re not just talking about what looks good. Supporting and mending your gut health (stomach, colon, intestines) helps you to better digest and absorb nutrients, detoxify and remove waste from the body, transmit hormones, reduce inflammation and maintain strong cellular health and immunity.

So take your bovine collagen like that beautiful, radiant Queen that you are and get that healthy glow from the source: from the inside - out.

 

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This blog is based purely on the author's personal experience. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice or treatment. The author is neither a medical nor health professional and cannot guarantee that the information in this blog post is accurate, reliable or complete. If you use this information, you do so at your own risk and should consult a qualified medical or health practitioner before relying on any information contained in this blog.