The word 'collagen' has become synonymous with healthy skin, hair, nails, and joints. Professional athletes, seniors, millennials, boomers, even high-profile celebrities are incorporating ingestible collagen peptides into their smoothies or hot drinks of choice.
Collagen has been recognized in Japan for DECADES as an essential wellness product, but recently is gaining momentum within North America. Collagen is receiving more attention and rightly so, however, research becomes key when choosing the collagen product that is right for you.
There have been misleading, and simply false statements surrounding the topic of collagen peptides that we would like to clear up.
Common MYTHS on collagen peptides:
Myth: You need at least 10g of collagen daily to experience benefits.
Fact: 5g a day of withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen provides clinically-proven benefits. Collagen products sourced from land animals or fish skin will recommend 10-20g of collagen daily.
Why only 5g? withinUs offers high quality, Ultra-Pure, premium source of hydrolyzed marine collagen which directly results in a superior absorption rate. withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is backed by independent clinical trials.
KNOW YOUR SOURCE: wild-caught fish (marine) collagen sourced exclusively from fish scale (vs fish skin or bovine) results in a 1.5 x more effective absorption rate.
Myth: Collagen is only for women.
Fact: Beginning in our early to mid-20s, collagen production slows within the body at a rate of 1% per year for both MEN and WOMEN. Over time, lower levels of collagen contribute to joint pain, thinning hair and lack of moisture in the skin. withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is used and trusted by women and men, and our customers range from 20-year-olds to 80-year-olds, including professional athletes, and high-profile celebrities.
Myth: Collagen supplements don’t work.
Fact: Due to the unique amino acid composition, withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is clinically proven to yield benefits in approximately 4-6 weeks. Marine collagen, specifically from fish scales in granular form is better absorbed and utilized by the body. Other collagen products are either in pill or capsule form (not ideal), or in heavy powder form, and are almost always sourced from bovine, porcine, avian or fish skin.
Myth: Collagen tastes bad.
Fact: withinUs TruMarine Collagen does not contain fish oil or impurities found in low grade (fish skin) marine collagen supplements. Other companies source low-quality collagen because it is less expensive, and often add flavour or sweetener to mask the unpleasant taste. withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is Ultra-Pure, virtually tasteless, odourless, and our customers add TruMarine™ Collagen to water, tea, coffee or smoothies without impacting the taste or texture.
Myth: Face cream containing collagen is equally as effective as a collagen supplement.
Fact: Topical collagen products are NOT effective because the collagen matrix is complex and too large to penetrate through the layers of skin to reach the bloodstream. There are little science and evidence to prove the efficacy of topical collagen products. withinUs TruMarine Collagen, however, has clinically-proven skin benefits such as the reduction of UVB induced skin damage and reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Myth: withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen only offers beauty (hair, skin and nails) benefits.
Fact: withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is clinically proven to benefit joints and muscles as well as skin, hair, and nails. It is composed of the most abundant form of collagen within the human body which is present in the skin, tendons, bones, organ linings, and connective tissue.
Myth: Collagen peptides, gelatin, and bone broth offer the same benefits.
Fact: Collagen peptides, gelatin, and bone broth are all very different products. Gelatin and bone broth both contain collagen, but the molecular weight of the collagen in these products is much higher, meaning it is not absorbed or utilized by the body effectively. Hydrolyzed collagen that has been broken down to a low molecular weight is proven to ignite collagen production within the body. TruMarine™ Collagen is broken down to a low molecular weight (3000-5000 Daltons) and is absorbed rapidly and effectively within the body.