WHAT IS COLLAGEN?
Collagen is an element belonging to structural proteins. It is found within the extracellular matrix of animals and humans.
It is found more precisely in cartilage, bones, skin, and some other parts of the body, such as muscles.
If collagen is present in some of our foods, we can also take it in the form of a food supplement to benefit from its properties.
The latter have beneficial effects on the body, particularly when they are in the form of collagen hydrolyzate.
Collagen hydrolyzate is beneficial in relieving certain joint pain and stiffness, such as that caused by osteoarthritis.
It helps to slow down the onset of joint problems and can also limit the impact of bone diseases such as osteoporosis.
Marine collagen is closest to that in our body.
THE ORIGIN OF MARINE COLLAGEN
Marine collagen hydrolyzate is extracted from the scales, bones and skin of marine fish. It consists mainly of fibrous proteins.
The formulation of a food supplement includes a hydrolyzate of marine collagen from fish with the addition of vitamin C, vitamin E of plant origin and zinc citrate.
PRECAUTIONS FOR USE
There are no particular contraindications to the consumption of marine collagen.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should seek advice from a healthcare professional before taking any supplement, as recommended by the DGCCRF.
In the event of renal insufficiency, caution must be exercised during marine collagen treatments: medical advice is recommended.
Be careful of overconsumption of marine collagen, which will not have any beneficial effects on the skin.
Side and/or undesirable effects
Side effects associated with taking marine collagen are very rare. They are more common when it comes to bovine collagen, and the risks are also higher.
Some people may also experience gastrointestinal disorders during marine collagen treatments.
It is also important to respect the dosage for this product: overconsumption of collagen can cause significant digestive disorders.