Natural ageing comes with a number of externally visible signs such as wrinkles appearing, thinning hair, the loss of skin elasticity and muscle tone to name some.
The world is mesmerised by beauty and as you very well know, as humans, we are very conscious about our beauty and how it can change over time.
It is no surprise that this is a touchy topic that drives the whole cosmetic industry. Serious levels of investment goes into new research, both aiming and claiming to possibly delay the process of ageing.
One of the key benefits of Marine Collagen as a natural health supplement are the powerful anti-ageing properties. For a better understanding, you need to learn what collagen is and how this structural protein works.
What is Marine Collagen:
Collagen is a protein, a glue-like substance that holds the body together. It is the most abundant structural protein in the body and comprises 80% of all connective tissues. It is a major component of the skin making up 75 per cent of the dermis. But, did you know that after the age of 25, our bodies start to lose collagen at a rate of 1.5 per cent per annum. This is what leads to the development of those pesky, externally visible age-related changes.
Marine Collagen Benefits:
This is where Marine Collagen supplementation is really exciting! It is a natural source of collagen that works to replenish and boost natural collagen production!
- Slow the effects of ageing, both internally and externally.
Marine collagen replenishes collagen lost due to the natural ageing process and accordingly, slows signs of ageing, particularly in your skin.
- Support healthy bone growth and improve joint health & mobility.
Marine Collagen is rich in collagen, which holds together your muscles, bones and tendons. Accordingly, it promotes the regeneration of tissue, which reduces joint paint and increases mobility. Bone growth is significantly strengthened and supported by marine collagen.
- Promote skin elasticity and firmness, therefore, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
The rich antioxidant properties prevent damage caused from sun exposure and as it is a rich supply of amino acids it works to improve the production of keratin protein, the key structural component of healthy hair and nails.
- Helps the body’s metabolism and promotes lean muscle mass.
Marine collagen is known for increasing lean body mass while trimming off unwanted fat from the body. It helps in regenerating and repairing of muscle cells while firming and toning your body.
- A natural detoxifier.
A powerful antioxidant and a natural detox, therefore, helping in the natural cleansing of the body by removing free radicals from the body. It promotes liver health and the health of the body as a whole.
Why NutriNZ Marine Collagen?
NutriNZ Premium Grade Marine Collagen is made up of 100% pure and undiluted, premium grade hydrolysed Type II Marine Collagen powder, sourced from the pristine coastal waters of New Zealand.
Our Marine Collagen is sourced from both the skin with scales and bones of New Zealand marine fish. Marine Collagen is a naturally occurring structural protein and consists of the same 20 kinds of amino acids found in the body.
Plus, did you know that collagen tissues such as skin, bone and scales constitute about 30 percent of marine fish processing waste. So utilising this extremely beneficial aspect of marine fish helps to offset what is perceived as waste in the fishing industry.
Other collagen sources, such as beef and pork collagen are common, but marine collagen is gaining popularity thanks to first and foremost the evident benefits but also the sustainable sourcing nature. Beef and pork based collagen can also be at risk from infections such as foot and mouth disease and antibiotic/pesticide exposure.
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