Below, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
Is marine collagen better than bovine collagen?
No and we explain why.
Collagen can only be obtained from animal sources, generally from the bones and cartilage of cattle and pigs.
In the case of marine collagen, it comes from fish fins and bones, often through unsustainable practices.
Marine collagen is no more functional than bovine collagen since it is the structure that determines the function. Collagen is the same no matter where it comes from, and there is nothing "magical" about marine collagen and it is not even better for the environment.
Why is it necessary to consume glycine if it is not an essential amino acid?
Glycine is present in collagen, like other amino acids.
Indeed, it is not essential (essential in nutrition means you are not able to produce it yourself and you have to ingest it through your diet).
However, this does not mean that it should not be consumed. In fact, glycine is considered a conditionally essential amino acid. We are not able to produce the amount necessary for optimal health.
This makes sense knowing that throughout history we consumed a large amount of this amino acid.
Our body therefore did not have to be prepared to produce a large quantity.
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