We only use marine collagen that has been produced using fish caught by fisheries that are certified sustainable in accordance with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards. Choosing MSC-certified fisheries ensures our marine collagen is produced from fish sourced from wild-capture, sustainable fisheries. Sustainable fisheries operate on the core principle that waters are not overfished. They ensure enough fish are left in the ocean so that their operation will not negatively impact the environment or the communities who rely on fishing for their livelihood.
Our collagen is produced exclusively from deep sea cod skin (Gadus morhua), harvested from the North Atlantic Ocean. This provides a pure source of high quality, 100 per cent natural collagen peptides, batch tested to be low in mercury and heavy metals.
Our high production standards ensure consistent delivery of low molecular weight, marine collagen peptides. Low molecular weight particles are smaller in size and more easily absorbed across the digestive tract, ensuring optimal bioavailability and delivery to the areas of the body where it is active.
To obtain MSC certification, fisheries must be independently audited and found to comply with the MSC Fisheries Standard. A group of experts including scientists, conservation groups and members of the fishing industry have collaborated to formulate the MSC Fisheries Standard. Drawing on the latest data, along with the most cutting-edge research into fisheries management and science, they have devised a standard informed by three key principles:
Ensure fish populations can reproduce indefinitely by maintaining sustainable fish stocks.
Ensure ecosystems are not disrupted by fishing practices to help minimise the environmental impact of fisheries.
Ensure industry practices and fisheries management comply with requisite laws, but are also flexible enough to adapt to environmental changes.
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About our collagen
No. Our collagen is made from a single marine source of wild caught North Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) from Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable fisheries operating in the Atlantic Ocean.
The collagen in human skin is comprised of 85 per cent type 1 collagen. Marine collagen provides sustainable and consistently high-quality type 1 collagen peptides with low molecular weight particles. These are smaller in size and more easily absorbed across the digestive tract, ensuring optimal bioavailability and delivery to the areas of the body where it is active. Marine collagen is also a potent source of hydroxyproline, proline and glycine – the building blocks of new collagen and elastin fibres.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a not-for-profit body that certifies fisheries who meet the council’s sustainability criteria. Choosing MSC certified fisheries ensures our marine collagen is produced from fish sourced from wild-capture, sustainable fisheries. Sustainable fisheries operate on the core principle that waters are not overfished. They ensure enough fish are left in the ocean so that their operation will not negatively impact the environment or the communities who rely on fishing for their livelihood.
No. Our marine collagen does not contain mercury. Mercury accumulates in the fatty tissue of fish. Our marine collagen is made from bones and scales where mercury is not found. Our marine collagen is produced in accordance with the EU regulations. Our collagen is batch tested for mercury and other contaminants in line with these strict regulations and found to be compliant.
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