Collagen is the primary structural protein of the body, playing a vital role in the formation and maintenance of our bones, tendons, ligaments, hair, nails, and skin.
All proteins are constructed from amino acid building blocks, the precise sequence of which dictates the structure and function of the protein. Collagen is unique among proteins in that it contains high quantities of the amino acids Glycine, Proline, and Hydroxyproline, and it is precisely these three amino acids which confer collagen with its unique structure and, ultimately, its function as the building block of our body’s structure.
What is it used for?
Food: structure additive, …
Pharmaceutical: soft and hard capsule, artificial skin,…
Cosmetic: repair rough skin, wrinkle-resistant,…
Pig skins or cow skins and bones: low cost of the final product
Why do we shift to collagen extraction from fish?
Major advantage of marine collagen sources is that they are not associated with the risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) outbreaks.
Fish collagen is acceptable for Islam and with a minimum restriction for Judaism.
Fish skin is a major by-product of the fish-processing industry, causing wastage and pollution, and could provide a valuable source of collagen.
More suitable for human skin than collagen from livestock and poultry.
So that, it is no wonder that more consumers are switching to fish collagen for their anti-aging needs.