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Why do we use Bovine in
our collagen supplements

Explore our collagen range

Should I choose bovine or marine?

Did you know?

Our Bovine Collagen has a 98.4% absorption rate. Collagen is found throughout the animal kingdom, not just in humans. Bovine collagen comes from cows; primarily the hide and bones. Marine collagen, on the other hand, comes from fish - mainly from the scales and bones.

Bovine collagen contains both type I and type III collagen - both of which are found extensively in the human body. Type I is the most abundant form and occurs mostly in your skin, hair and bones. It makes up 80-90% of your skin’s protein, as well as being found abundantly in your tendons and ligaments too.

Bovine collagen

Bovine collagen

  • 10+ independent clinical studies proving stimulatory effect on collagen producing cells in skin, joints, tendons and ligaments.
  • Small doses suffice to see results.
Rich in Type I and Type III collagen.
Rich in Type I and Type III collagen.
Proven benefits for your skin and the body.
Proven benefits for your skin and the body.
High collagen stability.
High collagen stability.


Marine collagen

Marine collagen

  1. No evidence of stimulatory effect on collagen producing cells.
  2. 90% absorption rate with no specific distribution profile.
  3. Type I collagen only.
  4. The main benefit is skin hydration.
  5. High doses needed to see any benefit.
  6. Lower collagen stability.
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Type III collagen is found in your muscles, blood vessels, arteries, and organs, including your gut lining. Because of that, it’s thought that bovine collagen is better for those who suffer from intestinal problems. It’s important for skin health, wound healing and elasticity. It's also one of the key components of the extracellular matrix in your skin, as well as supporting your bone matrix, cardiovascular system, the gut lining and the intestinal tract. Marine collagen peptides on the other hand, primarily contain only type I collagen and there is little to no scientific studies on marine collagen for whole body benefits, whereas there is an abundance for bovine collagen.

Frequently asked questions

Bovine collagen shares many of the same characteristics as human collagen molecules, as we’re genetically closer to mammals than we are to fish. This similarity aids the bioavailability of bovine collagen - in other words, it’s easier for our bodies to use and absorb this collagen. Our bovine collagen comes from the hides and bones of grass-fed cows from sustainable, ensuring the highest quality.

Bovine collagen is virtually tasteless, and we have added a delicious red berry and citrus flavoring to our collagen gels so that you can enjoy these straight from the sachet every day. Marine collagen on the other hand, can tend to have an off putting fishy taste!

Bovine is also a rich source of type II collagen, which is the main structural protein found in cartilage. Cartilage provides a cushion between bones, allowing joints to move smoothly without rubbing against each other. Additionally, our bovine supplements are hydrolysed, meaning they are broken down into smaller, more easily utilised molecules that can be quickly absorbed by the body and used to support optimal joint health.

Bovine collagen is rich in amino acids that are essential for building strong, healthy hair. These amino acids include glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline, which are all important components of keratin, the protein that makes up hair.

Another benefit of bovine collagen is that it serves as an excellent nutrient source for rebuilding the rapidly dividing cells that line the interior of the gut. Bovine collagen can also help support the gut by promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Studies have shown that collagen supplementation can increase the abundance of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, two types of beneficial gut bacteria that are important for maintaining gut health.

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