Interestingly, not all collagen is the same. Two of the major sources of collagen that you’ll see in supplements are bovine and marine. While both have benefits, each has a different makeup of types. So which one is best?
Bovine collagen comes from cows, specifically from their skin, bones and muscles. It’s made of mostly types 1 and 3 collagen, which is a good fit considering these are the most abundant types created and found in the human body. It’s a rich supply of glycine and proline, and therefore useful for creatine production, building muscle and also helping the body make its own collagen.
Marine collagen has been found to provide mostly type 1 collagen and because type 1 can be found throughout the entire body, consuming more fish collagen has been associated with benefits for the joints, skin, vital organs, blood vessels, digestion and bones.
Marine collagen peptides are smaller, giving them superior bioavailability and digestibility. Also, while all collagen is beneficial for your skin, marine collagen may prove to be one of the best types to take.
Emendare marine collagen is hydrolysed meaning this form of collagen is broken down for even easier digestion and absorption, which is great if you have trouble digesting or breaking down proteins.