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What is the difference between Bovine Collagen Peptides and Wild-Caught Marine Collagen Peptides?

The biggest difference between the two is the animals they come from.

Hunter and Gather Wild-Caught Marine Collagen in the UK comes from fish whilst our Bovine Collagen Peptides come from pasture-raised cows.

Both of our options are highly bioavailable, ultra-high purity and stringently lab tested for toxins, heavy metal and pesticides.

Ultimately, as long as the quality of the supplement is high, as with Hunter & Gather Collagen Peptides, then the source doesn’t matter too much.

ALLERGIES, ETHICS & RELIGION

However, if you have an allergy to fish, then our Bovine Collagen Peptides will be for you.

If you are a pescatarian then our Marine Collagen Peptides will be great.

Maybe your religion prohibits consuming any part of a cow - then our Marine Collagen Peptides will be a great alternative.

SMELL & TASTE

Both of our options have a neutral taste and smells (there can be negligible differences from batch to batch due to the natural, minimal processing involved) and both dissolve very well in liquids.

That said, some very rare and highly refined palates can taste the collagen more so than others. 

From our experience, this is around 1 out of every 100 customers.

COST

Wild-caught fish cost 1.5x more to source to make Marine Collagen Peptides and as such demonstrates that price difference seen vs. Bovine Collagen Peptides.

What is the difference between gelatin and collagen?

Hydrolysed collagen and gelatin are different. Although both originate and are made from collagen itself with amino acids, collagen and gelatin appear very different. 

Collagen peptides are smaller molecules than collagen produced by natural enzymatic hydrolysis and they are more rapidly absorbed by the body (90% of peptides are absorbed within a few hours after taking). 

Gelatin has a longer molecular structure than collagen peptides and are not as soluble or as well absorbed by the body. Gelatin has a thicker jelly-like structure too. 

Does collagen support healthy, younger-looking skin?

Collagen is leading the functional beauty trend around the world. It's no wonder when this natural supplement can support the health of your skin, hair and nails and help avoid the appearance of ageing. 

Collagen makes up 70% of our dry-mass skin content and as a major part of the structure of our skin, collagen fibres help support the elasticity of the skin by providing the infrastructure for elastin. 

As we age, our collagen levels naturally decline. The collagen matrix that provides skin firmness and structure starts to break down and our skin can become dehydrated and thinner, with fine lines and wrinkles beginning to appear.   

Not only does collagen support the structure of the skin to avoid ageing, but it also has been proven to increase moisture levels to help improve dry skin too. 

Environmental pollution and harmful ultraviolet rays can also pre-maturely damage collagen fibres, limit hyaluronic acid production and decrease water content in our skin. This dehydration can cause it to appear prematurely aged and wrinkled. Collagen can help with this too. 

Taking collagen peptides daily can increase not only the skin’s collagen density but also its moisture levels while decreasing and plumping wrinkles.

References:

Gniadecka, M. et al., 1998, Water and Protein Structure in Photoaged and Chronically Aged Skin. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 111(6):1129-1132

Campos, Mbg, P. M. et al., 2015, An Oral Supplementation Based on Hydrolyzed Collagen and Vitamins Improves Skin Elasticity and Dermis Echogenicity: A Clinical Placebo-Controlled Study. Clinical Pharmacology & Biopharmaceutics, 04(03)

How can collagen help with healthy ageing?

As we age, our natural collagen levels reduce year on year. This can start as early as your mid 20's with many of us seeing an acceleration of collagen decline by the time we hit 40 years old.

Which as the most abundant protein in our bodies, a decline in natural collagen levels can lead to a range of symptoms, such as aching joints, weaker bones, lack of plumpness and moisture in the skin to name just a few. 

By supplementing with Hunter & Gather Bovine Collagen Peptides or our Wild-Caught Marine Collagen Peptides, you will be supporting healthy ageing through benefiting healthy joints, strong bones and lean muscle mass and strength.

How can collagen peptides support my gut health or improve my gut microbiome?

Leaky gut is becoming more of a common term, with breakages present in your gut lining and gastrointestinal tract. When gaps or breakages occur in your gut lining, food particles can be absorbed into your bloodstream leading to an influx of inflammation. 

We now know that many illnesses can stem directly from a leaky gut, with inflammation or irritation stemming from the health of your guts themselves.  

Collagen helps to heal your gut and improve your gut health by providing a protective lining to the gastrointestinal tract. 

Studies have found that in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, serum concentrations of collagen are decreased. Because the amino acids in collagen build the tissue that lines the colon and GI tract, supplementing with collagen can help treat gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders, including leaky gut syndrome, IBS, acid reflux, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

How can using collagen help with my joint health?

With many of us pursuing health span and longevity and wanting to stay as active as possible throughout our lives, our joint health and overall flexibility are both essential - especially as we age. 

Humans have over 350 joints in our bodies with our shoulders, elbows and knees being classed as Synovial joints (or free moving joints) that can move in lots of directions. These are the most likely to be impacted negatively by exercise strain and utilising collagen post-exercise could help with recovery. 

Collagen can support your joints through improving inflammation, supporting the repair of surrounding muscles and supporting bone strength.

HYDROLYSED COLLAGEN PEPTIDES

Unflavoured, 100% Pure Collagen Peptides available as either Pure Bovine (Cattle) or Pure Marine (Fish). 

Supports healthy skin, hair, nails, bones, & joints.

Easily dissolves in tea, coffee, smoothies, shakes or even water. 

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