A Short Introduction - Marine vs. Bovine Collagen

A Short Introduction - Marine vs. Bovine Collagen

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What’s the difference between marine and bovine collagen? 

If you’ve come across Collagen, you've probably seen both Bovine and Marine Collagen. But what’s the difference?


1. Source of collagen

Well first is the source of the collagen. Marine collagen is extracted from the scales and skin of fish, whereas Bovine collagen is extracted from cows.

2. Types of collagens (and the resulting impact on the body)

There are 28 different “types” of collagens in the human body but three types – Type I, Type II, and Type III – make up about 90% of all that collagen. Each has a different role in your body: 

  • Type I: 90% of your body's collagen is Type I. It is made of densely packed fibres, providing structure to skin, bones, tendons, fibrous cartilage, connective tissue, and teeth.
  •  Type II: Made of more loosely packed fibres. Type II collagen makes up 70-95% of all cartilage and is hence found in elastic cartilage, which cushions your joints.
  • Type III: Performs similar functions to type I collagen – which means it helps maintain the health and structure of the skin, bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and organs but works alongside Type III in cartilage.

 At Nutrabytes, our Marine Collagen contains Type I (95%) and Type III (5%). Our Bovine Collagen contains Type I (90%) and Type III (10%).

The type you opt for ultimately comes down to your dietary requirements and the benefits you’re more focused on.

Comparing Bovine and Marine Collagen's primart benefits