Info: 160 g Jar of Powder
The Bioactive Marine Collagen in TruPure's Beauty Formula comes only from the scales of wild-caught deep ocean fish, which have been treated with enzymes to break them down into protein fragments called peptides small enough to be absorbed efficiently into the bloodstream where they can be transported to the skin, hair, nails or other areas which need to produce more collagen. Marine Collagen+ is also fortified with four complementary ingredients: Vitamin C and the essential amino acid Lysine to assist collagen formation; Hyaluronic Acid to help hydrate and plump up the skin; and Biotin, to help strengthen the hair and nails.
"Collagen" is the name for the different types (with Types I and III Collagen accounting for the vast majority) of fibrous proteins which help provide the structure for many parts of our bodies. This includes not only the skin, hair, and nails (which begin to sag and wrinkle or become dry and brittle as the levels decrease), but also blood vessels, muscles, joints, and even bones. We produce them from the amino acids which we normally get from the protein in our diets, but if our diet or digestive processes are deficient, we can benefit from a supplementary source, especially since our ability to replenish collagen diminishes with age.
Supplements offering predominantly Types I and III Collagen are often sourced from bovine/cattle hides, but they tend to come in larger molecules, making them more difficult to absorb than highly bioavailable marine sources, requiring you to take twice as much a day. Nor are all marine sources alike: some are made from the skin (more likely to contain allergens, toxins and pollutants), rather than the scales. Many products are sourced from fish farms, which tend to be raised with antibiotics and hormones; and some still have a relatively high molecular weight (say, 2000 Daltons), compared to Tru Pure's collagen peptides (just 500 - the size that can be absorbed by the skin).
Each 5.3 gram scoop provides:
5000 mg Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides (Wild Caught Fish - Scale) (90 mg L-Lysine)
150 mg L-Lysine (L-Lysine , L-Lysine monohydrochloride)
100 mg Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)
50 mg Hyaluronic acid (Hyaluronic acid, Streptococcus equi-Bacterial extracellular capsule)
500 mcg Biotin
'True Pure' - 100% Pure. Unflavoured. No Fillers. Non-GMO.
Adults: Take one 5.3 g scoop (serving scoop provided) one time per day. It can be added to your favorite smoothie or other drink, or to soup, or other foods. Store in an airtight container away from sunlight and moisture.
Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver or kidney disease, or if you have been instructed to follow a low protein diet. Some people may experience mild gastrointestinal disturbances such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea and vomiting; in which case, discontinue use.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80078818.