For the benefits of these ingredients and the combination of collagen & hyaluronic acid, listen to the beginning of the live with Jean-Yves Dionne deposited here. 

After more than 30 years vegetarian then vegan, I started to feel discomfort - a few months ago - in the joints during training; I asked our pharmacist who directed me to these ingredients and in a few days, huge change, in my skin too! And no more crunch in the knees.

Note to vegans (and I am more than open to constructive discussion, all our choices are made with awareness, respect our values ​​and the animals-humans-planet): our collagen comes from the residues of environmentally responsible fishing. It is therefore a case of recycling waste from this industry. 

There is no such thing as "vegan collagen". It is often just one amino acid or a few synthetic amino acids and does not generate the desired benefits. I consider myself vegan and I choose this highly assimilable and profitable collagen from marine residues, combined with plant hyaluronic acid. And I am experiencing a beneficial impact as much on my joints as on my skin. 

If you wish, we could have a vegan version, but not having the same effects. You will tell me. It's like vitamin D3 (which comes from the lanolin in the wool of sheep that are sheared without bruising them) VS D2, vegan or like omega 3 which also comes from marine waste VS vegan omega 3 whose impact on health is questioned by our consultants and specialists ... 

I believe in valuing waste for our land, for us, for a balance. It's all in the conscience and the respectful choices, in my humble opinion! 

 

Prior to extraction, fish skins are given a deep wash with copious amounts of water to cleanse collagen and reduce allergens to undetectable levels. It is only then that the collagen is ready to be hydrolyzed with a food-grade acid and then further hydrolyzed with a food-grade enzyme to break down the collagen’s molecular weights. No genetically modified materials are used in this product or in any of our fish gelatins or collagens. After filtering, purification and concentration, the HFC is sterilized and spray-dried to produce a final powder form. This HFC is pure protein and is very water soluble with no off odor or taste. It can be used as a concentrated protein or additive for nutraceutical, cosmetic or food applications and will exceed the purity requirements of the United States, European and Japanese pharmacopeias for gelatin.  

Hydrolyzed Fish Collagen (HFC) is manufactured from collagen, the principal protein found in all animal skin and bones. While animal collagen is typically extracted from cattle or pig skin, our fish collagen is produced from the skins of wild, deep-sea ocean fish such as cod, haddock and pollock. Unlike farm-raised fish and other animals, wild-caught fish have no possibility of being exposed to antibiotics or hormones.  

 

RESEARCH AND BENEFITS OF HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN  

 

Osteoarthritis & Osteoporosis  

 

Many studies have been performed to determine if collagen hydrolysates help in the treatment of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. In a 2000 study, Roland W Moskowitz, MD concluded that “collagen hydrolysate is of interest as a therapeutic agent of potential utility in the treatment of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Its high level of safety makes it attractive as an agent for long-term use in these chronic disorders.” (1)  

A 2006 study conducted by Alfonso E. Bello MD concluded “a growing body of evidence provides a rationale for the use of collagen hydrolysate for patients with osteoarthritis.” (2)  

Laboratory tests indicate that the increased production of joint cartilage may be initiated by the ingestion of the hydrolyzed collagen while patient testing indicates that some of the peptide groups thought to be required to produce cartilage are absorbed by the blood. (3)  

It is not conclusive whether the cartilage growth is initiated by the presence of the hydrolyzed collagen or whether the hydrolyzed collagen provides the peptide chains for growth. It’s possible that the increased production of joint cartilage is caused by one or both mechanisms.   

 

Researchs:  

1. Moskowitz R.W. (2000) Role of collagen hydrolysate in bone and joint disease, Seminars Arthritis Rheum, 2, 87-99 

2. Bello A.E. (2006) Collagen hydrolysate for the treatment of osteoarthritis and other joint disorders: a review of the literature, Current Medical Research Opinions, 11, 2221-2232

3. Ohara H (2007) Comparison of quantity and structures of hydroxyproline containing peptides in human blood after oral ingestion of gelatin hydrolysates from different sources, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 55(4), 1532-1535   

 

Note: Standard nomenclature 1,2,3, is null and void as soon as the collagen is hydrolyzed. The companies that use it do so wrongly. The type of collagen refers to its "three-dimensional" structure and especially its function (dermis, tendon, etc.). As soon as collagen is hydrolyzed, it no longer has its 3-dimensional structure and no longer has its function in the body. It becomes a protein cut into small pieces (peptides) and therefore becomes assimilable for all structures of the body. Collagen supplement is good for all indications where collagen is used.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.