TruMarine™ is an all-natural collagen peptide extracted from pure marine sources. Produced from 100% fish skin and scales that would otherwise be discarded, Nippi collagen is sourced from a sustainable and traceable supply chain. Offered in a variety of grades and forms, TruMarine™ is virtually tasteless and odorless, allowing it to be easily added to food, beverages and nutraceutical applications.
Using fish as a superior alternative to bovine, porcine and chicken collagen, TruMarine™ Collagen is characterized by its low molecular weight resulting in improved digestibility and superb bioavailability. Our product is the result of a complex and controlled hydrolysis process to obtain premium collagen peptides that are highly soluble.
Collagen plays a vital role in the functions of nearly all of our system organs and tissues and is a key bioactive to renew cells in multiple areas of the body. Type I collagen is best known for providing the basis for beautiful skin, strong connective tissues and healthy bones. But the real advantage to collagen supplementation lies in its ability to enhance regeneration of the collagen cycle and stimulate cells to restore body tissues. A building block for all the body’s systems, it also is a major component of membranes that surround and protect the internal organs, and of blood vessels, ligaments, tendons and bones. One-quarter to one-third of all the protein in the body is collagen protein. Collagen peptides have scientifically proven benefits for health, wellness and beauty and offer superior functionalities for those who want to remain healthy and active throughout their lives.
Research published by the International Research Journal of Pharmacy, 2(10), 2011, has shown that collagen peptide extracted from fish scales consisting of small peptide molecules has a superior bioavailability and digestibility compared to other collagen products due to lower molecular weight. Thanks to this low molecular weight, it is absorbed at a higher level through the intestinal barrier into the bloodstream and carried throughout the body, leading to collagen synthesis in the joint tissues, bones, skin dermis and many other essential body systems. Supplementing with collagen peptides provides the body with essential amino acids necessary to manufacture and support collagen. Additionally, marine collagen offers high amounts of nonessential amino acids like glycine and proline, which may not be produced in sufficient amounts as we age and are essential for the collagen regeneration cycle and specific nutritional needs.
Marine collagen peptides are characterized by their specific amino acid composition, with a high concentration of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline. These amino acids have nutri-functional properties regarding health, wellness and beauty. In particular, the amount of Hyp-containing peptide in fish scale is significantly higher than in any other form of collagen. Studies published by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry explain the effect of hydroxyproline in human blood. When collagen peptides are ingested, hydroxyproline peptides such as Pro-Hyp or Hyp-Gly are not completely digested to free amino acids and can be detected in the blood. These hydroxyproline peptides stimulate cells in the skin, joints and bones, and lead to collagen synthesis through cell activation, suppression and growth.
Collagen proteins contain 18 different amino acids, of which nine are essential for human life.
Nippi Collagen offers the highest quality for all of its products, starting with the careful selection of fish and the use of premium raw materials. TruMarine™ Collagen is produced under ISO 9001 in our certified manufacturing facility and is carefully tested for heavy metals, pesticides and microbiological contaminants to ensure purity and safety. At Nippi, our environmentally friendly production processes guarantee the highest degree of purity and product safety. Our Quality Management controls throughout the production process document quality and safety according to Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) standards.
Nippi Collagen does not use raw materials that fall under genetically modified organisms (GMO). In 2015, TruMarine™ Collagen was awarded the Non-GMO Project Verified seal presenting unmatched advantages in the market. The Non-GMO Project seal and process substantiate that Premium Select has gone through a rigorous audit throughout the supply chain to ensure ingredient integrity through to the finished product.
Fish-derived collagen is globally the preferred choice for collagen due to dietary, lifestyle or religious preferences for marine products over beef, pork and chicken. TruMarine™ is all-natural, odorless, colorless and tasteless for an extremely high degree of purity compared to other forms of collagen.
Because TruMarine™ Collagen is extracted from fish, it is free from bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), foot-and-mouth disease and bird virus.
In the past years, there have been scientific advancements and accumulated evidence for the essential role of collagen and the benefits of ingesting collagen peptide for skin, bone and joint health and numerous other applications in improving health and wellness. Collagen holds great promise as a key ingredient applicable to a wide spectrum of consumers. (Click here for more Benefits.)
Collagen has long been used by millions of people around the world in foods, cosmetics, personal care and medicine, indicating that collagen is a highly safe material with no side effects. Numerous studies confirm it is considered to be a food with a high level of safety for long-term use. TruMarine™ Collagen peptides have GRAS status – generally recognized as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada.
During the manufacturing process, allergens are removed through a carefully controlled washing procedure, resulting in a hydrolyzed fish collagen free of allergens. Clinical trials were conducted in order to evaluate the allergenicity of food-grade fish collagen. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled oral challenge study, published by the Food and Chemical Toxicology Journal, reported that fish-allergic patients did not develop any observable allergic reactions to hydrolyzed fish collagen.