What type of collagen is this product?
Our Marine Collagen is high in Type I and Type III Collagen.
Has the product been tested for levels of mercury and possibly radioactive isotopes?
Our Marine Collagen is tested regularly for heavy metals, including mercury. All tests show extremely low levels of heavy metals and are well within the range considered safe for people. These include: mercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium.
Regarding radiation, because our fish are harvested in the North Atlantic, they are far from areas of the Pacific such as Hawaii that did have increased exposure to radiation caused by the Fukushima reactor incident.
What kind of fish parts are the source of collagen?
Our Marine Collagen Powder is manufactured from skins of wild-caught deep-sea Cod from the North Atlantic.
Where is the product packaged?
Our Marine Collagen is packaged in a USA facility, GMP-compliant (Good Manufacturing Practices) to ensure safety and consistent quality. Tested rigorously and shipped quickly for best freshness.
What is the flavor of this product?
Our Marine Collagen Powder is unflavored, with a very neutral flavor and scent.
Is this product Kosher?
Our Marine Collagen Powder is prepared under the supervision of the Kashruth Division of the Orthodox Union and is Kosher.
Is this product Halal?
Our Marine Collagen is Halal-certified. It has been produced under the supervision of the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). The product is in compliance with the halal requirements under Islamic laws.
Is this actually hydrolyzed collagen?
Our Marine Collagen is Hydrolyzed. When collagen is hydrolyzed, the protein molecules are broken into smaller molecules. A hydrolyzed protein will be easier to digest and will be absorbed by the body faster and easier than a non-hydrolyzed protein.
Does this product contain Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C?
No, it is just pure Marine Collagen. Hyaluronic acid and vitamin C are great to take along with the collagen, but we prefer to offer the purest ingredient possible and let people decide the proper dosages of other ingredients separately.
Does this product contain DHA?
Marine Collagen does not contain any DHA. DHA is an Omega -3 fatty acid contained in the fish meat while the collagen is extracted from the skin of the fish.
Why was the sealed container only a little over half full?
We use a larger container in order to fit the included serving scoop. Also, very full containers are prone to bursting during shipping and handling and we always want to avoid that problem if possible, which is we choose to use a larger container to package the Marine Collagen.
I want to know more about the hydrolyzation process used to create your product. What acid, chemicals, or enzymes are used?
Our Marine Collagen Powder is manufactured from skins of wild, deep-sea cod fish that prefer to live in colder and deeper sea regions. As wild fish, there is no possibility of harmful chemicals or antibiotics being present.
It’s manufactured in a facility dedicated to marine products. Prior to any extraction, the skins receive a lengthy wash with copious amount of water. This step cleans the collagen and reduces the 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 (GMOs) are used in this product. After filtering, purification and concentration, the hydrolyzed fish collagen is sterilized and spray-dried to produce the high quality powder.
Our Marine Collagen is a pure, hypo-allergenic protein. It does NOT contain any Preservatives, Peroxides, Sulfites or Additives.
Does your Marine Collagen have iodine?
Our Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen Peptides don't have iodide or iodine.