Sfera Marine Collagen

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Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, found in the bones, muscles, skin, and tendons comprising about 80 % of its dry weight.

It is the substance that holds the body together. Collagen forms a matrix to provide strength and structure. ​In most collagens, the molecules are packed together to form long, thin fibrils. These act as supporting structures and anchor cells to each other. They give the skin strength and elasticity.

The body makes its own collagen molecules, but as you age, this production slows down, resulting in the breakdown of tissues in skin and joints.

There are at least 16 different types of collagens, but 80 to 90 percent of them belong to types 1, 2, and 3. These different types have different structures and functions. Marine collagen provides mainly type 1. Type 1 collagen form the structural and mechanical matrix of bone, skin, tendons, cornea, blood vessel walls and other connective tissues.  

Hydrolysed collagen is collagen that has been broken down into smaller units of protein (or collagen peptides) through a process called hydrolysis. The peptides can easily dissolve in hot or cold liquids, even smoothies or baked goods. 

Sfera Marine collagen is sourced from organic aquaculture and sustainable sources (tilapia scales). It does not contain any allergen ingredients like crustacean shellfish.

Ingredients

One vegetarian capsule provides:

 

Hydrolysed marine collagen 500 mg
Other ingredients: Vegetarian capsule

 

Please note: Contains fish products

 


Directions

Take one (1) to ten (10) capsules daily with food or fluid, or as directed by your health care provider. Do not take on an empty stomach.

Ingredients

One scoop (25 ml) contains:
Hydrolysed fish collagen ± 10 g
Please note: Contains fish products

 

Directions

Take one (1) scoop (25 ml) daily with food or fluid or as directed by your health care provider. Highly soluble in cold water and can be blended with any types of drinks such as smoothies or juice. Collagen is heat resistant and can be added to soup, hot chocolate, or baked goods.

Key Benefits

  • Helps to assist joint health and joint inflammation.
  • May help to reduce wrinkles and improve skin conditions
  • May help to prevent bone loss
  • Assist in gut healing
  • May assist in healthy hair and nail growth
  • Supports healthy teeth and gums

 

Warnings & Precautions

Take special care with Sfera Marine Collagen:

  • If you have liver or kidney disease.
  • If you have been instructed to follow a low protein diet.

Reported side-effects of Sfera Marine Collagen are mild gastrointestinal disturbances.

Children and adolescents: Not suitable for children unless under the direct supervision of a relevant health care provider.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Do not take Sfera Marine Collagen if you are pregnant, or you are breastfeeding your baby, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or other health care provider for advice before taking this medicine.

Source:

[1] SAHPRA Complementary Medicines – Health Supplements Safety and Efficacy

[2] Sfera Marine Collagen Patient information leaflet

[3] Canadian Monograph: Hydrolyzed Collagen