Type 1 marine collagen supplements are amazing. Not only have they been linked with anti-ageing benefits for the skin, such as ironing out fine lines and wrinkles, but our case studies have also revealed that these supplements can help clear acne too. Two birds with one stone, right?
How is collagen an anti-inflammatory?
Sources show that collagen’s soothing powers come right from the gut, which makes sense as we commonly ingest marine collagen supplements by adding them to our drinks and soups. Once in the gut, collagen works to calm the stomach by helping to rebuild its lining and promote the development of the amino acids that support this function. This, in itself, can help to destress the body and subsequently keep inflammation in check, but there’s more to collagen than this. Collagen supplements contain key amino acids such as glycine and glutamine which are anti-inflammatories, with the latter focusing on the intestine and the former working more generally throughout the body.