We care about our seas
Norway was the first country in the world to implement a strict quota system on cod fishing. Now, we have the largest and most sustainable cod stock in the world, and Norwegian cod numbers have been at a record high over recent years. The Norwegian fishing industry is almost unique in the world, being based on sustainable fishing and clear, clean waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. This is the reason for the excellent quality of our products.
Seagarden is the only producer of marine collagen in Norway and Scandinavia. We use the skin of wild cod fish which is a by-product of the fishing industry, thereby ensuring that nothing goes to waste.
We create clean and safe products
At Seagarden, we extract marine collagen peptides type I & III via mild enzymatic hydrolysis. A production process which is far gentler than the one necessary to obtain bovine or porcine peptides. Additionally, marine collagen is absorbed up to 1.5 times more efficiently* in the body than mammal collagen. Our collagen’s low molecular weight of 3 kDA means that there is faster uptake and transportation of collagen peptides to skin, bones and tendons for the synthesis of new collagen.
*Sripriya, R. and Kumar, R. (2015) Food and Nutrition Sciences, Vol. 6, 1468-1478.
Story of the “skrei” (Norwegian cod)
Every winter a miracle happens in the northern part of Norway. The Skrei (prime Norwegian-Arctic cod) returns from the ice-cold waters of the Barents Sea to their original spawning grounds off the northern Norwegian coast. This long arduous journey means the wild cod develops strong muscles, incredibly firm flesh, and unsurpassed in taste and texture.
Seagarden Marine Collagen is made from the skin of sustainable wild-caught Norwegian Arctic Cod from MSC- certified fisheries (Marine Stewardship Council).
The MSC Fisheries Standard is used to assess if fisheries are well-managed and sustainable.
You can trust Seagarden to use only raw materials from sustainable wild-caught fisheries
Our suppliers must meet these 3 core principles:
1. Sustainable fish stocks – Fishing must be at a level that ensures it can continue indefinitely and the fish population can remain productive and healthy.
2. Minimising environmental impact – Fishing activity must be managed carefully so that other species and habitats within the ecosystem remain healthy.
3. Effective fisheries management – Fisheries must comply with relevant laws and be able to adapt to changing environmental circumstances.
MSC is NGO and is developed together with scientists, the fishing industry and conservation groups.
We are the key partner of AQUABIOPRO-FIT, an EU-funded initiative, that aims to reduce waste and create high-quality proteins from European aquaculture and fishery by-products for applications in health and fitness.
Skin hydration and aging prevention
In 2017, Seagarden conducted a clinical dermatological study with Dermatest, Germany comprising women aged 40-55 using our marine collagen daily for 8 weeks. Our product was well tolerated and led to a significant increase in skin moisture, showing an average improvement of 34.8% rising to 80.1% at the highest.
Another independent study in 2013 showed that a daily intake of marine collagen peptides improved skin elasticity in a group of women aged 35-55 after 4 weeks.
The same group of researchers also found a positive impact on the body’s own production of procollagen type I, elastin and a reduction in eye wrinkle volume in women aged 45-65.
Important Benefits of collagen type l & lll for the body
Collagen Type I is the most abundant type, 80 % of the collagen in our body is type l and is found mainly in skin, tendons, ligaments, bones and internal organs .
Collagen Type lll is typically found together with type l. Seagarden collagen contain collagen type l & lll, as small bioactive peptides.
Due to their low molecular weight (3kDa) collagen peptides allows for faster uptake and transportation of the necessary amino acids to skin, hair, nails, bones and tendons for the synthesis of new collagen.
For an active lifestyle
Seagarden Marine Collagen peptides contain an unique amino acid profile with 18 amino acids and have a protein content around 95%. Our marine collagen is characterized by high levels of glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline; three precious amino acids that you won’t find in meaningful amounts in many other foods. Human collagen is made almost entirely of these three amino acids, in roughly the same ratio you find in marine collagen. Researchers have suggested that taking collagen may promote the synthesis of muscle proteins like creatine, as well as stimulate muscle growth after exercise.
Collagen supplements are also a great way to maintain a healthy digestive system.
Collagen is an important building block of the intestinal lining. A healthier gut leads to improved immunity, healthier mood regulation and higher energy levels.
Healthy Skin, Hair & Nails
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and in skin. 70-80 % of skin is made of collagen. From our mid-20s the body’s natural collagen production is reduced by about 1 % each year. With a lower collagen content, you may experience loss of elasticity and ability to retain skin moisture. This leads to signs of aging like dry skin and wrinkles over time.
Seagarden Marine Collagen can help maintain the collagen structure in the skin, keeping it smooth, elastic and hydrated. Studies have found that collagen can improve the skin health and fight the signs of aging. Collagen also provide vital amino acids vital for building keratin, the protein that builds healthy and strong hair and nails.
Strong Tendons, Joints & Bones
Almost 70% of the cartilage in our body is made up of collagen, hence it is often referred to as the body’s natural “shock absorber”. Taking collagen peptides can reduce inflammation or pain associated with the degeneration of cartilage, keeping the joints flexible and strong.
By increasing collagen production, you build a sturdy collagen structure in your body and strengthen connective tissues. The stronger these connective tissues are — joint cartilage, tendons, ligaments — the lower the risk of injuries. Collagen is also important in the growth and maintenance of normal bones and muscle mass, thereby supporting an active lifestyle.
Great solubility & mild taste
Mix 1 tablespoon (5 g) with 150 ml of warm or cold liquids. Mix well then wait for a few minutes until the collagen powder is completely dissolved. Drink immediately.
|Pure Marine Collagen||Lemon Taste Marine Collagen||Strawberry Taste Marine Collagen + Vitamin C||Marine Collagen Peptides + Vitamin C||Fish Complex|
|Weight||300 g||300 g||150 g||30 x 5 g||200 g|
|Collagen Type I & III||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Key Ingredients||Collagen peptides from hydrolysed cod skin (Gadus morhua).||Collagen hydrolysed peptides from hydrolysed fish (Cod, Gadus morhua), natural lemon flavour (2,5%), acid (citric acid E 330)||Collagen peptides from hydrolysed cod skin (Gadus morhua), Acerola, natural aroma, sweetener (steviol glycosides)||Collagen hydrolysed peptides from hydrolysed fish (Cod, Gadus morhua), acerola juice concentrate (vitamin C), natural lemon flavour (2,5%) acid (citric acid E 330), natural flavouring, sweetener (steviol glycosides E 9610).||Fish powder from white fish (Codfish (Gadus morhua), Saithe (Pollachius virens) and Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)), natural antioxidant (tocopherol-rich extract), coating substance (fatty acid magnesium salts, silicon dioxide).|