Sproos sources only the highest grade premium marine collagen. Made and sourced locally in Canada. Third-party tested to meet stringent Canadian and EU standards for heavy metals.
Highly soluble and flavourless. Now Non-GMO Project Verified!
Source of type I collagen. Type I collagen is the most dominant type Collagen of collagen in the body. It is a key component of our skin as a building
What makes Sproos Marine Collagen different from other products on the market? Find out below!
SUSTAINABLE SOURCING AS A TOP PRIORITY
Much of the marine collagen on the market is sourced from farmed fish in Asia. We were not comfortable with this for Sproos. Wild and as local as possible were our top priorities when deciding on which fish to use. That’s why we source our marine collagen from sustainably fished, wild-caught cod, pollock and haddock from the North Atlantic Ocean (anywhere between north-east Canada and northern Europe).
GENTLE PROCESSING & PURITY
At our manufacturer, the skins and scales are triple rinsed using purified water. Then the collagen is extracted using food grade malic acid. It’s important to note that since we source smaller sized fish, the collagen is able to be gently extracted in this way. Typically with other marine collagen products, higher strength chemical acids are used to extract collagen from larger fish that have larger scales.
The collagen is then dried and made into a fine powder. This powder has a molecular weight averaging 3000 Daltons which is an excellent, low molecular weight for collagen. Generally speaking, collagen that is under 5000 Daltons will have better bioavailability making it easier for the body to absorb and use. Collagen with higher molecular weights (over 5000 Daltons) will have poorer bioavailability.
All of our marine collagen are tested to meet the most stringent standards worldwide for heavy metals. That means you can feel good about the purity and safety of our sustainable, pure collagen.
NO FISHY TASTE!
One of the things we hear time and time again is that our collagen has very little flavour and doesn’t have a fishy taste or smell. It mixes and dissolves easily (pro tip: add the collagen into your glass or mug FIRST before adding liquid). This means it’s easy to incorporate into your daily lives. Whether it is in your coffee, tea, water or smoothie. It won’t ruin the taste or consistency of your favourite beverage.
MARINE COLLAGEN VS. GRASS-FED COLLAGEN: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
We are often asked, “Which collagen should I choose, Grass Fed Bovine Collagen or your wild-caught Marine Collagen?” It depends first of all on your personal preference on ingesting a product that comes from fish or from cows. People who follow a more plant-based lifestyle may be more comfortable using marine collagen.
If your focus is skin, hair or nails, marine collagen is your best bet. Marine collagen is comprised mostly of type 1 collagen which is the type of collagen found in your skin, hair and nails. If your focus is joints, gut or whole-body wellness, grass-fed collagen would be your best bet. Marine collagen will support those areas, but grass-fed collagen (mostly comprised of type 3 collagen) will be most supportive of these areas.