Where does your collagen come from? You ask this about your meat that you buy at the market, but do you ask this about your collagen? Just like veggies and meat, collagen also has an environmental footprint and there are different sources — and quality.
We partner with a Marine Stewardship Council Certified (MSC) fishery in Alaska to source ALL our marine collagen. We are proud to support a local fishery to ensure our collagen is from sustainably-sourced, wild-caught pollock from Alaskan waters.
We believe it's important to know where your food comes from. This question started my journey when I started using collagen and found most collagen comes from cattle farmed in Brazil (cattle farming is the #1 cause of Amazon deforestation) and from cattle hides and hooves - parts we typically don't eat - or crave. We desired a better option.
Compared to other marine collagen brands that use pond-raised tilapia (that are fed antibiotics), our collagen is from fish that swim in wild, pristine cold-water. Alaskan Pollock is a Marine Stewardship Council certified fish. To go the extra mile, each catch is supervised and reviewed by a NOAA (National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration) representative.
We remove the scales and bones while keeping the skin since the skin is the most bioavailable. The meat of the pollock is then sold as fillets, reducing waste.
Even more, each lot is traceable to a specific Pacific Ocean location where the fish was caught and each catch is tested for metals and toxins to ensure our fish collagen is clean - and safe.
It's important to know where your food comes from, how it impacts our natural ecosystems for your health and for your wellbeing.