Increases skin elasticity by up to 30% after 4 weeks.
Reduces wrinkle depth by up to 50% after 8 weeks.
Increases the skins turnover of pro-collagen by 65% after 8-12 weeks.
Marine Matrix® is a supplement, if taken daily it can help to improve:
Smoother and more supple skin
Reduce the appearance of wrinkles
New collagen shots contain hyaluronic acid to improve skin moisture
Frequently Asked Questions
What is collagen?
Collagen is a structural fiber protein and is the protein most found in the body. 80% of the dermis consists of collagen fibers that form the skin’s framework and keep the skin smooth and elastic. Collagen fibers in the skin are formed by the body’s own production cells, the fibroblasts, first forming procollagen, which is then transformed and twisted together into strong and flexible collagen fibers.
In young and healthy skin, the fibroblasts constantly produce new pro-collagen to compensate for the breakdown of collagen fibers, and in this way maintain the skin’s collagen balance in equilibrium.
What is the skin's collagen balance?
The skin’s collagen balance is the balance between how much new collagen the body produces in relation to how much is broken down at any given time. The body’s collagen production decreases from as early as the age of 25 and continues to decrease throughout life. Thus, the collagen balance is shifted and more collagen is broken down than the body naturally produces. External influences such as UV radiation, smoking, pollution and an unbalanced diet can also shift the body’s collagen balance and contribute to signs of aging such as reduced elasticity and the formation of wrinkles and dry skin.
What are specialised collagen peptides?
Collagen peptides are collagen that is cut down (hydrolyzed) into short protein chains for easier absorption into the body. Specific collagen peptides are collagen peptides with a very high degree of refining and predefined chain length and amino acid sequence to ensure optimal effect. Collagen peptides have an almost identical amino acid composition as the body’s own collagen.
What is the daily dosage of Marine Matrix®?
Recommended daily intake the first month is:
1 bag of 5 grams (Marine Matrix® starter pack), or 2 bags of 2.5 grams (Marine Matrix® standard package).
Recommended daily intake after the first month is: 1 to 2 bags of 2.5 grams.
What is the difference between Marine Matrix® and regular collagen?
The collagen peptides used in Marine Matrix® are produced via a very special biotechnological process in which long-chain natural collagen is enzymatically cleaved down to predetermined short peptide chains with a specific amino acid sequence.
The collagen peptides are rapidly absorbed in the body so that they reach the skin cells in the deeper layers where they help to increase the skin’s elasticity * which tightens the skin and reduces wrinkle volume **.
The key to this documented effect thus lies in the specific collagen peptides produced by very special biotechnological methods. It is therefore important to note that the intake of unrefined and non-specific collagen products of lower quality that may occur on the market does not have the same nutritional properties or documented effect on the appearance of the skin.
*Proksch E, et al. Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2014; 27:47-55.
**Proksch E, et al. Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2014; 27:113–119.
What is Marine Matrix® made of?
Marine Matrix® contains collagen peptides extracted from fish skins.
How is Marine Matrix® absorbed into the body?
Scientific studies show that specific collagen peptides are taken up by the body in its natural form as short protein chains. The collagen peptides are taken up via the stomach, and are taken up into the bloodstream and transported further out to the skin.
When the collagen peptides reach the body’s production cells (fibroblasts) which are responsible for the skin’s natural collagen production, these are stimulated to an increased turnover and the production of procollagen which is then converted into new collagen fibers.
Who can use Marine Matrix®?
Marine Matrix® can be used by anyone who wants to take care of the skin via a healthy and balanced diet, and to counteract shifts in the skin’s collagen balance caused by age or external stresses such as pollution and UV radiation.
How soon will I notice any effect?
Results can vary from person to person, and what condition your skin is in, as well as diet and general health.
Clinical studies show a significant improvement in skin elasticity and firmness as well as reduction of wrinkles already after 4 weeks. This effect will normally be more noticeable and visible after 2-3 months of daily use.
When should I take Marine Matrix®?
When consuming 2 bags daily, one can be taken in the morning and one evening.
When consuming 1 bag daily, this can be taken with advantage in the evening, as the body repairs itself to a greater extent while we sleep at night, and thus can utilize Marine Matrix optimally.
The most important thing, however, is that Marine Matrix® is taken regularly every day.
What if I forget to take Marine Matrix®?
Just keep taking Marine Matrix® regularly as before.
Can Marine Matrix® be used by pregnant and lactating women?
Marine Matrix® is a natural dietary supplement. As with any dietary supplement, the use of the product is not recommended for pregnant, breastfeeding or children under 11 years of age without consulting a doctor or healthcare professional.
Can Marine Matrix® be used by people with fish allergies?
Since the raw material in Marine Matrix® comes from fish, people with known fish allergies are not recommended to use the product.
Can I also get collagen from my daily diet?
Tendons and cartilage contain i.a. a lot of collagen fibers. Gelatin is also a form of collagen (partially degraded collagen). Collagen and gelatin from the diet mainly consist of longer protein chains, which must first be broken down in the digestive system before they can be absorbed into the body. Marine Matrix®, on the other hand, contains specific collagen peptides which are short protein chains that can be absorbed much more easily and utilized by the body.
Is Marine Matrix® safe?
Marine Matrix® consists only of collagen peptides and essential vitamins and minerals. Collagen is a natural part of many foods, such as animal cartilage and gelatin. Studies show that collagen peptides are safe to ingest and no side effects have been identified.