Everyone is taking collagen these days...but very few people know exactly how it works. The absolute key is tripeptides..these molecules stimulate fibroblasts to make collagen in the skin, and they have dedicated transporters that escort them directly into the system, no digestion required!
Gelatin, collagen hydrosylate, collagen peptides..they all mean building materials, little bricks called amino acids...collagen is a big bunch of bricks that has to get chopped up in your stomach and absorbed into the blood..but, to actually put them to use..we need..
Gly-X-Y TRIPEPTIDES! No other collagen product even measures their tripeptides..Intuitive Nutrients uses MoriKol, which has >15% tripeptide content, tested on every batch..these are the architects, they give the biochemical instructions to fibroblast cells in your skin to actually use the little amino acid bricks to make collagen in your skin..
With Morikol, you don’t just get bricks...you get the construction team that actually tells the fibroblast cells to make collagen fibrils! The collagen then moves into the epidermis and dermis of the skin to make it more elastic, reducing wrinkles and helping to make skin more beautiful and durable..resisting tearing as older skin does.
MoriKol™, a naturally derived, marine-based tripeptide collagen ingredient from kosher, warm-water fish makes its debut in the US. The ingredient is a clean-label, consumer friendly alternative to bovine and porcine collagen. Through a pioneering licensing deal, Dolcas makes this uniquely efficacious "beauty-from-within" ingredient available to US consumers at a low, clinically supported daily dose of just 1 g.
Clean, Marine-Sourced HTC Tripeptide Collagen Hits US Market
MoriKol's proprietary processing method results in a flavorless, odorless, highly pure product that is water- and temperature-stable for use in diverse applications. Unlike traditional collagen ingredients, MoriKol's small, freely absorbable collagen peptides are of very low molecular weight (a 15% tripeptide standard), which allows for a low dosing of the ingredient. Coupled with its convenient capsule delivery format that does not exist in other collagens on the market, MoriKol is a highly bioavailable, more bioactive collagen.
"Collagen is the most abundant protein type in the human body," enthuses Shavon Jackson-Michel, ND, Director of Medical & Scientific Affairs at DolCas. "Supplemental collagen's potential whole-body application, including "beauty from within," joint health, sports performance, and cardiovascular and digestive system support is far-reaching."
Even as popularity of hydrolyzed collagen products has grown at an impressive scale, a 2019 report by the Grand View Research firm notes that the convention of low bioavailability land animal-sourced collagen — with acknowledged risks of transmittable diseases like Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or Mad Cow Disease, and Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) — still prevail over more appealing marine sources because of the cost differential. MoriKol closes that differential with its unique beauty-from-within collagen preparation that delivers a concentrated dose of highly absorbable peptides.
The Tripeptide Advantage: HTC Collagen
The novel processing of MoriKol delivers a minimum of 15% of readily utilizable forms of peptides that are absorbed intact. MoriKol also guarantees the delivery of the specific amino acid sequence integral to collagen's structure, glycine-proline-hydroxyproline (GPH), and showing 3% GPH on assay.
"This is a completely novel ingredient," emphasizes Jackson-Michel. "No US-marketed fish collagen has quantified collagen actives at this level of specificity. Many commercially available collagen hydrolysates available collagen hydrolysates require doses between 2.5-10g/day, but offer negligible quantities of bioavailable peptides. Bi- and tripeptides are the smallest absorbable units of collagen, and when provided in a finite amount, provide greater potential for restorative functions, including fibroblast recruitment to damaged areas and collagen formation from bioavailable building blocks."
MoriKol delivers nearly 15 times the amount of intact-absorbed bioactives compared to other collagen brands. This allows for unprecedented low dosage levels of just 1g/day, with comparably shorter clinical effect times. "MoriKol's low dosing avails itself to compact, convenient delivery forms, such as capsules or gummies, and not just powders," Jackson-Michel concludes.
A Warm-Water Edge
"Piscine-sourced collagen products are known for their smaller molecular weights compared to porcine and bovine sources, but even with fish, warm water-sourced marine collagen is believed to have better biocompatibility than cold water options such as salmon and cod, delivering higher levels of the amino acids proline and hydroxyproline — the two essential building blocks of collagen." explains Jackson-Michel.
MoriKol's controlled manufacturing produces a consistent product that is held to rigorous breeding, cultivation, and processing standards. MoriKol's high purity is supported by its clearance of 40+ veterinarian and piscine-specific drug tests, including those for antibiotics, dioxins, PCBs and hormones. MoriKol's quality further extends to a low heavy metal profile, meeting stringent Prop-65 specifications.h