Collagen is a protein generally found in protein-rich foods such as fish and meat. However, these collagen fibres consist of heavy peptides with a high molecular weight, making it very difficult for the body to digest it, most importantly for absorption into the skin where it is needed in the dermis, the deeper layer of skin.
Hydrolysed collagen, on the other hand, is essential to stimulate the production of collagen in the dermis. Hydrolysed collagen consists of small peptides with a low molecular weight, extracted from native collagen, such as those typically found in fish. There are several advantages of using hydrolysed collagen compared with native collagen. Hydrolysed collagen is highly digestible, easily absorbed and distributed more effectively throughout the human body.