Mixed into your daily coffee, tea, smoothie or lemon water, our PEARL Marine Collagen Superpowder is available in Organic Coconut, Unflavoured or Japanese Matcha, and tastes nothing like what you might imagine from a combination of wild caught marine collagen, vitamin C from Australian Kakadu plum and freshwater pearl powder. Luckily for us, the deliciousness of our formulas doesn't mean the drink isn't powerful, says our founder Olivia Boyd-Smith, who worked with a leading Australian Dermatologist and Dietician for the formulation "we only source the highest quality ingredients from around the world, always with complete traceability and direct relationships with our suppliers" she says.
Collagen is the word on everyones lips at the moment, however, there are many types with varying results on the skin. "We formulated PEARL with active, naturopathic dosages of each ingredient, and we have the clinical studies to back up its efficacy, which is so important to us as a brand".
The types of collagen in supplements are either bovine or porcine (beef and pork) or marine derived (from farmed or wild caught fish), then there are plant derived products said to protect collagen depletion. "Both bovine, porcine and marine derived collagen are widely accepted as viable sources of collagen" says Olivia. In all cases, the collagen is a byproduct of the food industry, where the collagen sources are utilised that would otherwise be discarded.
Our Par Olive team felt strongly about the safety with marine collagen, which is supported by scientific research and recent studies our Dermatologist highlighted which appeared in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology. And whilst farmed marine collagen is much less expensive than wild caught collagen (less than 10% of the cost of wild caught marine collagen), our team felt wild caught had an edge with driving maximum results in the skin, hair and nails. "Our wild caught collagen is sourced exclusively from wild caught cod in Norway, which swim in clean waters, and have the highest quality testing in the world," says Olivia. "Our specific wild caught collagen has been shown in cell models, animal models and human models to improve skin elasticity and hydration, whilst reducing fine lines and wrinkles after just 8 weeks of daily use".
Hydrolysed collagen peptides are collagen thats essentially been pre-digested, broken into a smaller molecule weight known as polypeptides. "Our PEARL collagen is hydrolysed down to the lowest molecule weight on the market, meaning maximum collagen absorption is achieved" notes Olivia. Looking at the research, including randomised controlled trials versus placebos, it has been shown that overall skin health parameters, including wrinkle reduction, skin hydration, luminosity, pigmentation, clarity all improved with a minimum of just three grams a day (less than the amount in one single serving of PEARL).
Olivia notes that a holistic approach with skin health is the best way to achieve radiant, luminous skin long-term. "Consuming a diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids such as wild caught fish, oysters, sardines, chia seeds, supplementing with the highest grade wild caught collagen supplement like PEARL, a diet rich in vibrant fruits and vegetables, paired with consistent SPF use, all contribute to a healthy and glowing complexion long-term"
Whilst creating PEARL Marine Collagen Superpowders, our Dermatologist and Dietician incorporated other skin-friendly ingredients that work synergistically to drive maximum collagen production in the body. "We included an active dosage of Vitamin C from Australian Kakadu plum, which, when paired with our wild caught marine collagen, has demonstrated maximum collagen production in the body, in addition to photo-protective properties - which helps to reduce oxidative damage and further support skin hydration and elasticity. There is also fresh water micro-ground pearl powder, rich in calcium and magnesium to reduce GABA levels to lessen oxidative stress which leads to premature ageing."
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