There are no two ways around it. Collagen is an animal thing - it’s what our skin is made of. Humans, Cows, Fish and more. But one of the biggest misconceptions out there is the common belief that by eating someone else’s collagen i.e. a cow or a fish, we’ll be able to boost our own collagen for flawless youthful skin,
As I briefly mentioned above, bovine and marine collagen have not been conclusively proven to work. We use the EU’s Health and Nutritional Claims Register as our gold standard. It’s essentially a list of all the conclusively proven benefits derived from eating certain foods or supplements. And guess what? Animal based collagen is completely absent from this list.
The EU’s leading science institutions have been unable to conclusively prove that consuming bovine or marine collagen (or type I, type II or type III collagen peptides for that matter) has any tangible impact on your skin.
In particular there are 3 main problems when it comes to animal collagen that aren't present in plant-based collagen builders or vegan collagen alternatives;