Nippi Collagen, a global leader in the production and supply of premium marine collagen peptides has been granted Non-GMO Project Verified status. The award verifies the non-GMO status of Nippi’s premium select grade TruMarine™ Collagen and gives Nippi the right to use the well recognized logo issued by the Non-GMO Project, a highly-regarded non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO functional ingredient supply.
The Non-GMO Project Verified seal indicates that the raw material bearing the seal has gone through the rigorous process which includes traceability and testing of major ingredients at high risk for GMOs throughout the supply chain to ensure ingredient integrity through to the finished product. Greg Nielsen, VP and General Manager of Nippi Collagen NA Inc, states, “We are pleased to have received Non-GMO Product Verification. It is yet another validation of the sophisticated nature of TruMarine™ Collagen and Nippi’s commitment to introduce marine collagen to the global market. The Non-GMO Project’s Verified seal is North America’s only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance and the feedback from the market has been extremely positive.”
TruMarine™ premium select is produced from 100% fish scales, contains no skin and is odorless, colorless, and tasteless for an extremely high degree of purity compared to other forms of collagen. Marine-derived collagen attracts a larger market due to dietary preferences over beef, pork, and chicken in beauty and health products and is free from a risk of pathogens such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy and other animal induced diseases.
Type I collagen makes up 80% of our body’s collagen glycoprotein’s and is present in our skin, connective tissue framework, bones, joints, cornea, and blood vessels. TruMarine™ Collagen consists of small peptide molecules characterized by improved bioavailability and digestibility and contains a high concentration of high-nitrogen amino acids—glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline which have specific nutri-functional properties to support overall health beauty.
Clinical research has shown numerous benefits from the ingestion of collagen peptides on skin, joint and bone health. Studies reported that taking TruMarine™ Collagen regularly, improves skin moisture level, smoothness and suppleness and prevents signs of aging such as the formation of deep-winkles and fine lines as well as UVB-induced skin damage. TruMarine™ also promotes joint health by helping to repair joint matrix degeneration and improving long term joint comfort and mobility. Marine collagen has also been shown to help to restore bone mineral density and support healthy bone metabolism.
“We’re excited to be working with such dedicated raw material suppliers as Nippi Collagen,” says Megan Westgate, Executive Director of the Non-GMO Project. “The process to verify the non-GMO status of the supply chain shows a high level of commitment to transparency and to changing the overall supply chain. Nippi is taking a leadership role among raw material suppliers.”
Greg Nielsen, Vice President of Nippi Collagen NA adds, “The Non-GMO Project Verified seal allows consumers in North America access to clearly-labeled non-GMO functional food and dietary supplements. Quality ingredient suppliers will be moving down this path to achieve verification which allows for better transpanerency and information along the supply chain.”
About Nippi Collagen
Nippi Collagen is a leader in providing marine collagen peptides to the health and wellness market. As a global supplier, Nippi focuses on providing consistently high-quality products by implementing strict manufacturing standards without sacrificing environmental responsibilities. Nippi Collagen continually strives to improve and position itself as an innovator and global provider in natural, bioactive technologies. Research and Development is supported by the Research Institute of BioMatrix, (Tokyo, Japan) which continues to lead the world in the study of collagen peptides. For more information on Nippi Collagen NA Inc. please visit www.nippicollagen.com
Background on Collagen
Collagen is one of the most important structural substances in our bodies, accounting for 25 to 30% of its total protein. The body’s ligaments, tendons, bones and skeletal muscles are all held together by collagen, as well as by smooth muscle tissue including blood vessels, digestive tract and organs. It is also the main component of skin, bone, and cartilage. As we age, our body loses its ability to make collagen, and begins to break down. The skin sags and wrinkles, bones become brittle, joints become stiff and less flexible, and bodies become softer and have less tone.
Supplementing with collagen protein provides the body with the amino acids and peptides necessary to manufacture and support collagen. Collagens are the most abundant group of organic macro-molecules in the human body and because of their tensile strength, they perform numerous important structural functions, especially in connective tissues. Collagen proteins are essential in connective tissues of such organs as the heart, intestines, lungs, liver and kidneys; as protein matrix of the skeleton and its related structures (e.g. bones, teeth, tendons, cartilage and ligaments); and in fibrous matrix of skin and blood vessels.
Quite different from other protein sources, marine collagen peptides contain a unique combination and ratio of amino acids (protein), specifically, glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine. This ratio of amino acids is the topic of clinical research studies and may hold important keys in product development and applications moving forward. In Japan alone, the Collagen Beauty market generates over $2.3B in sales and marine collagen is now the preferred form of collagen globally. Diet, age, stress, digestive system, and physical activity all affect our ability to provide the body with the nutritional raw materials it requires to properly support joint, bone and connective tissue health. Collagen is an essential component for those wanting to remain healthy and active throughout their life.