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Not all collagen is created equal

Not all collagen is created equal

We have been made aware of an Instagram reel containing information on marine collagen and why not to take it. Having had questions from our loyal community, we wanted to address the misinformation contained in the reel. We asked founder of Correxiko, Dr Dinuk Dissanayake, to respond:


1. Neurotoxins - β-Methylamino-L-alanine, or BMAA, is a natural compound produced by microorganisms  - prokaryotic and eukaryotic. These microorganisms are consumed by filter-feeding organisms like mussels, oysters and bottom-dwelling fish species like plaice.
BMAA are not found in cod, haddock, or salmon, because these microorganisms are not a food source for these fish.
BMAA's are found in shark fins, as sharks are higher up the food chain and live for longer, and any toxins are stored in fins and bones. Similar to animals, they store heavy metals they consume in bones, which is why our bovine collagen is from hide, not crushed bones.
2. Microplastics - yes it's an issue with the ocean and land. Fish can consume these, and it's deposited in fish gills and digestive systems. We only use the fish skins to source our marine collagen, and it's free from microplastics, and each batch is still tested for this (plus another 100+ other possible contaminants).
A bigger threat of microplastics is the plastic lining of your Starbucks coffee cup or your pyramid tea bag. Studies show when boiling water is added, massive amounts of microplastics are released into hot drinks.
3. Sea creatures, dolphins and sharks are found in marine collagen- this is just a misunderstanding of sourcing. We source our fish from the food processing industry. We only take the skins of cod, haddock and pollock from fish fillets. 
Our fish is only line-caught, not from nets. so no dolphins or sharks, or shellfish are in our products.  
4. Bovine has type 1 & 2, so good for the gut as well as skin and hair and marine collagen is type 1 only - this is not correct. It was initially thought that marine collagen is type 1, but our latest studies show that Correxiko Marine collagen contains types 1,2,3 & 4, which is why it's so effective. If you check our latest packaging, we have updated it with all the types available.
5. Sewage in seawater. We source our marine collagen from Canadian artic waters, there are no human habitats there, and sewage and pollutants are more likely an issue on factory-farm grown fish, which are also fed with genetically modified feeds and given antibiotics.
To conclude: 

The raw material we use to create our marine collagen products is sourced from the Canadian North Atlantic Ocean. The Canadian government regulates the species of fish via the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Canada has some of the strictest standards, policies and penalties for illegal fishing, destruction of habitat, and restrictions on fishing practices. The fish stock is monitored by government bodies and third-party scientists to ensure the health and safety of the fish species and habitat.

We only use the by-products from the food fish industry, the fish skins that remain from fish filleting, that would normally go to waste. 

We source from within set quotas, seasons of catch and fishing grounds. We go even further than the regulations require, and we only source fish that are line-caught, not from fishing nets, that can catch dolphins, turtles and other marine life. 

We work very closely with our fishing partners, who provide detailed information on the catch areas, species, vessel names and process facility names and addresses to confirm the origin of the raw material supply, so all material is fully traceable.

We have a strong commitment to ensuring that our marine collagen is sourced from sustainable, well-managed fish stocks and caught using legal fishing practices. 

If you have any concerns or questions regarding our products, please reach out to the team at

Our Marine Collagen

Formulated by a British medical Doctor, with over 10 years of experience researching the benefits of Marine Collagen, Correxiko Collagen has been double hydrolysed to create an industry-leading micro-particle peptide size. This leads to enhanced absorption with more effective, extensive results. 
Our marine collagen is free from: gluten, wheat, dairy, egg, peanut, soy, shellfish, yeast, fillers, binders, preservatives, hormones, nuts, sugar, artificial sweeteners and artificial ingredients.
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