Clean, marine-sourced tripeptide collagen makes US debut

By Danielle Masterson contact

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Dolcas MoriKol PR

Related tags: Collagen, Collagen peptides, Supplyside west, Beauty from within

DolCas Biotech launches MoriKol, a highly bioavailable, low-dose, tripeptide collagen hydrolysate.

The clean, naturally derived, marine-based tripeptide collagen ingredient from kosher, warm-water fish will be showcased at Supplyside West in Las Vegas. The firm hails it as an alternative to bovine and porcine collagen. 

Dolcas is making this “beauty-from-within” ingredient available to US consumers at a low, clinically supported daily dose of just 1 g. It delivers a minimum of 15% of readily utilizable forms of peptides that are absorbed intact. MoriKol also promises the specific amino acid sequence essential to collagen’s structure, glycine-proline-hydroxyproline (GPH), and showing 3% GPH when tested. 

Shavon Jackson-Michel, ND, Director of Medical & Scientific Affairs at DolCas, says it’s a novel ingredient. “No US-marketed fish collagen has quantified collagen actives at this level of specificity. Many commercially available collagen hydrolysates available collagen hydrolysates require doses between 2.5-10g/day, but offer negligible quantities of bioavailable peptides. Bi- and tripeptides are the smallest absorbable units of collagen, and when provided in a finite amount, provide greater potential for restorative functions, including fibroblast recruitment to damaged areas and collagen formation from bioavailable building blocks.”

The flavorless and odorless product is also water- and temperature-stable for use in diverse applications. Unlike traditional collagen ingredients, MoriKol’s small, freely absorbable collagen peptides are of very low molecular weight (a 15% tripeptide standard), which allows for a low dose. MoriKol says their piscine-sourced collagen capsules are highly absorbable and bioactive. 

Jackson-Michel explains, “Collagen is the most abundant protein type in the human body. Supplemental collagen’s potential whole-body application, including “beauty from within,” joint health, sports performance, and cardiovascular and digestive system support is far-reaching.”

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