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26 April 2022

Why did I choose Marine Collagen from Sustainably Sourced Fish instead of from Wild Caught Fish when formulating the Intrametica ingestible beauty products five years ago?

With so much misinformation floating up to the surface about the source of Marine Collagen I thought I would jump in here and hopefully clear up some of the marketing fluff that companies are using to try and differentiate their stories from those of us who have done the research and whose products have stood the test of time, are batch controlled and fully traceable while contributing to the sustainability and conservation of marine life on a global scale.

Firstly, Marine Collagen Peptides are a well characterised compound of amino acid sequences derived from Collagen or Gelatin through a process of hydrolysis.  They must meet compositional guidelines according to Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration and Food Standards Australia & New Zealand. The product, Marine Collagen Peptides, are the same compound whether sourced from wild caught fish or farmed fish, except for purity profiles and amino acid composition – depending on their unique production processes.

Now, here’s the thing, Intrametica’s Marine Collagen Peptides (VERIOSL®) are sustainably farmed by GELITA, one of the world leading gelatin and collagen companies based in Germany. In fact, these guys have been leading the world in collagen research and development for around 135 years.  GELITA are the group who also pioneered a lot of the published human clinical trial research using collagen peptides for not only skin health but also joint health, body composition, and other musculoskeletal conditions.

In fact, most of our competitors in the ingestible beauty space piggyback their health claims using the GELITA science!! We are obviously aligned with the world leader in Collagen research to ensure optimal therapeutic outcomes with our premium VERISOL® Marine Collagen Peptides.

What separates us from some of the companies claiming their products are superior because they use wild caught fish is that our strategic supply partner, GELITA use a specialised manufacturing process based on their 13 decades of experience, which have proven their material to be therapeutically effective in achieving clinical results.  Here is a position statement from Gelita that directly confirms this.

Date      04 April 2022

To whom it may concern,

VERISOL® Scientific Position

During the past decade GELITA published 8 clinical studies with the Bioactive Collagen Peptides (BCP) VERISOL®. As it is known that collagen peptides have different biological activities, it is suggest­ed that the specific efficacy of the tested VERISOL® lies in the special production process. As a consequence, it has to be stated that the effects measured in these studies are valid only for VERISOL® and cannot readily be ap­plied to other collagen products that do not contain VERISOL®.

Sincerely yours,


Additionally, Intrametica have always taken purity and efficacy seriously which is why we decided to partner with GELITA.  All our Marine Collagen Peptide batches are tested for heavy metals, PCB’s, GMO’s, antibiotics, hormones and microbiological contamination to ensure there is not a trace of these materials in the final product. As part of our stringent quality control program here at Intrametica, we chose the best materials available on planet earth based on regulatory standards, international marine farming standards and decades of experience in the healthcare industry. It is simply incorrect to claim that sustainable farmed fish marine collagen peptides are not batch controlled or that they contain contaminants. This is seriously misleading and damaging to our industry as a whole.

Let’s be clear, my mission from the beginning has been and remains that of purity, efficacy, and sustainability. I am driven by the highest of healthcare standards and principles. I had the choice to use wild caught fish.  I didn’t proceed down this path because it is not sustainable.  Wild caught fish doesn’t happen with a fisherman/woman and a fishing rod. It involves nets, or thousands of lines with thousands of hooks. What else do you think these nets capture other than the fish used in wild caught collagen? It’s not pretty.  It’s not contributing to health-full practice of marine conservation. It’s not Intrametica.

Simply put, it’s the marine collagen peptides and fish we reject, that make us market leaders in the ingestible beauty space.

If you wish to join me and our growing community and you would like to enjoy the benefits of an aware wellness brand where we select clinically trialled active ingredients in therapeutic doses infused with real organic wholefood powders which enhance gut microbiome diversity, then click the link in our bio or follow us on the link below to find out more about what we are doing.


Angela Maree xx


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