Frequently Asked Questions about ProPlenish Marine Collagen and related products.

What is Marine Collagen Type 1

Marine Collagen Type 1 specifically refers to the type of collagen found in marine sources that closely resembles the type predominant in human skin and connective tissues.

ProPlenish Marine Collagen is Type I collagen, the most abundant collagen found in the body.

ProPlenish Type I collagen contains distinctive peptides that stimulate cells in the skin, leading to collagen synthesis through cell activation and growth, providing the basis for beautiful skin, strong nails and healthy hair.

Key Features of ProPlenish Marine Collagen Type 1: Source:

Type I collagen is obtained by extracting it from fish skin, along with scales. In contrast, ProPlenish Marine Collagen Type 1 stands apart, as it is meticulously sourced only from the scales of responsibly sourced wild-caught deep-sea fish. This exclusive origin ensures remarkable absorption and bioavailability.

Similarity to Human Collagen:

ProPlenish marine collagen Type I closely resembles the structure of human collagen found in the skin and connective tissues. This is important as it allows the marine collagen to integrate effectively into the human body’s collagen network.


Marine collagen is scientifically recognised as the most bioavailable form of collagen, being absorbed up to 1.5 times more efficiently into the body than other forms such as beef (bovine) collagen. ProPlenish is formulated using the lowest molecular weight and peptide composition, which enables efficient digestion and absorption.


Incorporating ProPlenish Marine Collagen Type 1 into your diet offers a range of potential benefits. These include heightened skin elasticity, enhanced hydration, and and an overall more vibrant appearance. Furthermore it supports joint health by contributing to cartilage formation, and assisting in maintaining healthy hair and nails.

Collagen Production:

As we age, our natural collagen production decreases, leading to signs of ageing, joint discomfort, and other issues related to collagen depletion. ProPlenish Marine Collagen Type 1 supplementation assists to counteract this decline and supports the body’s collagen levels.

What is Hydrolysed Collagen?

Hydrolysed collagen, also known as collagen peptides or hydrolysate, is a form of collagen that has undergone hydrolysis.

Collagen itself is the most abundant protein found in the bodies of humans and many animals. Various connective tissues, including skin, bones, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments, rely on this crucial structural component.

Hydrolysis involves breaking down large collagen molecules into smaller peptide chains. This results in a more easily digestible and bioavailable form of collagen supplement.

ProPlenish is formulated using the lowest molecular weight (1k Dalton, smallest particle size) hydrolysed marine collagen available making it easier for the body to absorb and digest.

ProPlenish high-performance Marine Collagen micro peptides offer superior solubility, digestibility and absorption for quicker, more visible results. 

Marine collagen is scientifically recognised as the most bioavailable form of collagen, being absorbed up to 1.5 times more efficiently into the body than other forms such as beef (bovine) collagen.

What age should I start taking ProPlenish Marine Collagen?

Read about how ProPlenish can assist with specific signs of ageing

Many factors contribute to the age in which you might start to see the signs of ageing. These include genes (Intrinsic) and environmental factors (Extrinsic) such as stress, diet, smoking, sun exposure, alcohol consumption and exercise.

Depending upon the individual, one may start to see the signs of ageing appear as early as 20 years of age when collagen production begins to decline at a rate of 1-1.5% per year.

Including ProPlenish Marine Collagen in your daily diet can help to slow down the signs of ageing by replenishing lost collagen, activating natural collagen production (stimulates fibroblasts) and assist to stem further collagen breakdown in the body.


How long before I see results?

The time frame in which results can be seen can sometimes vary due to the level of ageing and condition of a persons skin, hair and nails. Scientific research on daily collagen intake and general feedback from our customers is that changes can be seen and felt from 4-6 weeks onwards.

Like any supplement, ProPlenish Marine Collagen needs to be taken daily for best results. 2-3 serves a day can accelerate the results, and many customers are reporting this.

What happens if I stop taking ProPlenish Marine Collagen

Like any supplement, when you stop taking ProPlenish Marine Collagen your skin, hair and nails will eventually revert to their previous state and you will loose the benefits you have achieved.

The time frame in which this happens can differ from person to person due to various environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors. Current research has indicated that results remained for 4 weeks (and then declined) when daily consumption of ProPlenish Marine Collagen ceased (after taking it daily for 8 weeks).

Is ProPlenish Marine Collagen designed for everyday use?

Yes, like any supplement ProPlenish Marine Collagen is recommended and designed to be taken daily for best results. Coming in powder form means ProPlenish is easy and convenient to include in your daily diet.

ProPlenish Marine Collagen taken daily works from within to replenish the collagen lost in the deep layers of the skin to hydrate and plump the skin. The strength and condition of nails also improves and hair becomes healthier through taking collagen daily.

Scientific research has shown that it is safe to consume collagen for long periods of time.

Can I take ProPlenish Marine Collagen if I am allergic to fish?

ProPlenish Marine Collagen is sourced from deep ocean fish, so it is not recommended for use by people with allergies to fish. The product strictly does not contain shark fin, dolphin, whale, shellfish or crustaceans.

How many sachets/scoops should I take per day?

For best results we recommend for the first 4-6 weeks to take 2-3 sachets/scoops per day to increase your collagen levels.

Following that you can choose to reduce your serves to 1-2 sachet/scoop per day if you wish.

You can also choose to take 1 sachet/scoop per day from the onset however results may take longer to be seen.

Please click here to see further details on dosage.

Taking 2-3 sachets/scoops a day can accelerate the results and we have many customers reporting this.

Does Collagen help you lose weight?

Abundant in collagen is the amino acid glycine, renowned for its metabolism-boosting effects and support for a balanced appetite. Moreover, glycine plays a pivotal role in regulating blood sugar levels, effectively curbing cravings and preventing overindulgence.

Marine Collagen stands out for its exceptional satiety properties, surpassing popular proteins like Whey or Soy protein. Research indicates it’s 40% more filling than these counterparts, thanks to its unique amino acid composition that supports fullness and lean body mass.

Additionally, marine collagen offers a rich source of potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, contributing to its comprehensive health benefits.

Can I take ProPlenish Marine Collagen if I am pregnant?

ProPlenish Marine Collagen is a 100% natural protein that has no serious side effects or intolerance reactions however, it is not advised for use during pregnancy without consent from your obstetrician.

The good news is that we have a number of customers who take ProPlenish Marine Collagen after pregnancy whilst breastfeeding, and they find their skin to be more hydrated and firmer. Many women also experience brittle nails and hair loss after pregnancy and have found ProPlenish Marine Collagen has assisted in replenishing the nails and hair with vital nutrients.

Can I take ProPlenish Marine Collagen whilst breastfeeding?

Yes, ProPlenish Marine Collagen is safe to use during breastfeeding. The collagen is a 100% natural protein that has no serious side effects or intolerance reactions. We have many customers who take ProPlenish marine collagen whilst breastfeeding, and they find their skin to be more hydrated and firmer. Many women also experience brittle nails and hair loss after pregnancy and have found ProPlenish marine collagen has assisted in replenishing the nails and hair with vital nutrients.

Numerous studies confirm ProPlenish marine collagen is considered to be a food with a high level of safety which makes it reliable for long term use; has GRAS status – regarded as safe by WHO and the FDA.

ProPlenish marine collagen is manufactured in certified facilities and is carefully tested for heavy metals, pesticides and microbiological contaminants to ensure it’s purity and safety. The environmentally-friendly production process guarantees the highest degree of purity and product safety.

ProPlenish marine collagen is extracted through a hydrolysis process using pure physical methods, without any trace of chemical residue. During the manufacturing process, allergens are removed through a carefully controlled washing procedure, resulting in a hydrolysed fish collagen free from allergens.

ProPlenish marine collagen does not contain raw materials that fall under genetically modified organisms (GMO). As ProPlenish marine collagen is extracted from fish, it is free from animal-induced diseases such as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), Foot-and-mouth disease and bird virus.

ProPlenish marine collagen is 100% natural; odorless, colorless, and tasteless (excluding citrus flavour) for an extremely high degree of purity compared to other forms of collagen.

Based on the scientific data and studies conducted on human consumption, ProPlenish marine collagen is considered safe for a mother during breastfeeding of their baby.

Can I take ProPlenish with other vitamins and medication?


Yes, you can take ProPlenish with other vitamins. We recommend that you speak with your healthcare professional before starting any new supplement, including ProPlenish.

Are there any side effects from taking ProPlenish Marine Collagen?

ProPlenish Marine Collagen is a 100% natural protein free of dairy, lactose, soy, wheat, gluten, hormones and allergens. It contains no artificial colours, flavours, additives or preservatives.

Recognised by the US authority Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Proplenish Collagen is Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS). The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medicinal Products have also accorded collagen with the highest possible safety status.

As in all proteins, including collagen, there is the possibility of causing sensitisations and allergenic reactions. Studies conducted on collagen intake report practically no undesired side effects, no cases of allergy or massive gastro-intestinal over-sensitivity reactions. What is meant by “practically no undesired side effects” is the only minor side effect to be reported in a study was mild gastro-intestinal (stomach) upset by 1 subject. This is very rare and we have not had customers experience this.

Please note ProPlenish is not recommended for people with a fish allergy. Read more in the FAQ ‘Can I take ProPlenish Marine collagen if I am allergic to fish‘.


How is ProPlenish produced?

ProPlenish marine collagen is extracted from the scales of wild caught deep sea fish from sustainable fishing habitats.

ProPlenish marine collagen is extracted through a natural hydrolysis process using pure physical methods with no chemicals used in the process. During the manufacturing process, allergens are removed through a carefully controlled washing procedure, resulting in ProPlenish pure hydrolysed marine collagen free from allergens and any other additives.

ProPlenish products are not Halal Certified however contain only 100% fish derived collagen ingredient.

Where is ProPlenish Marine Collagen sourced from?

ProPlenish Marine Collagen is the purest and highest grade marine collagen in the world. Unlike other forms of collagen from fresh water fish (farmed) and animals (pork, beef), ProPlenish Marine Collagen is sourced from deep-sea fish of the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean. All of our products are proudly made in Australia.

The product strictly does not contain shark fin, dolphin, whale, shellfish or crustaceans. It is 100% natural and has no additives, preservatives, fat, hormones, carbohydrates, lactose or gluten.

ProPlenish Marine Collagen is stringently tested for heavy metals including Mercury. We can guarantee our Marine Collagen is safe and certified.

Please go to nutritional information, research and testimonial pages for further information.

Not suitable for Vegans.

* Please be mindful of cheap imitations and lower grade collagens on the market from China which are often made from farmed fish, beef, pork or chicken.

What do the products taste like?

ProPlenish Marine Collagen Original is a tasteless and odourless supplement that blends clear in hot and cold drinks and food*. Please see our blog page for recipe ideas and ways to easily include ProPlenish into your daily diet.

For those wanting a touch of flavour we recommend ProPlenish Citrus flavoured Marine Collagen.

As our new advanced formula Marine Collagen + contains 9 other vitamins, minerals and botanicals in addition to our 100% pure marine collagen there is a slight taste. This is predominately due to the inclusion of the Matcha Green Tea. Unlike our Original Marine Collagen product that dissolves tasteless in water we recommend including Marine Collagen + in a daily smoothie, Acai bowl or yoghurt. 

* The majority of people experience no taste however those with more sensitive taste buds have reported a slight marine flavour when taken in water only.

How does Marine Collagen work?

Marine collagen is a protein derived from marine fish. It shares similar properties with other types of collagen, such as bovine or porcine collagen, but it comes from marine sources.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It is vital to various tissues, including the skin, bones, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. It provides structural support and helps maintain the elasticity and strength of these tissues. Our natural collagen production decreases as we grow, leading to various signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, joint pain, and reduced skin elasticity.

When you consume marine collagen as a supplement, it is absorbed into the bloodstream, and the amino acids are distributed throughout the body to aid in the repair and synthesis of collagen in various tissues.

ProPlenish’s hydrolyzed marine collagen, with a low molecular weight, provides enhanced absorption. Its micro peptides offer high solubility for rapid, more visible results. Marine collagen is scientifically recognised as the most bioavailable form of collagen, being absorbed up to 1.5 times more efficiently into the body than other forms such as beef (bovine) collagen.

Here’s how marine collagen works:

Skin health: Marine collagen supplementation is often associated with skin health benefits. It is the best collagen supplement for ageing skin. By providing the body with the necessary building blocks, marine collagen can support the production of new collagen in the skin, helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles and promoting a more youthful complexion.

Joint support:  Collagen is a crucial component of cartilage, the connective tissue that cushions and protects joints. As we age or put stress on our joints, the cartilage can wear down, leading to joint pain and discomfort. Marine collagen may help support joint health by promoting cartilage regeneration and improving joint flexibility.

Bone strength: Collagen is also an essential component of bone tissue. It contributes to the structural integrity and strength of bones. Marine collagen supplements may help improve bone density and reduce the risk of bone-related issues.

Hair and nail health: Collagen is key to maintaining healthy hair and nails. By supporting collagen production in the body, marine collagen may lead to stronger nails and more vibrant hair.

Gut Health: Marine collagen supports gut health by promoting a balanced gut lining and aiding digestive well-being.

Will Marine Collagen tighten skin?

Collagen is a crucial protein naturally occurring in our skin, providing strength and elasticity. As we age, collagen production slows down, leading to wrinkles and loss of firmness in the skin.

Marine collagen, sourced from fish, is rich in amino acids, particularly proline and glycine, which are essential building blocks for collagen production in our bodies.

Marine collagen helps improve skin elasticity and moisture retention when consumed as a supplement. As a result, many experience a subtle tightening effect, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.

How long does it take for collagen supplements to work? Many factors like age, genetics, overall health, and lifestyle habits can influence how effective marine collagen is in tightening the skin.

Scientific research on daily collagen intake and general feedback from our customers is that changes can be seen and felt from 4-6 weeks onwards.

How does ProPlenish Marine Collagen help skin, hair and nails?

ProPlenish Marine Collagen improves the skin’s elasticity, hydration, and firmness. ProPlenish Marine collagen supplements help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture and tone, and promote overall skin health.

How does ProPlenish Marine Collagen help muscles, tendons and bones?

Collagen is an essential protein used by the body in the creation and function of muscles, bones, joints and skin. Collagen can assist with lean muscle gain and tone by its promotion of natural creatine, essential for new muscle growth following workouts.

Include ProPlenish Marine Collagen in smoothies and shakes post workout as a healthier and more pure alternative to sugared protein bars and bodybuilding shakes. ProPlenish is 100% natural and free of fat, carbs, sugar, dairy, lactose, soy, wheat and gluten.

Can men use ProPlenish Marine Collagen?

We are all made up of collagen and experience the same effects from the natural decline in collagen levels through the ageing process – wrinkled skin, weak nails, brittle hair and muscle loss.

We have many men who take ProPlenish and report great benefits from the product. Male customers who take ProPlenish report that their skin is more hydrated and firmer, nails are stronger, less hair loss and a greater ability to maintain lean muscle tone.

More information and scientific research is available on the research page.

Which Collagen supplement is best?

At ProPlenish, we take pride in being the pioneers of introducing marine collagen to the Australian market. However, with an increasing number of collagen products available, it’s important to make informed choices to ensure you purchase the best collagen supplement for your needs.

The quality of the collagen powder you choose can significantly impact the results you experience, so let us guide you through some expert tips to help you make the right decision to ensure you prioritise your health every step of the way.

Type of Collagen: Collagen supplements typically come in various types, such as type I, type II, or type III, among others. Type I collagen is the most abundant in the human body. It is responsible for maintaining the health of the skin, bones, and tendons. Therefore, a supplement primarily containing type I collagen such as ProPlenish is recommended for overall benefits.

Source of Collagen: Collagen supplements are derived from different sources, including bovine (cow), marine (fish), or porcine (pig). Each source has its own benefits and considerations. Bovine collagen is the most common and widely available, while marine collagen is known for its high bioavailability.

Quality and Purity: Look for a collagen supplement that undergoes rigorous testing to ensure quality and purity.

Additional Ingredients: Some collagen supplements may include additional ingredients like vitamins, minerals, or other compounds to enhance their effectiveness. Consider whether these additional ingredients align with your health goals or if you prefer a simpler collagen supplement without any additives.

Pills vs Powder: While collagen pills offer convenience and portability, it’s worth noting that many pill formulations contain additional fillers or additives to bind the ingredients together. This can result in needing to take a larger number of pills to match the collagen dosage provided by a single serving of collagen powder. What’s more, these additional binders and additives can potentially hinder the absorption of collagen in your body. They may cause delays or even blockage, resulting in slower and less noticeable results.

In contrast, collagen powder offers a more versatile and efficient option. It allows for easier adjustment of the collagen dosage according to your specific needs, ensuring you’re getting the desired benefits. Without the need for fillers or additives, collagen powder can provide immediate bioavailability, making it quicker and easier for your body to absorb and digest.

Customer Reviews and Reputation: It can be helpful to read customer reviews and consider the reputation of the brand. Look for positive feedback and testimonials from users who have experienced the desired benefits from the collagen supplement.

Remember, selecting the best collagen supplement depends on your preferences, health goals, and requirements. It is important to conduct thorough research, evaluate all available options, and make an informed decision that best suits your needs.

Where to buy Marine Collagen?

Official Website: The official ProPlenish website, www.proplenish.com.au, is a reliable and convenient place to purchase marine collagen. It ensures that you are getting genuine ProPlenish products direct to your door whilst also earning valuable VIP Reward Points.

Authorised Retailers: ProPlenish have a select number of authorised retailers that carry our marine collagen products. Please contact us to see if there is a stockist near you.

Online Marketplaces: Reputable online marketplaces or health-focused websites may offer our marine collagen products. When purchasing from online marketplaces, ensure you buy from trusted sellers.

When choosing any marine collagen product remember to read product labels, and consider factors such as the source of the collagen, additional ingredients, and customer reviews.

ProPlenish offers premium marine collagen products that are sustainably sourced and rigorously tested for quality. We are committed to delivering high-quality collagen supplements to support your beauty, health and wellbeing

Does Collagen help with hair growth?

Collagen is rich in vital amino acids like proline and glycine, crucial for producing keratin—the building block of hair. Increasing collagen intake may enhance keratin synthesis, improving hair strength and quality.

ProPlenish Marine Collagen, derived from sustainably sourced wild-caught fish, boasts a higher concentration of collagen type I, making it ideal for stimulating hair growth.

Scientific research indicates that integrating collagen into your daily diet can significantly fortify hair roots by replenishing collagen in hair follicles, promoting growth, texture, and body. In certain cases, collagen has demonstrated the potential to increase hair diameter thickness by up to 49%, requiring more force to break the strengthened strands.

Studies suggest collagen supplementation can result in healthier hair, reducing brittleness and enhancing shine. Many individuals have reported notable improvements in hair texture and volume through consistent use of ProPlenish Marine collagen supplements.

Will ProPlenish Marine Collagen help with skin conditions and adult acne?

Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea and Adult Acne
Skin conditions such as Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea and Adult Acne all in some way deplete the skin of key nutrients and interfere with collagen formation. ProPlenish Marine Collagen works from within to replenish the collagen lost in the deep layers of the skin at the dermis. The increase in collagen in your body helps to repair and re-build the damaged tissue and restore the skin’s firmness and elasticity. Research into taking collagen daily for two months has shown to result in a 91% increase in a persons skin hydration and resilience. This has in some cases seen improvements to eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and adult acne. Increased collagen in the skin can also help to support healing of the skin underneath acne scars and can in some cases improve acne scarring and marks.

Stretch marks
Stretch marks are a result of a lack of collagen in the dermis combined with stretching of the skin. The less collagen there is in your skin, the more likely you are to develop stretch marks. Including ProPlenish marine collagen in your daily diet may help to prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and improve the overall quality of your skin.

What is the ProPlenish VIP Rewards Program?

Please see our VIP Rewards Program page for all information regarding the Rewards Program which provides loyal glowing customers, with generous reward points for shopping with us.

Do you offer a ‘buy now, pay later’ option?

Yes! We offer ZipPay for your buy now, pay later needs. ZipPay allows you to get your purchase now and pay for it later in easily managed instalments. Create your account in moments and select select ZipPay at the checkout. Easy! Learn more here.

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