Do you know where your
collagen comes from?

Not all collagen is made equally

We like to think of collagen as the glue that holds our body together. It’s great for improving skin, hair and nail health and minimising fine lines and wrinkles. But not all collagen on the market comes from the cleanest sources. Sadly, a lot of brands in the wellness sphere source their ingredients from unsustainable farmed fish. We’re strongly against this process and believe in only offering the best collagen to our customers. And we are focused on doing this in the best way possible.

We are MSC certified, environmentally conscious, and take great pride in the fact that all of our ingredients and raw materials are ethically and sustainably sourced. We can’t stand the thought of damaging our oceans and marine life, considering they’re already under threat.

Our collagen is sourced from the normally discarded skin of wild-caught cod fish

Unless your collagen supplier explicitly tells you their source of collagen is wild-caught or sustainable, their raw material source is likely from farmed fish. Sadly, these unethical practices impact the raw materials’ quality and cause untold environmental impacts to the surrounding waterways and ecosystem.

This doesn’t sit well with us. That’s why we worked hard to ensure our Nordic Marine Collagen is MSC certified, meaning it’s 100% sustainably harvested from the crystal clear waters of the North Atlantic Ocean and produced from wild-caught deep-sea cod fish. The skin is gently hydrolysed to create the highest quality and purest source of low molecular weight collagen on the market. This makes our wild-caught collagen the most pure on the market.

The absorption of our collagen is also scientifically proven to be 1.5 times more efficient than collagen from bovine (cattle) or porcine (pig) sources. The bioavailability of our fish collagen is always superior and contains a higher content of amino acids like glycine, proline and hydroxyproline.

We only use wild-caught collagen from pure
Nordic waters

Unless your collagen supplier explicitly tells you their source of collagen is wild-caught or sustainable, their raw material source is likely from farmed fish. Sadly, these unethical practices impact the raw materials’ quality and cause untold environmental impacts to the surrounding waterways and ecosystem.

This doesn’t sit well with us. That’s why our Nordic Marine Collagen is 100% sustainably harvested from the crystal clear waters of the North Atlantic Ocean and produced from wild caught deep-sea cod skin. The skin is gently hydrolysed to create the highest quality and purest source of low molecular weight collagen on the market. This makes our wild-caught collagen the most pure on the market.

The absorption of our collagen is also scientifically proven to be 1.5 times more efficient than collagen from bovine (cattle) or porcine (pig) sources. The bioavailability of our fish collagen is always superior and contains a higher content of amino acids like glycine, proline and hydroxyproline.

We partner with the best

We partner with Seagarden to ensure our Nordic Marine Collagen can be traced all the way back to the raw material, fishing vessel name, vessel registration, catch area, landing date and sale note. Seagarden focuses on using Nordic wild-caught raw materials from sustainable fishing stocks, with most of their products being MSC certified.

Iluminos chose to work with this reputable organisation along with a collection of professionals including biochemists, nutritionists and food technologists to ensure our ingredients are the purest and most premium on the market.

We partner with the best

We partner with Seagarden to ensure our Nordic Marine Collagen can be traced all the way back to the raw material, fishing vessel name, vessel registration, catch area, landing date and sale note. Seagarden focuses on using Nordic wild-caught raw materials from sustainable fishing stocks, with most of their products being MSC certified.

Iluminos chose to work with this reputable organisation along with a collection of professionals including biochemists, nutritionists and food technologists to ensure our ingredients are the purest and most premium on the market.

A centuries old tradition of extracting collagen, perfected over time

The tradition of catching wild-caught cod is ingrained in the Nordic people and has been handed down from generation to generation. Since the early 1900s, the Norwegian government has imposed strict laws for catching Arctic cod. In 1946, Norway was also one of the first countries worldwide to establish a Ministry of Fisheries. This focused on International fishery agreements, National fishery regulations, aquaculture policy and management, as well as the environmental sustainability and welfare of the fish.

Norway is serious about protecting their waters and has a zero waste policy. This means that every fish that is caught, landed and sold in the market (after the fisherman receives his 20%) is put back into policing fisheries.

For decades, fish have been carefully tied onto racks and hung for a number of months in the clean, freezing air. They’re spaced evenly to ensure optimal air flow and are later sorted into various qualities before being cured in a fermentation process that matures the fish. Immediately after hanging, an inspection round is carried out to ensure the fish are properly separated and hung appropriately.

Overtime, the process of catching cod has improved and adapted to changing environmental circumstances. Still, the overall goal remains the same— to utilise natural resources in a way that does not harm the environment, rather benefits it.

A centuries old tradition of extracting collagen, perfected over time

The tradition of catching wild-caught cod is ingrained in the Nordic people and has been handed down from generation to generation. Since the early 1900s, the Norwegian government has imposed strict laws for catching Arctic cod. In 1946, Norway was also one of the first countries worldwide to establish a Ministry of Fisheries. This focused on International fishery agreements, National fishery regulations, aquaculture policy and management, as well as the environmental sustainability and welfare of the fish.

Norway is serious about protecting their waters and has a zero waste policy. This means that every fish that is caught, landed and sold in the market (after the fisherman receives his 20%) is put back into policing fisheries.

For decades, fish have been carefully tied onto racks and hung for a number of months in the clean, freezing air. They’re spaced evenly to ensure optimal air flow and are later sorted into various qualities before being cured in a fermentation process that matures the fish. Immediately after hanging, an inspection round is carried out to ensure the fish are properly separated and hung appropriately.

Overtime, the process of catching cod has improved and adapted to changing environmental circumstances. Still, the overall goal remains the same— to utilise natural resources in a way that does not harm the environment, rather benefits it.

100% sustainable
and ethically sourced

We care about what goes into your body and we’re seriously committed to doing everything we can to protect our planet and our oceans. That’s why we partnered with the most reliable and sustainable sources around the world to ensure we’re using the most ethically-grown ingredients on earth.

Sadly, many fish species are near to extinction because of overfishing. Given fish and seafood are the life support of coastal communities around the world, we’re serious about only using raw materials from sustainable resources.

Rigorous testing is conducted at every stage of our supply chain and only selected, first-class raw materials from honest resources are used in the manufacturing process. From start to finish, the lengthy process is completed under the watchful eye of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

100% sustainable
and ethically sourced

We care about what goes into your body and we’re seriously committed to doing everything we can to protect our planet and our oceans. That’s why we partnered with the most reliable and sustainable sources around the world to ensure we’re using the most ethically-grown ingredients on earth.

Sadly, many fish species are near to extinction because of overfishing. Given fish and seafood are the life support of coastal communities around the world, we’re serious about only using raw materials from sustainable resources.

Rigorous testing is conducted at every stage of our supply chain and only selected, first-class raw materials from honest resources are used in the manufacturing process. From start to finish, the lengthy process is completed under the watchful eye of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

MSC Certification

We pride ourselves on being able to offer, produce and supply a marine collagen that strictly abides by MSC (marine stewardship certified) practices. The MSC Fisheries Standard means fisheries are regularly assessed and encouraged to adapt to changing environmental circumstances. Under MSC guidelines, fisheries are required to develop new ways of conserving marine sources for future generations, all while leaving enough fish in the ocean.

Fishing activity is managed extremely carefully so that other species and habitats within the ecosystem continue to remain healthy. These improvements not only benefit marine mammals, marine reptiles and their habitats but ensure other species and habitats within the ecosystem continue to remain healthy.

In following MSC certifications we aim to:
– Provide sustainable fish stocks. Ensure the fish population can remain productive and healthy
– Minimise the environmental impact by managing fishing activity. Protecting species and habitats as well as keeping ecosystems healthy;
– Abide by MSC fishery laws
– Adapt to changing environmental circumstances.

MSC Certification

We pride ourselves on being able to offer, produce and supply a marine collagen that strictly abides by MSC (marine stewardship certified) practices. The MSC Fisheries Standard means fisheries are regularly assessed and encouraged to adapt to changing environmental circumstances. Under MSC guidelines, fisheries are required to develop new ways of conserving marine sources for future generations, all while leaving enough fish in the ocean.

Fishing activity is managed extremely carefully so that other species and habitats within the ecosystem continue to remain healthy. These improvements not only benefit marine mammals, marine reptiles and their habitats but ensure other species and habitats within the ecosystem continue to remain healthy.

In following MSC certifications we aim to:

– Provide sustainable fish stocks. Ensure the fish population can remain productive and healthy
– Minimise the environmental impact by managing fishing activity. Protecting species and habitats as well as keeping ecosystems healthy;
– Abide by MSC fishery laws
– Adapt to changing environmental circumstances.

MSC Certification

We pride ourselves on being able to offer, produce and supply a marine collagen that strictly abides by MSC (marine stewardship certified) practices. The MSC Fisheries Standard means fisheries are regularly assessed and encouraged to adapt to changing environmental circumstances. Under MSC guidelines, fisheries are required to develop new ways of conserving marine sources for future generations, all while leaving enough fish in the ocean.

Fishing activity is managed extremely carefully so that other species and habitats within the ecosystem continue to remain healthy. These improvements not only benefit marine mammals, marine reptiles and their habitats but ensure other species and habitats within the ecosystem continue to remain healthy.

In following MSC certifications we aim to:
– Provide sustainable fish stocks. Ensure the fish population can remain productive and healthy
– Minimise the environmental impact by managing fishing activity. Protecting species and habitats as well as keeping ecosystems healthy;
– Abide by MSC fishery laws
– Adapt to changing environmental circumstances.

Why wild caught matters

Our ocean is under enormous pressure from climate change, pollution and overfishing. To ensure our waters are teeming with life, sourcing wild-caught cod sustainably is the only way to combat farmed fishing practices which ultimately damage the earth.

Wild caught fish is richer in Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D because their natural diet tends to be lower in saturated fat than farm-raised fished. There’s also far less risk that wild-caught fish carry diseases because they’re not living in small and confined spaces where there’s little room to move or swim around other species.

Why wild caught matters

Our ocean is under enormous pressure from climate change, pollution and overfishing. To ensure our waters are teeming with life, sourcing wild-caught cod sustainably is the only way to combat farmed fishing practices which ultimately damage the earth.

Wild caught fish is richer in Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D because their natural diet tends to be lower in saturated fat than farm-raised fished. There’s also far less risk that wild-caught fish carry diseases because they’re not living in small and confined spaces where there’s little room to move or swim around other species.

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