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OUR CHOICES REFLECT OUR VALUES ~ WITHINUS TEAM

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OUR CHOICES REFLECT OUR VALUES ~ WITHINUS TEAM

withinUs values quality, transparency, and sustainability; we are committed to only offering premium grade products.

We often get asked why we do not offer a lower-priced bovine collagen, and the answer ties in with our values. Bovine collagen is considered lower-grade collagen and bovine (beef/cattle) is one of the leading causes for the environmental downturn including greenhouse gas emissions, clearcutting, and water consumption.

When it comes to collagen peptides, marine collagen sourced from the scales of wild-caught fish is the absolute highest-quality collagen available, with clinically proven benefits and superior absorption rate (1.5 x more effective) when compared to all other collagen sources, including fish skin collagen.

 


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A majority of collagen supplements on the market are sourced from land animals such as bovine (cattle), porcine (pig), and avian (chicken), with bovine collagen being the most common. Yes, the price point on bovine collagen may be attractive (it is mass-produced, and therefore lower cost), but this collagen source is low grade (toxins and heavy metals can leach into the hide and bones of cattle (1)), and has tremendous negative effects on our planet.

 

© Britney Gill Photography 2019

 

With the growing concerns about our planet, it is increasingly important to be mindful and educated on the impact the products we purchase and use have. Many questions arise with this in mind:

What is important to look for when purchasing products?

Can our choices as individuals make a difference on a global scale?

At withinUs, we have done extensive research on sustainability and environmental impact and want to share some of the key points we have discovered.

 

© Britney Gill Photography 2019

Did you know?

  • Over 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from food (growing practices, processing, and distribution). Of that 25%, beef and lamb production creates up to 50% of the emissions (2). Chicken and fish create approximately 4 times fewer emissions. (3)
  • The United States is home to 94.8 million cattle as of 2019 (4). The clearcutting necessary to accommodate the increasing need for farmland contributes significantly to the production of global greenhouse emissions (5).
  • Transportation of these food products from other countries (specifically from Brazil) is also a major factor in global emissions. Brazil is currently the 2nd largest producer of cattle, behind India (6).

 

© Britney Gill Photography 2019

 

What makes withinUs TruMarine™ Collagen a premium choice?

At withinUs, our values are reflected in the products we offer to our customers, which is why we ONLY offer the best - a premium, wild-caught, sustainably-sourced marine collagen. We will not source from farmed fish, land animals and we do not manufacture fish skin collagen. 

While our collagen source does rely on natural resources, we are extremely aware and selective about how these resources are obtained. We ensure that the fish source we use is abundant so we are not contributing to overfishing in our oceans.

Read more about what makes TruMarine™ Collagen a premium source HERE. 

 

References: 

(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29969294

(2) Poore, J and Nemecek, T. Reducing food's environmental impacts through producers and consumers. Science 360 (6392), 987-992.

(3) Weber, CL and Matthews, HS. Environmental Science & Technology 2008 42 (10), 3508-3513.

(4) https://www.statista.com/statistics/194297/total-number-of-cattle-and-calves-in-the-us--since-2001/

(5) Pendrill, F, Persson, UM, Godar, J, Kastner, T, Moran, D, Schmidt, S, Wood, R. Agricultural and forestry trade drives large share of tropical deforestation emissions. Global Environmental Change 2019 56, 1-10.

(6) United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service October 10, 2019. Livestock and Poultry: World Markets and Trade