Marine Collagen and Biotin: What's the Difference?

There is a lot of information available which focuses on the benefits of marine collagen and collagen supplements.  The information on biotin leads us to believe that this is also a great supplement for our skin, hair and nails? What is the difference between marine collagen and biotin? Are marine collagen or collagen supplements and biotin good for our skin health?  Should we be using marine collagen and biotin supplements together? 

The main difference is that collagen is produced by our bodies and biotin is not. Biotin is a water soluble vitamin and needs to found in a well balanced diet. Biotin is actually Vitamin B7.  

As we age, our collagen stores start to decrease.  From the age of 25 onwards, we are losing collagen quicker than we can produce it.  With decreasing  levels of collagen, our skin loses elasticity and hydration.  This results in fine lines and wrinkles.  We also notice that our joints start to become less flexible.  Collagen supplements and marine collagen are popular because they contain hydrolysed collagen, which are easier for your body to absorb. Marine collagen has the highest absorption rates. 

There are 28 different types of collagen, and type 1 collagen is best for your skin and hair. Marine collagen (from fish skins), is the best source of type 1 collagen. Read more about marine collagen right here: Collagen Supplements - All You Need to Know!

Complementary Lifestyle Considerations

While marine collagen and biotin supplementation can be valuable tools, their efficacy is augmented by holistic lifestyle practices. Adequate hydration, a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals, regular exercise, and a consistent skincare routine all play vital roles in achieving optimal skin and hair health.


"Collagen is made by our body. Biotin is a vitamin and needs to be found in a healthy balanced diet"

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Is Marine Collagen Better than Biotin?

What does Marine Collagen do?

If you want more information on the benefits of marine collagen, read this NYME Blog: Marine Collagen and The Real Benefits

What is Biotin? 

Biotin is known as vitamin B7 and plays a role in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism. Biotin also supports healthy hair and nails. 

Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin and it's not stored in your body, so you can become low in biotin.  This will happen if you are not eating biotin rich foods as part of your diet. It is a safe vitamin and has not been associated with any serious side effects.  

The word biotin comes from the ancient Greek word "biotos". which means "life" or "sustenance".  Collagen also come the ancient Greek word "kollo", which means "glue".  

What is Biotin Deficiency?

Biotin deficiency is rare.  A high risk group are women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.  A lack of biotin can also be a result of excessive use of antibiotics.   Deficiency symptoms are: hair loss or hair thinning, a red, scaly rash around the eyes, nose, or mouth, dry skin, dry scalp, brittle nails and tiredness. 

Which Foods contain Biotin?

Biotin is a vitamin and we have to get it through our diets. Our body does not make biotin.  As it is a water soluble vitamin, your body does not store it either.  Water soluble vitamins (Vitamin C is another one) means that they are readily absorbed into tissues for immediate use.  Any excess is passed in urine, these types of vitamins are not stored. 

So it's important to eat a  nutritious and well balanced diet. Make sure you include biotin-rich foods such as: egg yolks, dairy products (milk, cheese, yoghurts), fish (salmon and sardines), meat (including liver), fruits (bananas, apples, avocados and raspberries), vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, sweet potatoes), nuts, seeds and yeast.  

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Marine Collagen and Biotin Can Be Used Together

Does Biotin help Hair Growth and Skin?

Let's talk about keratin which is an essential protein, produced by our bodies.  Keratin is a type of protein which lines the inside and outside surfaces of the body. It helps to form the tissues of the hair, nails and the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis), including the skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. 

Keratin and biotin are linked.  Biotin is involved in metabolism and it helps your body metabolise the amino acids needed to build keratin. 

There is also a relationship between keratin and collagen. Collagen peptides contain many amino acid which are needed by your body needs to make keratin. If you take collagen and biotin together, you can support your body's keratin production. 

The combination of marine collagen and biotin showcases a promising synergy in supporting skin and hair health. Marine collagen provides the foundational amino acids necessary for collagen synthesis, while biotin contributes to the formation of keratin, the building block of hair structure. These supplements, when integrated thoughtfully into a well-rounded lifestyle, can harmonize to nourish and invigorate skin and hair from within, contributing to a more vibrant and confident sense of well-being. Consulting with a healthcare professional before incorporating new supplements is advised, especially for individuals with underlying health conditions or sensitivities.

Do Marine Collagen and Biotin Work Well Together?

Marine Collagen and Biotin taken Together

It is clear that both biotin and marine collagen work brilliantly on their own.  Can marine collagen and biotin work better when they are taken together? When it comes to your wellness and your beauty routine, focusing on your skin, hair and nails, you will be in the best position to get the benefits of both.  

NYME Collagen

NYME Collagen contains 10,000mg premium marine collagen with 6 vitamins.  One of the vitamins is Biotin or vitamin B7.  As mentioned in the blog, biotin is a water soluble vitamin and will be absorbed quickly. NYME Collagen contains hydrolysed collagen peptides and results are seen in 12 weeks. Most collagen studies have used 12 weeks as the time period for results. 

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Choose NYME Collagen 14-day or 30-day Packs

And finally, we want to add some words about how easy it is to take NYME Marine Collagen. You choose whether you want to receive NYME Collagen every 14 days or 30 days. They are both delivered to your door.  This handy collagen drink is travel friendly, ready-mixed and great to take first thing in the morning. Keep it in the fridge, if you like to drink it cold or in your cupboard if you prefer room temperature.  Read more about our subscription policy here: NYME Collagen | Subscription Policy