Upcycling of fish skin

Upcycling af fiskeskind - Vild Nord

Upcycling for the sake of nature

Do you know the concept of "upcycling"? Upcycling is a sustainable approach where resources that would usually be discarded, instead used to create new products of higher value. Thus, upcycling helps to reduce the amount of waste and extend the life of resources. With Vild Nord Upcycles we fish skin from wild-caught North Atlantic cod.

The sea as a source

We are proud to have an innovative and sustainable approach to upcycle fishing skin and create a premium collagen product that you can enjoy wherever you are in life. Our motivation lies, among other things. In our desire to protect and look after our nature in a sustainable way. And then we are also just good old -fashioned fascinated that a fishing skin can turn into a beauty product. It's not magic, but it's close.
As a company, we feel an obligation to preserve our nature and to minimize our environmental impact and promote circular resource consumption. By upcycle the fish skin from the wild -caught North Atlantic cod, we contribute to increased value creation and greater utilization of the entire raw material, reducing food waste.

The ocean - A source of collagen

From residual product to Premium Marine Collagen

The fine, light and bright collagen powder that you find in all of ours Vild Nord Collagen products are manufactured through a hydrolysis process. But what does it mean when we say that our marine collagen is hydrolyzed?

From Fishskin two collagen
After catching, the cod is filled and the skin is collected. Usually, the fish skin is discarded or used in the manufacture of feed, but V has instead chosen to upcycle the skin using a special processing, so you can benefit from a beautiful collage powder of the highest quality.
When we upcycles fishing skin, we use the Earth's resources to the fullest. One kilogram of fishing skins gives approx. 130 grams collagen. It may not sound like much, but the fishing skin also consists of anything but collagen and there will always be a remnant of the fishing skin after our machining. These residues are used, among other things. to produce animal feed.

The North Atlantic Cod

In order for us to get the collagen out of the fish skin, it must be processed in a very special way. Hydrolysis involves a chemical process in which the fish skin is degraded by water and enzymes. In this way, the collagen can be extracted.
The fishing skin is undergoing a process where it cleaned and impurities are removed. Then the skin is softened and selected enzymes are added. The enzymes break down the fish skin and its proteins to smaller peptides and amino acids.
When the hydrolyze process is over, the collagen is filtered to remove insoluble particles, resulting in a clear and pure powder.
The collagen powder is now used in all Vild Nord Collagen-Variants - Also in your favorite. Some products are added to vitamins and minerals in the form of e.g. seaweed and berries.
Collagen powder

With nature in mind

Why choose Marine Collagen and why has the choice just fallen on the cod? The cod we use at Vild Nord, has lived his life in the wonderful, but at the same time harsh northern Atlantic. It has by nature a high content of the protein collagen, especially in its skin.

Fishing skins

The collagen that the cod possesses is type 1 collagen. It is the most widespread type of collagen in the human body. plays an important role in the elasticity of the skin.
In addition, we have chosen the cod as a source of collagen as fishing is sustainable and we complete this sustainable cycle by upcycle the fishing skin into a beautiful Inner Beauty Collagen product.
By choosing Vild Nord Marine Collagen, you get the collagen of a type that the body already has and knows. It is also nice to know that the raw material is fully utilized and that in this way you can help reduce any food waste.

Collagen for the skin

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