The Collagen Trifecta: Protect, Stimulate and Build – Not Every Collagen Product Can Do This … Can Yours?

Life Sciences, Food, Food Ingredients & Innovations,
  • Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Collagen has taken the areas of beauty and anti-aging by storm, up by more than 56% in the natural channel alone in 2019, according to a 2020 Nutritional Outlook ‘Ingredients to Watch’ US forecast. Collagen ingredients have matured in front of our very eyes – moving further and further away from the high molecular weight, low-impact products of the past to the clinically-studied, low-molecular weight hydrolysates of today.

Collagen sourcing has also been an evolving area of product development, whereby commercial traditions have favored bovine and porcine sources, but are changing in the face of contemporary consumer preferences and developing markets in territories with dietary restrictions. In light of this, marine-sourced collagen is on a fast-track to become a formidable competitor.

Even among the most competitive of brands, there remain a considerable number of unknown variables; aspects of a collagen products portfolio that should be accounted for. We call this The Collagen Trifecta. The collagen trifecta is the ideal composite of mechanisms that a collagen ingredient can offer in its support of beauty-from-within and joint health claims. These should ultimately translate into benefits that are consumer validated and add value in terms of enhanced market confidence. A collagen product should protect, stimulate and build, but unfortunately, most can only substantiate their collagen building activity.

Tripeptides, uniquely standardized in our branded collagen ingredient Morikol, takes the guess work out of that game. Morikol is standardized to 15% tripeptides, an active ingredient shown to protect, stimulate AND build collagen. Morikol not only delivers the industry’s lowest molecular weight collagen product, averaging 1500 daltons, but also sources it from clean-cultivated fish for a certified-Kosher end product. The synergism of the trifecta significantly reduces the clinically-supported dose to ONLY 1g/day for beauty-from-within applications. At such low doses, options previously unavailable or downright inconvenient to collagen intake, i.e. capsules or on-the-go dispersible formats, become a sustainable reality.

Join this free webinar to learn about this new and powerful low-molecular weight collagen formulation derived from clean and sustainable marine sources.


Shavon Jackson-Michel, ND, Director of Medical & Scientific Affairs, DolCas Biotech, LLC

Dr. Shavon Jackson-Michel is a medically-trained naturopathic doctor with formal undergraduate training as a biomedical engineer. Her critical thinking and systems approach has informed her expertise in natural medicine and natural products development, while guiding the skillset she has honed in public speaking, education and science-based marketing. As a science officer with DolCas Biotech, Dr. Jackson-Michel leads the commercial development of many of the company’s top brands, while spearheading the scientific evaluation and product education that supports the sales and marketing teams of DolCas and its formulation partners. In this director position, she has traveled extensively, investigating top botanical and dietary supplement innovations, as well as securing many of them for promotion in DolCas’ global markets.

Before entering the business sector, Dr. Jackson-Michel taught health-science and wellness-related coursework for nearly six years as a university professor. She still maintains a small consulting practice where she advises a select number of clients on natural approaches to common health concerns. Able to keep her finger on the pulse of health/medical literature, advances, shortcomings, etc., she credits her continued clinical work for the unique value and perspective she brings to the table. As the 2018 Clinical Excellency Scholar recipient for her graduating class at the University of Bridgeport Naturopathic Medical College, Dr. Jackson-Michel feels privileged to find the ‘oh so sweet spot’ between impactful clinical and commercial work.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Product formulators/developers/R&D – functional drinks, coffees and other beverages; functional foods of all types
  • Product formulators/developers/R&D – dietary supplements

What You Will Learn

  • The meaning of the Collagen Trifecta: protect, stimulate, build and the research to prove it
  • Tripeptides – and why your collagen hydrolysate may be missing the mark
  • ‘Very Important Peptide (VIP)’ shuttles and collagen bioavailability
  • Options for low dose, non-bulk powder collagen formulations

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Dolcas Biotech

Dolcas Biotech is a natural products ingredient firm, specialized in the commercial development and market positioning of clinically studied, patented brands for the dietary supplement, functional foods and beverages industry. Established in 2007 as an extension of its founding corporation Orcas Naturals, DolCas was formed in response to the then-budding interest in branded nutraceuticals. Given our experience in generic powders and extracts, we understood that marketing branded ingredients required a more attentive focus on our customers, a more thorough understanding of science and an evolving sense of the prevailing trends of the industry. DolCas expanded its scope, becoming vertically integrated with the establishment of its own manufacturing facilities in Bikaner, India – DolCas Botanosys, in 2017. DolCas is committed to the highest possible quality and safety standards for our brands and to that end, nurtures its mission to transform lives and optimize health daily.

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