We are implementing some exciting changes at Sfera which we would like to share with you. We are in the process of updating all our labels in order to comply with the latest SAHPRA regulations, and the design of our packaging is also being upgraded.
Apart from label updates, we have upgraded to gold-coloured child-proof lids, to align with our beautiful gold branding. These changes will be phased in over the next year and you may still encounter some of our stock with black lids, and previous label versions that are still in circulation during this time.
Some of these changes were necessitated by the regulatory changes from SAHPRA, (the regulatory body), so we decided to make fresh lemonade out of the lemons that were handed to us.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
- Source of the essential amino acids histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, valine for the maintenance of good health and involved in protein synthesis.
- Source of non-essential amino acids alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, proline, serine, tyrosine involved in protein synthesis.
- Source of essential amino acid L-Lysine to help in collagen formation.
- Helps to assist joint health and joint inflammation.
Warnings & Precautions
Reported side-effects of Sfera Marine Collagen are mild gastrointestinal disturbances.
Take special care with Sfera Marine Collagen:
- If you have liver or kidney disease.
- If you have been instructed to follow a low protein diet.
Children and adolescents: Children and adolescents under the age of 18 years should not take Sfera Marine Collagen.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Do not take Sfera Marine Collagen if you are pregnant, or you are breastfeeding your baby, please consult your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider for advice before taking this medicine.
 SAHPRA Complementary Medicines – Health Supplements Safety and Efficacy. (7.04 June20)
 Sfera Marine Collagen Patient information leaflet
 Canadian Monograph: Hydrolyzed Collagen
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 Ichikawa, S. et al., 2010, Hydroxyproline-containing dipeptides and tripeptides quantified at high concentration in human blood after oral administration of gelatine hydrolysate. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 61 (1):52-60
 Shigemura, Y. et al., 2014, Dose-dependent changes in the levels of free and peptide forms of hydroxyproline in human plasma after collagen hydrolysate ingestion, Food Chemistry, 159:328-332