Collagen Simply Explained
Morning coffee with collagen, yes that’s what I had this morning. But you may wonder what this (trendy) supplement is? Collagen is a protein in our body that is found almost everywhere: skin, tendons, ligaments, bone, cartilage, blood vessels, teeth, you name it. Our collagen production decreases as we age and our stores start depleting over time.
There are over 20 different types of collagen but we can normally only buy Type I, Type II, and Type III.
There are over 20 different types of collagen, but 80-90% of collagen found in the body consists of Type I, Type II, and Type III. Types I and III deal with skin, tendons, and ligaments, while Type II is a major component of bone and cartilage. All collagen is a connective tissue, meaning that taking collagen supplements could help keep your skin tighter, your muscles stronger, and your bones more resilient. There are countless ways that it could effect your overall health – and the possible effects it has on minimizing wrinkles aren’t bad, either! Do I use collagen? Yes I do, I drink marine collagen and eat collagen pills that also has hyaluronic acids and vitamin C (which helps the body to absorb and build up the collagen production in the body).