Collagen has become very popular in recent years; and for good reasons, because Collagen is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin and muscles. Collagen has many important functions, including providing your skin with structure and strengthening your joints and bones.
In our adult years, our bodies begin to produce less collagen. This process begins when we are around the age of 30 and accelerates in our 40s – leading to the inevitable visual and noticeable signs of aging. Collagen loss is a natural process. But other factors can speed up the process and lead to early or more intense signs of aging, such as exposure to UV, pollution, and lifestyle choices.
When we lose collagen it's important to replenish with a high quality collagen; preferably marine collagen. Here's what benefits your body will receive:
Youthful skin, hair growth, better joint flexibility. It helps support skin tone and elasticity, giving skin a radiant youthful appearance. Nourishes the hair follicle for new growth. Repairs and replenishes the collagen in cartilage, tendons and bones for superior joint flexibility and bone strength.
Which is the best Collagen type? A commonly asked question which confuses the consumer. The short answer is -The quality of Peptides and absorbability are more important than Collagen Types.
The different "Types" of collagen are linked to the starting with the raw material. Type 1 is found in skin, Type 2 in joints. All collagens in the market are hydrolyzed to form smaller, more readily absorbed Collagen Peptides. When these raw collagen ‘types’ are hydrolyzed, they all form the same Collagen peptides.
When ingested, the Collagen Peptides stimulate the body's production of all the Collagen types. The quality of Peptides and absorbability are more important than the original ‘raw’ Collagen Type.
So, your body will respond to the ingestion of Peptides by producing all the Collagen types it needs.
I prefer Marine Wild Caught fish skin collagen over the beef collagen, that comes from all parts of the animal.