Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It’s 70% of the protein within our skin, and 1/3 of our total overall protein.
Collagen: “It’s found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. Especially Type 1 collagen in us humans. It’s what helps give our skin strength and elasticity, along with replacing dead skin cells. When it comes to our joints and tendons, in simplest terms, it’s the “glue” that helps hold the body together.”*
About 90% of the body is composed of Type 1 + 3. With that being said, the best sources of collagen with mostly Type 1 + 3 will be from Cows (bovine collagen), Fish, and especially Eggs.
What to look for when buying collagen products:
-Products with mostly type 1 + 3
-High Bioavailability (easily absorbed in the body since their molecules are quite big. Liquid and powdered forms are usually best)
–Hydrolyzed collagen is best (molecules are small enough to be absorbed)
-Try to find a product with a dosage amount of at least 7,000mg per serving
-Try to find a marine-derived source of collagen. It’s easiest for our bodies to absorb