What’s the best type of Collagen to use?

That depends on what you’re trying to address. 

  • Hair loss/thinning hair?
  • Crepey skin, aging neckline?
  • Joints & cartilage support?
  • Gut health?
  • Bone health?

Nearly 28 types of collagen have been identified. 

90% of your body is made up of Type 1 collagen – hair, skin, bone, teeth, tendon, ligaments, vascular ligature, and organs. It can help improve osteoarthritis, bone density, bone strength, and skin health. 

Type 2 Collagen can be found in the joints and cartilage.

Type 3 Collagen can be found in the skin, organs, intestines, muscles, and blood vessels.

Don’t use Type 2 collagen if you’re dealing with crepey skin, thinning hair, or hair loss.

You need Type 1 instead, preferably a hydrolyzed, micronized marine collagen that has complementary ingredients such as Vitamin C, keratin, hyaluronic acid, biotin, and an anti-oxidant like pomegranate.  Building blocks matter. 

What about a multi-collagen supplement? 

These tend to be less expensive but may not be the smartest option because combining all the various types of collagen into one serving will decrease absorption.  Type 1 & 3 work well together and Type 2 should be taken on its own. 

Bottomline – When choosing a collagen supplement, make sure you read the label to confirm that you’re taking the right collagen types to get the results you want. 

This collagen is one of my favorites.

I love talking about all things collagen so reach out with any questions or if you like to geek out on all things wellness. 

Until next time! 

Be Well! 


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