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.
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