3 Types of Collagen – A Full Breakdown Part2

What are the Different Types of Collagen?
Type I
This is the most abundant type of collagen found in the human body.
It is also the strongest form of collagen, which makes it a major component in the structure of bone, skin, tendons, ligaments, eyes, and even teeth. It is an excellent choice for those looking to maintain or enhance muscle mass, strengthen eyes, and promote bone health and density. (1)
Type I collagen is most famous for its ability to improve the health and appearance of skin by reducing signs of aging and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. Skin elasticity, moisture, and smoothness are also greatly improved with this type of collagen supplementation. (2)
This is also the type of collagen for hair growth to give you stronger, thicker locks and nails. If this is what you’re after, collagen can be stacked with biotin, a B vitamin known for its positive effects on hair and nails, to maximize their beauty boosting power together. There is a great deal of overlap between Type I and Type III collagen, and many collagen supplements will contain both in some ratio, especially if it comes from beef collagen. Marine collagen contains high concentrations of Type I collagen with minimal amounts of Type III. Type I collagen from marine sources is especially beneficial for healing the lining of the gut. It does this by protecting against dysfunction of the tight junctions of the epithelial lining of the intestines. (3)
Because Type I collagen is so important for skin structure and elasticity, it is the most important type of collagen for wound healing. It helps to improve the quality of the healing tissues and reduce the effects of scar tissue.

Type II
Type II collagen is the type of collagen in cartilage tissue, making it the most important type of collagen for joints, ligaments, and tendons. Cartilage is the firm connective tissue that forms the smooth, gliding joint surfaces and protects the bones in these high-friction areas. (4)
It is also a central feature of many structural features like the nose, ears, eyes, spinal disks, and ribcage.
Cartilage deterioration and injury is the source of much joint pain. Collagen has been proven to relieve joint pain. As mentioned above, when you supplement with collagen, it accumulates in the joint cartilage stimulating tissue regeneration. The increased presence of collagen stimulates the body to produce more of its own collagen. As a result, the cartilage quality and health in the joint is improved, improving function and reducing pain. Supplementing with Type II collagen may even help prevent pain and inflammation from starting in the first place.

Type III
Type III collagen is the second most abundant form of collagen in the body.
This collagen type is usually found alongside Type I collagen in tissues. Type III collagen is important for organ function, such as in the intestines, lungs, liver, kidneys, blood vessels, and heart. (5)
Alongside Type I, Type III collagen is a very beneficial type of collagen for gut health and skin elasticity. It is also crucial in the health and function of blood vessels and heart tissues. Deficiency of Type III collagen is associated with increased risk of ruptured blood vessels and reduced lifespan as a result. (6)

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