There are about 16 different types of collagen in our bodies, but around 85% are either Type 1, 2, or 3. Each of these types is necessary for different areas within the body, the collagen proteins being sourced and made from amino acids that are in our food. The essential amino acids our body requires are glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline, the last of which is found almost solely in collagen originating from animal sources. To assist your body make new collagen, these amino acids are essential. If a bone broth is not a regular item on your menu, then a collagen supplement is a must, especially as we age.
TYPE 1 COLLAGEN
Type 1 collagen is the most plentiful in our body found in the skin, our eyes, in the bone as reinforcing rods in its construction, in tendons, and even in our teeth. Widely recognised for reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving the texture and quality of our skin. The collagen fibers are the framework for elastin, which maintains skin elasticity. It’s beneficial for enhancing the strength of hair and nails and useful for maintaining the integrity of our muscles, bones, and eyes.
FEMVITAL is our Type 1 product, sourced from highest quality German collagen and scientifically tested to show improvement in the depth and plumpness of the skin and for its ability to help hyaluronic acid preserve moisture, giving the skin a more youthful appearance.
There are parallels between Types 1 and 3 collagen, and these two can be consumed together.
TYPE 2 COLLAGEN
Type 2 collagen fibers make up at least 70% of our joint cartilage. It is found in the eyes and also in our spinal discs. Joint wear and tear, exacerbated by age and or trauma, that cause pain as cartilage deteriorates, and arthritic changes occur. Taking the relevant collagen supplement can improve joint and cartilage quality by encouraging regrowth at a cellular level.
JOINTVITAL is our Type 2 product, also scientifically tested in Germany, and shown to improve the condition of joint cartilage with the flow-on effect of less pain, more movement, and better quality of life.
Type 2 collagen is best taken on its own for better absorption, so if you take Types 1 and or 3 as well, we recommend having one in the morning and the other(s) at night for optimum results.
TYPE 3 COLLAGEN
Type 3 collagen, the second most plentiful type in the body, is found in our intestines, blood vessels, organs, and muscles. As the gastrointestinal tract is made of skin, needing a permeable barrier to function correctly, the glycine and glutamine in Type 3 collagen help aid digestion and support a healthy gut barrier, helping to prevent the breakdown of the intestinal lining.
DIGESTIVITAL is our Type 3 product sourced from 100% high grade, Australian beef collagen. As well as being beneficial for digestion and gut health, helping with conditions like Leaky Gut Syndrome, Type 3 collagen has an overlap with Type 1 collagen, so it is also great for hair and nails and both types can be consumed together.
Here at HEALTHY AND AGILE, we recognise that our bodies need all three types of collagen. Our range of products reflects this, ensuring that you can support your body as a whole, knowing that our collagen products are of premium quality from a leading global supplier. Collagen products are extremely safe to use – they are classed as a food product, and there are no contraindications with medication.