Morning coffee with collagen? Yes, that’s what I had this morning, but you may wonder what this (trendy) supplement is? Collagen is a protein that is found almost everywhere in our bodies: skin, tendons, ligaments, bone, cartilage, blood vessels, teeth, you name it. Our collagen production decreases as we age and our stores start depleting over time.
There are over 20 different types of collagen but usually only buy Type I, Type II, and Type III.
There are over 20 different types of collagen but 80-90% of collagen found in the body consists of Type I, Type II, and Type III. Types I and III deal with skin, tendons, and ligaments, while Type II is a major component of bone and cartilage. Collagen is the major component of connective tissue, meaning that taking collagen supplements could help keep your skin tighter, your muscles stronger, and your bones more resilient. Do we use collagen? Yes we do; we drink collagen and eat collagen pills that also include hyaluronic acids and Vitamin C (which help the body to absorb and build up the collagen production in the body).