You have decided to start incorporating collagen into your diet and have heard there is Vegan, Marine and Bovine Collagen, as well as different types? Where do you start and what is the difference?
Collagen peptides can come in different types, some of which are most commonly known and recommended as type I, II and III. These types of collagen peptides can be sourced from fish, marine, egg, chicken and beef. Collagen supplementation will often come in hydrolysed form. This means it's easier for the body to absorb as it's broken down into smaller particles.
Let's explore the different types!
Type I: known as the most prevalent type found throughout the body, and form the key structural composition of connective tissue.
Type II: primarily found in cartilage and assists mostly in joint functionality.
Type III: most abundant in soft tissue, and makes up majority of the supporting tissue.
Comprised of type I & III - Choosing Bovine collagen can help maintain structural integrity of bone, and these amino acids found in Bovine collagen can assist in repairing tissue within tendons, ligaments and organs.
Mr Vitamins recommends Great Lakes Collagen Hydrolysate
Comprised of type I & II - choosing Marine collagen can assist with skin integrity, skin complexion and has the ability to increase hair and nail growth.
Mr Vitamins recommends JS Health Pure Marine Collagen
Designed to enhance and stimulate collagen production within the body by including vitamins such as vitamin C, E and A, alongside silica, biotin, lysine and zinc.
Mr Vitamins recommend A Picture Of Health Vegan Collagen Beauty Boost Powder