What is Collagen?
Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein, residing in connective tissues, skin, cartilage, bones, ligaments, and blood vessels. When we’re young, we have an abundance of collagen, which allows our skin to stretch and our joints to move with ease. But as we age collagen production slows, which causes our skin to wrinkle and our joints to become stiffer over time.
How does Collagen Work?
Collagen comes in three forms. Types I and III are commonly used to support healthy hair, skin, nails, tendons, bones, and ligaments. (Type I is the most abundant protein in the human body and the main protein found in all connective tissue.) Type II is commonly used to support joint and cartilage health.
Where do you get Collagen?
Type 2 collagen should not be taken with types 1 and 3 because they have different mechanisms of action in the body and can “cancel” each other out.
BY: JESSICA RUBINO
Article from September/October 2015 Living Healthy Everyday Magazine. Download your copy here.