Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It is necessary to keep our skin looking young, but it's also found in tendons, ligaments, bones, cartilage, and blood vessels. That's why we'll discuss the Importance of collagen in your diet, What Is Collagen and Why Collagen Is Important.
It's also important to know the risks of taking too much collagen, Signs your body may need more collagen, How much collagen to take, and Food sources high in collagen. Such as Gelatine and Bone Broth!
There are at least 28 known types of collagens in the human body of which 80-90% consist of Type I, Type II & Type III collagen. Here are the three main types;
- type l collagen, (sourced from Beef, Eggshell membrane & Bone Broth)
- type ll collagen, (sourced from Chicken & Bone broth)
- type lll collagen, (sourced from Beef, Fish & Bone broth)
There are also two lesser-known types of collagen which are less abundant in the human body but just as important.
- type V collagen, (sourced from Eggshell membrane)
- type X collagen. (Sourced from Eggshell membrane & Chicken)
Collagen Supplements are also an excellent way to increase your collagen but do you know What to look for in a collagen supplement? We do, so we list ingredients like Hydrolyzed collagen, Vitamin C, and Hyaluronic Acid in our blog. To find out more about Collagen, refer to our blog.
Read the full blog here: What is Collagen, and what foods to eat?
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