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What are the different types of collagen and what can they do for your body? What type is best to treat your symptoms? Read on to find out.

What is collagen?

Collagen is a protein abundant in the body. It gives structure to the body and acts as a sort of “glue” to hold all your cells together. Collagen is so important to healthy skin, hair, nails, joints, and muscles. Not all collagen is the same, though.

Types of collagen

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Did you know that there are different types of collagen? Actually, there are over 28 variations, but those 28 are grouped into 5 different categories. Those 5 types have different roles in the body, so it is important to know which type of collagen will be most beneficial for you.

Type I

Type I collagen makes up 90% of your body’s collagen. It is found in the skin, eyes, tendons, bones, and teeth. It is extremely beneficial to the overall appearance of the skin. It helps improve fine lines, wrinkles, and skin elasticity.

Type II

This type of collagen is found in the cartilage. It is also a major part of our gut lining. This type of collagen is especially beneficial in joint health because cartilage is the substance that pads your joints. Type II collagen may reduce popping knees and stiff joints.

Type III

This collagen is abundant in the intestines and helps improve the structure of muscles. This type of collagen promotes glycine production which build lean muscle and helps burn fat during sleep. It helps to strengthen the cardiovascular system, including arteries and blood vessels. This type of collagen also helps heal the gut and has an impact on skin elasticity as well.  

Type IV

Type IV collagen makes up the basement membrane, which is the tissue that surrounds skeletal and smooth muscle cells. This type of collagen is found in connective tissues and in the back and around the spine. It is also thought that this may help the kidneys and offer protection to the brain.

Type V

This collagen is found in cell surfaces, hair, and placenta. It is not as abundant as the other types.

Ideal Collagen

Ideal Collagen contains Types I, II, and III. That makes Ideal Collagen effective in supporting health skin, hair, nails, and joints. Ideal Collagen is the highest quality hydrolyzed collagen supplement. Try out Ideal Collagen risk free and see what it can do for you! We know you’ll be happy with the results.