collagen type I, II and II does it make a difference?

Collagen Types - does it make a difference?


At Nutraviva we often get queries regarding what types of collagen are in our premium collagen products. Our grass fed and finished Collagen Hydrolysate is made of Types I and III collagen sourced from the dermal layer of the skin, bone, tendon, muscle and connective tissue of grass fed and finished cattle. Our Marine Collagen is Type I collagen derived from the skin of wild caught cod. Type II collagen comes from cartilage, our Bone Broth powders contain Types I, II and III.


But does a specific type of collagen really make a difference for specific health needs? Ultimately, collagen is absorbed by the body as a highly bioavailable protein source and the different types do not necessarily support one specific health concern over the other as it is metabolised similarly regardless of type. This can be a source of confusion for some customers who may be recommended a particular type of collagen for a specific pain point, as well as there being blogs, media, marketing which may promote one source over the other.


The main differences between the bovine (beef) and marine (fish) collagen hydrolysate really comes down to sourcing, peptide size, preference and price point. Marine collagen has a slightly smaller peptide size which is why it is often more prized in the beauty industry, as well as having no discernable tasteless or odour. Whilst beef collagen is neutral in flavour and very versatile it may present with  some taste and smell for those sensitive to certain flavour profiles. Marine collagen also a good alternative to beef sourced collagen for customers who would prefer not to have a bovine sourced collagen, as well as being naturally organic and wild caught. There is a price difference between the two products which is also a factor in customer purchase decision-making also.


Essentially both products are 100% natural hydrolysed collagen peptides and support health and wellness similarly. In relation to bone broth, it is not just the benefits of collagen that makes bone broth such a great product but also the minerals, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid and vitamins that make it so beneficial.


At Nutraviva, we’re all about transparency. We’re happy to tell you where our high-quality products come from and what goes into them. Browse our FAQs for more information about our supplements or get in touch if you have any questions or need more information.


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Written by Liz Golsby, Digital Marketing Manager, Nutraviva Ba MTeach DipHSc.

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