Collagen Types Explained
Collagen Types Explained
At Nutraviva, we frequently receive inquiries regarding the types of collagen that are present in our collagen powder products. Collagen ‘types’ refers to the sourcing of the collagen in a product, whether the source of the collagen comes from an animal's skin (dermis layer), cartilage, bones, shell membrane, or tendons.
What collagen types are in Nutraviva collagen powders?
Our Collagen Hydrolysate is derived from hydrolysed collagen sourced from grass-fed and finished cattle and consists of Types I and III collagen. It is sourced from the dermal layer of the skin with a small component of tendon and connective tissue present. Our Marine Collagen powder is exclusively Type I collagen sourced from the skin of wild-caught cod. Type II collagen is obtained from cartilage, and our Bone Broth powders contain a combination of Types I, II, and III collagen. Our Pure Bone Broth is a type II collagen source.
The question often arises: does the specific type of collagen matter for addressing specific health needs? Essentially, collagen is metabolised by the body as a highly bioavailable protein source, and the various types do not inherently prioritise one health concern over another during metabolism. This can lead to confusion, especially when customers receive recommendations for a particular collagen type based on specific health issues or encounter conflicting information in blogs, media, and marketing.
Distinguishing between hydrolysed bovine (beef) and marine (fish) collagen powders primarily involves considerations such as sourcing, peptide size, personal preference, and price point. Marine collagen powder is largely favoured in the beauty industry, and has a slightly smaller peptide size, and is largely odourless and tasteless, thus making it an appealing choice. In contrast, bovine collagen, while neutral in flavour and versatile, may have some discernible taste for those sensitive to certain profiles.
Marine collagen is also a suitable option for those who prefer collagen from non-bovine sources, and it is naturally organic and wild-caught. Price is another factor influencing customer decisions, as marine collagen is a more expensive choice than a bovine sourced collagen.
In essence, both products consist of 100% natural hydrolysed collagen peptides and offer similar support for health and wellness. Concerning bone broth, its benefits extend beyond collagen, as it also provides minerals, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins, which contribute to its overall health advantages.
At Nutraviva, transparency is paramount. We openly share the origins and composition of our high-quality collagen powder products.
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Disclaimer: As with any dietary choice, it's essential to strike a balance. A varied and balanced diet, coupled with a healthy lifestyle, is key to overall well-being. This blog post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Consult with your Doctor or healthcare professional regarding your individual health needs before making any changes to your health routine or starting any new dietary supplements.