What Is Collagen Made Of?

Hitting the big 3 0 soon? It might be time to start thinking about collagen supplements. This is because by the time of your 30th birthday, your natural collagen levels will have started to decline, and we’re afraid they’ll only be heading one way from here…

But, like with anything new you’re putting into your body, it’s natural to wonder ‘what is collagen made of?’. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the different types of collagen, and common collagen ingredients.

So, What Is Collagen Made Of?

Collagen is a substance that builds the foundations of parts of the human body, making up around a third of all the protein found in the body. There are around 28 types of collagen in total, and each has been categorised based on the composition of its amino acids.

The most common types of collagen are type 1 (the kind you’ll find in SkinGlo’s marine collagen drinks), type 2, type 3, type 4, and type 5. Each of the different types of collagen comes with its own benefits. If you’re here because you’re wondering ‘what is type 1 collagen?’ or ‘what is type 2 collagen best for?’, take a look at the table below:

Where To Find The Different Types Of Collagen

Collagen supplements typically contain type 1 or type 2 collagen, but there are other ways to get the different types of collagen into your body, such as by eating certain foods, while the body naturally makes some of its own collagen too.

The human body naturally makes its own collagen by breaking down amino acids (a combination of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen) to build proteins (such as collagen) in the body. However, as you may already know, our bodies begin depleting in collagen when we begin to age (typically at around 30 years of age). Other factors such as too much UV sun exposure, smoking, and a poor diet can also inhibit collagen production further, leaving you needing to replenish your supply.

You can top up your body’s natural collagen levels by eating foods such as:

Discover skin-friendly, collagen recipes that can help you to incorporate some of these ingredients into your diet.

If you’re always on the go or don’t have much time for food prep, it can be easier and much more convenient to help replenish your body’s natural collagen supply with a daily collagen supplement.

What Are Collagen Peptides?

Collagen peptides can be found in SkinGlo collagen supplements, but what are collagen peptides exactly? Collagen peptides are scientifically known as hydrolysed collagen, and are typically sourced from cow hides, or from fish (specifically wild-caught cod that aren’t at risk of being endangered) in the case of SkinGlo’s marine collagen. Learn more about marine collagen vs bovine collagen.

Marine collagen peptides are a perfect source of collagen, which are upcycled to create a high-quality collagen supplement. By consuming collagen peptides, not only are you taking in those all-important amino acids, but you’re also allowing your body to continuously produce more collagen to improve the strength of your hair, skin, nails, bone strength, and more.

Like with any supplement, those containing collagen peptides work best when they are consumed as part of a healthy, balanced diet. You’ll be sure to achieve a youthful, radiant complexion if you’re looking after your body and providing it with the nutrition that it requires alongside taking your collagen peptides daily.

SkinGlo’s Collagen Ingredients

So, what are collagen peptides joined by in our collagen supplements? Our marine collagen drinks also contain a carefully formulated blend of beneficial B vitamins, as well as hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. There are 7 active ingredients in total in our collagen formula, which are paired with our unique Nutriprotect technology to deliver the highest absorption rate and maximum nutrition to your body, so you can start experiencing the benefits of collagen sooner.

Together, these ingredients can help to keep your skin, hair, and nails healthy, helping you to feel like the best version of yourself. Make sure you’re following a healthy lifestyle too, with a balanced diet, regular exercise, and plenty of sleep, and your daily collagen dose will supplement this nicely, leaving you glowing from within.

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