This post was last updated on January 6th, 2017
Is Collagen Plus Different From Standard Collagen?
They’re not exactly the same, but one can give you superior support for skin and joint health.
Collagen is simply the basic building block our body utilizes to regenerate new cells for our skin, tendons, bones, cartilage, and virtually all our connective tissues. So, you can make the deductive reasoning that people suffering from advance arthritis have a collagen deficiency. In short, collagen keeps our joints and connective tissues healthy and flexible.
As for our skin, collagen is sort of the glue that holds our skin together to give it strength, firmness, and its overall appearance. It is in the inner layer of our skin. Collagen is highly essential for our skin’s regeneration process because every 35 days our outer skin cells are replaced with new ones, giving us the opportunity to have new skin every month!
We know collagen is vital for the body’s ability to regenerate and even repair skin, tendons, and joint tissues.
For example, should we suffer from skin burns, collagen aids in the skin’s repair and restructuring process of the new skin. Since collagen is part protein, part amino acid, it runs smoothly when we’re still young. However, as we age, collagen begins to clump up in a sort of mesh and has a hard time reproducing itself.
On the other hand, you can’t take just any collagen supplement. The supplement must be easily absorbed by the body and quickly utilized or else it just all goes to waste when flushed from your body. One active form – and the best of collagen supplements is one derived from marine life in the oceans around New Zealand. This is called Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen.
Collagen Plus is a supplement that contains the basic Type I collagen, but reinforced with Type II, Type III, and Type III plus C.
To explain this better:
- Type I collagen – basic building protein found in the skin, tendons, and vascular system.
- Type II collagen – primary component of cartilage.
- Type III collagen – reticular collagen supporting Type I.
- Type III plus C – collagen reinforced with vitamin C.
- Type IV and V collagen – structural building blocks for cells and superficial cellular regeneration that can be created only by using Type I, II, and III.
You can therefore see that not only should collagen supplements be biologically active, it must contain the right type of collagen to stimulate the growth and building of Type IV and V that is really responsible for the regenerative processes for skin, tendons, and joint tissues.