Written by Hannah Marchese
Have you heard -- Collagen is all the rage right now.
In fact, it’s one of the most popular supplements available. It seems like you can pretty much find it anywhere you look.
If there are supplements or health and wellness products available, you’re more than likely to find collagen there too.
Collagen is one of those amazing, do-it-all supplements. Seriously, if you have an issue, there’s a way for collagen to help. Collagen plays a role in repairing and restoring them all from your hair to your skin to your joints and bones.
For those who don’t know, collagen is a structural protein in the human body. It is formed through chains of amino acids, which act as building blocks.
These amino acids work to build collagen, which then works to build different things within the body. For example, collagen can be found in our skin, joints, tendons, bones, and organs.
That’s why it can be so helpful as a supplement; the body needs collagen for so many different things!
When it comes to supplements, you do need to be wary. There are so many products that are filled with additives and junk.
Even if there is a good collagen source in the product, the additives make it pretty much useless by the time you digest it. At that point, it’s pretty much meaningless to take the supplement in the first place.
For that reason, we always suggest reading labels to see what you’re really getting. Kalumi BEAUTYfood has all the info you need to find the best collagen powder. Let’s jump right in!
Types of Collagen
There are different types of collagen that are used in powder supplements. Just like there are different types of protein used in protein powders, the same goes for collagen. There are different types and forms of collagen which each have pros and cons.
When it comes to supplements, you will probably only see brands using three types, simply because they are the most beneficial and the most common. However, it’s essential to know the difference between these types so that you can figure out which one best suits your needs. It’s not one size fits all when it comes to collagen types. They serve different purposes.
There are several different types of collagen (over 20 to be exact!), but we will focus on the main types. These include type one, type two, and type three.
First, let’s check out how these types are both similar and different and which one you should be using.
Type 1 Collagen
Type one collagen is the most common type of collagen. It’s a protein that helps form our bones, skin, blood vessel walls, cartilage, and tissues. It’s the most abundant type of collagen in the human body, which means there’s more type one than any other type of collagen.
Type one is also the strongest type; it works super effectively to heal and rebuild the aforementioned things in your body. It’s almost like a super glue that can bond and hold things together while simultaneously strengthening them.
Type 2 Collagen
Type two collagen is found in the body’s cartilage. Cartilage is found in our joints, connective tissues, and bones. This is why many people with health issues related to their joints like to take type two collagen as a supplement.
Basically, type two collagen is used to support joint and connective tissue health in various ways. It differs from type one and type three because it is specifically found in the joints rather than in multiple parts of the body.
Type 3 Collagen
Type three collagen is mostly similar to type one collagen. They are closely related and serve similar purposes. Type three is found in our skin and organs. The main difference is that type one is found in more places within the body.
After type one, type three is the second most abundant type of collagen in your body. Both type one and type three can help with elasticity in the skin and work to improve the gut lining.
Types of Supplements
Besides collagen powder, which we will discuss in more detail, it’s also important to be aware of the other types of collagen supplements that are available. There are actually quite a few.
At the end of the day, as long as you are getting a clean source of collagen with no additives, then it should be just fine. However, this isn’t the case with my types of supplements.
You should always choose supplements that work best for you and your body, which is why we want to mention other types of supplements besides powder.
When compared to other supplements, these are probably the least healthy kind. The reason for this is that gummies are basically just candy.
This means one thing: sugar.
We can almost guarantee any gummies (even ‘healthy’ collagen ones) contain some sort of sugar. Sugar destroys collagen, so it basically cancels out any of the benefits you would be receiving from the collagen.
As sugar links to proteins in the bloodstream, it creates AGEs (advanced glycation end products, ultimately aging your skin.
Some people like to quickly pop a pill with their morning coffee or a big glass of water and just be done with it.
We get it, pills — like multivitamins and other supplements — are super convenient.
On the other hand, there are a lot of people who find swallowing pills to be difficult, or simply don’t like doing it. If this is you, you probably want to avoid collagen pills.
Collagen pills are basically just encapsulated collagen powder.
Collagen bars are tied with collagen powder in terms of popularity. Just like with any of the other forms of collagen supplements, collagen bars can contain a lot of ingredients that are downright bad for you.
With Kalumi BEAUTYfood’s marine collagen bars, you never have to worry about what might be hiding in your bars. In fact, our ingredients are specifically designed to make you feel (and look) better.
Our bars use only the cleanest and highest-quality ingredients. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and non-GMO. Basically, they’re the healthy and clean bars of your dreams.
What Kind of Collagen Powder Should I Buy?
By now, you’re pretty much an expert on collagen. Since you know about the different types of collagen and how it functions in our body, you can now think about what kind of collagen supplement you want to try.
Collagen powder is the most popular type of supplement. One of the reasons for this is because people like that it mixes well in hot or cold beverages.
You can add a scoop of collagen to your favorite drink. Try it in your morning coffee, or add some to your favorite green juice. It will dissolve and blend into any type of drink, hot or cold.
Kalumi BEAUTYfood’s collagen powder is one of the cleanest collagen powders available. The only ingredient is wild-caught marine collagen and nothing else! Seriously, it’s amazing.
Once you try it, you’ll be hooked. Plus, it’s unflavored, so it mixes perfectly with any drink. You can also use it to blend into smoothies or to bake into healthy treats!
Now you know pretty much everything there is to know about collagen powder (and collagen in general). If powder isn’t your thing, you have other options, like our marine collagen bars.
If you just need a quick snack to take on the road, try the mini version (so cute!). Either way, you’ve got options. Choose the supplement that works best for your body and makes you feel good.
Remember, always check the label of any collagen supplement to make sure there aren’t any additives. You don’t want to counteract the amazing benefits of collagen.
You are what you eat, after all. Why not eat clean and healthy supplements and food that will make you feel and look, your best?
Whenever you’re ready to start your collagen journey, Kalumi BEAUTYfood has got you covered!