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Collagen type 1, 2, 3: An overview of the miracle active ingredients

Collagen type 1, 2, 3: An overview of the miracle active ingredients

It is one of the best-known structural proteins in our body: collagen. As a protein, it is one of the proteins that form a kind of scaffolding in the cells and tissues of our body. Collagen does not act as an enzyme, but gives the cells tension and their shape. Collagens can be categorised into different types. We take a closer look at the most important collagen types 1, 2 and 3 and their occurrence below and explain how and where the three types work and what they do for our body.


Collagen type 1, 2 or 3 - how does which type work?

A total of 28 different types of collagen are known, all of which differ in their composition, structure and function. Collagen always consists of protein chains that form a left-hand helix, also known as a helix. 

Protein chains are made up of

  • Amino acids
  • glycerol
  • proline
  • hydroxyproline

Collagen is found almost everywhere in the body, but especially in the skin, bones and connective tissue. With increasing age and stressful factors such as UV light, alcohol consumption or smoking, the body's own collagen production and therefore the collagen effect decreases. In principle, all collagen types are important. However, a sufficient supply of collagen types 1, 2 and 3 is particularly important. Using high-quality and highly concentrated products, such as our collagen shot, the supply can be integrated into everyday life in a targeted manner. Our unique and valuable ingredients bring out the best for your well-being.

Collagen type 1

This type makes up 90 per cent of the body's collagen. As fibrillar collagen, collagen type 1 is able to form fibre-like components of our cells and tissue. These components are called fibrils, which are usually characterised by a typical transverse striation. This collagen, which occurs most frequently in the body, primarily fulfils functions for skin, tendons, ligaments and bones. 

The benefits of collagen type 1

  • Strengthens and supports connective tissue
  • Ensures stability and flexibility of the skeleton
  • Gives skin, tendons & ligaments elasticity and firmness
  • Retains moisture in the skin
  • Ensures the renewal of cells
  • Gives blood vessels elasticity

Collagen type 1 can be found in the following body structures:

  • Skin
  • Cornea and sclera in the eye
  • Tendons and ligaments
  • bones
  • Fibrous cartilage
  • Fasciae
  • Dental bone

Collagen type 2

Another fibre-forming protein is collagen type 2, which ensures the stability of joints and cartilage. Type 2 is therefore particularly important for people with joint problems. At 80 per cent, type 2 collagen is predominantly found in cartilage tissue. In relation to the total protein mass of the human body, this important structural protein accounts for 30 per cent.

The benefits of collagen type 2

  • Relieves joint pain
  • Protects joints from impact
  • Promotes healthy inflammatory responses
  • Stabilises joints and cartilage
  • Provides strength to the vitreous humour of our eyes

Collagen type 2 is found in the following body structures: 

  • Intervertebral discs
  • Cartilage tissue
  • Vitreous body of the eye

Collagen type 3

Collagen type 3 is also fibre-forming and belongs to the fibrillar collagens. In the body, this type is often found in combination with collagen type 1. Collagen type 3 is responsible for the elastic properties of tissue and internal organs. As it significantly supports our muscles, collagen type 3 is particularly important for athletes. 

The benefits of collagen type 3

  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Strengthens the structure of hollow organs such as the intestines, uterus & blood vessels
  • Promotes intestinal repair
  • Supports muscle and bone matrix

Collagen type 3 is found in the following body structures: 

  • heart
  • cartilage
  • Bone substance
  • tendons 
  • Skeletal muscles

Go for quality with Gaia Naturelle

A preventive intake of high-quality collagen products can help to minimise the first signs of skin ageing and increase our general vitality. Food supplements containing collagen peptides with collagen type 1 2 3 are a particularly attractive solution for joint problems or increased sporting activity. 

If you are unsure which product is right for you, we will be happy to advise you individually and without obligation. Please also write to us if you have any questions about the ingredients of our products, because transparency is important to us.