Why do you need to know?
Hi in case we haven’t met before, my name is Trudi. I am a real person who heard the buzz about collagen. As a woman over 40, who has invested a lot of money in her health and physical appearance I wanted to make sure I was investing my money in the best collagen.
🔬 Here’s my research and the reasons why I decided type 2 was the collagen for me. 🔎
Did you know that aside from water, collagen is the most plentiful substance in our bodies and is a building block for skin, tendons, and bones? 🧘🏼♀️
I had no idea, to be honest! There’s a truth right there!!
Did you also know?!
Most powdered collagen supplements contain ground-up fish, pig, and/or cow parts, and these parts act as sponges for contaminants and heavy metals when the animal is alive.
Many dermatologists and consumer groups are concerned because ground-up hooves, hides, and nerve tissues from cows can carry so many diseases!
AND… the FDA is not able to closely regulate these companies that market powdered collagen and therefore can neither guarantee efficacy nor long-term safety.
I would have thought that the three main types would have been pretty similar but once again I was surprised!!
As someone who wants her skin to stay smooth and her knees and back to stay strong, I am glad I didn’t just buy the first thing that showed up in Google.
What are the three types?
There are a few types of Collagen out there….
TYPE 3…… are just some….
Type 1 is usually sourced from boiled fish bits or bovine parts … it’s the skin, tendon, vasculature, organs, bone parts of these animals, that’s boiled up to form a Collagen. Can be liquid OR powder, BUT just because it’s a liquid does NOT mean it’s more effective here.
It comes predominantly from fish farming or deep sea fishing sadly and has huge sustainability issues.
As someone who wants to see the ocean protected and those large commercial ships that trawl the sea banned, this didn’t sit right with me ethically.
Plus Type 1 is limited to minimal effects in skin only and not really for anything else.
Type 2 is the Collagen I use and it comes from cartilage. Native Type II Collagen is a nutraceutical ingredient derived from chicken sternum cartilage which is a perfect match to human Collagen!!
Therefore the body readily recognises it and can use it, totally bio-available ZERO sustainability issues and the sternum cartilage is a by-product of the chicken industry, so instead of wasting it and throwing it out it is used to create the multi-patented Type II Collagen Matrix that I use.
These chickens are also ethically farmed which gives me a sense of relief.
This Collagen nourishes hair, skin, joints, nails, the gut …the list goes on and on and on!
Type 3 Collagen is a fibrillar Collagen, and it consists of only one Collagen α chain, in contrast to most other Collagens. Type 1and 3 if taken with type 2 collagen will loose it’s effectiveness. Less impactful with joints, jaw and back and you have to take two types vs Type 2 only.
My time is really important so I want my supplements to be effective and time friendly.
In areas of the HUMAN body where Collagen is found THREE things are generally present :
2)HA (Hyaluronic Acid)
3)Chondroitin Sulphate in joints etc.
Where does the collagen I use come from and what makes it so good??
The active ingredient, is a naturally occurring matrix of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and chondroitin sulphate that is derived from a single source in nature – chicken sternal cartilage.
- It is manufactured solely in the US and Europe, and is a by-product of hormone- and antibiotic-free range organic chickens being used for other purposes.
- No chickens are killed for the purpose of our ingredient.
- Also, it is a very small portion of the sternal cartilage that is not affected by nor ever reaches the blood supply of the animal.
💜 How do you benefit?
If you purchase Marine or Bovine collagen you might as well say “bye-bye to your money!”
Liquid Collagen has a 90% absorption rate while powdered collagen is only 30%!
Having said all that, it is important to note that a Collagen supplement alone will only have minimal benefit!
For optimal results for skin, joints, hair and gut health, Hyaluronic Acid and Chondroitin Sulphate are also essential
When a product is invented or designed from the heart rather than a me too jump on the band wagon idea …. it always shows through in the care of its design, the ingredients and the quality! What I mean, it’s not just a white label product!
If I am going to purchase a product for myself, then I am all for consumer rights and transparency so I want to make sure I am purchasing a REAL quality product that helps not just 1 or 2 things but helps EVERYTHING!!
Joints, I want to be stronger for longer
Muscles, tone & metabolism
Hair, I’d like thicker hair please
Nails, strong healthy nails
Skin, plump, glowing & anti ageing
Gut health, immunity and digestive health
Eyes, definitely need to look after those guys!
Blood vessels, goes without saying they need support!
I WANT IT ALL !!……and if you spend money on Collagen you should want it ALL too!
ONLY the Liquid Collagen/HA matrix I use, comes from a SINGLE SOURCE, is non-GMO and antibiotic / hormone-free, and is bio-optimized for rapid absorption. It is certified by 3 third-party auditors, NPA, NSF and is GMP compliant, as per the FDA guidelines (which are not only met but exceeded!!).
The product is hydrolyzed, with a low molecular weight…meaning it is broken down to peptides that your body can absorb. And most importantly, the source of chicken sternum is derived from a by-product of humanely-treated chickens from the world’s most reputable and regulated farms.
It’s also ALL NATURAL!
You get what you pay for.
Pass along this knowledge to your friends because the real truth about collagen is it’s a $122 million-dollar industry.
It is growing by 30% year over year and the majority of the public is completely unaware of the risks associated with bovine and marine-derived collagen.
I want the best for my body, you deserve it too!
If you want to know more about the results of myself AND others, or to place an order from my online store click HERE