Collagen's Key Benefits: What You Need To Know

Collagen's Key Benefits: What You Need To Know

Hey Ninjas!

 

So you want to know about collagen huh? Awesome!

 

Collagen is the most plentiful protein in the human body, well actually the animal kingdom. It’s a major building block for bones, skin, muscles and so much more.

Collagen is basically the glue that holds everything together. In fact, the word comes from the Greek word “Kolla,” which means glue.

 

There are at least 16 types of collagen. The three main types of collagen are type I, II, and III.

 

Type I collagen makes up roughly 90% of all collagen in the body and thus it is the most common type of collagen. It’s found in skin, tendons, ligaments, bones, teeth, and in between organs. It's also well known for its hair, skin, and nail benefits. Simply put, it's a versatile protein that has many benefits for your whole body health. 

 

Type II collagen is predominantly located in your eyes and cartilage. It's a very specific type of protein that helps improve your joint health.

 

Type III collagen is found in your skin, muscles, and blood vessels. This type of collagen usually goes alongside type I and they complement each other very well. Type III is also known for helping to improve your skin's elasticity and smoothing about fine lines. 

 

Collagen supplements provide different types depending on their source.

Bovine collagen has been found to increase types I and III collagen, whereas marine collagen boosts types I and II.

 

Bovine species include yak, antelope, bison, water buffalo, and cows — but bovine collagen comes primarily from cows.

Meanwhile, marine collagen comes from species like fish, jellyfish, and sponges.

 

Ninja Gains was formulated with a total of 30g of protein per scoop which is inclusive of 11g of Bovine collagen of type I and Type III. Don’t forget we included those digestive enzymes for gut health!

 

It’s time to Level Up!