Collagen type I, II, III - Information

Collagen I, II, III

Elexir Collagen tablets contain three different collagen types to have a wider effect in the body. Collagen is a structural protein consisting of amino acids in varying compositions and builds up, among other things, skin, bones and tendons, but hair and nails also contain collagen. There are 16 different collagen types in our body, with types I, II and III being the most common. Type I is by far the most common and accounts for about 90%. Types I and III occur mainly in hair, skin, nails, muscles and bones, while type II predominates in joints and cartilage. To make the collagen more bioavailable and easy for the body to absorb, it is hydrolysed, ie broken down into shorter peptides.

Collagen production decreases with age

The body continuously produces its own collagen for all parts of the body that consist of collagen, but this ability unfortunately declines with increasing age, which can be noticed and felt in, for example, joints and skin. The body's own collagen production begins to decline already at the age of 25, and when we pass 60+, production has decreased by almost a third. One of the direct indications of reduced collagen production is that the skin becomes thinner, wrinkled and drier as close to 75% of the skin consists of collagen. For these reasons, many choose to supply the body with collagen from the outside.

Supplemented with vitamin C, B2 and biotin

Vitamin C is vital for the body's own collagen formation to function normally and is therefore a very good supplement to collagen. Vitamin B2 and biotin are added as these B vitamins contribute to normal hair and skin, which complements collagen and vitamin C. The product also contains the exclusive black pepper extract Bioperine®, which increases absorption.