Yes, there are 28 identified types of collagen, each with a slightly different structure. The most common types of collagen are types I, II, and III. These 3 types of collagen make up most of the collagen in your body.

Collagen overview

Your body relies on a special protein called collagen. You can think of collagen as the glue that holds together your connecting tissues. Collagen is made up of amino acids, including glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline being the most important ones. Collagen is what keeps your tissues healthy, strong and resilient. This includes your skin, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and even bones.

Despite its recognition, many people don’t know that there are different types of collagen. Let’s explore the differences between these types of collagen.

Exploring the different types of collagen

Type I 

Type I collagen is the most common type found in the body, making up about 90% of all collagen. It has a string-like structure that gives strength to tissues like skin, bones, and tendons. This type of collagen is spread throughout the body and is crucial for keeping tissues strong and resilient.

Type II

Type II collagen has a mesh-like structure. This type of collagen is mainly found in cartilaginous tissues and in the vitreous humour of the eye. Type II collagen plays a vital role in maintaining the structure of joints. This ensures your joints can absorb shocks and move smoothly. 

Type III

Type III collagen plays a crucial role in the structure of your organs and tissues, particularly in the extracellular matrix. This type of collagen provides support in tissues requiring greater elasticity and flexibility. Type III collagen is found in the skin, blood vessels, and internal organs, helping with tissue elasticity and resilience.

Sources of collagen

While food sources are the natural way to get collagen into your diet, there are other options. If you’re looking for a convenient option, collagen supplements can be a good alternative. The Harvest Table offers a wide range of collagen products. You can shop powders, granules and capsules which can be easily incorporated into your daily routine.

Bovine collagen

Bovine collagen is made from cattle hides. Our bovine collagen is 100% pure containing no additives, preservatives or fillers. Our bovine collagen contains 90% protein and includes both type I and type III collagens (bovine). These types of collagen are the major components in skin, hair, nails, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, teeth, eyes and blood vessels. If you’re looking for a simple way to potentially improve your skin health, joint function, and more, bovine collagen may be a good option for you.

The Harvest Table provides bovine collagen in various forms for your convenience. You can shop bovine collagen powder, granules or capsules at The Harvest Table.

Marine collagen

This type of collagen comes mainly from the skin of fish. Marine collagen is particularly known for containing Type I collagen. The Harvest Table’s 100% pure, Marine collagen contains Type I collagen. At least 80% of your daily collagen requirements for optimal body functioning is required in the form of Type I collagen. Marine collagen benefits your skin, hair, nails, joints and ligaments. Marine collagen is a good option for people who prefer not to consume collagen made from beef. Our formulation has a very neutral flavour profile.

The Harvest Tables provides marine collagen in various forms for your convenience. You can shop marine collagen powder, granules or capsules at The Harvest Table.

Multi collagen

This is a blend of different collagen sources, including both bovine, marine and chicken collagen. Our Multi collagen provides all the benefits of type I, II and III collagens in their ideal ratios. This will ensure optimum results in terms of strong hair and nails, glowing skin, reduced joint aches and a healthy gut. 

Multi Collagen from The Harvest Table may be a good option if you’re looking for a comprehensive collagen supplement.

The Harvest Tables provides multi collagen in various forms for your convenience. You can shop multi collagen powder, granules or capsules at The Harvest Table.

Are you looking to support your health journey? Consider exploring our range of collagen products. They’re crafted to help you feel your best from the inside out. Shop now.