Collagen is the most generous protein in the body. The probability of suffering diseases and degenerative illnesses depends on the amount found in the body.
There are different types of collagen depending on the tissues in which it is found and the substances that are combined, there are 21 different types, between which type 2 collagen is the most important.
What is type 2 collagen?
T2 collagen is found in cartilage tissues, in the vitreous humor of the eye and in the intervertebral discs.
Articular cartilage covers the bones that belong to the joints. It provides the charge of protecting them during loads and impacts. It allows smooth and frictionless movement of the joints.
What are the benefits of collagen t2?
Improves skin health:
Contribute to elasticity and hydration. As the body ages it produces less collagen, leading to increased dryness and wrinkles.
Ameliorate joint pain:
Helps maintain the quality of cartilage, which is the tissue that protects joints. Prevents degenerative disorders such as osteoarthritis.
Bones are mainly made up of collagen, which gives them structure and keeps them strong.
Increases muscle mass:
Up to 10% of muscles are composed of collagen. This protein is indispensable for muscles to function properly and be strong.
The structure of the arteries depends on collagen. If collagen is not enough, they can become brittle and weak, preventing them from carrying blood vessels from the heart to the rest of the body.
Other benefits of type II collagen are:
Hair and nail strength
Improves skin firmness
Helps heal wounds
Facilitates recovery after exercise
Gives resistance to tissues
Prevents joint inflammation
Why is it important to consume type 2 collagen?
Factors such as age, injury or being overweight can lead to inflammation by the immune system. What causes this inflammation is the synthesis of antibodies that erode cartilage and destroy collagen. As a consequence, pain and inflammation increase. It also decreases joint flexibility and mobility.
Inflamed cartilage leads to degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis or arthritis. This is why it is important to consume specifically type 2 collagen throughout our lives.
How should I consume type 2 collagen?
Type 2 collagen is used to protect cells from oxidative damage and protect the skin. This is why it is used in areas such as traumatology, rheumatology and aesthetics. Mainly for older people and athletes as they may have tissues with more wear and tear.
By consuming collagen type 2 every day, you contribute to preserving muscle mass and keep bones in good condition.
If you want to have good joint health, maintain strong bones and look and feel better, the ideal is to consume it together with a probiotic to ensure its correct absorption.
In Xaviax you can find C+A added with lactobacillus acidophillus and rhamnosus, it also contains agave inulin, a soluble fiber that feeds the probiotics and is added with antioxidants as well as collagen t2.