Collagen Peptides

June 04, 2024 2 min read


By: Michelle G. Wallach, Chief Operating Officer, Youngevity

Most common questions we get asked about this product: 

  1. What sets Youngevity's Collagen Peptides apart from others sold on the market?
  2. How do I explain the 5 types of Collagen found in the YGY product and their purpose?

It's actually not that common to find collagen products on the market with FIVE main collagen types in the actual formulation. Most use just two -Type 1 and 3 -and with that said, these simple products on retail shelves do not meet the standards that Dr. Wallach or Steve Wallach would want you to have or i;promote to others. 

Here's what you need to understand and share: Collagen is the most abundant protein in the extracellular matrix (ECM). It is a triple-helix structure that can initiate and maintain the interaction between cells and matrix. 

The five most common types of collagen are: 

Type I: Found in skin, bone, teeth, tendon, ligaments, vascular ligature, and organs. It makes up 90% of your body's collagen. 

Type II: Found in elastic cartilage, which provides joint support. Type II: Found in muscles, arteries, and organs. Type V: A minor connective tissue component of nearly ubiquitous distribution. 

Type X: (Now this is super technical) -Type X collagen facilitates endochondral ossification by regulating matrix mineralization and compartmentalizing matrix components. 

CONCLUSION: Type X collagen is a reliable marker for new bone formation in articular cartilage. 

Our Youngevity Collagen is specifically sourced from grass-fed beef, cage-free chicken fish, and eggshell membrane. As I stated above, most collagen supplements contain only Type I and Ill with no special sourcing. Our Youngevity multi-collagen offers all five types PLUS ours includes collagen digesting enzymes that allow the body to better utilize dosage. 

It's technical. It's important. IT WORKS!!! 

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