Doctor’s Best Collagen Types 1&3 supports hair, skin, nails, tendons, ligaments, bones, joint comfort, mobility, and quality of life*
Collagen is the major structural protein in connective tissue. It helps maintain youthful skin by enhancing the structure and volume of the skin. Best Collagen Types 1&3 contains pure collagen protein enzymatically hydrolyzed into component amino acids for optimal utilization by the body. Doctor’s Best makes Best Collagen Types 1&3 in tablet, capsules and powder.* How does it work? Type 1 collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and the major protein found in skin providing it’s tensile strength and resiliency. Type 3 collagen is found at high levels in cardiovascular tissue and also in newly developing skin. Types 1&3 collagen are often found together in the same tissues because each form complements the structural integrity of the other. Collagen synthesis is a continuous process throughout life. Collagen is essential for growth and repair. Rejuvenation and renewal of every tissue throughout the body requires the production of newly synthesized collagen. However, this process can become less efficient as we age leading to decreased renewal of old tissue. This is manifested internally as a lessened efficiency of organ and tissue function. As the skin ages, the levels of Types 1&3 collagen, as well as elastin, decrease in the dermis resulting in the loss of elasticity.* Why should I take Doctor’s Best Collagen Types 1&3? Collagen synthesis is a continuous process that includes production of newly synthesized collagen. However, this process can become less efficient as we age leading to decreased renewal of old tissue. This effect of aging results in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, skin blemishes and discoloration and an aged look. Best Collagen Types 1&3 provides amino acids that are building blocks for the growth, maintenance and integrity of collagen-rich tissues. This supports rejuvenation of the body’s healthy structure as it ages.* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it OK to take Collagen Type 2 with Collagen Types 1 and 3, or do they compete with each other for absorption? They do not compete. To some extent, both would be digested in the GI tract and provide building blocks to the body for connective tissue support. Type I is the most abundant collagen in the body and is in high concentrations in blood vessels, tendons, skin and muscle tissue. Type III is used by the body for quick repairs and is often a precursor to type I. Type II is the major component of hyaline cartilage in joint tissue. Taking all together would likely yield an increase in the building blocks that are needed by the body to support connective tissue in many different areas. What is the croscarmellose sodium excipient that is found in several of the Doctor's Best products? Croscarmellose sodium is a commonly used excipient in tablets. It is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry as a "disintegrant," which means it helps tablets break apart in the stomach. In simple terms, croscarmellose sodium is made of cellulose gum with a very small amount of sodium. The sodium content is less than a half a percent (less than 0.5%). Cellulose is a non-digestible fiber, which means the tiny amount in tablets passes through the gut without being broken down or absorbed. As far as adding to anyone's dietary sodium intake, the amount is too small to be of any consequence (Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients, 2nd Ed. American Pharmaceutical Assoc). What is the difference between collagen types I, II, and III? Can I take all three at once? Type I is the most abundant collagen in the body and is in high concentrations in blood vessels, tendons, skin and muscle tissue. Type III is used by the body for quick repairs and is often a precursor to type I. Type II is the major component of hyaline cartilage in joint tissue. Taking all together would likely yield an increase in the building blocks that are needed by the body to support connective tissue in many different areas. What is the raw material of the Best Collagen Types 1&3? Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen. Why does the label of Best Collagen Types 1 & 3 suggest that the product not be mixed with protein supplements? The Best Collagen Types 1&3 should not be taken with protein powder supplements to ensure optimal absorption. The product can still be taken concurrently with a protein supplement however; the supplements should not be taken at the same time. What is the country of origin for Doctor's Best products? Doctor’s Best products are quality tested and manufactured in the United States using highly qualified cGMP manufacturers and raw material ingredients. Doctor’s Best sources raw materials from around the world and ingredients are subject to the intense testing and verification regardless of geography of origin.