Why is Collagen important for the skin?
Collagen provides elasticity and strength to all our connective tissues, including skin, tendons, joints, cartilage and bones. Collagen fibres in the skin are extremely important for the skin’s structure and firmness, and as we age, this plays an increasingly important role.
Different Types of Collagen
There are different types of collagen, the difference being in the source of the collagen and the way it is extracted from the source. Collagen can be extracted from various natural sources such as fish, animals and plants.
- Fish collagen: Fish collagen is the purest form of collagen. Its structure is similar to that of human skin.
- Bovine collagen: Bovine collagen has almost the same properties. With bovine collagen, the collagen is often extracted from the skin or bones of cattle.
- Pig collagen: Collagen can also be obtained from the skin and bones of pigs.
- Plant collagen: In addition to animal collagen, there is also plant collagen. However, plant collagen differs most from human collagen.
It is important that collagen is obtained from a natural source without additives. The Fish collagen of Aduro, derived from wild-caught fish, is the purest form of collagen, with no added antibiotics, growth hormones or food intended for fish farming or animal breeding.