Roughly 30% of the proteins in our body are collagen-type proteins. However, 90% of collagens that constitute our body belongs to one type: type I collagen. Collagen proteins are almost totally absent from the modern western diet, as most of our protein sources are muscle meat and not the animal parts that contain lots of collagen (bones, skin, joints, etc.).
Which collagen should I take?
If our goal is to improve our skin, hair, nails, and intestinal system or to slow down ageing (cf.: Bence Szabó Gál - On collagens), then we should undoubtedly choose the type I collagen.
Even if the explicit reason for trying them is our joints, we still recommend collagen peptides, potentially supplemented with GAL Bio-Curcumin Forte. For also collagen peptides, and - via entirely different mechanisms - Curcuma is also good for the joints but they also have a great many positive effects on the organism, so if one or both of them were sufficient for the desired improvement (in about 2 to 3 months), then we have brought out the best of it. If not, then it is worth trying our new Chondractiv® Chicken cartilage complex product or UC-II joint complex. And of course, also in case, if collagen peptides and/or Curcuma helped, we expect further improvement.
It very much depends on the person, which product is the best, but perhaps it can be said in general that UC-II is more efficient in cases of autoimmune origin (Rheumatoid arthritis), whereas Chondractiv® is considered to be the better choice for joint wearing. It is recommended to try one or another product for 2 months, and if no improvement is observed during this period, then select another one.
The maximalist solution is of course to take all three types of collagen products (GAL Bio-Curcumin Forte), and later quit one of them for 1 or 2 months (starting with Chondractiv® and UC-II®, as they are only good for the joints). And if the problem would not return once they are not taken anymore, then stick with only the collagen peptides (and/or Curcuma).