We often hear about collagen but don't necessarily always know where it comes from. Collagen is an animal protein that often comes from food sources such as bovine, fish, chicken, or egg shell membranes. The collagen you usually find when buying a collagen supplement has been hydrolyzed (but not always!). Hydrolyzed collagen generally means that a particular collagen has been through a process that breaks down its long chained amino acids into smaller proteins so it may be used by the body differently.

On the other hand, raw greens often refers to raw vegetable such as uncooked vegetables and other veggies but may also include fruits in their definition. Most of us are aware of the importance of consuming veggies and fruits in our nutritional regimen and to try to eat them as part of our meals. Today, many countries around the world would recommend to try to eat at least 5 fruits & veggies a day to support your health & wellness (the famous '5 a day' campaign).

In this article, we will discuss more about some of the different collagen types that exist, raw greens, fruits, other veggies, and our Codeage Multi Collagen Raw Greens which combines collagen, greens and fruits in the same formula.

Collagen types

Hydrolyzed collagen peptides can come in several different types including, but not limited to type I, II, III, V and X collagen. A multi-type collagen supplement may offer a blend of several types while a single-type formula will only include one variety. Some formulas offer 1 type of collagen, others offer 2 types of collagen like our Collagen Peptides +, while others can offer 5 types of collagen all-in-one. Some people prefer to consume a collagen supplement with 2 types while others prefer 5 types formulas.

Here is what each collagen type may contain:

Type I collagen: this type is commonly found in eggshells, fish roe or chicken as well as bone broth. Collagen of type 1 may play a role in the skin as well as for bones and joints. Type II collagen: this type may be sourced from bovine hides or beef tendons. It may also be made by boiling down chicken or beef bones into a broth. Collagen of type 2 may play a role in hair care and with joints. Type III collagen: this collagen type may contain different levels of amino acids that may play a role in our immune system.

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Type IV collagen: usually, found inside the human placenta, this type of collagen is not generally used in supplements but it may provide antioxidant properties. Type V collagen: this type of collagen may be found in the liver and kidneys. It's known for its bioavailability and for its role in skin, joints and bones. Type X collagen: Commonly derived from chicken, this type of hydrolyzed protein may play a role in skin elasticity and moisturizing.

There are several foods we can eat that are rich in protein such as meat, chicken, seafood, or eggs. These food ingredients may offer the body a range of amino acids which it may then use to make collagen.

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Real whole foods

When it comes to getting in your daily intake of fruits and vegetables, real whole foods can offer a lot of interesting nutrients. Real whole foods may be packed with vitamins and minerals, but they also contain fiber which can be used for digestion. Real whole foods may also be a source of antioxidants.

Some great real whole foods to eat include:

- fruits like blueberries, raspberries, and goji berries

- vegetables like broccoli, celery seed extract, and beet root

- superfoods like spirulina, chlorella, and wheatgrass

- leafy greens like kale, spinach, and Swiss chard

- herbs like ginger and turmeric

Another advantage of eating real whole foods is that it may not only be good for your wellness but also tastes great! Some multivitamins may be made from real fruits and vegetables in order to feature some of same nutrients that they have.

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Fruits & veggies

We may all know that fruits are a good source of vitamins, but might not know which vitamins are found in which fruits. Here is a list of some common vitamins that might be found in fruits and their sources:

Vitamin A: apricots, cantaloupe, carrots, mangoes, nectarines, papayas, peaches, pink grapefruit, plums, prunes, watermelon

Vitamin C: bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, citrus fruits, cranberries, kale, kiwifruit, lemons, limes, oranges

Vitamin D: canned tuna, salmon, sardines, cod liver oil, fortified milk and cereals, mushrooms

Vitamin E: almonds, beets, broccoli, butternut squash, cantaloupes, mangoes, mustard greens, papayas, peas (cooked), spinach (cooked), sunflower seeds

Vitamin K: asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, dark leafy greens such as collard and turnip greens, kale, parsley

Folic acid - citrus fruits, dark green vegetables including broccoli, spinach & romaine lettuce. Other sources include asparagus & avocado.

Fruits and veggies vitamins citrus, avocado, broccolo, brussels sprouts, dark leafy greens

Codeage Multi Collagen Raw Greens

Codeage offers a collection of collagen supplements with different formulas and formats such as capsules and powders.

Codeage Multi Collagen Raw Greens offers 5 types of collagen and 21 fruits & veggies in capsules. This collagen formula features hydrolyzed collagen supplement with collagen of type I, II, III, V and X.

This collagen capsules supplement also features 21 organic raw greens, fruits, veggies, and super green vitamins including spirulina, broccoli, celery seed extract, beet root, and grape seed.

Multi collagen with raw greens, real whole foods, fruits and veggies

This hydrolyzed collagen supplement also offers blueberry, raspberry leaf, and goji berry. It contains ginkgo biloba and green tea leaf.

This formula is non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, keto, and paleo-friendly.

Mixing collagen, fruits and veggies is an interesting combination and we are happy to offer a product which combines some of these ingredients at the same time.

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