Collagen Types

Many different types of Collagen in Body

Collagen Types
Collagen is the most ubiquitous substance in the body because it is the most abundant of the fibers contained in connective tissue. Connective tissue gives our body form and supports our organs. To give you an idea of how important collagen is, here is a list of five types of collagen out of more than 19 collagen types, and how they are used in the body.

  • TYPE 1
    Connective tissue of skin, bones, teeth, tendons, ligaments, fascia, organ capsules.
  • TYPE 2
    Joint Cartilage
  • TYPE 3
    Connective tissue of our organs (liver, spleen, kidneys, etc.)
  • TYPE 4 & 5
    The separating layer between epithelial and endothelial cells as well as between skeletal or smooth muscle cells (basal lamina), kidney glomeruli, lens capsule, and Schwann and glial cells of the nervous system.