What is collagen?

What is collagen?

Although known for its use in beauty creams or treatments, COLLAGEN is the most abundant protein in our body. Collagen is the basic component of the skin, bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilages, including those protecting joints. Moreover, collagen is part of the blood vessels walls, cornea, gum, scalp and connective tissue surrounding our muscles and vital organs. Same as all the other proteins, collagen is made of long chains of amino acids. In collagen, those chains are interwined in thick bands called fibres. The collagen protein is made up of very flexible and resistant fibres. Such fibres build three-dimensional networks of fibre connections and provide the necessary resistance and flexibility to our tissues, maintaining the skin elastic and smooth. While aging, the collagen production in our bodies decreases. For instance, at 25- 30 years, the body only produces half the collagen quantity. Therefore, the skin and the tissue lose their initial elasticity and wrinkles and skin damage appear. Collagen is essential for organs, skin and tissues flexibility.

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  1. I’ve also seen huge benefits with my skin, hair and nails since I started incorporating more gelatin and collagen in to my diet. What is Collagen ?
  2. But what is collagen , exactly ­­— and how can you incorporate it into your life? Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies, especially type 1 collagen .

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