How does collagen work
Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the human body. It is an important protein that provides structure to the skin, hair, nails, connective tissue, cartilage, bones and joints. This means it’s essential to the function of skin, blood vessels, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and the digestive system.
Collagen is the glue that holds everything together. It provides strength and structure for our connective tissues.
It keeps our skin supple and elastic, while also keeping our joints strong. As we age, collagen production begins to decline, resulting in wrinkles and joint inflammation.
Collagen is a protein, and the building blocks are amino acids. Amino acids are produced when the protein we eat, are broken down. These amino acids are then rebuilt into other proteins such as wound healing, muscle repair or collagen. Unfortunately, collagen production decreases with age. This is why skin becomes more wrinkly and joints become less stable.