Collagen is the principal structural protein in the extracellular matrix, and it is the main structural protein in our body. Collagen consists of amino acids bound together to form Collagen Helix, mostly found in ligaments, tendons, and skin. It is necessary for joint & ligament flexibility and can relieve joint pain. Collagen is a major component of connective tissue and stimulates blood vessel formation making it a powerful wound healer. Collagen supports the structure of healthy skin and can reduce the signs of signs of aging. It recruits immune and skin cells with amino acid peptides and hyaluronic acid, the building blocks for healthy skin. Some of the benefits of Collagen include, smoother, brighter skin, wrinkle reduction and preventing hair and nails from becoming brittle.
Being the major protein in articular cartilage; a healthy amount of Collagen may help prevent Atherosclerosis by providing an added structure to help strengthen arteries. It can also help increase and maintain HDL ‘good’ cholesterol levels for better heart health. As our bones are made of Collagen and it decreases with age, adding Collagen supplements may stimulate the tissues in the body to produce it and therefore help increase bone mineral density. This critical protein plays an essential role in maintaining quality bone health. By stimulating the production of Osteoblasts, the cells that produce bone, added Collagen may help prevent Osteoporosis and ease Arthritis pain.