Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It’s one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Collagen is also found in many other body parts, including blood vessels, corneas, and teeth and plays a vital role in maintaining its structural integrity. It accounts for about one-third of its protein composition.
Where is collagen found?
In nature, collagen is found exclusively in animals, especially in the flesh and connective tissues of mammals. Collagen is a part of the connective tissue that in the skin helps in firmness, suppleness and constant renewal of skin cells. Collagen is vital for skin elasticity.
Ligaments are another type of connective tissue that attach two bones and consequently hold the joints together. Tendons are similar but different type of tissue that attach the muscles to the bones. All of these tissues, the bones, ligaments, tendons and the skeletal muscles themselves, are made up of proteins. One of the most predominant proteins is called collagen.
Collagen is the main component of connective tissue, and it is the most abundant protein in mammals, making up about 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content.
Ageing and collagen
Unfortunately with age, collagen production slows (from the age of 20+) and the cells structures weaken. The skin gets thinner and is easier to damage, hair gets lifeless, skin sags and wrinkles, tendons and ligaments become less elastic, joints get stiff etc. One remedy for that is to consume grass-fed pure hydrolysed bovine collagen like Collagen Booster. You can think of Collagen as the “glue” that holds all these things together. In fact, the word comes from the Greek word “kólla,” which means glue.