What does collagen do?

What does collagen do

Collagen in a powerful protein that is found all over your body. Collagen production declines after the age of 25 which is one factor that leads people to aging. Things such as pollution and smoking can also decrease collagen production.

Collagen is vital because it gives shape and structure to your body and can improve appearance. Collagen is stronger than steel on a gram for gram basis and is vital for our body and can even help us heal wounds. Collagen can improve bone health, accelerate the healing process, make nails harder and improve our skin. It can usually take anywhere between two and three months to see the positive impact from increasing your collagen production.

A beautiful body, radiant skin, strong muscles and joints – the feeling of being much younger and healthier than the year of birth can be: Who doesn’t dream of that? Recently, there has been talk of a substance that is supposed to promote these properties, collagen.

But what exactly is this “miracle substance” collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, in fact it is the most abundant protein in the animal kingdom. Collagen accounts for 6% of the total body weight of the human being, i.e. 3.6 kilograms in a 60 kilogram person, and about a quarter of the total protein.

Collagen determines the elasticity and tensile strength of tissue by its structure. Thus, it promotes smooth skin, strong hair, taut body contours, brings strength and speed in sports, keeps bones fitter until old age. So really a real jack-of-all-trades for the body? Let’s take a closer look at it.

Key Takeaways:

  • Collagen is essential to many bodily functions, but becomes more scarce as we age.
  • Collagen helps to keep hair, skin, and nails healthy and vibrant.
  • Collagen can be found in a variety of protein-rich products, or taken as a supplement.

“Equally importantly, collagen benefits wound-healing, playing a major part in scar formation.”

Read more: https://www.healthy-magazine.co.uk/collagen/