Collagen Facts!


Collagen is a group of naturally occurring proteins found in skin and connective tissues. That “plumps out” the skin, removing fine lines and wrinkles and preventing them from forming. With age collagen levels decline. Collagen is essential for beautiful skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints. Starting at the age of 21 collagen diminishes 1% per year. By age 30, the signs of diminished collagen become visible. It is the main component of connective tissue, and is the most abundant protein in mammals (humans), making up about 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content. Collagen, in the form of elongated fibrils, is mostly found in fibrous tissues such as the skin and cartilage. The fibroblast is the most common cell which creates collagen.

Vol. 193, Issue 5 - toc1

Vol. 193, Issue 5 – toc1 (Photo credit: TheJCB)


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