Collagen is the major fibrous protein in the human body and is the most abundant protein in nature. Collagen attributes about 30% of the total human body protein. This fibrous protein connects and supports tissues in the body including skin, bone, muscles, tendons, cartilage and organs.
Collagen possesses great tensile strength and works differently than other type of protein the body naturally produces. Collagen strengthens blood vessels, tissue development and is present in the cornea and lens of the eye. Collagen fibers also contribute to the outside and inside structure of some cells as well.
As the body begins to age less Collagen is produced naturally by the body. Wrinkles begin to set in and the skin becomes thinner. The body receives less support of the tissues making the body weaker and more susceptible to disease, decreasing bone mass and weakening of the entire human body.
Studies have shown by increasing the protein levels of Collagen in the body tissue support will increase, providing health benefits to all joints and organs of the body. Skin typically will become firmer with less visible wrinkles. Hair can become thicker, fuller and nails can grow stronger.