What is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and makes up to 30% of the total protein.
The word comes from the Greek word “kólla,” which means glue. Collagen connects and supports other bodily tissues, such as skin, bone, blood vessels, tendons, muscles, and cartilage. Structural support provided by collagen is the secret of youthful looking and supple skin.
From the age of 25, collagen synthesis depletes at a rate of 1.5% a year. Therefore, by the age of 45, our body will have lost approximately 30% of collagen and it continues to drop each year as we age.