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What is Collagen?

Collagen is the fibrous structural protein that makes up the white fibres (collagen fibres) of skin, tendons, bones, cartilage, and all other connective tissues. Collagen is the natural protein that constitutes most of the body's structural support. It is this fibrous connective tissue that holds our body together.

Collagen gives strength and elastic properties to different organs and tissues. Twenty-five percent of the human body's proteins are made up of collagen and seventy-five percent of our skin is made of collagen. When there is a lack of collagen in the body, everything is affected.

In addition to the many structural properties, collagen serves as the catalyst for growth and repair of almost all tissue of the body. Many illnesses, due to old age, are linked to a deficit of this vital protein that is collagen. When our body is missing collagen, we're missing out on good health.

The body's collagen production in the skin begins to decrease around the age of thirty at an average of 1% per year. This process starts speeding up in our forties and continuously decreases with age which produces wrinkles.

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Roles of Collagen in the Human Body

Lorsque les tiges d’acier de l'armature sont faibles, toute la structure devient fragile. Plus d’une vingtaine de types de collagènes se trouvent dans les tissus de l’organisme. Plus d’une vingtaine de types de collagènes se trouvent dans les tissus de l’organisme. Nous en observons une variation dans les séquences d'acides animés. Les collagènes de types I à V représentent 99 % de tout le collagène présent dans l'organisme.

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The biological role of collagen has a double function. On the one hand, together with elastin and glycoproteins, it is responsible for the cohesion of tissues and organs. On the other hand, collagen gives these tissues and organs hydration, resistance, elasticity and flexibility properties.

Without this matrix of connective tissue, rich in collegen, which serves as a "type of glue that holds are body together" we'd be nothing more than a sack of water!

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