COLLAGEN, THE GLUE OF THE BODY
Collagen is the fibrous structural protein that makes up the white fibres (collagen fibres) of skin, tendons, bones, cartilage, and all other connective tissues. It is also found widespread in the gelatinous substances of the body to provide stiffening properties, such as in the vitreous humour of the eye. In other words, collagen is the natural protein that constitutes most of the body's structural support and is the primary substance of connective tissue. It is this fibrous connective tissue that holds our body together.
Collagen gives to different organs and tissues their strength and elastic properties. Twenty-five percent of the protein weight in the human body and seventy-five percent of our skin are made of collagen. Collagen is part of the natural composition of our tendons, ligaments, joints, muscles, hair, skin, and vital organs. When there is a lack of collagen in the body, everything is affected. Weakness, fatigue, aches, pain, and an overall lack of energy are the main symptoms of a lack of collagen. In addition, all these symptoms increase with aging.
Besides its numerous structural properties, collagen serves as a main catalyst for growth and it repairs almost all the tissues of the body. Several diseases caused by aging are related to a lack of this vital protein that is collagen. When there is a lack of collagen, we get sick.
The production of collagen in the body slows down insidiously with age. It starts slowing down around thirty and decreases abruptly around fifty. A lack of collagen, or the inability to use it properly in our body, causes the early signs of aging.