What is collagen?

What is collagen?
Collagen is the main structural protein that is found in connective tissues and skin. It is also the most abundant protein in the human body.

Why is collagen important?
Collagen provides protective, healing, and elastic properties.
This makes collagen an essential protein because it is responsible for the skin's elastic properties and the overall health of the joints.

Do I need to take collagen for healthy-looking skin and healthy joints?
Your body already produces collagen. However, the body produces less collagen as we age.
That is why collagen supplementation is recommended for maintaining and reducing the signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Is collagen present in plants?
No, collagen is only found in human and animal tissues.

Assimilable or hydrolyzed Collagen

Hydrolyzed collagen comes from the fragmentation of the collagen extracted from animal tissue, making it easier for the body to absorb.

This collagen is extracted from the skin, bones, joints, and scales of animals and fish. 
Colnatur beauty is formulated with Verisol® collagen, which are bioactive collagen peptides with specific skin beauty benefits.

For more information about VERISOL collagen, click here.

It is important to know that:

Where does hydrolyzed collagen come from? Hydrolyzed collagen can be obtained from bones, tendons and skin of animals. 

  1. Hydrolyzed collagen, a soluble protein, is the most effective way to incorporate collagen into our diet.
  2. The easiest way to incorporate collagen into our diet is through water-soluble hydrolyzed collagen. Adding vitamin C to hydrolyzed collagen enhances its properties. 
    Why? Because vitamin C promotes the process of collagen synthesis.
  3. The function of collagen-containing foods and supplements varies depending on the percentage of collagen in it and the degree of hydrolysis it underwent. The animal source of collagen does matter.
  4. There is no such thing as "plant collagen". Plants do not have collagen because they do not move, so they do not require it. 
  5. Marine collagen does not come from algae. It comes from the bones, scales, and skin of fish.

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