What is collagen and why is it important?

We have all heard talk about collagen, maybe we have read about it somewhere, but what is it? Why is it so important for us? Let’s start with a very basic definition of collagen. Collagen is a protein, the most abundant protein in the body. It is a tissue that connects other tissues, and it is the major component of bones, skin, muscles, tendons, and cartilage. 

There are different ways to obtain collagen, we can either consume it through food or supplements, or naturally produce it. With time, our body loses the ability to produce said protein, and there are other factors such as smoking, excessive alcohol consumption or excessive exposure to the sun, that also decreases the body’s natural production of collagen. 

When it comes to food sources containing collagen, we can naturally find it in foods such as meat and fish, which contains connective tissue, aka, collagen. Collagen can also be obtained through supplementation. Supplementing collagen is getting more common every day, since this ensures you a good quality source of this key protein. With this, you will start seeing clear benefits such us the strengthening of hair, skin, nails, muscles, bones, and cartilage, all key to a healthy lifestyle. 

As we’ve already mentioned, collagen is the most abundant protein in our body and it is key for our joints, skin, muscles, and bones, so it is crucial that we keep an eye on the consumption of this protein. 

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