Collagen – an important protein in skin, bone and cartilage
Collagen is the most common protein in the human body: it can be found in skin, bone and joints. Collagen is the substance that hold our body together, giving it strength and structure.
For example, it comprises approximately two-thirds of the dry weight of articular cartilage, important for our joints
It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Health benefits of Collagen
Why is it important?
- Needed for skin, bone and cartilage
Source: European Food Safety Association
Wow! Collagen and Healthy Ageing
Over the years, Collagen composition changes can compromise maintenance of healthy skin, bone and cartilage
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