Last updated: 4.20pm, Saturday 31st January 2015
Collagen accounts for up to 33% of the protein in the human body. It is found in the connective tissues (including the skin, bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments). Collagen makes up 75% of the skin and is one of the major factors contributing to a plump and smooth appearance of young healthy skin. Collagen’s major role in the skin is to support the surrounding cells. It works alongside elastin which supports tissues to provide ﬁrmness and strength as well as ﬂexibility.
Fibroblasts produce collagen which is then integrated into the extra-cellular matrix where its major function is tensile, strength and support.
After the age of 25, collagen starts to breakdown; the skin and body begins to show more and more signs of wear and tear. The most common signs of aging include, sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, open pores and age spots.
Supporting the skin with a high quality pure collagen supplement can help visibly reduce the appearance of ﬁne lines and wrinkles as well as helping improve the overall quality of the skin.