What is collagen? – Chronic Youth LLC

What is collagen?

What is Collagen?

Collagen is a powerful essential protein containing 18 of the 20 amino acids our health depends on and is naturally found in connective tissues throughout our entire body, holding us together. It is known to be one of the most important proteins in the human body, responsible for strong and healthy skin, hair, nails, teeth, bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, gut and most importantly our overall health. Collagen acts as supporting structures, anchoring our cells to each other and accounts for more than 75% of protein within our skins structure.

Unfortunately, our body’s natural collagen production begins to decline at around the age of 25 while existing collagen begins to break down. As this occurs, our cells lose its structure in which we begin to develop wrinkles, dry and sagging skin, cellulite, brittle nails, thinning hair and aching joints. However, replenishing the body with collagen everyday helps reverse these effects by providing our bodies with the efficient building blocks needed to repair damage caused by age and collagen deficiency.