Collagen is a hard, insoluble, and fibrous protein that makes up one-third of the protein in the human body. The collagen molecules are packed together to form a scaffolding of long, thin fibrils that act as the body’s support structure, and anchors cells to each other. They give the skin strength and elasticity. There are at least 16 types of collagen, but between 80 – 90% belong to types 1, 2, and 3. The different types have different structures and functions within the body. The collagens found in the human body are strong and flexible and Type 1 collagen fibrils are particularly capable of being stretched. Gram-for-gram, they are said to be stronger than steel.
Hydrolysed collagen is rich in the amino acids proline, hydroxyproline, glycine, glutamic acid and alanine. These amino acids are what the body uses to build new collagen fibres and repair and restore weakened collagen structures. The consistent daily intake of hydrolysed collagen feeds your body with these amino acids enabling this restorative process to occur