Year X., number 4.
The role and effect of collagen on the human body
Keywords:collagen, hydrolysed collagen, dietary supplement, gelatine, physiological efect
Collagen is also protein, its building blocks are the amino acids. Our body can produce them if we eat enough protein-rich food. However, vitamin C is essential for synthesis, it helps bind collagen-forming amino acids. There are 28 known types of collagens, but 90% of our body’s collagens are in the 1st type. Porks, beefs, chickens and diferent types of sea animals contain collagen. Collagens are in our body in large quantities, that’s why its comsumption afects our skin, eyes, hair, nails, tendons, ligaments, muscles, cartilage, bones, digestion, and the health of our hearts as well. The demand for collagen-containing dietary supplements has been on an increasing trend for years. This market, including hydrolysed collagen, is expected to grow further.