Collagen is the most abundant form of protein found in the body, making up 25% to 35% of all protein in humans. Collagen acts as structural support for the skin, as it’s the protein that forms connective tissue throughout our body. The human body naturally produces Collagen every day, but over time, production starts to decrease. This triggers the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.
What is Collagen made of?
The Collagen found in supplements is normally made from animal tissues such as the skin and bones of cattle and pigs, fish scales, and eggshells. When processed, the proteins are turned into gelatin, which is then broken down even further to form a Collagen powder.
For those who feel uncomfortable with the sources of Collagen, there are now vegan options that help support Collagen production in the body.
Other ingredients you may notice in Collagen supplements are Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and Biotin. These assist in heightening the efficiency of Collagen.