What Is Collagen?
Collagen is the most abundant structural protein in the body, found in the framework of your cells and tissues. It’s in fact the main component of the body’s connective tissue, helping to make up your skin, hair, nails, joints, bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. There’s little wonder it’s derived from the Greek word, kólla, which means ‘glue’. Collagen is one of the things that gives skin its plumpness, hair its density, and nails their strength. It plays a particularly important role for the skin: not only does it provide the support matrix that underpins healthy skin, but our collagen levels are a key determinant to the preservation of skin firmness and elasticity as we age. Along with being made naturally in the body it can be derived from animal sources, and consumed in the form of ingestible powders and tablets, such as Dose & Co’s.