Youth and life protein. One of the most important building materials for the organism. A unique substance that sets vertebrates apart from other creatures. The word "collagen" comes from the Greek words "Colla" (glue) and Gennao (give birth to) and means a "glue-generating" substance. Collagen is a natural protein which plays a fundamental role in the proper functioning of the joints, connective tissue, hair, nails and teeth. It also ensures elasticity of body organs and tissues.
Collagen makes up approximately 70% of the skin and almost 40% of the proteins in the living body. It is often dubbed as the body glue, as it joins muscles, skin connective tissue, ligamens, cartilage and tendons. It is resistant to stretching in all directions, such as lengthening, pressing or twisting.
Collagen is also found in eyeballs. Its major assets are total hypoallergenicity and antigen compatibility. Up to the age of 25, the production of collagen in the human body is at the constant level. Yet, after that age, it decreases gradually. That means gradual depreciation of the organism: our skin loses elasticity, wrinkles appear, our bones and joints are less and less resilient. The body starts aging.