Collagen is a multi-tasker that stretches beyond skin deep, extending to promoting healthy bones and joints, supporting the gut lining, and promoting wound healing. Let’s dive in further and discuss the vital role collagen plays throughout the rest of the body.
What is the most abundant protein in the body? If you said collagen, you are correct! It accounts for 30% of the body’s protein and provides structure or strength to skin, muscles, bones, connective tissue and the digestive tract. The word collagen originated from the Greek word kólla, meaning “glue”—aptly named since collagen weaves throughout our body acting as the intracellular cement that holds us together.