Collagen is something you already have in you. It is not a “chemical” substance you ask your body to ingest.
Collagen makes up about one-third of the protein in your body.
You start losing 1.5% of your reserve of collagen at the age of 25. On the other hand, your body produces its own collagen, unfortunately not enough to offset the loss. That’s one of the aging processes happening in our body and making us look and feel older.
Collagen peptides added to your diet may serve to replace what your body begins to lose, and support your overall health.
Collagen has many roles, from helping give your skin elasticity to providing strength in your bones. While it contains 19 different amino acids, the predominant amino acids are glycine, proline and hydroxyproline.