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The Functions of Collagen

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

Did you know, that collagen is the most abundant protein in your body? It is found in your bones, skin, tendons, organs, and connective tissues.

What does it do?

- Building blocks, providing structure to all organs

- Provides elasticity and strength to skin, slowing aging

- Strengthens tendons and connective tissues, essential in preventing injuries and speeding up recovery

- Provides elasticity to tendons and other connective tissue, preventing injury and increases flexibility and joint health

- Assists in blood clotting and wound healing

- Vital to the integrity of your GI tract to prevent leaky gut and inflammation

All proteins you eat are broken down into amino acids before they're used. If you're not eating enough protein overall, the collagen you take will first be utilized for the most pressing protein needs in your body.

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