Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and can be found in bones, skin, muscles, eyes, nails, ligaments, tendons, joints, and hair.
As the body ages, collagen supplies and the ability to regenerate them decrease. This compromises structural integrity. Collagen fibers weaken and breakdown, contributing to common signs of aging such as wrinkles and joint pain.
Collagen Type 2
There are different types of collagen found in various parts of our body. Ligaments, tendons, fascia and bones contain types 1 and 3 collagen, which make up 90 percent of the collagen in our body. Type 2 is found only in cartilage. While all joints contain all of these types of tissue, you ideally want to take the right type of collagen to support the specific tissue that needs help.
60% of cartilage is made up of Collagen Type 2. As we age, we lose collagen. This can lead to deterioration of cartilage and with that, result in joint pain and decreased range of motion. This is especiall