Collagen & Connective Tissue
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, comprising more than 30% of the total weight of all the body's proteins. Its presence varies across tissues, with different types of collagen found in each specific tissue. As a structural protein, it plays a vital role in conferring elasticity and strength to various tissues, including cartilage, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, skeletal muscles, blood vessels, skin, bones and teeth. During collagen synthesis, amino acids are strung together to form a polypeptide chain, a process which is assisted by essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements.