Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body. In fact, collagen is the main protein that forms the connective tissue throughout our body, from skin to bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Collagen makes up almost 80 percent of our skin cells and works with another protein called elastin that keeps our skin elastic. But as we age, our bodies naturally start reducing its collagen production.
Essentially, our bodies are not able to replace the collagen we lose as quickly as our body breaks it down. Starting as early as our 20s, we begin losing about 1% of our body’s supply of collagen each year. This, unfortunately, leads to drier, looser skin.
Studies show that taking collagen supplements can improve skin elasticity, (wrinkles and roughness) as well as reducing the signs of aging. Additionally, consuming collagen can increase density in bones weakened by age and can help improve joint, back and knee pain.
MYOFX collagen also is packed with 9G of protein! Protein sources contain 9 different essential amino acids that we need to get from our diet. These help us build muscle and fuel metabolic functions.
Collagen contains a different variety of amino acids than a traditional protein source like whey or iso. Collagen is high in glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. These are amino acids that are required by the body to properly build collagen, providing strength and structure to our body.
The benefits of collagen come from a unique spectrum of amino acid peptides that offers its own, unique benefits throughout the body.