What is Collagen?

Georgina Roberts Updated by Georgina Roberts

Collagen is the main structural protein found in our connective tissues, bones and skin; it is a tough, insoluble, fibrous protein. Our bodies produce their own endogenous (produced in the body) collagen, however exogenous (from outside the body) collagen supplementation can help to encourage this natural collagen production process which can be hugely beneficial in aiding our recovery from exercise, supporting the natural aging process, and strengthening our hail, skin and nails.

Conventional collagen supplements are derived from animal sources so are not suitable for a plant-based diet. True collagen is not found in the plant kingdom, however when we consume collagen from animal sources our bodies break this down into a series of amino acids, to then rebuild collagen proteins.

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