What is collagen?

Collagen is a protein that does not naturally dissolve in the body, provides structural integrity to tissues and is the most abundant in living organisms. Collagen makes up about 30% of the total protein content in the human body. It provides the integrity, elasticity and strength of the connective tissues of our body. Thus, the skin maintains the shape and function of cartilage and bones. With its high tensile strength, it is the main component of the skin, connective tissue, cartilage, ligament, tendon, bone and teeth. It is even found in the crystal-shaped cornea and eye lens. By weight, the human body consists of roughly 60% water, 20% protein and 15% fat, while the rest is a variety of minerals.