~Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. About 65% of the body’s total protein content is made up of collagen.
Collagen itself is a polypeptide molecule. Like all proteins, it’s made up of a chain of amino acids – like glycine, proline, arginine, and hydroxyproline. Collagen is not only the most abundant protein in the body, but it’s also the largest: it’s made up of over 1500 amino acids.
Based on this complex chain of amino acids, it’s understandable that collagen has a complex series of processes in the body. It affects almost every part of our body that has connective tissue, including the heart, skin, lungs, muscles, hair, arteries, bones, joints, discs, cartilage, nails, blood cells, liver, and prostate.~