Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, making up about one-third of the body’s protein content. It also makes up about three-fourths of our skin and is a vital component of bones and particularly the cartilage surrounding our articular joints. It is integral to the composition of healthy muscles, connective tissue, and blood vessels.
Supplemental collagen as well as some of the amino acids and peptides that are unique to collagen can help ensure that the body has the building blocks necessary for collagen to be produced as needed to keep our bones, joints, muscles, and skin as healthy as possible.
- Collagen in Hair and Nails. Several proteins are critical for strong, healthy hair and nails. Keratin is the principal fibrous protein in hair and nails and works alongside elastin and type I collagen to reduce breakage and maintain a healthy structure.
- Collagen in the Skin. Type I collagen is found in abundance in skin and functions to help maintain optimal moisture levels and reduce excessive wrinkling.
- Bones and Joints. Collagen, mainly Type I, works alongside crucial minerals, such as calcium and magnesium in providing the tensile strength for healthy bones. In addition, Type I collagen is a main component of the connective tissue that makes up tendons and ligaments. To provide additional support and strength to our skeletal system, joint cartilage responsible for cushioning and supporting our joints, is made up of Type II collagen.
Eggshell membrane collagen support complex is a unique fibrous material derived from unhydrolyzed eggshell membrane. It naturally contains several types of collagen including types, I, V, & X. Both collagen types V & X are critical minor components of the body’s connective tissue. The benefits of eggshell membrane collagen support complex can also be attributed to its content of keratan sulfate as well as the peptides and sulfur-containing amino acids that are naturally present within the fibrous matrix of the membrane itself and contribute crucial building blocks for endogenous collagen production.
Eggshell membrane collagen support complex contains a small amount of calcium as well as trace minerals, that potentially play small, but vital roles in the numerous benefits associated with eggshell membrane collagen support complex.