Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Collagen is also found in many other body parts, including blood vessels, corneas and teeth. It is like glue that holds all parts of our body together.
The four main types of collagen are type I, II, III and IV and each type of collagen plays a specific role in your body.
- Type I Collagen accounts for 90% of your body's collagen and is made of densely packed fibres. It provides structure to skin, bones, tendons, fibrous cartilage, connective tissue and teeth
- Type II Collagen is made of more loosely packed fibres and is found in elastic cartilage, which cushions joints
- Type III Collagen supports the structure of muscles, organs and arteries
- Type IV Collagen helps with filtration and is found in layers of your skin
As you age, your body produces less and lower-quality collagen. As a result, your skin becomes less firm and loses elasticity. Cartilage also becomes weak.
You can increase production of this important protein in your body, by making sure you get plenty of the following nutrients:
- Vitamin C: Large amounts are found in citrus fruits, bell peppers and strawberries
- Proline: Large amounts are found in egg whites, dairy products, cabbage, wheatgerm, asparagus and mushrooms
- Glycine: Large amounts are found in pork skin, chicken skin and gelatin
- Copper: Large amounts are found in sesame seeds, cocoa powder, cashews and lentils
- Amino acids: Large amounts are found in meat, poultry, seafood, dairy and legumes
Brain and Brawn Optimal Body Collagen Protein contains hydrolyzed collagen peptides, which are more easily absorbed in the body. They help increase lean body mass and reduce fat body mass, provide more muscle strength in combination with resistance training and assist in retaining an optimal body composition.
Brain and Brawn Collagen Keto Coffee is also a great option to increase your daily intake of collagen. Its specially formulated collagen peptides stimulate collagen metabolism to counterbalance collagen degradation in the dermis. The result is a considerably higher production of dermal collagen and overall extracellular matrix, replacing what is lost through aging and environmental influences.