Chapter 4. Collagen


Julia Buszek, Dorota Bartusik-Aebisher and David Aebisher
Medical College of The University of Rzeszów, Rzeszów, Poland

Part of the book: The Biochemical Guide to Proteins


There are almost 30 types of collagen in our body. Preclinical studies have shown that hydrolyzed collagen stimulates the regeneration of collagen tissue by increasing not only collagen synthesis, but also the synthesis of smaller components (glycosaminoglycans and hyaluronic acid). Clinical studies show that continuous intake of hydrolyzed collagen helps reduce and prevent joint pain, bone loss and skin aging. This study shows that the correct amount and quality of collagen present in our body have a significant impact on the comfort of our lives.

Keywords: collagen, osteoarthritis, hyaluronic acid, fibrous protein


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