What is Collagen?
Collagen is the human body’s most abundant protein, making up around 30% of total protein content. It ensures the integrity, elasticity and strength of our body’s connective tissues and thus maintaining the form and function of our skin, cartilage and bones. Different cells in our body are responsible for the production of collagen. The cells use specific amino acids as building blocks for the long chains that are wound together to the large collagen triple helix. Several helices are then organized into the strong fibers that provide structural tissue support, flexibility and the ability to withstand forces.
Collagen constitutes 75% of the skin’s dry mass content. A key component of the skin’s structure, collagen fibers provide the infrastructure for elastin, which maintains skin elasticity, and for hyaluronic acid to trap moisture.
Tendons are strong fibrous connective tissues that connect muscles to bones. During muscle contraction the tendons’ role is to transmit forces and withstand tension. Tendons contain 85% collagen type 1 and also proteoglycans.
Joint cartilage is made up of cellular building blocks (chondrocytes), which produce an extracellular matrix, consisting of collagen and proteoglycans (mainly aggrecan). Collagen fibers make up 70% of cartilage and are responsible for its structure and strength, while proteoglycans serve as lubricant to the joint.
Representing around 90% of organic bone mass, collagen provides the structural framework on which calcium and other minerals are anchored. Collagen fibers also provide bone flexibility.
Yes U! Collagen is easy to use and is perfect for those looking for convenient, easily consumed and innovative delivery formats that can fit in with your daily routines.
Highly soluble in cold water. You can blend Yes U! Collagen powder in any types of drinks such as smoothies, dairy and more.
Neutral in taste and odor. Yes U! Collagen can be easily integrated in any kind of recipes you like.
Heat resistant. Whether it’s for adding in soup, hot chocolate or even for home baked cake, you will enjoy the same health benefits.
A daily dose of 10g-20g is recommended