This is part of a series I’ve been creating for Azumio. Azumio is an app company dedicated to improve health and wellness by tracking sleep and steps, monitoring your glucose levels and heart rate, and providing exercise libraries and routines.
The days of relegating collagen to face creams is over. Collagen is coming into its own and is anything from in protein powders, snack bars, drinks, and supplements. Collagen is taking over the grocery store aisles in a big way. But what is collagen? Do we need it? What does it even do?
What is Collagen?
Collagen is the main protein in our bodies. It’s essential in building tissue, muscles, bones, skin, tensions, and our digestive system. It also helps keep our skin elastic and our joints and tendons together.
There are 16 different types of collagen and four major types. Type 1 provides structure for your skin, tendons, bones, ligaments, teeth and connective tissue. Type 2 supports cartilage growth, as well as the fluid in your eyes. Type 3 also supports skin, muscle and blood vessels. Type 4 is found in skin and acts as a barrier between the lining of one body surface from other connecting tissue.