3rd December 2019

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What is collagen and what does it do?

Exogenous collagen is used for medical and cosmetic purposes, including the repair of body tissues. Here are some key points about collagen. More detail is in the main article. Collagen occurs throughout the body, but especially in the skin, bones, and connective tissues.

What is the collagen used for?

Collagen has great tensile strength, and is the main component of fascia, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bone and skin. Along with elastin and soft keratin, it is responsible for skin strength and elasticity, and its degradation leads to wrinkles that accompany aging.
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