THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP FOR YOUR HEALTH

Did you know that we sleep for about 26 years in our lifetime? Despite what we might think, sleep is an active phenomenon for the human body. Indeed, research has shown that most of the metabolic work necessary to repair the body takes place when we sleep. Stage of Sleep Sleep – Phase 1 Light…

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COLLAGEN IN TENDONS

What is the importance of collagen in the tendons? First of all, a tendon is a band of fibrous connective tissue that connects muscle to bone. Tendons provide an essential support in joint movement. The multiple functions of tendons include attaching muscles to bones, joining and stabilizing skeletal joints, and transmitting muscular force to bone to complete movement. Tendons also allow muscles…

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LIST OF AMINO ACIDS IN COLLAGEN

List of Amino Acids in Collagen Collagen is a hard, insoluble and fibrous protein that makes up one-third of the protein in the human body. Collagen structure is a triple helix of alpha-chains of 19 amino-acids. Here are the amino acids found in the collagen structure : Arginine Indispensable to eliminate nitrogen waste products normally…

AMINO ACIDS IN CARTILAGE

IMPORTANCE OF AMINO ACIDS IN CARTILAGE Cartilage is dense and flexible connective tissue that is very rich in collagen (almost 67% of its dry weight). It is found at the junction of several bones of the skeleton. It looks like rubber and absorbs the impact caused by movement. It is cool-white and smooth and about 3 mm thick.…

THE VIRTUES OF AMINO ACIDS

The virtues if amino acids Proteins in our food contribute to the formation of all the tissues in the body. When proteins are created in our body, sequences of amino acids relatively long called “polypeptides” are conceived in a determined order by our genetic code. The DNA (our genetic code) is our personal library where…

COLLAGEN IN THE SKIN

Collagen and aesthetics More than 90% of skin’s dermis is made up of collagen. Fibroblast cells in our body produce collagen, which is the base molecule that holds our skin together. With aging, the decrease in collagen production generates a loss of hydration and a thinning of the skin, which lead to the appearance of…

THE ROLE OF COLLAGEN IN LIGAMENTS

Ligaments are short strands of fibrous connective tissue rich in collagen (almost 80%), representing an extremely solid structure with multiple functions. Among other functions, ligaments connect bones across joints, but they do not attach bones to muscles, as tendons carry out this function. Certain ligaments are responsible for joint stability, avoiding false movements. This protects…

ROLES OF COLLAGEN IN THE HUMAN BODY

Roles of collagen in the human body Collagen is to the tissues in the human body, what steel rods are to reinforced concrete. If the steel rods of the frame are weak, all the structure weakens. More than twenty kinds of collagen are found in the tissues of the body. Depending on the different types…

THE ROLE OF COLLAGEN IN THE BONES

Osteoarticular diseases represent half of all the chronic diseases in people over 60. Their increasing incidence with an aging population constitutes a major issue. Taking this into account, the United Nations has determined that the next decade will be dedicated to bones and joints. Without a skeleton, our body would be a mass of soft…

COLLAGEN, THE GLUE OF THE BODY

Collagen is present in all multi-cellular organs in our body. Collagen is the fibrous structural protein that makes up the white fibres (collagen fibres) of skin, tendons, bones, cartilage, and all other connective tissues. It is also found widespread in the gelatinous substances of the body to provide stiffening properties, such as in the vitreous…