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…