After water, collagen it is the most abundant protein in our body. It comes from the greek work glue because it keeps everything together. 30% of all the protein in your body is collagen. It is very low in the sulfur amino acids ( methionine, cysteine,…) . It is high in: glycine 33%, proline 13%, alanine 10%, hydroxyproline 9%, glutamic acid 7% and even arginine 5%
There are of 28 different types of collagen. The five most common types we could consume in a balanced diet: - Type I like Beef and fish 90% of the collagen in our body: skin, tendon, scar, vasculature, arteries, lig, organs, teeth, there is more collagen in your bones than calcium( calcium is used to strengthen the bones with 17 other minerals) - Type II like chicken and has collagen boosters known as glycosaminoglycans (hyaluronic acid glucosamine chondroitin): cartilage (main collagenous component of cartilage), joints
- Type III Beef and fish: reticulate (main component of reticular fibers), commonly found alongside type I, the mesh around the liver, bone marrow
- Type IV beef: forms basal lamina, the epithelium-secreted layer of the basement membrane, tissue around the intestine, digestion, respiratory tract, tissue around the hart - Type V egg shell membrane(also type X) : cell surfaces, hair, and placenta( together with X)
At the age of 25, collagen production starts to decline, this is the big reason why we start to get wrinkles, it's very important to have exogenous collagen to beautify yourself from the inside out and to boost your immune system ( 70% in your gut). We're eating less and we're making less. Here in Inca’cao, after chocolate it’s the most used ingredient in our company to create our products, we even have it in our chocolate spread pastes. If you are Vitamin C deficient( scurvy) you won’t be able to metabolize collagen on a efficient way. It is necessary to form the collagen very tightly, if it doesn’t, it can leak blood. Cellulite is due to a weak collagen matrix to.30% of your intake should be from collagen and 70% should come from BCAA’s ( building muscle ) and sulfur anino's. today we eat too much muscle meat and lack bone broth and organ in our diet and. 30g a day!