What is Collagen?

Hvad er Collagen? - Vild Nord

Collagen is a protein that is found naturally in our body. It is found in the cartilage, tendons, muscles, bones, hair, skin and nails. It is the body's most abundant connective tissue protein and constitutes up to 30% of the body's total proteins. Collagen is an important building block for the body because the connective tissue keeps the body assembled - therefore it is also called 'the body's glue'.What is the collagen?

Collagen also plays a significant role in our skin, which is the body's largest organ. Up to 80% of the skin consists of collagen and the majority is Type I-collagen. Together with the connective tissue molecule elastin, the collagen adds the skin both elasticity and strength.

But if the skin consists of up to 80% collagen, why should I take the collagen, you might think?

You don't need that either, but with age it can still be an advantage if you want to preserve beautiful skin as possible as long as possible.

You've probably noticed that from the mid-20´s you started getting fine lines and wrinkles. These are natural signs that your collagen production declines as you get older. In addition, there are other influences that we can call lifestyle based. These can be habits that speeds up the breaking down of collagen in the skin, like over exposure to the suns UV rays, alcohol, poor diet and smoking.

 You typically find the following sources of collagen

  • Marine collagen - Collagen, which is extracted from fish
  • Bovint collagen - Collagen, which is extracted from cattle
  • Pochine Collagen - Collagen, which is extracted from pigs

We use marine collagen in all our variants, and not from just any source. Our collagen is extracted from the wild caught North Atlantic cod from sustainable fishing. For us, it is essential to know where our collagen comes from, where the fish has lived and how it is caught. You can read more here 

 We recommend

Buy our bestseller, Collagen Gold, with vitamin C and and iodine from natural sources here

If you a real beauty-nerd, we have developed CARE Holistic Therapy Collagen, exclusive to beauty clinics on in our webshop. A collagen with vitamin C, zinc, biotin, manganese and hyaluronic acid. Buy this popular luxury collagen here 

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