Importance of Collagen For Bone and Joint

In this article you will find the answers to these questions:

  • What is collagen?
  • Why is collagen so important?
  • Where does your body get collagen?

What Is Collagen?

As in all living creatures, protein is abundant in the human body, where different systems and organs require specific proteins that have a variety of functions. These functional proteins are essential for life. Collagen is one of these. In short, collagen is a special type of protein.

To understand collagen, it helps if to have some knowledge of the roles of proteins in the body and what proteins are made from. Proteins are used by the body for a whole host of purposes: e.g., in the blood (for carrying molecules and for clotting), for digestion (enzymes that break down food are proteins), in muscles (for movement), etc.

Another category of proteins is "structural protein" composed of proteins that contribute to and sustain the integrity of the human structure. Collagen is a protein that is both functional and structural.

Proteins are constructed from biological building blocks called amino acids. There are about 20 amino acids that occur in nature, and proteins are built from some or all of these. Unique proteins with specific qualities are formed from different numbers of amino acids put together in different relative sequences.

Collagen is unique in having two amino acids not found in other biological proteins: hydroxylated versions of known amino acids that confer special properties.

Why Is Collagen So Important?

Collagen is found in a number of tissues, in various sub forms, but is particularly abundant within and around joints. Tendons and cartilage owe many of their desirable characteristics to the presence of collagen. Unfortunately, collagen-containing structures, such as those mentioned, are subject to wear and tear.

Like most tissues, they are in a constant state of turnover but have the disadvantage of poor blood supply, which does not favor easy repair. Due to the demands upon the collagen-containing structures (movement and bearing weight) and their slower ability to repair, it is vital to optimize the conditions that contribute to the maintenance of joint mobility.

Bones with sufficient collagen are like steel, strong and elastic. Bones lacking in collagen are like dry, brittle wood, easily broken. Prescription drugs for osteoporosis slow down the loss of bone mass by suppressing bone metabolism. Dead bone mass and old collagen "saved" by the drugs take up all the space that otherwise would have been filled up by new bone mass and new collagen.

That's why there are so many reports that osteoporosis drugs such as Fosamax, Actonel, and Evista actually made bones more brittle and that people who were treated with these drugs tend to suffer more bone fractures.

Wear and tear on joint cartilage is the major cause of osteoarthritis. Collagen makes up 95% of joint cartilage. The more collagen there is in the joints, the less chance is there for the development of osteoarthritis.

Where Does Your Body Get Collagen?

There are many collagen supplements available for purchase. But, do they really work? The answer lies in the absorption process taking place in our digestion tract. Just like any other type of protein, collagen supplements go through the stomach and get broken down into amino acids. They will never be absorbed in their original forms, let alone being transported to bones and joints.

Then where does your body get its much-needed collagen? Simple, they are synthesized inside your body, by your body functions.

In order to correct osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, we need to find a way of speeding up collagen production. EZorb is the most effective means to this end. Clinical trial results indicate that the symptoms associated with collagen-structure degradation, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis are clearly reduced by EZorb.

EZorb stimulates bone, joint and muscle metabolism to enhance collagen formation in bones and joints. With EZorb, bone density increases (osteoporosis reversed), and cartilage is repaired (osteoarthritis healed).

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