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General information

Collagen is a structural protein in connective tissue and is found only in animals and humans. It is the main component of the extracellular matrix and makes up about 30% of all protein in the human body. It is a major organic constituent of bone, teeth, cartilage, tendons, ligament and skin. Collagen is the umbrella term for various different types of collagen, of which 28 are known so far. All these types are made up of three polypeptide chains coiled together in the form of a triple helix.


Type I collagen is the main collagen in the organism in terms of quantity, and also the most well- known, thanks to its use as gelatine. However, there are other types with major structural differences to Type I collagen which have other important biological functions.

Collagen acts as a raw material for various enhancing products used in medicine and cosmetics. It fights the ageing process in creams and promotes wound healing as the main component of wound dressings.