Most every health condition can be improved with intravenous Collagen, due to it’s central role in immune biology.
With age, the ability to synthesize collagen decreases. Levels drop1-2% for each year of age, and the ability to detoxify free radicals decreases. After 60-70 years, collagen restoration virtually ceases (hence sagging skin, degrading joints, decreased mental and physical ability, etc).
Collagen is the most abundant structural protein of the human body, representing 33% of all body proteins, about 6% of total body weight. It’s the main component of connective tissues. It has great tensile strength, and is the main component of fascia, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bone, and skin. Along with elastin and soft keratin, it is responsible for skin strength and elasticity, and its degradation leads to wrinkles that accompany aging. It strengthens blood vessels and plays a role in tissue development. It is present in the cornea and lens of the eye in crystalline form. The fibroblast is the most common cell that creates collagen.
A few of the benefits of collagen infusion..
Depending upon the degree of mineralization, collagen tissues may be rigid (bone), compliant (tendon), or have a gradient from rigid to compliant (cartilage). It is also abundant in corneas, blood vessels, the gut, intervertebral discs, and the dentine in teeth. In muscle tissue, it serves as a major component of the endomysium.