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What Is Collagen?

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Weight Loss and Collagen


What is Collagen?

Collagen is a type of protein found in our body. It is found in the structure of joints, cartilage, fibers and bones and constitutes the building block of our movement system. However, it is found in almost every tissue of the body such as skin, hair, nails and teeth. There are 30 different types of collagen and they are named as Type 1, Type2, Type3, Type 4. Type 1 collagen constitutes 90% of the body. Type 1 collagen is found in the structure of tendon, bone, cartilage, teeth and skin, while Type 4 is found in the skin layers.

What is the importance of collagen in the weight loss process?

Skin sagging can be seen in overweight individuals due to faster weight loss and the rapid reduction of fat deposits, especially after bariatric surgery. At this point, collagen supplementation can be recommended to people in the presence of dietitians. Because the task of collagen in the skin is to strengthen the connective tissue, to provide flexibility and firmness to the skin. In addition, the inclusion of foods with high collagen content in the diet will also be beneficial. Foods with high collagen content; marrow bone broth, beef, chicken, turkey meat, can be listed as. In addition, vitamin C contributes to the production and absorption of collagen. For this reason, care should be taken to include foods rich in vitamin C in the diet.

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