Collagen & Ligaments/tendons

Custom Made Collagen plant in Germany

Tendon Diagram
Ligaments (bone to bone connections) and tendons (bone to muscle connections) are ,ropes, of collagen. (~80% collagen, the rest proteoglycans and fibroblasts) .

Collagen, once thought of as a single substance, is now recognized as having many types that contain similar but different molecules. The most common type and the collagen in bones ligaments, and tendons is type I.

Reduced knee functioning is usually caused by the excessive wearing away of the cartilage in the knee joint, which causes bones to rub against each other. The ultimate goal is to halt this action and rebuild the cartilage in the knee. The amino acids in hydrolyzed collagen are used by the body as it synthesizes cartilage, whose firm structure is needed for healthy, flexible joints.