Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. Relatively one-third of the protein found in the body is collagen. It is the main constituent of bones, muscles, tendons, and skin, and is also present in teeth and blood vessels. The word “collagen” originates from the Greek word “kólla,” which means glue.
More than 16 types of collagen have been identified in the body. Type I collagen, which represents about 90% of the collagen in the body, serves as a main structural unit of skin, bones, tendons, fibrous cartilage, and teeth.
Although collagen is naturally produced by the body, its production gradually declines with age. It has been suggested that an unhealthy diet, smoking, and exposure to UV light can damage collagen or impair production in the body.
Bamboo Extract is sourced from the leaves and stalks of the Bamboo plant (Bambuosa vulgaris). It is produced by extracting the juice of the plant. Extracts from the Bamboo plant are also called Silica extracts due to the high content of silica.
Surprisingly, although it is primarily used in building projects, the bamboo plant actually belongs to the grass family. There have been recorded more than 1,400 species of bamboo, with the largest growing up to 130 feet tall.
While bamboo is largely associated with Southeast Asia, it can also be found in The United States, Japan, India, parts of Australia, Africa, and South America.
More than 5,000 years ago, the Chinese started using bamboo to construct treehouses, while around 2,000 years ago, they began to create paper and books. Nowadays, its uses span from animal feed and medicinal products to musical instruments, weapons, kitchenware, and clothing.