A person over the age of 25 years is gradually losing their collagen owing to the higher losing rate of collagen compared with the synthesis rate. Collagen contributes 100% of our skin tissue, tendons, capillaries and ligaments. It also forms a component in bone tissue, cartilage , corneas and hair follicles. Collagen constitutes 25% to 35% of protein in the human body.
Ligament ruptures and bone fractures are common injuries among athletes. A study amongst many published in Denmark by Kathrine Skov at. al. 2019 confirms that the regular use of hydrolysed collagen powder has beneficial effects on athletes.