The term “collagen” is often pronounced when it comes to anti-aging procedures. Therefore, for many people, this substance is associated with beauty and a slowdown in old age. However, from a medical point of view, this is far from the only function of collagen. Its role in the body is more significant. So, what is the mysterious collagen substance and why do doctors advise it to drink?
Collagen: what is it and why is it needed?
Collagen is a specific fibrillar protein. It is the basis of connective tissue and is part of the skin, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels. This protein gives the tissue elasticity and strength.
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For weak babies who are often ill, doctors prescribe fish oil. Not surprising. After all, it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. The body needs the latter for the proper functioning of almost all organs. What are fatty acids? What are women, men and children of omega-3s taken for? And what threatens the shortage of necessary substances?
Bit of theory
Media, nutritionists often remind about the need to regularly include fatty acids in the menu. Thanks to these substances, one feels better, nails are strengthened, and the beauty and silkiness of the hair are restored. But before you introduce them into your diet, you need to get to know them better. After all, Continue reading
They are very cute, these kids: large bright blue eyes under swollen eyelids, a wide forehead, a small upturned nose, a large mouth with full lips, often stretched out in a smile, and a small sharp chin. So depict elves – mischievous mythical little men of German-Scandinavian and Celtic folklore. And by nature, these children are similar to elves: sociable, friendly fidgets, loving music.
Unfortunately, all of the above features are symptoms of a congenital genetic disease, and by these signs it was called “elven face syndrome”, or Williams syndrome. (John Williams is a pediatric cardiologist from New Zealand who has identified a connection between the characteristic “elven” face and the delay Continue reading