Genacol's Exclusive Collagen
How Does Genacol® Work?
Genacol is a molecular-enhanced Bio-Active Collagen Complex formula which contains crucial structural proteins that can help maintain healthy joints*; structural proteins not found in Glucosamine/Chondroitin. By using the complete collagen molecule in Genacol, you get 100% of the protein chain required to help maintain healthy joints*.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is the fibrous structural protein that makes up the white fibres (collagen fibres) of skin, tendons, bones, cartilage, and all other connective tissues. It is also found widespread in the gelatinous substances of the body to provide stiffening properties, such as in the vitreous humor of the eye. In other words, collagen is the natural protein that constitutes most of the body’s structural support and is the primary substance of connective tissue. It is this fibrous connective tissue that holds our body together.
Collagen gives to different organs and tissues their strength and their resistance to stretching. Twenty-five percent of protein in the human body and seventy-five percent of our skin are made up of collagen. Collagen is part of the natural composition of our tendons, ligaments, joints, muscles, hair, skin, and vital organs. When there is a lack of collagen in the body, various structures and functions are affected.
Besides its numerous structural properties, collagen serves as a main catalyst for growth and it participates in the maintenance of almost all the body’s tissues.*
The production of collagen in the body slows down insidiously with age. It starts slowing down around thirty and it diminishes considerably around fifty. A lack of collagen, or the inability to use it properly in our body, participates in the early signs of aging
The role of collagen in the skeleton
Osteoarticular diseases represent half of all the chronic diseases in people over 60.
The body's production of collagen diminishes dramatically with aging. Collagen production begins to slow somewhat in our mid-twenties, decreasing more in our thirties and forties, then throughout our fifties and sixties, collagen production slows to a crawl.
Without a skeleton, our body would be a mass of soft flesh. The skeleton is made up of more than 200 bones, and carries out four main functions. First, the skeleton supports the body’s weight and works as an anchor point for all the muscles and soft organs. Second, the skeleton plays an important role as a protector. The skull protects the brain, the rib cage protects the heart and the lungs, and the vertebrae protect the spinal cord. Third, the skeleton has a storage function. It contains 99% of the mineral reserves in the body. Finally, it participates in the immune functions, since white and red blood cells are produced in the bone marrow.
During the process of aging, the decrease of collagen significantly affects our bone structure, since our body loses the collagen that is used to sequester minerals in the bones. This critical situation modifies the bones’ rigidity, flexibility and density, making them more fragile.