Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, is present in 30% of the body. ﾠIs primarily found in bone, skin and joint tissue: ligaments, tendons and cartilage, but also part of the wall of blood vessels, ocular cornea, gums and scalp and connective tissue surrounding our muscles and vital organs. ﾠCollagen fibers that entralazan offer great flexibility and resistance to the tissues of the part. ﾠWhat are their roles? ﾠIn the Bones makes gain strength and solidity in Cartilage create structures capable of absorbing shocks of great intensity, tendons and ligaments associated with another protein called chondroitin to create structures that are resistant and elastic, Skin joins with elastin and keratin to the skin is tough, resilient and elastic, and the eye is part of the cornea. ﾠWhat happens to us if there is lack of collagen? ﾠThe body manufactures its own collagen, but with age the ability to produce collagen decreases. ﾠThe most important consequences of the loss of collagen are in joints can cause joint pain due to wear of cartilage, bones causes bone density loss in skin wrinkles, dryness and loss of elasticity, among other consequences may appear as: appearance varices, tendinitis, hair loss. ﾠBy incorporating certain foods in our diet can increase the production of collagen: –food rich in protein: egg whites, lean, low-fat dairy meat, fish and vegetables are rich in lysine and proline, important amino acids to make new collagen. ﾠ-food Rich in vitamin C: Vitamin C helps collagen formation and the normal function of cartilage, bones and skin: red berries, kiwi, red and green peppers, tomatoes, oranges, lemons, broccoli, strawberries, Brussels sprouts , melon, spinach and chard. ﾠ-food Rich in genistein: soy and its derivatives, such as tofu, tempeh and soy milk plant, can contribute to the formation of collagen. ﾠ-food Rich in sulfur: black olives, sweet potatoes, carrots, melons or cucumbers. ﾠAlso it can be supplemented by taking hyaluronic acid, a polysaccharide found throughout the body but most abundantly in cartilage, synovial and skin.