Musculoskeletal Disease in seniors. Causes And Prevention
In this post, I will be looking at bone density one of the Musculosketial diseases that can affect us.
Bone is made mostly of collagen, a protein that is woven into a flexible framework.
Bone also contains calcium phosphate and calcium carbonate, minerals that add strength and harden the framework.
The combination of calcium and collagen gives the bone its strength and flexibility.
The flexibility (or ability to withstand stress) of the bone protects it from breaking.
Bone is strong because of calcium, but bone also acts as a storehouse for calcium.
In fact, more than 99% of the body’s calcium is contained in the bones and teeth. The remaining 1% is in the blood.
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Great Lakes Gelatin, Collegen Hydrolysate
What is Collagen?
according to Healthline https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/collagen#section2
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, accounting for about a third of its protein composition.
It’s one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Collagen is also found in many other body parts, including blood vessels, corneas and teeth.
You can think of it as the “glue” that holds all these things together. In fact, the word comes from the Greek word “kólla,” which means glue.
What Does It Do in Your Body?
There are at least 16 types of collagen. The four main types are type I, II, III and IV (1Trusted Source).
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