Collagen, Minerals & Vitamins
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the animal kingdom, as it accounts for 30 percent of the total protein in the human body. Collagen is found in all of our connective tissues, such as dermis, bones, tendons, and ligaments, and also provides for the structural integrity of all of our internal organs.
Minerals and Vitamins make people's bodies work properly. Minerals do not provide our bodies with calories but are an important part of our diet. There are two different categories of minerals; major minerals and trace minerals.
Major minerals include calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, chloride and sulfur. The major minerals are the six dietary minerals your body needs in the largest amounts as they're necessary for many processes in your body, especially fluid balance, maintenance of bones and teeth, muscle contractions, and nervous system function.
Trace minerals includes iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, cobalt, fluoride, and selenium. Even though your body needs these minerals, it needs just a tiny bit of each one.
Vitamins are organic substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. Even a slight vitamin deficiency can become noticeable: we tire more easily, have trouble concentrating and are more susceptible to colds. Since generally we cannot synthesize vitamins or can only do so in amounts insufficient to meet our body needs, they must be obtained from the diet or from some synthetic source, hence vitamins are called essential nutrients.